Smart home company Eve plans to use Matter to move beyond Apple’s HomeKit

Smart home company Eve plans to use Matter to move beyond Apple’s HomeKit


Eve is upgrading all its compatible products —such as its Eve Energy smart plug — to the Matter smart home standard. | Image: Eve Home

Eve, the makers of high-end Apple HomeKit smart home gadgets for home security, energy, and lighting, has been leading the charge for the new Matter standard for a while now, specifically, its primary protocol Thread. As one of the first device makers to release Thread-based products, Eve just announced its tenth device to get the promised hardware upgrade — the $99.99 Eve Room indoor air quality monitor.

With almost half of its existing products now Thread-enabled and ready for Matter, the company is turning its attention to the rest of its portfolio. Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems, confirmed to The Verge that Eve will be launching a Thread-enabled Eve Water Guard (a leak detector) in February 2022 and an Eve Flare (a portable lamp)…

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