Abode is bringing HomeKit to its do-it-all smart home hub

<em>Abode motion sensor, gateway, door/window sensor, and key fob (pictured left to right).</em>” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wRX2s4lLFxdvjEjsknJQPvgAb2Q=/499×0:5502×3335/1310×873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62879741/abode_Essentials_Starter_Kit___HighRes.0.jpg”></p>
<p id=Abode, not to be confused with Adobe, is today taking the wraps off its new second generation smart home gateway. The Gen 2 device acts as a central hub between all your Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee, and abodeRF devices, and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, ecobee, LifX, Philips Hue, and IFTTT. Moreover, it will “soon” support HomeKit and Siri which is an out-of-the-box rarity for these do-it-all gateways.

On paper then, this is the smart home hub you’d buy if you’re trying to remain as flexible as possible without ecosystem lock-in. HomeKit integration will be delivered via a future firmware update to both Gen 1 and Gen 2 gateways.

”On the HomeKit front, Abode is 100 percent committed to bringing that functionality to…

Continue reading…