Eve is a family of connected home accessories that combine the technological power of Apple HomeKit with the elegant, user-friendly design synonymous with Elgato.
"Works with HomeKit"
All accessories with the logo “Works with HomeKit” work together. That’s why your Eve accessories can collaborate with HomeKit-enabled accessories produced by other manufacturers to automate scenes. The Apple Home app and Elgato Eve app grant you central access to all HomeKit-enabled accessories.
HomeKit ensures the highest data security available, while Eve does not utilize unsecure functionality, outdated interfaces or even proprietary cloud services. All data is transferred and secured via end-to-end encryption and remains exclusively on your iOS device. No data is stored in iCloud or by any third-party cloud services.
An iPhone or iPad with the latest iOS 10 version is required to effectively operate Eve accessories. The latest Apple TV with tvOS 10 or iPad with iOS 10 in Home Hub mode is required for secure remote access and intuitive automation via rules and timers. No additional bridges or gateways are required.
Comfort and ease of Eve
Eve accessories communicate with your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV via energy-efficient Bluetooth technology. Each accessory runs on replaceable batteries, except those requiring direct power input, such as Eve Energy.
Setup is simple and does not entail any complicated network configuration. Both the Elgato Eve app and Apple Home app enable you to access and control your Eve accessories. And, thanks to tight integration with Siri, Eve responds to your voice commands – whether you’re at home or on the go.
Check that your doors and windows are closed while you’re out. Crank up the heat as you’re heading home. Whatever your needs, HomeKit-enabled accessories permit remote access from anywhere in the world.
For remote access, we recommend the latest Apple TV with tvOS 10 in your home network as it ensures a secure connection between your iPhone and Eve accessories. All data is transferred and stored via end-to-end encryption.
Gone are the days of manually switching lights on and off, or physically turning down the radiator thermostat when opening a window. With Eve, easily set up rules and timers to create scenes that automate everyday tasks.
For automation, you need a hub in your home network. We recommend the latest Apple TV with tvOS 10. Rules and timers you’ve set up on your iPhone automatically sync with Apple TV, and thus function when you’re on the road and without an internet connection.
When using Eve Door & Window, Home app can notify you when a door or window is opened. Likewise, when using Eve Motion, you can be notified when movement is detected. Thanks to HomeKit-technology, Notifications come directly from your Eve accessories without their content ever being stored on a server.
To receive notifications on your iPhone while you’re out, you need a hub in your home network. We recommend the latest Apple TV with tvOS 10.
Scenes enable you to control several HomeKit-enabled accessories with a single command. For example, using Eve Light Switch, Eve Energy, and Eve Door & Window, you can create a scene in which your lights and media center turn on as you open your entrance door.
Scenes entail timers and rules. You can easily create scenes in the Eve app and activate them by means of the Apple Home app, your iOS Control Center, or a Siri command.
Timers are often used to regulate lighting and heating. For example, a lamp connected to Eve Energy can be set to turn on at sunset. With the Eve app, easily create timers to set scenes once or repeatedly.
For timers to function while you’re out or your iPhone is not around, you need a hub in your home network. We recommend the latest Apple TV with tvOS 10.
Rules set scenes based on a location change (“I’m coming home”) or a value change (“window open”). For example, a location-based rule can automatically switch on your lights Eve Energy or Eve Light Switch as you arrive home. By contrast, a rule based on a value change can turn down your radiator thermostat (Eve Thermo) when you open your window (Eve Door & Window).
For rules to function while you’re out or your iPhone is not around, you need a hub in your home network. We recommend the latest Apple TV with tvOS 10.