After upgrading the firmware of your Eve accessories you may automate your connected home with timers, and rules entailing location and value triggers. Using timers, you can activate a scene at a certain time, either once-off or repeatedly. Rules with location triggers activate a scene when you reach or leave your home or another location. Rules with value triggers activate a scene once a change in a value of an Eve accessory occurs. Moreover, rules can be refined with conditions.
In addition to numerous improvements, the latest firmware upgrade for your Eve accessories features value triggers, which you can apply to rules for automation. These value triggers include Temperature, Humidity, Air Quality, and Power, among others. In iOS 9.3.x, rules with value triggers exist and operate on the iOS device originally used to create them. By contrast, with iOS 10 and an additional Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10 in your home, rules you create on your iPhone synchronize with Apple TV 4, and triggers exist and operate on your local home network.
Rules in Eve allow the automatic triggering of scenes in your home. You may set up rules with location and/or value triggers and assign them to a scene you have already created. Unlike timers, rules can be restricted by time or value conditions. Using conditions allows you to fine-tune your rules. Please see the examples of using conditions below.
Eve offers timers and rules for value triggers and location triggers to automatically trigger scenes in your home. The setup is performed in Eve’s settings under “Automation.” To set up automation to help manage your home, you will need some insight into how timers, rules, triggers, and conditions can be used.