Elgato Eve: The new way to look after your home
08 Jun 2015|
Looking for a way to monitor your home so you can save energy or make it more secure? The Elgato Eve is a suite of sensors that work together with an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and uses Apple’s HomeKit technology.
How can Elgato Eve make your home better?
You’ll be able to monitor several elements of your home with Elgato Eve. Using the information gathered by the app, you can make adjustments that could save you money, improve energy use or increase your home’s security.
The four Elgato Eve sensors are:
Eve Room – senses indoor air quality, temperature and humidity.
Eve Weather – collects outdoor temperature, humidity and air pressure.
Eve Door & Window – gains insights from sensing if your doors and windows are open or closed, and how long for.
Eve Energy – See how much energy your devices are using and turn them off with a single tap or through Siri.
Working together, the sensors and the app will let you form a more complete picture of where and how you can save energy.
What is apple HomeKit
Apple HomeKit provides as easy way of controlling multiple smart devices via a single app. It makes it easier to pair devices to your smartphone or tablet and also allows control via Siri. HomeKit provides a higher level of security to any information sent between the Eve sensors and the app, which is especially important if you’re accessing the sensors while you’re away from home.
What will you need
In addition to the Elgato Eve sensors, you’ll need an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 8.3 or later. You’ll also need to download the free Eve app from the App Store.
If you want to access Elgato Eve while you’re away from home, you’ll also need a 3rd generation or later Apple TV running Apple TV software 7.0 or later.
The Elgato Eve will be available from Currys PC World later in the year. To view our full range of smart technology, click here.
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