Extending Your Smart Home
Advances in home automation have opened up a lot of opportunities to integrate your devices and voice throughout your home…but the three main automation platforms (Amazon, Google, Apple) have not always played nicely together. Those who have chosen to use HomeKit (Apple) as their platform have been more limited in their options for peripherals/devices, and not easily able to integrate with the other platforms. But, Alan is here to save the day (or confuse the heck out of you…)! In this episode of Brothers in Tech, Alan walks us through a way to integrate non-HomeKit devices into your HomeKit ecosystem…and as a bonus, how to bring your older IR/non-wifi devices into your automation world. This one geeks out a bit…but if you can get through it, can save you a lot money and frustration!
Products mentioned in this episode: BroadLink IR/RF Universal Remote, Homebridge
Alan Jackson (the older Brother) is a producer of online content with Jackson Creative and survey researcher with Jackson Insight.
Brian Jackson (the younger Brother) is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University and Product Director/Consultant at Senaptec, Inc.
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