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Gain one-touch control of HomeKit scenes with Leviton’s updated switch

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Leviton's updated switch gives you one-touch control over HomeKit scenes.
Leviton's updated switch gives you one-touch control over HomeKit scenes.
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Following related May releases, Leviton said Wednesday orders will open soon on a new version of a popular accessory in its No-Neutral HomeKit Switch and Dimmer stable of products.

The Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Scene Controller Switch features four buttons that give you one-touch control over HomeKit scenes as well as smart devices.

Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Scene Controller Switch

You can use the four-button Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Scene Controller Switch in a single or multi-pole installation, though you will need the Anywhere Switch companion for multiple-location applications.

However, you might be relieved to know you won’t need a hub or bridge to incorporate the controller switch in your HomeKit setup.

The functionality that lets you control HomeKit scenes also allows control over various smart devices outside of the Decora lineup.

Main features and specifications, per Leviton:

  • Set up the top three buttons with custom scenes and automation activities through the My Leviton app or the Apple Home app.
  • Control multiple Decora Smart Wi‐Fi devices together using commands such as All Off, Movie Time, Party Mode, Game Night and more.
  • Use voice control with Amazon Alexa, Hey Google and Apple Siri, as well as set schedules, scenes/activities, and an optional auto-shutoff timer capability.
  • Use in single pole or multi-location applications when paired with the wire-free Leviton DAWSC Anywhere Switch Companion or the wired DD0SR Switch Companions — no bridge required.

Upon release, the Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Scene Controller Switch will cost $49 at Amazon and Home Depot. Or, you can order custom engraved versions through the My Leviton App.

Other new Decora smart HomeKit devices

In addition to No-Neutral HomeKit products Leviton launched in May, the company recently put out a 2nd Gen Smart Motion Sensing Dimmer and Tamper-Resistant Outlet (both require neutral wiring).

The dimmer gives you motion snooze, ambient light sensing, presets for nighttime and a built-in light guide. And you can use it to control other smart switches and HomeKit automation.

The built-in outlet works with loads of up to 15A. It’s great for lamps, fans, holiday lighting, small appliances and more.