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.
Available immediately for users of iOS 11 devices and home hubs with tvOS 11, our latest firmware update for Eve Door & Window significantly improves performance by adding support for the new Bluetooth architecture introduced in iOS 11. Using secure broadcast notifications, Eve Door & Window now immediately reports when your door or window is opened or closed, and triggers notifications or automations using your home hub running tvOS 11 – there’s practically no difference in behavior when compared to an IP-based accessory.
With the all-new version of Eve, you’re able to specify the location of your home and other homes you have created, or a house in which you are a guest. Eve 2.8 will then automatically switch between your homes according to your proximity to them. Rules with location triggers will be assigned directly to the respective home upon their creation. Moreover, the process of setting up accessories with location-specific properties – such as air pressure (Eve Weather) or energy costs (Eve Energy) – is more streamlined. Eve 2.8 includes additional improvements and new features.
iOS 10.2 finally introduces notifications for Eve Door & Window and Eve Motion in the iOS device lock screen and/or home screen. That means you will automatically be notified of value changes, namely when a door or window is opened or closed, or movement is detected.
Today it is Eve Door & Window’s turn to get a firmware upgrade, which is easy to install via the Eve app. After the firmware update, the Eve Door & Window value “Contact” (closed/open) can be added to automation rules as value triggers. The upgrade enables a new feature: you can now reset the counter for times opened. The upgrade also offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Door & Window, and many other general improvements and bug fixes.