Myq uses Broadcom WICED, which is the chip used for HomeKit

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I thought I might offer some insight to the HomeKit concerns. Typically when a manufacturer has wanted to add HomeKit comparability, it has required new hardware as HomeKit requires top of line security, required by Apple not the manufacturer. This is a 3072bit encryption, which frankly I'm glad apple is pushing. Ecobee, Philips hue, August and others have had to release brand new hardware to support HomeKit.

But here is great news for those concerned with Myq. Apple requires a Broadcom chip that uses the WICED protocol. This very chip was decided a year before Apple made it their HomeKit choice to be used in their Myq products.

So safe it to say, they're probably just dragging their feet on software development, which is understandable as HomeKit is a huge huge work in progress, Apple will be stepping up big this fall with a HomeKit dedicated app, which is crucial.

My proof in the above statements is simple, simply read the links below:

https://www.broadcom.com/press/releas...

https://www.broadcom.com/press/releas...

My bet is in the next month or two, we'll get a software update that will turn on the new security and HomeKit. It's also possible that chamberlain is working hand in hand with Apple, hence the hush hush on everything. Also possible chamberlain has been chose to debut HomeKit comparability at their fall event, which many manufacturers do. Apple offers their engineers to companies to get it right and have a great product to show.

So safe it to say, might not be till late September till we get HomeKit, but at least we won't need a brand new bridge like Hue made us get.
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