During the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 Apple announced HomeKit, a software framework aimed at streamlining the use of smart home appliances. HomeKit intends to allow developers to come up with new smart accessories that can communicate and control devices like speakers, detectors and plugs. In this post we take a closer look at the Koogeek P1 HomeKit plug, a HomeKit device that allows users to manage home electronics using an iPhone or iPad.
At the Apple WWDC 2016 Koogeek’s HomeKit made its official debut, becoming one of just 18 companies so far that have been able to pass Apple’s strict HomeKit platform requirements. The Koogeek HomeKit plug makes use of the Siri voice control system, allowing users to directly manage electronics at home using commands through Apple devices.
The natural language technology from Apple’s intelligent personal assistant Siri, which was originally introduced by Apple in 2010 for mobile operating system iOS, comes with every Siri-enabled HomeKit system, including the Koogeek P1.
One of the most interesting functions of the Koogeek P1 HomeKit Plug is its ability to create so called home scenes. A scene can be created by using a HomeKit Siri voice command. By, for example, making a request like “Siri, please turn off the bed scene” it is possible to turn off the light that stands on the nightstand.
The concept behind these scenes is somewhat similar to sketch-up in graphic design software. It is completely up to users how they set up their HomeKit configuration and home style: either Victorian or modern. When an individual scene is named it thereby includes a number of actions related to smart HomeKit electronics and its characteristics.
The Koogeek P1 HomeKit plug also comes with a quick and easy-to-use smartphone app, called the HomeKit Wi-Fi App. Being based on Apple HomeKit technology, users are able to control and monitor their Koogeek HomeKit plug anytime and anywhere at home, through a user friendly, clean and intuitive smartphone interface.
The app provides users with a full list of HomeKit home electrics, with each of them depicting if they are on or off. Aside that, it also provides a virtual and physical representation of key buttons. For example, the auto time-setting function of Koogeek HomeKit can be directly controlled using the app. This function deals with all kinds of daily activities of the HomeKit plug. In a few clicks it’s possible to directly adjust home schedules.
One of the more advanced features of the HomeKit plug is power or energy reporting. Users are able to track existing battery capacity, compare it with average power consumption and analyse a devices their overall energy consumption. In other words, it provides an in-depth energy monitoring tool for the entire house.
In order to meet environmental protection policies around the globe, Koogeek P1 HomeKit smart plug thereby gives priority to environmentally friendly information. For instance, the energy reporting function comes with a virtual interface depicting a graphic representation of long term power consumption.
The Koogeek P1 smart plug comes with several noteworthy improvements compared to traditional domotica systems, in terms of its intelligent features as well in terms of its level of innovation.
The synergy between Apple HomeKit and Koogeek looks like a win-win situation, both for HomeKit international business patterns and Koogeek’s overall worldwide brand. As Asia’s second company ever that received a ticket for WWDC, Koogeek has proven it can deliver state of the art technology that can benefit every household.