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.
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.