• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish It Performed

    • Written by David F from Atherton

    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.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    RANGE of BlueTooth link is not adequate

    • Written by Patrick B from St. George

    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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful