Turning your dumb old house into a Jetsons-style smart home of the future just got a little bit easier, with Elgato’s introduction of a super-cheap motion sensor.
The HomeKit-connected device, called Eve Motion, lets users pair it with other smart appliances and gadgets to automate workflows. You can then use Eve Motion to trigger a series of tasks, like turning on the lights when it detects that you walk into a room.
“Motion sensors are an indispensable part of a home-automation setup,” said Markus Fest, general manager of Elgato. “With no wires attached, Eve Motion is a versatile trigger for a host of unique and creative scenarios.”
Eve Motion has a 120-degree field of view and a 9 meter range. It takes two seconds for the device to react to your motion. And it comes with an IPX3 water-resistance rating, so you can use it outside too.
Elgato’s HomeKit motion sensor is for sale online starting at $50. You can grab it from Amazon now, or at Apple stores worldwide soon.