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HomeKit now lets you water your garden and lock doors without lifting a finger
Thu, 31st Aug 2017
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Elgato is aggressively expanding its leading Eve product family of HomeKit enabled accessories with Eve Lock, Eve Thermo, Eve Smoke and Eve Aqua.

These products drastically expand the capabilities of your smart home.

As they are all created by the same company they should be easy to integrate into a single system, making it simple for users to control their entire smart home network.

Here's everything you need to know about the Elgato's Eve:

Eve Thermo

The new generation of Eve Thermo features capacitive touch controls and an integrated temperature display to directly monitor and adjust to the target temperature.

Like all Eve products, Elgato promises that the HomeKit enabled thermostatic radiator valve works right out of the box, eliminating the need to spend extra on a bridge device or starter pack.

Eve Thermo retains all the features of its predecessor and uses reliable control technology from Eurotronic, one of Europe's market leaders in electronic radiator control systems.

Eve Lock

Eve Lock aims to turn your door into a self-locking entrance, securing it automatically against break-in attempts.

As soon as users close the door behind them, the Eve Lock will secure the latches and bolts so the door is secure at all times.

Users can use Siri, Apple Home or the Eve App to monitor and control Eve Lock.

Eve Lock, which is powered by an internal battery and uses Bluetooth, is developed in cooperation with Yale, an ASSA ABLOY Group company.

Eve Smoke

In the case of fire, the Eve Smoke will not only set off a loud, pulsating tone but also HomeKit notifications and scenes.

Eve Smoke is smart enough to monitor its own health, letting users know if the sensor is faulty.

With Siri, users can access its settings.

Eve Smoke offers a battery lifetime of ten years.

It relies on proven smoke detection technology by Hager.

Eve Aqua

With Eve Aqua, users can water their lawn without lifting a finger.

The battery powered, Bluetooth enabled controller will automatically water in accordance with custom schedules, or upon a voice command to irrigate a user's flower beds.

Eve Aqua also tracks user watering activity, empowering consumers with insight to better cater to their garden's needs.