Elgato today announced the latest product in its line of HomeKit accessories, debuting the Eve Motion wireless motion sensor. The Eve Motion is a small square-shaped accessory that can be put anywhere in your house, indoors or outdoors.

It works in tandem with other HomeKit accessories, allowing you to create scenes that can be set off using automatic triggers. When placed in an entry way, for example, the Eve Motion can automatically turn on the lights and raise the thermostat when it detects that you've entered the house. It works with the Eve HomeKit app, Apple's own Home app, and with other HomeKit apps that support third-party accessories.

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"Motion sensors are an indispensable part of a home automation setup," said Markus Fest, General Manager of Elgato. " With no wires attached, Eve Motion is a versatile trigger for a host of unique and creative scenarios."

Eve Motion connects to a HomeKit setup using Bluetooth and like the rest of Elgato's products, it does not require a bridge. It runs off of two replaceable AA batteries, so it doesn't need to be charged, and it has a 120 degree field of view and a range of nine meters with a response time of two seconds. An IPX3 water resistance means it's resistant to small splashes of water and moisture, but it shouldn't be outside in a torrential downpour.

Eve Motion joins Elgato's other HomeKit-enabled products, including the Eve Energy smart outlet, the Eve Room indoor sensor, the Eve Weather outdoor sensor, the Eve Door & Window door sensor, and the Eve connected Light Switch.

The Eve Motion is available from the Elgato website or from Amazon.com for $49.95.

Top Rated Comments

profets Avatar
100 months ago
Precisely! I have over a hundred HomeKit Accessories and the Bluetooth Elgato ones have terrible range and reliability. They are slow too. I can't imagine this will work well.

Edit: I'm going to buy one, of course. haha.
I didn't even realize there's 100 HomeKit accessories available.
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hagar Avatar
100 months ago
Cool, but two seconds seems like a long time. In that time I could have already switched on the light manually and go halfway up the stairs.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OCDMacGeek Avatar
100 months ago
I didn't even realize there's 100 HomeKit accessories available.
Well this was my little tour from a year ago and I've added on since then. It's a lot.

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OCDMacGeek Avatar
100 months ago
Are they using bluetooth again? I've tried Eve Room before, and with Bluetooth in play, the reading was either off or non-existence. If they are planning to make smart home gadgets, I think Wifi is the way to go at this point in time.
Precisely! I have over a hundred HomeKit Accessories and the Bluetooth Elgato ones have terrible range and reliability. They are slow too. I can't imagine this will work well.

Edit: I'm going to buy one, of course. haha.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rian Gray Avatar
100 months ago
Are they using bluetooth again? I've tried Eve Room before, and with Bluetooth in play, the reading was either off or non-existence. If they are planning to make smart home gadgets, I think Wifi is the way to go at this point in time.
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trifid Avatar
100 months ago
Cool, but two seconds seems like a long time. In that time I could have already switched on the light manually and go halfway up the stairs.
1000x this, deal breaker for me as well.
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