For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Eve Systems to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win the company’s entire HomeKit product line, which includes an Eve Motion, an Eve Energy, an Eve Door & Window sensor, an Eve Button, an Eve Light Switch, an Eve Degree, and an Eve Aqua.
Eve Systems, formerly known as Elgato, was one of the first companies to create HomeKit products for Apple’s smart home platform, and today, there are a wide selection of Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit products available from Eve.
All Eve products work over Bluetooth so there’s no need for a WiFi connection or a hub, and because we here at MacRumors have [...]
iDevices today announced the launch of the latest product in its smart home lineup, the iDevices Instant Switch. The Instant Switch is a simple wireless wall switch that’s designed to attach to a surface using adhesive, so there’s no tricky installation required.
The Instant Switch, which was first announced at CES 2017, is designed to work with existing iDevices HomeKit products using a Bluetooth connection, providing an additional method of control. According to iDevices, the Instant Switch can be paired to a hard-wired iDevices Wall or Dimmer Switch to create a three or four-way control configuration, for example.
You can attach the Instant Switch [...]
Home security brand Brinks is expanding its ARRAY line of smart home products with new outdoor lighting options equipped with cameras and smart deadbolts that let you make sure your door is secure from afar.
The ARRAY Smart Light fixtures, which are meant to replace a home’s existing outdoor lighting, include built-in cameras with custom lenses and improved camera firmware to offer up reduced shadows and distortion.
AI built into the accompanying app is able to tell the difference between people, animals, and inanimate objects like tree branches to deliver smart notifications, and Brinks says there’s „virtually no lag time“ between when the [...]
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show that’s set to take place next week, ConnectSense has introduced its latest HomeKit-compatible product, the Smart In-Wall Outlet.
ConnectSense first released a HomeKit-enabled dual-plug Smart Outlet back in 2015, and is now following it up with an in-wall version.
The Smart In-Wall Outlet is installed in a home in place of a traditional outlet, allowing anything that’s plugged in to be controlled via the ConnectSense app, the Home app, or Siri, much like other homeKit products.
Fans, lights, and other appliances can be plugged into the Smart Outlet, which is designed to connect to a home’s Wi-Fi [...]