Join hundreds of students who have learned to plan, install and setup a smart home using Apple’s new HomeKit system in this comprehensive, online course.
Buying and installing various types of smart home products by yourself takes the right combination of knowledge and experience. Choosing the correct smart home products that will ‘talk’ to each other is difficult enough without having to worry about physically installing, configuring, and troubleshooting.
Introducing Build Your Own Smart Home Automation System Using Apple HomeKit Products Course
What Are You Going to Get From This Course?
- Confidently buy and install various Apple certified devices that will ‘talk to each other’.
- Install your own Apple based home automation system that will cost a fraction of purchasing a traditional home control system.
- Configure the Home App included in iOS 10 to do all kinds of awesome things that will improve your families general lifestyle convenience.
"The Build Your Own Smart Home Automation System Using Apple HomeKit Products kick started me into using the new Home app in iOS 10. Thanks Gerard for the work you put into making this course to help thousands of Apple customers around the world get their smart homes up and running." - Kelsey Brown, USA
What's in the Course?
There are 10 Core Modules in this in the proven step-by-step system for creating and building your own Apple Smart Home. Here are some further details on what's included inside each of the modules:
Introduction to Apple's Homekit Smart Home System
This module introduces the topic of Apple HomeKit. Key benefits of choosing Apple HomeKit as the foundational technology are covered here. Additionally, the module will introduce you to the different elements of an end-to-end HomeKit system and how Apple deals with the privacy and security concerns of people installing smart home systems.
Introduction to Home App
The Home app acts as a control centre and lets you turn on lights, unlock doors, and even raise your window shades — all at once if you like. In this module Gerard explains the key capabilities of Home and shows you how to use the app to manage all your HomeKit compatible connected devices.
Step 1: Ensure You Have a Fast & Reliable Wi-Fi Network
Your Home WiFi network now needs to deliver reliable connectivity to a growing number of smart home products. This section helps you to design and install a home Wi-Fi system that will support your new Apple based automation system.
Step2: Install Homekit Smart Plugs
Smart plugs are a great entry-level product for people; because they are low cost and are easily installed. In this module, you will learn some of the key features of smart plugs and how to incorporate them into your home using the Apple Home app.
Step 3: Install Homekit Smart Lighting
Once installed, HomeKit smart lights allow any member of your household to use their own iPhone, Apple watch or iPad to control the lights. In this module, Gerard demonstrates how to physically install, setup, and personalise your own Apple compatible smart lighting system.
Step 4: Install a HomeKit Smart Thermostat
The Home app combined with a smart thermostat allows you to interface with your heating or cooling system on a real-time basis from anywhere in the world. In this section, you will learn the steps involved in setting your own Siri controllable smart thermostat.
Step 5: Add Homekit Security Sensors to Your Home
This section describes how to use Apple certified door and window sensors to improve your families security levels.
Step 6: Setup Your Smart Home Hub
You’ll need either the newest model of Apple TV or an iPad for remote management features to work, as they act as a hub for accessing your HomeKit devices when you’re out of the house. This section describes the steps associated with setting up your own Hub.
Living in Your Apple Smart Home
Once your new Apple based smart home is up and running; you'll want to start enjoying its benefits. In this section, Gerard teaches you how to personalise the Home app, help other family members to start using the new devices and interact with your new Apple smart home.
Supporting & Troubleshooting Your Apple Smart Home
Technology is not perfect. Sometimes glitches and problems raise their ugly heads. Instead of getting frustrated, use the video training content in this section to get your smart home back running.
In addition to the 50 streaming and downloadable HD video lessons translating into three hours of instructional videos with anytime, anywhere access, you’ll also get:
Plus! You Will Also Get the Following Bonuses
Registering for Build Your Own Smart Home Automation System Using Apple HomeKit Products Course will not only give you access to all course modules, with video tutorials, and worksheets, but you'll also get valuable bonuses (worth over $100+), for free. Including...
Apple’s Homekit Smart Home Automation System Handbook
A fully illustrated PDF copy of the Apple’s Homekit Smart Home Automation System Handbook.
Bonus Audio Version: Full Course Audio
On top of the full video course, you'll also get access to the entire course in audio format to listen on the go!
"Thanks to Gerard's course; I'm now able to ask my iPhone at work to turn on lights and heat from home. Awesome experience!" - David May, London
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Gerard O’Driscoll is originally from Cork in Ireland, married to Olive with five kids ranging from 9 to 20 years old — so a busy house! Gerard has been providing smart home automation educational content for the last 20 years. He founded a leading online store for connected home products and is the author of multiple books on the subject of smart homes.
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"Gerard showed me step by step how to how to utilise the new Home App that I got for free from Apple in their latest upgrade! I highly recommend this class." - Maria, Paris