Has Apple broken HomeKit security cameras? Users say update kills systems

Tim Cook next to some camera noise
(Image credit: Apple)

We've had mail and seen posts suggesting that users are finding several key features of Apple's HomeKit platform has vanished in a software update. The ability to monitor cameras – which aren't cheap to install – has been removed from the Mac, forcing users to resort to phones and iPads. Others are also finding their automations aren't working as expected.

Apple's HomeKit platform provides a single interface that works across multiple home automation brands and devices, including HomeKit security cameras. The software streamlines control and should offer access from any Apple device on the same account, and control devices like Phillips Hue lighting as well as cameras.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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