Eve Debuts New Thread-Enabled Light Switch, Outdoor Cam, and MotionBlinds Options

HomeKit accessory maker Eve Systems today added several products to its smart home lineup. The Eve Light Switch with Thread support, which debuted in Europe last April, is set to expand to North America in October.

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Eve Light Switch joins 14 other Thread-enabled products, all of which will also support smart home standard Matter when it launches in the fall. The third-generation version of the Eve Light Switch is able to replace both single-pole and 3-way switches to allow for smart lighting solutions for any lighting setup. Eve Light Switch is able to serve as a router node in the Thread network, interacting with and supporting other Thread devices.

In Europe, Eve is also introducing new options for the Eve MotionBlinds, offering motors for Venetian blinds and Honeycomb shades in addition to the existing motor for Roller blinds. Eve MotionBlinds for Venetian support tilting and lifting wooden and aluminum blinds.

Also exclusive to European customers, Eve is debuting the Eve Shutter Switch, a controller that's designed to work with motorized roller shutters and blinds. Eve Shutter can convert an existing in-wall shutter switch into an automated shading solution.

Finally, Eve is introducing the Eve Outdoor Cam in white, adding to the existing version that comes in black. The Eve Outdoor Cam is otherwise identical to the original, offering HomeKit Secure Video capabilities with end-to-end encryption and live and recorded video.

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Eve Light Switch will be priced at $50 when it launches in October, while the Eve Outdoor Cam will be available in December for $250. The Eve Shutter Switch will also launch in November in Europe and it will be priced at 100 euros.

Top Rated Comments

mystery hill Avatar
8 months ago
I think having a logo spoils the light switch.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FanaticalMacEvangelist Avatar
8 months ago
I wonder if this third generation of Eve's light switch will still require a neutral wire. It would be nice to have a hubless alternative to Lutron switches.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
richie510 Avatar
8 months ago

I think having a logo spoils the light switch.
That is just a snap on cover plate. This is a light switch so it is compatible with regular decora screw on cover plates. I do not use any of the branded cover plates that come with my smart switches and instead use an off the shelf, $0.50, screw on cover plate.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrCubes Avatar
8 months ago

So I’m in the Apple ecosystem now, but I want to make sure that new smart devices I buy going forward are compatible with everything so if I ever stop buying Apple products that things will continue to work.

I’ve seen that a number of products have been released lately as being Thread supported products, such as in this article, but is this what I’m waiting for? Or do I specifically have to wait for ones marketed as Matter compatible?
If Matter compatibility is important to you then you should wait for the ones that specifically mention Matter - preferably once Matter is already released and the products have been tested with it.

By contrast, the Nanoleaf Essentials bulbs have Thread support, but Nanoleaf are now saying they will not be upgradable to support Matter. So it's not a given.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
braket Avatar
8 months ago
I believe Thread is the low-energy wireless and mesh network technology, and Matter is the protocol for smart home client devices that will finally allow interoperability between Apple Home, Alexa, Google, etc.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yvan256 Avatar
8 months ago
Is it impossible to cameras that are both non-wireless and non-battery-powered, or am I missing something?
I'd like to see single-cable, PoE security cameras. It's too easy for someone to use a device to interfere with wireless signals. Local on-board storage is useless if the cameras are stolen.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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