ESP8266 – HomeKit Security

One of the most important features of the ESP HomeKit project is security. Because it is open source, you can see that no data from you is being recorded anywhere or anything like that. Of course because you program the code yourself, you can decide what happens and not another large company that collects your data and sells it on to other companies. You are in control!


HomeKit Security

Home is your most private space. The only place where you can do as you please, on your terms. Which is exactly why ESP-HomeKit accessories are designed to safeguard your personal data. Secure software requires a foundation of security built into hardware. That’s why ESP-HomeKit devices have security capabilities designed into silicon.

All data is fully encrypted and only transferred directly between your ESP-HomeKit accessory and iPhone, iPad or home hub. Strong encryption verification during each connection attempt makes sure that only you hold the key to your home.


Privacy by your design

What happens at home, stays at home.

No account or registration
ESP-HomeKi does not harvest your personal data by forcing you to set up an account or registering your accessories. Inviting ESP-HomeKit into your home is a purely personal affair between each accessory and you, without exposing any details to any company database.
No tracking or profiling
Your data will never be analyzed or used for advertising purposes – because it simply isn’t accessible to anyone but you. Neither Apple nor thirth party can see any of the information your accessories generate. You are a person, not a product.

Choose ESP-HomeKit

The best security mechanisms are worthless if the keys to the wealth of private information are generously shared. With ESP-HomeKit , there are no back doors built-in and no risks of exposing your data through a cloud or proprietary attempts at device security. Choosing ESP-HomeKit does not only mean choosing a secure connected home… It means choosing privacy.

Want to dive in on the security architecture that ESP-HomeKit accessories use? All communication uses Apple HomeKit technology, with absolutely no parallel, unsecured connections. Learn more about HomeKit security in the official iOS Security Guide.

User-friendly in every way

Engineered to make life smarter, not more complicated. Designed around you, not the data you generate. ESP-HomeKit accessories are tailor-made to enhance your comfort, uplift your well-being, and give you absolute peace of mind.




Note: To produce and sell HomeKit compatible accessories, your company need to be certified for that (, If you’re interested in developing or manufacturing a HomeKit accessory that will be distributed or sold, your company must enroll in the MFi Program.) Espressif have their implementation of HomeKit framework, but it will give you it only if you have MFi certification (notice this text at the bottom of page you mentioned: Please note that the Espressif HomeKit SDK is available to MFi licensees only, and you need to provide the Account Number for verification purposes when requesting the SDK.).This project is a non-commercial implementation of HAP protocol, not meant for commercial use.


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