I can’t seem to find any mention of Homekit in any support articles, which is crazy to me. This is the only missing feature I’d want! I would literally buy 4 or 5 more cameras tomorrow if they were Homekit compatible. Instead, I find myself shopping for competitor cameras.
Blink has no plans to support homekit with their current products as far as I know.
Well, if that is true, then it’s time for me to sell my current Blink camera and find a different solution. Homekit doesn’t even require hardware updates anymore; support for it can be added via software in a matter of days. The ease of use and peace of mind in regards to security are my reasons for wanting Homekit support, and refusing to support it seems suspicious at best…
Um, what do you suspect?
I was under the impression HomeKit had potentially onerous hardware requirements. Can you give some more details about how/when that changed?
Agree homekit support in the security sector is still minimal at best. I’m sure Blink will explore it , if and when the market share warrants it. Many more people have Smart things and Wink, I think Blink will work on this kind of integration first.
Here is the list of homekit enabled cameras
I’d appreciate HomeKit integration. I have Lutron Casseta lights that I currently have hooked up through alarm.com. Prior to alarm.com, I used a Wink hub. However, using my Apple TV (for HomeKit) is an option for me too. It’s nice for alarm.com to be able to turn on my lights when there’s an alarm event. I know Blink is wanting to come out with their own alarm system.
Have you looked into homebridge (running on raspberry pi)?
There’s a blink camera plug in…
I have several devices (z-wave) running on homebridge to provide an interface with HomeKit.
I checked blink plugin but needs more work to have better functionality in HomeKit.
Any more news on this. I’ve not heard NEST is looking in to it and a lot more competitors and other Smart Home equipment is becoming HomeKit compatible.
Now that Apple doesn’t require hardware authentication, and simple software authentication can be used, what’s the delay ??
How simple is it?
(Not being snarky here, I’m not in the tech field so I’m genuinely curious)
A lot simpler than having to do a hardware solution. I would hope potentially a firmware update.
Yes, presumably simpler than designing and producing a new camera with whatever that HomeKit hardware requirement was.
But that doesn’t mean it’s as simple as
Bump. Would love to see HomeKit integration. Have not tried HomeBridge yet, but would definitely prefer a fully baked solution anyway.
Not sure of the difficulty of adding support, but Blink has, as far as I can tell, been silent on the topic.
I Guess HomeKit integration will never happen now that Amazon owns Blink. A real shame and will make me think seriously about whether I purchase more cameras.
I recently wrote a newer platform plugin for homebeidge that works well for most Automation tasks as it lets you arm and disarm each individual camera’s motion sensor as well as the complete system.
Check it out. It would be great to hear feedback.
I am wondering if Blink is going to eventually create an Apple TV app for us?
This is certainly possible, but at the moment, I do not have any information regarding this feature. Will keep you updated if there is any news!
How has HomeKit not been added via firmware? There is no longer a requirement to have a wired camera.
Because, well, maybe it’s not just “firmware.”
Even a v2 of the hub like hue would be fine. Considering you can use a raspberry pi zero and make a HomeKit camera it really is A doable effort at this point.