The HomeKit-compatible air-purifier from Vocolinc will go on sale in the US from June 15. The Vocolinc PureFlow Air Purifier had previously been put up for pre-order in Europe.

The company says it’s also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant …

HomeKit air-purifier

Vocolinc made the announcement in a Facebook post

Meet the smart, sophisticated, and user-friendly PureFlow, premier on June 15 (USA)

Yes, it works with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, and the Google Assistant, meaning you can control and know its status using voice commands.

Yes, it is for use in large rooms while removing 99.97% of gases and particles down to 0.3 microns.

Yes, it could be super quiet so that you are protected while you sleep without disturbance.

There’s still no word yet on US pricing, but European pricing suggests it will sell for around $500.

As we’ve noted previously, the purifier is a HEPA one – which won’t protect against the coronavirus.

Three stages of the HEPA filtration removes up to 99.5% of gases and particles down to 0.3 microns from your room, up to 700 sq. ft.

The virus is roughly 0.1 microns, so would not be captured by the filter.

Onvis C3 HomeKit Secure Video camera

Onvis C3 HomeKit Secure Video camera

In other HomeKit news, there’s another camera on the way which supports Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video standard, offering a 10-day recording history in iCloud. HomeKit News reports.

It works exclusively with Apple HomeKit and also supports HomeKit Secure Video. The Onvis C3 shoots 1080p HD video @ 30fps for all four streams – one for iCloud with 4 seconds of pre-recording, two for live streams and one for MicroSD recording.

What may be of interest to some is that it also works with both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wifi networks, as well as having two-way audio.

You can preorder today, with shipping starting from the end of June.

We’ve previously noted the privacy benefit of HomeKit Secure Video.

HomeKit Secure Video is designed to address the main security weakness with most of today’s smarter cameras. In order to do things like detect people and recognize faces, most cameras upload your video stream to the cloud and carry out the analysis there. That means that unencrypted video is stored on someone else’s server, representing a tasty target for hackers.

With HSV, all of the people, animal, and vehicle detection is performed locally, on your own iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV, and only encrypted video is sent to Apple’s cloud servers.

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