Every year Apple holds its WWDC where they announce some exciting new features coming to their devices. This year Apple also announced some welcome improvements to HomeKit. During the keynote, Apple showcased that third-party accessory makers will be able to integrate Siri into their devices making it even easier to control your smart home. Apple showed this feature using an Ecobee SmartThermostat.
This was suggesting that ecobee will be one of the first accessory makers to support this new feature. The same day ecobee tweeted that in fact, they will be one of the first ones to support “Hey Siri” on their devices. At the moment it will only be supported on their SmartThermostat with voice control.
At this point, it is unclear if more devices in their line-up will support this feature or not.
ecobee have been making smart thermostats for some time now with added companion devices such as motion and window sensors with a goal to increase your energy savings. About a year ago they also introduced a security camera to their line-up. Now they are the first manufacturer to support “Hey Siri” on one of their devices.