The first HomeKit-compatible Thread accessories are beginning to appear, and while that’s good news for consumers it should also be good news for enterprise users.
What the Thread?
Originally designed by Nest, Samsung and ARM, Thread is an IP-based connectivity standard for smart devices.
It’s a low power mesh technology protocol that makes use of existing standards, such as IPv6, BLE, and others. At its simplest, it means devices from different manufacturers should be able to work well together, securely, responsively and with minimal cost to battery life.