Almost every appliance you can purchase for the home these days is a smart device that can be added to a robust home network. From washing machines to refrigerators, almost all the appliances can integrate and communicate with a central hub. Using an iPad for home control with Apple's HomeKit allows you to monitor all of your connected devices and security features from a central location.


In most homes, the kitchen is the center of activity. We tend to start and end our days there and that makes it the ideal place for an iPad mount. Using an IPORT Surface Mount makes it possible to create a stationary dedicated user interface for home control of your smart appliances in the busiest place in the house. The sleek and durable design of the Surface Mount will keep your device safe from the hustle and bustle of family life in the kitchen.

The bezel enclosure is comprised of precision-machined aluminum and is minimally designed to virtually disappear around iPad, blending iPad in with any wall or solid surface.


The benefits of using an iPad for home control lies the in the power and security of iOS and the expanding number of devices available. Each year the number of products available for the IoT increases greatly. IoT, the Internet of Things, is the body of work and products that are now imbued with AI and connectivity to the internet and local networks. Using these products and having a dedicated iPad to control them simplifies our lives. Here are some products you can integrate into your home IoT-

  • Speakers 
  • Garage Doors 
  • TVs 
  • Water Taps 
  • WiFi Routers 

Smart Lights

Smart lights are made with programmable LED technology. This allows lighting to be controlled from your iPad. You can remotely set the lights in any given space to turn on and off at a set time. The lights can also be dimmed and even change the hue without ever touching a wall switch. A smart light, on average, saves about $11 a year and can last 15 to 20 years. When you turn the lights out for the night from your iPad you can be certain all the lights in the house are off.

Security Systems

All features of your security system can be "smart" and are controllable from your iPad. These features are made programmable and can be automated. For instance, if you’re not going to be home for the weekend, with programmable keyless entry you are able to grant a neighbor access via their smartphone to feed the dog or pick up the mail. Footage from cameras and the doorbell can be stored locally or backed on a remote server like iCloud. Having your footage backed up keeps your sensitive data private. All of these types of devices can be integrated into your iPad home control-

  • Locks 
  • Cameras 
  • Doorbell Camera/Intercom 
  • Windows 
  • Motion Sensors 
  • Alarms 
  • Lights 
  • Keyless Entry 

Climate Control

When you come from work, it's nice to step into a home that feels right. The temperature is perfect and there's a light breeze come from the ceiling fan. You didn't have to touch a thing to make this ideal climate in your house. With a home control system, it's possible to automate your home's environment so temperature, air flow, and humidity are in ideal ranges at the right time. You can remotely access your air purifier to monitor particulates in your air and schedule operating times in conjunction with the air conditioner to make your air as clean and allergen free.

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