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Timers explained

Timers explained

Beginning with version 1.5, Eve supports all HomeKit-based triggers (location, value, time) and conditions. The simplest type of automation with HomeKit involves timers. At a user-defined day and time, the timer triggers a prebuilt scene, such as turning on the kitchen lights via Eve Energy. Timers can be set to fire up once or on repeating basis, e.g., every day at 7 a.m. This post explains how to use timers.

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New: Firmware Update for Eve Thermo

New: Firmware Update for Eve Thermo

Elgato released a free firmware update for Eve Thermo today, enabling it to heat even more efficiently. Available for users of Eve 2.6, the update adds three brand new features: Window Detection, Days Off Calendar, and Vacation Mode. The firmware also includes improved schedules management and other general enhancements. To install the update, open Eve. Watch out for the small red circle with a number on the Settings’ icon in the tab bar. The number indicates the number of devices with outdated firmware.

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Update: Eve 2.6 enhances lighting control and hardware support

Update: Eve 2.6 enhances lighting control and hardware support

New lighting control interface: Easily set lamp and light strip colors, and store your favorites for any mood or occasion. Support for HomeKit-enabled cameras: Preview a snapshot in the Eve app At a Glance view, and access live video with optional intercom audio. Improved support for third-party HomeKit-enabled accessories, including Schlage Sense and Nanoleaf Aurora Improved support for Eve Thermo. General improvements

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The Home App

The Home App

iOS 10 features the Home app, which grants you quick access to your HomeKit-enabled accessories via the Control Center on your iOS device. HomeKit is deeply integrated into iOS, and offers additional stability and features that benefit the Eve app and Elgato HomeKit-enabled accessories. While the Elgato Eve app permits complete control of Eve accessories, the Apple Home app offers exclusive functions that cannot be replicated by other HomeKit-enabled apps, including Eve.

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6 Reasons to Get an Apple TV 4

6 Reasons to Get an Apple TV 4

With TV apps having gained mainstream traction, Apple’s marketing machine appropriately positions Apple TV 4 as “The Future of Television”. Its upcoming TV app gives you access to shows and movies from multiple video apps — via one unified portal. It shows you what to watch next and offers recommendations attuned to your viewing preferences. And, with Apple TV 4 Siri Remote, you can control everything with your voice, including your HomeKit-enabled home – even without the new TV app.

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Major Update: Eve 2.5

Major Update: Eve 2.5

With streamlined usability and polished aesthetics, Eve 2.5 gives you even greater control of your home. Eve 2.5 introduces At a Glance view, which you can customize to display accessory information that’s most relevant to you. Better yet, it gives you direct control over your frequently-used accessories and, with improved iOS 10 integration, you can do so via 3D Touch (on iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus or later).

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New: Elgato Eve Motion

New: Elgato Eve Motion

Elgato today unveiled Eve Motion, the first wireless motion sensor with HomeKit technology. Ready to be placed anywhere inside or outside your home, Eve Motion automatically activates HomeKit Scenes and accessories. Upon detecting the user’s presence or absence, it activates and deactivates power outlets, HVAC systems, lights or any combination thereof.

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Eve Accessories – Immune to Cyber Attacks

Eve Accessories – Immune to Cyber Attacks

On October 21st a large-scale cyber attack hit parts of the Internet in the US and Europe. Responsible for the attack are IoT devices that were hacked and infected with malware dubbed Mirai, which rendered them Botnet slaves. The target of the DDoS attack this time was DNS provider Dyn. Here’s Elgato CEO Dr. Markus Fest’s statement on the attack, and reasons why Eve devices were – and remain – unaffected.

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New: Elgato Eve Light Switch

New: Elgato Eve Light Switch

Elgato today launches Eve Light Switch (USA & Canada only), the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology for the most seamless light control experience. Eve Light Switch replaces a single pole switch, and enables you to use the Eve app or Siri to control your existing chandeliers, built-in lights, ceiling lamps, ceiling fans, and more.

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