Protect accessories with a router in Home on Mac
You can make your smart home more secure by allowing a compatible router to control which services your HomeKit accessories can communicate with in your home Wi-Fi network and on the internet. HomeKit-enabled routers require that you have a HomePod mini, HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as a home hub. See the Home accessories website for a list of compatible routers.
Important: iPad isn’t supported as a home hub on the new Home architecture, which is more reliable and efficient. See the Apple Support article Upgrade to the new Home architecture.
Set up your secure router on your iPhone or iPad. See the Apple Support article Use routers secured with HomeKit.