Remember when we were all hyped about the introduction of Apple Homekit? Controlling our homes through voice activation and our phones is just too cool!
But here’s a question: Does anyone know if those sweet Ring products play nicely with Homekit? I want to make sure I can boss around my house like a pro.
Here's what we cover:
- Are Ring Products Compatible With Apple Homekit?
- Cool Things Can Happen When Combining Ring And Homekit!
- What Is Ring?
- What Is Homekit?
- Ring Devices You Can Control With Homekit
- The Next Step Is To Set Up Homebridge
- How To Add Ring To Apple Homekit
Are Ring Products Compatible With Apple Homekit?
Yes, you can make Ring smart home products compatible with Homekit. However, since they are not natively compatible, you will need to use Homebridge to set it up and work properly.
Cool Things Can Happen When Combining Ring And Homekit!
As a tech nerd and lover of all things smart home, I was excited to connect my Ring doorbell to Apple HomeKit. It was a breeze to set up, and once I connected it, I was eager to see what I could do with it.
The first thing I did was set up a custom automation using the Home app on my iPhone. I wanted to create a scene that would turn on my porch lights whenever my Ring doorbell detected motion.
And it worked!
A few hours later, I received a notification on my phone that my Ring doorbell had detected motion. I opened the Ring app to see who was there, and as soon as I did, my porch lights turned on automatically!
I felt pretty cool seeing my smart home devices all working together seamlessly. It may seem small, but it was a big deal for this tech nerd.
What Is Ring?
Have you heard of Ring? They’re the ultimate squad for keeping your crib safe and secure. Ring’s got you covered if it’s a video doorbell, security camera, monitor, smart lock, or alarm. Their products are seriously the bee’s knees and work like a charm together, giving you all the peace of mind you deserve. And the best part? You can keep an eye on your pad even when you’re out and about, which is pretty dope if you ask me!
What Is Homekit?
Have you heard about Apple’s Homekit? It’s a great platform that lets you boss around your smart home devices with just your voice. Just imagine, with a quick “Hey Siri” you can turn on the lights, adjust the temperature, and even raise and lower the blinds, all from your Homekit-enabled iOS device. It’s like having your own personal assistant for your home! How sweet is that?
Ring Devices You Can Control With Homekit
When you set up any of your Ring devices with Homekit using Homebridge, the following products will work:
Ring Video Doorbell (available here): This video doorbell will record and send alerts to your phone when detecting motion.
Ring Floodlight (available here): The floodlight allows you to remotely turn on and off lights and receive alerts when motion is detected.
Ring Stickup Cam (available here): This camera can be used indoors or outdoors to monitor doorways or entryways. You can receive alerts straight to your smartphone.
Ring Cameras (available here): The cameras are wireless and can be set up inside or outside to monitor entry ways and driveways.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro (available here): This Ring doorbell device features HD video, night vision, rechargeable batteries, and the ability to answer the door using your smartphone.
Ring Alarm (available here): This security system will work with your Ring video doorbell and doorbell lights to detect motion and alert you as a Homebridge Ring alarm.
Ring Security System (available here): This system allows you to create a security system customized to the needs of your home.
The Next Step Is To Set Up Homebridge
You wanna take control of your smart devices and make ’em work with Apple Homekit like a boss? Well, have I got news for you! Homebridge is a sweet piece of software that won’t cost ya a penny. You can set up your devices with it, so they’re all Homekit compatible. It’s like giving your tech a promotion. So why not give it a try?
How To Add Ring To Apple Homekit
If you are ready to set up Homekit with your Ring device using Homebridge, follow the instructions below:
You can find it for free at homebridge.io.
Install and open the Homebridge software program.
Search for the Ring plugin.
Configure the plugin.
This screen will automatically be displayed after it is installed. You will be asked to give it a unique name and other settings.
You can easily do this by clicking the restart button on the top right of the dashboard screen.
After restarting, the settings you configured will take effect automatically. You can now control your connected device with Siri or a mobile Apple device.
Setting up Ring with Homekit is a quick process you can do in just a few minutes using the steps above. Once it is set up, you can use your iOS mobile device to control your connected device using Siri voice commands or the free Apple application for iOS called “Home” with an Apple Homepod.