• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not great at this home automation stuff

    I bought the motion sensor along with a few other Elgato products but I haven't set it up to trigger anything like a light yet. Not sure where I can do so in my house. I have an Energy outlet that I could set up, but I'm tnot sure where it would be most practical, yet. It does keep track of motion trip events, so I know it will work a little, but I've seen other reviews that it's a little laggy. I need to learn more about home automation.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for intended use

    Currently using this as a replacement for my security alarm motion sensor. Works better than previous sensor but probably works a little too well. I mean the sensor is always on (as designed), so for home automation is perfect but for home security the notifications are too much when you're home, although i know i just have to disable notifications.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sensor Range is not so good, nor is Bluetooth.

    Bought this device before it was offered on Apple.com in order to finish my entire home kit setup, attempted to use this to trigger my hue lights in the Kitchen. Since the Kitchen lights are usually synced with the living room, I decided to attempt to use this so they could turn on independently after sunset, without being on when living room lights are on. This worked 50% of the time, and the lights would sometime shut off while we were still in the Kitchen cooking. My Apple TV 4 isn't too far from where this sensor is places, but I used an app on my phone to test Eve Motion BT4.0 signal strength and it is very low around the area where my Apple TV is located. Switched to Hue Motion sensor for this task, and it does very well what this could not do.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    RANGE of BlueTooth link is not adequate

    With the Eve and my HomeKit device (an iPad) in the same room, motion reliably triggered iOS alerts. However, when I moved the Eve to the second floor, directly above the iPad, motion alerts were very unreliable. My home is typical construction, with only wood, carpet, etc. in between the devices.

    This experience points out a major flaw in the HomeKit system---there seems to be no way to explicitly test the strength/reliability of the BlueTooth link between devices, e.g. some sort of a signal-strength display and some way to measure the error rate on the link.

    In general, home automation is useful only if it is bullet-proof reliable. This was my first home automation experience, and I am not impressed.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish It Performed

    I really wanted to like this sensor. But it doesn't turn lights on fast enough. Not clear if this is a motion sensing issue (sensitivity is turned to high) or a network/communications lag issue. There is so much delay that you can walk past it, and be out of its range before the light will trigger on. To be clear, it does what it says it will do, it's just hampered by this annoying delay. Also, If I had to nit pick, it doesn't have an ambient light sensor, and it's also physcially bigger then it needs to be (did Elgato look at Philips motion sensor size? But that one is not HomeKit compatible). On a positive note, the app is quite powerful and capable of handling many situations to control HomeKit devices and scenes. But it is complicated to setup, and requires a steep learning curve. Sadly, it needs to go back, can't live with the delay.

    36 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of time

    Got 2 of the sensors and tried to set them up to trigger my hue lights (best thing ever)
    but none of them worked tried for a couple hours and finally after absolute no results i gave up.
    no instructions no tutorial included, absolutely rubbish do not buy!!!

    11 of 17 people found this useful