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Trigger homekit from a Mac?
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moonmonkey
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Sep 26, 2016, 01:15 AM
 
I'm shocked that there appears to be no way to use homekit devices and trigger scenes from a Mac.

I understand that Siri in Sierra doesn't support HomeKit at all, but there appears to be no solution to trigger scenes.

Surely we should be able to trigger though AppleScript/Terminal or a third party solution?
     
subego
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Sep 26, 2016, 03:33 AM
 
I was going to pimp Indigo, which is awesome home automation software, under the assumption if anyone would do it they would.

According to them, HomeKit has hardware requirements the Mac doesn't meet, so Macs can't be used with it.

There's a hardware HomeKit "hub" made by Insteon which Indigo could theoretically interface with, but it's low priority for them to implement because the communication would only be "one-way". You could use Indigo to trigger HomeKit, but you couldn't use HomeKit clients to trigger Indigo.
     
   
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