• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irreplaceable Battery; Regret buying

    • Written by John T from Brooklyn

    Came with a 1/2 aa (or 14250) battery. Battery died after a year. Tried to buy a replacement. Turns out this is an exotic specialty battery size made in France. None of the battery name brands I usually buy make this size. No physical store I visited sells this size. Amazon itself does not sell it, but one of their sellers does. There are a ton of one-star reviews complaining seller ships battery in a ziploc bag with no commercial packaging. People complain battery arrives dead. Pictures posted of gauges showing battery is DOA. Okay. So I google what site is best for buying batteries. Results in a list of sketchy sites I never heard of. Afraid to give them my credit card info. I google reviews for a few sites and reviews are terrible. So, instead of replacing battery will replace sensors with another brand and lose hundreds of dollars in the process.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eve knows best

    • Written by Stephen W from Canberra

    Fantastic product. Inserted battery and activated HomeKit app. It took thirty seconds and the device was recognised and activated. Three minutes later I’d added it to my external door. It works perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best indoor security

    • Written by N C

    Besides getting a security system professionally installed, or getting a indoor camera feed. This is a simple solution to have your door/window remote monitored, If you already have an apple TV.
    A few times I have to go back to check if the door is closed especially when we are leaving in a hurry.
    Now I get an instant notification to confirm if its closed or opened.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sensor but installation can be tricky

    • Written by Andrea S from Calgary

    The sensor is very useful but the installation can be tricky: the 2 sensors must be very close to eachother, almost in contact, when the door is closed. This is to avoid false notifications. It can be difficult to put them in contact in some installations.
    The configuration is very easy. The Elgato app very powerful as it can control all the Home Kit app.

    Regarding the HomeKit capabilities, it would be nice to receive notifications if, for example, a door is detected open for more than 20 mins. Unfortunately this feature must be implemented by Apple HomeKit as it is not related to Elgato ecosystem or to the sensors.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't think I'd find a good use case for this.. Until I brought one.

    • Written by John D from South Hadley

    I was looking to expand on my HomeKit setup and was skeptical about this thing. Didn't see the value upfront. But, I decided to give one a try and am glad that I did.

    Installation was simple. I have moldings around all of my doors and even with those, I was able to make these fit perfectly. They're smaller than the pictures make them look.

    As always, setup was simple.

    I've got a few things I've used these for now. I really only use my front door to get the mail. Well, combined with a Hue Light, when I open the front door, the light goes. When I shut it, it goes off. Notifications are also a nice feature here. Every time a door opens, I get a notification. Hopefully I'll never have to receive one when I'm at work and not expecting any visitors but I have that added sense of security. Definitely worth the cost.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jason B from New Albany

    Another prestigious Elgato Eve product. Works just as you want it to. Setup was a charm. You can ask Siri for example "Is my back door closed?" I put it on my back sliding glass door which is white in color. Works like a charm! Would recommend to all friends.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Jon L from Cupertino

    Set up was quick. Response of the alert is almost immediate... under two seconds. With AppleTV, I get notice of an opening or close anywhere I am. Best HomeKit device known.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product, does what is made for

    • Written by David G from Berkeley

    I got this product to put on the window to my sons room. We have a chime for our central alarm system but it is faint and has no smart phone notification. By adding this to the same window that has the alarm sensor, now I can get notified to my iPhone when the window is open which is exactly what I wanted. I wasn't interested in the logging features or what this sensor can provide, but just a simple notification. I have not tried to hook it up into my AppleTV yet for remote notifications. Simple design, easy to mount, good product.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Device works but spacers didn't

    • Written by Sam O from Highlands Ranch

    The device - once I got it installed - reports accurately on the open/closed state of the window that I have it attached to. Unfortunately, I needed to use the enclosed spacers and there wasn't any documentation for those. I gathered that I was supposed to use the adhesive on the small device to attach to a spacer, but it wasn't clear which one, and the final link didn't work. I needed to glue the sensed device to the spacers, which seems inelegant but I couldn't figure out another way to get it to stay. (Not to mention that I dropped the tiny sensed device behind a bookcase and needed to fish it out…) I searched the Elgato website for instructions on how to use the spacers to no avail. But - it works now that it's attached.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Barrett N from Brooklyn

    - took about 10 minutes to set up, super easy
    - put in the batteries, downloaded app
    - connected right to my phone and works perfectly
    - i open the door and it says open, close the door it says closed

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product

    • Written by Damien B from Auckland

    Works flawlessly for me. 100% accurate. Easy to setup and HomeKit integration is fantastic.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup

    • Written by Michael Jerome T from Antioch

    This is incredibly easy to setup and get going. I still took the time to read the quick setup guide to make sure i didn't miss any detail. 1 detail is to use the included risers to make sure that the sensors line up to the suggested markings.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exelent product highly recommended.

    • Written by Abel F from PATERSON

    Bought one and a few weeks later bought another one and haven't had a single issue. The only reason I wouldn't recommend you getting it is if you don't own a Apple TV as the device is a low power Bluetooth device and it needs a Apple TV as a hub to bridge the gap. The device keeps perfect record logs of every time the sensor is triggered, the device also keeps a log of the pings it send out to the hub every 10 minutes in case you want to check for yourself its doing its job.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable contact sensor

    • Written by Paul S from Pittsburgh

    These sensors have worked great for me since day one. They've only missed or mis-reported a door opening once or twice, but overall their accuracy is very high - I'd say over 99%. I mostly interact with them through the iOS 10 Home app and not the Eve app. They are setup to provide push notifications to my devices, and it's nearly flawless. The batteries seem to have a pretty long shelf-life too. After several months of daily use, they still show nearly full battery levels.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Gato never Miu, Miu.

    • Written by Luis R from toronto

    Totally useless. Garbage , never works , the logs are 1000% wrong , since battery was installed on it logs shows entry every 10 minutes , technical support ? Good thank you ��

    48 of 90 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool idea, not very accurate device.

    • Written by Marisol R from Austin

    I purchased this for my new place and was very excited to use it, it was fine the first days but after a week the logs I could see on the app weren't very accurate so I ended up returning it.

    92 of 121 people found this useful