Elgato has released Eve smart motion sensor, a new addition to its Eve smart home accessory series. Using the Apple HomeKit-enabled device, you can interact with more smart home devices in your house.
Appearance design of the sensor
The Eve Motion is a smart motion sensor that supports Apple HomeKit. The unit measures 80 x 80 x 32mm, and as we can see from the images, it features a similar design with Elgato’s smart outlet, so the solid white body with minimal design makes it to blend well in any interior style. Moreover, portable design allows you to easily deploy the motion sensor anywhere in your house.
The smart motion sensor uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9.3 or later without needing a hub, gateway or bridge. Using your fourth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 10 or later at home, the motion sensor detects presence and absence of motion and interacts with other HomeKit-enabled smart devices. For instance, when you enter your living room, the motion sensor will activate your fan powered by Eve Energy, or after sunset, it automatically activates “I’m home” scene of the light in your house.
The smart motion sensor comes equipped with a passive infrared sensor with a wide 120-degree field of view and lengthy reach of up to 9m/ 30ft, so it’s able to cover any area in your house. Moreover, its IPX3 water resistant casing allows you to use the smart motion sensor outdoors. Apart from these, Eve Motion is powered by two replaceable AA batteries.
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