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.
Rules with location triggers are extremely helpful. Upon arriving at or leaving your home, a scene is triggered, such as switching lights, appliances, or the heating on or off. In addition to setting location triggers for your home address, you can choose triggers for different locations, such as your workplace or gym, to trigger a scene in your home. This post shows how easy it is to set up these triggers.
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.
In addition to numerous fixes and enhancements, Eve 1.6 comes with several improved functions like enhancements to the handling of time zones when using timers, improved map view for location triggers, improved experience when using multiple Eve Thermos in groups.
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.