“Apple recently invited reporters to meet a handful of companies announcing new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show,” Anthony Ha reports for TechCrunch. “The common theme: All of these products connect to Apple’s HomeKit platform for smart home devices.”

“By integrating with HomeKit, these companies make their products configurable and controllable via Apple devices, specifically through the Home app and Siri,” Ha reports. “Last year, Apple rolled out a new software authentication system, which meant that manufacturers no longer needed to include an MFi chipset to be part of the program.”

“This isn’t a comprehensive list of all the HomeKit-integrated products that will be announced at CES, but it provides a snapshot of what’s coming to the ecosystem in 2019 — smart light switches, door cameras, electrical outlets and more,” Ha reports. “Here they are…”

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