HomeKit is a framework developed by Apple for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in your home. You can easily discover HomeKit accessories in your home and configure them, or create actions to control those devices. You can group actions together and trigger them using Siri.
With HomeKit, companies can integrate their apps into a single software platform that you control from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and AppleTV). You can use HomeKit with iOS devices as early as iOS 8, but the latest iOS release is recommended to take advantage of the latest features.
HomeKit's strength is its ability to group products into 'rooms', 'zones' and 'scenes'. With one tap, you can turn off every HomeKit product in a room, such as lights and stereos. You can also do that with a group of rooms or zones. You can even use the Siri voice assistant to control your home. Saying "I feel hot" could prompt Siri to turn on the air conditioner and lower the shades for you.
Meanwhile, a garage-door opener from Chamberlain and door locks from Schlage will be enabled for HomeKit from the start, with no need for an intermediary power plug. Elgato's Eve home-monitoring system will have sensors to measure air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption. Other products to come will likely include wireless speakers, lamps and security cameras.
Take a look at some of the links below to start exploring HomeKit solutions for your home.