What you need to know
- Eve Systems has launched a new HomeKit-enabled Air Quality Sensor.
- Latest generation Eve Room monitors temperature, humidity, and volatile organic compounds.
- New Eve Room sensor also supports Thread and sports an e-ink display.
Smart home accessory vendor Eve Systems has announced the launch of a new HomeKit-enabled air quality sensor on Tuesday. The all-new Eve Room monitors the temperature, humidity, and VOC levels in the home and relays measurements to HomeKit via the latest wireless standard — Thread.
Like the previous model Eve Room, the updated air quality sensor sports a sleek aluminum frame and a high-contrast e-ink display that puts measurements a glance away. The updated Eve Room is also completely wireless and powered by an integrated rechargeable battery that provides six weeks of monitoring.
HomeKit integration allows users to review the status of the home at any time via the Home app, Eve for HomeKit app, or through Siri. Measurements provided by the Eve Room can also be used in automation with other HomeKit-enabled accessories, such as turning on an air purifier when air quality declines.
Thanks to the newly introduced Thread compatibility, the updated Eve Room offers faster response times, greater range, and increased reliability over the previous Bluetooth-only model. With Thread, smart home accessories like the Eve Room communicate via mesh networking technology that can self-heal by selecting alternate routes for data if problems arise.
In addition to Thread, the Eve Room air quality sensor also supports Bluetooth connectivity. Both Bluetooth and Thread offer direct pairing and HomeKit operation without a dedicated Eve hub. However, to take advantage of Thread, users will need a Thread Border Router, such as the latest Apple TV 4K or the HomePod mini.
The latest generation Eve Room with Thread is available for purchase now at evehome.com and through Amazon. The Eve Room retails for $99.95 for a single unit, and additional information about Eve's Thread implementation can be found on the Eve blog.
Monitor it all
The new Eve Room with Thread monitors your home's air quality, temperature, and humidity and makes measurements available on an on-device e-ink display and in HomeKit.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.