There were many fascinating and innovative devices shown at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Here is another which is a worthy home security device.
The Eve Door & Window understands and records whether my door or window is open or closed. It allows me to see my home at a glance, and view beautiful graphs by day, month or year. I can receive notifications about the status of my garage doorway (or any other access point that I place this device, even a refrigerator door, or desk drawer) and know when my door (or whatever) has been opened. Since I have an Apple TV at home, I can be alerted while I'm away from home, no matter how far away I am.
With the aid of some simple instructions, I can automatically control other HomeKit-enabled accessories when my door is opened or closed. It even allows me to create rules that automate my home, like setting the "I’m Home" scene when your door is opened after 6:00 p.m. Eve connects directly to your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth low energy technology, without requiring a hub, gateway or bridge. Setup was easy and fast, with adjustable adhesive fasteners making the attachment to the door and jam a simple task.
It is wonderful to allow HomeKit technology to provide the advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between Eve and my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. What's more is that the Eve family has been carefully designed to seamlessly blend into my home environment. Thanks to Bluetooth Smart technology, Eve is powered by long-lasting, replaceable batteries, so I don't even have to deal with power cords.
Eve requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10.2 or later. It is recommended that an Apple TV with tvOS 10 or later be available for automation and remote access (in the alternative, a iPad with iOS 10 or later could be used as a hub). Remote access requires a third-generation Apple TV with Apple TV software 7.2.1 or later, a fourth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 or later, or an iPad with iOS 10 or later at home. This unit is powered by a single AA (ER14250 3.6V) replaceable battery. The sensor is 2.1" x 1.0" x 0.9", and the magnet is 0.7" x 0.7" x 0.3", and both have very little weight.
The Eve Door & Window device is available for only $39.95 at elgato.com/en/eve/eve-door-window. This is another fine device available from Elgato family at elgato.com. I've depended on their services for over a dozen years, and have always been satisfied!