After over a year of waiting, Chamberlain has finally released their HomeKit companion for their MyQ garage door opener system. Additionally, Fibaro has released an updated version of their water/flood sensor that also works with HomeKit. With these items, I’m finally able to consolidate my smart home a little bit more!
In my second large installment of home automation, testing continues on finding the perfect balance between reliability and user interface. Mixing a wide variety of devices on multiple platforms I continued to seek the best aggregating hub on the market today. Can we finally call someone the winner, or is this still a work in progress? My testing this time around included the new Wink Relay, putting that to the test with the Wink Hub versus Staples Connect’s new D-Link Hub. Also deeper testing was performed on the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge. And finally, I added some new hardware such as the Schlage Connect door locks, flood and tamper sensors from Aeotec and Fibaro, and more!