Leedarson plans HomeKit support & product line w/ new Gateway hub

Leedarson, one among China’s largest producers and exporters of white labeled lighting merchandise for companies like GE and others, will quickly launch HomeKit assist for a variety of house IoT merchandise. It’s additionally planning an entrance into the HomeKit house as its personal model, with a lineup of lighting, sensors, IP cameras and different house merchandise deliberate for subsequent yr.

The corporate confirmed off the brand new merchandise with HomeKit throughout IFA’s Global Press Conference in Lisbon this week forward of the patron commerce present’s essential occasion in September.

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A brand new Gateway product (pictured under) will act as a hub to allow HomeKit management for the remainder of the corporate’s house automation merchandise. It additionally helps ZigBee, Bluetooth Mesh and Z-Wave platforms.

With the hub, particular person merchandise gained’t assist HomeKit by themselves, however current homeowners of Leedarson’s numerous house merchandise will be capable to allow HomeKit utilizing the brand new Gateway hub when it launches later this yr. The hub method, the corporate famous, reduces the price of having every product within the lineup embrace Apple’s HomeKit and authentication chips. It additionally makes it simpler for customers by simplifying the setup and management by having all the pieces undergo the brand new Gateway hub and talk with HomeKit utilizing its personal cloud platform.

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When the brand new Gateway product arrives, HomeKit will too for its present crop of smoke, temperature, water leak, movement, and window and door sensors, in addition to its sensible plugs, curtain motor, sirens, lighting, IP cameras and extra. A full listing of its IoT merchandise is on the company’s website.

The corporate has one HomeKit product that can work with out the hub, an A19 light bulb that communicates with HomeKit over its cloud platform and establishes a connection through Bluetooth.

Whereas growth for HomeKit integration is accomplished, and the Gateway itself might be prepared as early as June, the corporate tells me it’s presently working by Apple’s licensing program and expects to launch the brand new Gateway and HomeKit assist by the tip of the yr. Meaning you possibly can anticipate corporations that white label Leedarson’s merchandise to have some new merchandise within the pipeline utilizing the hub, together with Osram, Belkin, LG, GE and others (Leedarson, for instance, makes numerous GE’s sensible lighting merchandise together with the brand new LED smart lamp with Alexa integration).

The lineup of HomeKit merchandise and new Gateway with the Leedarson model will launch someday subsequent yr shortly after its white label companions.