Philips Hue Secure Contact Sensors Add HomeKit Integration

Signify has released new firmware for the Philips Hue Secure Contact Sensors, adding support for Apple HomeKit. Previously, these indoor sensors could only be controlled through the Philips Hue app’s Security Center. With the new firmware update, users can now access and control the sensors through the Home app as well. This allows them to create automations and control other HomeKit devices that are not connected to the Philips Hue Bridge. The Philips Hue Secure Contact Sensor can be applied to doors, windows, cabinets, and more, and sends notifications when the contact sensor is opened or closed. Users can also remotely activate an alarm that includes flashing lights, a siren, and contacting local authorities. Additionally, the sensors can be linked to lights, allowing them to activate the lights when the sensor is triggered. The Philips Hue Secure Contact Sensors are priced at $40 for one or $70 for a two-pack, and additional mounts and hardware can be purchased for $15 to $50.