With HomeKit having been announced at WWDC 2014, the slow trickle of devices supporting the framework has been confusing. According to a report by Forbes, it seems encryption of data is slowing the process (and devices). HomeKit requires all manufacturers to adhere to strict approval guidelines. One requirement is that devices which have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE use a 3072-bit encryption as well as an encryption key transfer called Curve25519. Diogo Monica of application distribution platform Docker calls those technologies “bleeding edge.” Lars Felber, a spokesman for hardware manufacturer Elgato, says it took door locks up to 40 seconds to register whether…

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