Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem is finally here, and on Wednesday at CE Week, three manufacturers of HomeKit products came together on a panel to discuss the issues facing the burgeoning category.
What are those issues? Security. Data and the proper use of it. The question of overall standards. And, like most things in technology these days, the possibility of a sector-wide war between Apple and Google.
On the panel were iDevices CEO Chris Allen, Schlage Locks futurist and director of connectivity programs Rob Martens, Chamberlain Group Leader, Development and Global Strategy Cory Sorice, executives representing three of the first HomeKit manufacturers. Rounding out the panel was Ben Arnold, NPD Group’s analyst, along with moderator Jeremy Kaplan of Digital Trends.