While it is fair to say it took a little longer than expected to get off the ground, Apple’s Home Kit ecosystem has become more interesting in recent months. This week’s iOS 10.2 update makes a compelling argument for Apple’s smart home.

Sensor sensitivity

This is because iOS now supports a variety of new devices, including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door and window detectors, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors.

These are the kind of useful connected smarthome devices people will want to use in order to secure their homes, as they answer problems that do exist.

You see, while things like connected thermostats or kitchen gadgets are nice to have, they aren’t quite essential. In contrast, affordable devices that let you secure your windows, protect against flooding or create ad hoc motion sensing alarms around the home appear to have much more potential.

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