Linksys Velop Tri-Band Mesh Routers Now Support Apple Homekit
A free software update offers more secure management of smart home accessories connected to Linksys Velop Routers.
Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology entity, has announced HomeKit support for its Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, providing customers in the Middle East even more privacy and security of their smart home accessories.
Velop by Linksys is a whole home Wi-Fi system that works in perfect harmony to create a high-range mesh network. Unlike traditional routers with range extenders, Velop’s Tri-Band Wi-Fi system provides 100% Wi-Fi throughout the home.
Using the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh router customers are able to manage secure access to their HomeKit-enabled accessories and define how each accessory is allowed to communicate inside the home and through the internet. With HomeKit support, Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers can firewall HomeKit accessories, preventing them from communicating with other Wi-Fi devices connected to the home network and untrusted services via the internet.
“At a time where much of the world continues to work, live and learn from home, we’re excited to offer our customers in the region a simple way to enhance the security of their Linksys Velop Tri-Band routers with HomeKit to offer even more robust privacy features within the home,” said Amanulla Khan, Managing Director, Linksys MEA. “These routers are powered by our Intelligent Mesh Technology so we can continue to additionally serve users with value-adds such as software security, health and wellness services like Linksys Shield, Linksys Aware, and more to come over time.”
Linksys customers can enjoy these added security and privacy features available through HomeKit with a free software update to their Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, available in the Velop app for iOS and iPadOS. Security settings for all HomeKit accessories are available in the Apple Home app on iPhone and iPad.
The Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers are available for purchase at Sharaf DG, Carrefour, Jumbo, Virgin Megastore, Amazon, and Noon. Velop comes with a three-year warranty and offers 24/7 consumer support.