Home Eve Motion Sensor with Caseta switches

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by hokiepokie07, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    So in my bathroom I have Cree LED bulbs and plan to install Caseta switches for my light switch and my exhaust fan switch. My question is, if I install the Eve Motion Sensor, can I have my Apple HomeKit set it up so the lights will automatically cut on when someone enters the bathroom and then cut off say 2 or 3 minutes after they exit? If that's possible, I assume it's possible then to have it automatically cut on my exhaust fan as well?

    In my living room and kitchen I have Philip Hue bulbs and the Hue Motion sensor and they work perfect. I don't have a need for Hue bulbs throughout my house, so I'm in the process of installing the Caseta switches and Cree LED bulbs (they seem to overall be the highest rated LED bulbs).

    I don't see any other motion sensors for Apple HomeKit, so it seems Eve Motion is my only option.
     
  2. vondo macrumors member

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    I'm not sure about the delay to turn off right now, but in iOS 11 this should be possible. You might want to find and watch the HomeKit presentation from WWDC 2017.
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Smarthings also has motion detectors. I have not used them, but I am looking at them. I don't know if I want to add another hub to the mix. I already have a Caseta hub like you and I too am looking for motion sensors. This also might be an option.

    https://www.smartthings.com/products
     
  4. wesley96 macrumors regular

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    Yes, it's quite possible.

    I have several Elgato Eve Motion sensors in my house and a couple of them are configured to turn the lights on when human presence is detected. On the Eve app, you can configure how long the sensor remains on the "detected" state (30 seconds, 1 minute, etc.) before returning to "not detected". I set up an automation rule to turn the lights off when the sensor's status goes to "not detected". With these two in tandem, I was able to set up how long a room is to be illuminated.

    The only downside at the moment is that the reaction time of the sensor is somewhat slow (~5 sec), but it's supposed to be resolved with iOS 11's different BTLE polling method and Elgato's corresponding firmware update.
     

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