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.
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.
Eve 1.5, our new version, supports all HomeKit-based triggers (location, time, accessory) and conditions. With rules, you can automatically trigger scenes using your location or when the accessory state of your HomeKit-enabled devices has changed.
In addition to numerous fixes and enhancements, Eve 1.4 comes with support for time-based triggers. Time triggers execute an existing scene at a given time. The triggers can be used, for example, to automatically start the Good Morning scene for devices that are switched on using Eve Energy, or other switches or lamps.
Update: With Eve 1.4 helper apps for creating time triggers are no longer needed, Eve allows setting of time triggers.
As of iOS 9.2.x, location and characteristic HomeKit triggers are not yet available for Bluetooth Smart devices. Once this functionality is enabled in a future version of iOS, a free Eve app update will enable support for location and characteristic triggers.