Here's something you don't see very often, a HomeKit accessory announced just a few weeks ago at CES is actually available for purchase before the announced launch date. The Eve Water Guard, which was scheduled to launch on February 11, is now available on Amazon in the US and directly from the Eve online store.
The release of the Eve Water Guard is remarkable because it is the first HomeKit-enabled water leak sensor that connects to an electrical outlet, providing protection without having to worry about changing batteries. The sensor is also the first HomeKit accessory that has used a cable to detect water, allowing the brain to increase its potential hot spots.
Compared to other spot-based devices, the Eve Water Guard monitors large areas of your room with the supplied 6.5 ft / 2 m sensor cable, which serves as a full-length sensor, and if not enough, you can It extends to an incredible 490 ft / 150 m. This means that every noise in your room is monitored, leaving no water anywhere or undetected.
The sensor cable included is 6.5ft long and can be extended up to 490ft for maximum coverage. The entire sensor cable is capable of detecting leaks, which means that an entire room could be covered if you want. If water is detected, the Water Guard will alert those in the area with a powerful 100-decibel siren, as well as a flashing red light.
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HomeKit support comes in the form of notifications that can be sent to connected devices if an alert occurs. Water Guard uses Bluetooth Low Energy for quick and easy pairing directly with HomeKit, but requires a HomeKit hub, such as Apple TV or HomePod, to receive notifications outside the home.
Because Eve Water Guard is HomeKit enabled, it can work with other accessories you may already have to improve the coverage of its alerts. The bulbs can be set to turn a specific color if a leak is detected or a speaker can be set to play an even louder alert tone, all through automation.
For added peace of mind, the Water Guard can also send you regular alerts to test its functionality through the Eve for HomeKit application. And just in case your leak detector lights up your siren while you are away from home, the app also allows it to be silenced remotely.