Elgato EVE motion

I purchased this to detect motion in the living room and have it turn on HUE lights automatically.

And this one works because it is homekit compatible.

Just works. And works well.

The EVE app can read homekit’s data so I can see all my HUE bulbs within EVE app. The app is quite well design, straightforward to use. Easy setup. And works.

Some reviews on apple store for this thing were negative and said it just won’t trigger HUE lights. Mine does.

Setup

Hmm. Just turn it on. Then download the app. Setup in the app. That’s it. Couldn’t simpler.

Homekit compatible

Works well with HUE light bulb.

Complaint

Update Mar 10 2017

This is a real battery eater. When it started not working, I know it is time for battery replacement. I’ll buy a new one if it have AC version.

Update Mar 17 2017

I purchased another EVE Motion for use in my daughter’s room to turn on and off the HUE lightstrip whenever she get in and out of her playaround. Works great.

Update Mar 23 2017

A new family member joining us on Saturday. I don’t want Eve detects the cat movement at all. From blog.elgato.com, they said lowering the sensitive might help. I’ll update here later and see if the kitten able to turn on the lights itself at midnight. If the kitten keep having the lights on, I might need to add another rule to turn off the lights for inactivity during midnight. Come back later for result if you care.

Update Aug 17 2017

Confirmed that kitten wouldn’t be able to trigger eve motion by lowering the sensitive setting.



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