Apigee has been selected to provide the API management for Honeywell’s recently launched Connected Home API program.

Apigee will provide its Edge API management software to allow Honeywell to integrate security, scalability and analytics into its API platform for smart homes, particularly with the Lyric Round Thermostat.

With the Connected Home API program, Honeywell is hopeful that it will encourage developers to build and manage mobile apps that can interface with the functions available on the thermostat, as well as obtain its status.

“In today’s interconnected world, APIs are giving rise to a new era of innovation,” said Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor, in a statement.

“When you give developers the tools to bring their ideas to life, amazing new connected experiences can result.

“We work with over two dozen Fortune 100 companies that are driving innovation inside and outside their organisations, and we are proud to include Honeywell in this list.”

The Honeywell Lyric Round Thermostat already enjoys compatibility with Samsung’s SmartThings and Apple’s HomeKit smart home platforms.

This announcement will no doubt encourage other companies to incorporate Honeywell thermostat compatibility into their smart home solutions.