Eve already offers the world’s largest portfolio of accessories that support HomeKit over Thread – and it’s a family that continues to grow, with our Bluetooth-based devices soon to be enhanced with Thread technology. That’s because Thread not only makes your smart home more responsive and robust – it’s also one of the pillars of the smart home of the future: Matter. Read on to learn all you need to know about Thread.
The big difference with this technology is that Thread creates a mesh network. Within this, lights, thermostats, outlets, sensors, and more can also talk to each other free of the constraint of having to go through a central hub, such as a bridge. That’s because a Thread network doesn’t need one. If a single accessory fails, the data packets are simply relayed to the next in the mesh. In short: The network becomes more robust with every additional Thread accessory.
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All you need to do to add Thread support to your smart home accessories is update their firmware. The only thing you need to be sure of is that your accessories are Thread-enabled in terms of their hardware – in other words, that they have the correct chip. The good news is that many Eve accessories on sale today are equipped with the latest generation Eve Core chipsets.