Telink Bluetooth LE SDK supports the development for Apple HomeKit devices according the latest standard. This means that any Apple HomeKit licensees can use Telink Semiconductor’s SDK to develop products and accessories, based on a single chip solution that features built-in security key authentication.
HomeKit enables Apple devices to communicate with and control Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices in the home, such as smart locks, lights, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, and sensors, and more.
Apple HomeKit is unlike other platforms in that it doesn’t need a central hub device, since the ecosystem is designed in a way that works around existing iOS devices, with iPad acting as the hub. Devices can communicate with each other with HomeKit being the interface that ties all the devices in the network together.
HomeKit devices work exclusively on either Bluetooth or WiFi; and there are rigorous encryption requirements to enable a secure environment, and specific chip set requirements are needed to achieve certification. Additionally, with HomeKit, communications between products is done locally rather than having to transmit data via the cloud.
As with many other services offered, Apple has put much emphasis on security for HomeKit, via end-to-end encryption between the iOS device and accessory, making it the most secure smart home solutions on market. Telink is one of the few companies that have security hardware built-in to a low power BLE chip. Telink’s Bluetooth LE chips were designed with HomeKit in mind from day one.
Features and Benefits
● Command a Room and Set a Scene
● Remotely Access HomeKit Accessory
– Access HomeKit accessory over iCloud
– iPad is taken as a HomeKit bridge/hub to access all paired accessories around itself
● Interact with Personal Assistant –Siri
● HomeKit Accessory Protocol Introduction
– In Telink’s SDK, HAP runs on top of a Bluetooth LE stack
– Telink’s HomeKit SDK is approved by Apple.