Ever since the introduction of iOS 10, which expanded HomeKit’s functionality to include automations and notifications, contact sensors such as Eve Door & Window have become an indispensable and versatile provider of triggers, conditions and status information for users looking to do more with their tech. Reasonably priced, a breeze to install and easy to set up, Eve Door & Window offers incredible value for money with a host of benefits in one practical package.
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.