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Fibaro launches Apple HomeKit-enabled product line

Fibaro, a global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, has unveiled a product line compatible with Apple HomeKit. 

Apple’s HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri. The three new devices are the Fibaro Flood Sensor, Fibaro Motion Sensor and Fibaro Door/Window Sensor.

All sport Bluetooth LE. Fibaro is also launching a new app for the devices to offer remote access and extended product functionality. All three devices integrate with and can be controlled using the Apple Home app in iOS 10. 

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a water sensing and leak detection device. It’s equipped with gold telescopic probes that detect water as soon as it appears and allows the device to function on uneven surfaces. Featuring an LED indicator along with an acoustic alarm signal to alert users of flooding or tampering, the wireless device can also trigger a smart home scene and notify a user of a problem through the Fibaro app or Apple’s Home app. 

The Flood Sensor also acts as a temperature sensor, making it perfect for areas like a garage or basement. In the cold weather months, you can ask Siri to check the temp in an unheated area where a Flood Sensor is placed and stay ahead of burst pipes and potential problems.

The Fibaro Motion Sensor is actually a multi sensor, measuring movement, ambient temperature and light intensity. It’s battery powered and runs on Bluetooth LE wireless technology, and features an eye-shaped LED indicator changes colors to signal motion, temperature level, tampering and light. 

The holder allows you to place the sensor anywhere in the home, even affixed to a wall, ceiling or other surface. The Fibaro Motion Sensor comes equipped with tamper protection thanks to its built-in accelerometer. Any unauthorized attempt to relocate or change the sensor’s view angle can trigger an alarm.

The Door/Window Sensor is a dual contact and temperature sensor that can be placed on any door or window and comes in seven colors to match any décor. Using Bluetooth LE, the battery operated device can be installed with provided double adhesive backing and has a low profile. 

The Fibaro app is a native mobile application designed for Apple HomeKit. The app is designed to make it easy to set up and configure devices with a secure authentication process. Fibaro’s HomeKit devices can be controlled with voice using Siri directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. With an Apple TV, the app also allows for remote access and management outside the smart home. The Fibaro app gives users extended functionality including device status checks.

U.S. retail pricing for the Fibaro Flood Sensor is US$69.99, the Motion Sensor is $69.99, and Door/Window Sensor is $59.99. All three products are expected to be available to consumers in the U.S. by the end of 2016.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.