OK, I understand completely why a security expert might recommend that those considering home automation choose Apple’s HomeKit. Apple made a really big deal out of security in their standard, including requiring a specific hardware chip, which to be honest why there are so few HomeKit devices available right now. There’s no way to add HomeKit compatibility to an existing device (like the SmartThings hub) because it doesn’t have a specific security chip that Apple requires for HomeKit certification. And everything except voice processing and out of building requests runs locally in HomeKit.
But what are they talking about with regard to wink? Is this something specific to the new Wink 2? Because there’s still a big cloud piece in their architecture. So Why would wink specifically be better than Lowes iris or SmartThings or for that matter Vera and Insteon and Homeseer?
Anybody know what they’re referencing here?
According to Drew, consumers should consider only buying devices that claim to be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit AAPL or Wink Hub.