The Apple list of HomeKit-enabled accessories shows that there are currently no stand-alone HomeKit-enabled burglar alarm sirens or similar security accessories. But there is a workaround.
Elgato has announced two HomeKit-enabled accessories for this summer: a portable LED lamp, Eve Flare, and smart water controller, Eve Aqua. Controlled by iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Siri – Eve Flare provides ambient light wherever you want, while Eve Aqua lets you control and automate your garden sprinkler.
Ever since its debut at CES 2018 earlier this year, Eve Button has become a hot topic. And now, thanks to the release of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, it offers an additional function that essentially doubles your Eve Button controls, giving you the ability to toggle between device states. In other words, one gesture – a single, double, or long press – can now execute two scenes. Take Eve Energy, for example. Previously, if you wanted to switch it on and off via Eve Button, you had to assign one scene (Power on) to a single-press, and a second (Power off) to a double-press. Now, using conditions, you can simply use a single-press to activate either scene – much like any switch.
With this free update, enjoy a completely redesigned interface for setting up HomeKit automations. One that enables you to easily add accessory-, location- and time-based triggers to rules. And ultimately take full advantage of the most powerful features of iOS 11 – with absolute ease.
Apple’s Car Play, unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, is gaining traction as an essential connectivity solution for iPhone and infotainment system integration. CarPlay brings iOS apps and even HomeKit control to your car – via USB, Lightning or Bluetooth. Dozens of vendors now offer direct Carplay integration. Also available are retrofit kits for vehicles with a 2-DIN slot. Vendors include Alpine, Clarion, Pioneer, Kenwood and Sony.
With Eve Motion and Philips Hue lamps, you can create an intuitive system that automatically switches on subtle lighting for nighttime orientation, bright white light for daytime illumination, or almost any form of lighting you require for any given activity. That’s because HomeKit allows automated scene switching at specific times, or at sunset and sunrise.
Whether you are using the first generation of Eve Thermo, or the latest, Eve Thermo is quick and easy to install, since common values are preset. But over time, it’s a good idea to make some fine adjustments and understand all Eve Thermo features, which are more plentiful than those of other Eve accessories.
Elgato announces Eve Button at CES 2018 in Las Vegas – the latest addition to the Eve family of HomeKit-enabled accessories. With Eve Button, a practical and elegant controller for the HomeKit-enabled household, scenes and accessories can be controlled at any time simply by, well, pressing a button.
Sporting a clean design and an elegant aluminum housing with curved contours, Eve Button will individually trigger up to three HomeKit scenes upon a single, double, or long press. Lighting and appliance control instantly becomes accessible to everyone in the house. Eve Button seamlessly integrates into any HomeKit setup.
With Eve 3.0, witness a refreshed look and feel to match the latest and greatest version of iOS – and enjoy numerous new features and overall improvements.
Along with refinements to timers and rules, benefit from enhancements to battery status display, dynamic font display, portrait interface on iPads, and more. Take advantage of brand-new guidance that makes it easy to activate notifications for Eve Motion and Eve Door & Window. And experience improved support for Eve Thermo (2017), plus all-new support for iPhone X.
Eve 3.0 requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11.2 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories automatically and away from home requires an Apple TV with tvOS 11 or later or an iPad with iOS 11 or later set up as a home hub.