With the Home app, you can easily and securely control all of your HomeKit accessories from your Mac.
Accessory control. Accessories appear in the Home app as tiles with icons. Click an accessory tile to control it—turn lights on or off, lock or unlock the door, view live cameras, and more. You can also adjust the brightness of a light, or the target temperature of a thermostat. A new visual status at the top of the Home app shows a summary of accessories that need your attention or that have important status changes to share.
Shared Access. You can share your home with family members or guests, so they can control accessories using the Home app on their own Apple devices.
Create a scene. Create a scene that lets your accessories work together with a single command. For example, make a Good Night scene that turns off all the lights, closes the shades, and locks the door when you turn in for the night. To create a scene, click , then click Add Scene.
HomeKit Secure Video. Connect your home security cameras in the Home app to record your footage and view it from anywhere. It’s all end-to-end encrypted, and none of the video counts against your iCloud storage. HomeKit Secure Video requires a supported iCloud plan, compatible HomeKit-enabled security camera, and HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad running as a home hub. See the iCloud User Guide.
Create activity zones. Define activity zones within a camera’s view to capture video or receive notifications only when motion is detected in those areas. In addition to person, animal, package delivery, and vehicle detection, Face Recognition lets security cameras and doorbells identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app or in the Home app as recent visitors. (HomeKit Secure Video requires a home hub and a compatible iCloud plan.
Adaptive lighting. Set your smart light bulbs to automatically adjust the color temperature throughout the day to maximize comfort and productivity. Wake up to warm colors, stay focused and alert midday with cooler ones, and wind down at night by removing blue light. (Adaptive lighting requires a home hub. For more information, see Configure a router to use with Home on Mac in the Home User Guide.)
Learn more. See the Home User Guide.