The celebrated Matter smart home standard finally launched in early October. Still, products need to go through a lengthy certification process before they can gain full Matter compatibility. And it seems that Eve is one of the first companies to complete this certification process.
On December 12th, iPhone owners will receive an update for their Eve Door and Window sensors, second-gen Eve Motion Sensors, and Eve Energy smart plugs. This update enables Matter connectivity, allowing you to use your Eve products with any app or voice assistant of your choosing.
This is a groundbreaking moment for Eve. Previously, the company’s products were HomeKit exclusive. But with Matter compatibility comes support for Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, and Alexa.
If you don’t already know, Matter is a “universal translator” for smart homes. It allows different products to work together regardless of their branding—future updates may make Google Nest products compatible with the Apple HomePod, for example. Additionally, Matter leverages Thread, which may increase your smart home’s responsiveness and range.
Note that the December 12th update is exclusive to Eve’s Door and Window sensors, Motion Sensors, and Energy smart plugs. Other Eve products will receive this update in the coming months.
New Eve Energy Smart Plug
The latest Eve Energy HomeKit smart plug supports Thread networking, a protocol that extends the range of your smart home devices. It can also monitor energy usage.
Eve Motion (Second Generation)
The second-gen Eve Motion sensor features ambient light detection, Thread support, IPX3 splash-resistance, and a new compact design. It runs on AAA batteries and unlocks deep automation for HomeKit smart homes.