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.
HomeKit over Thread
Welcome to the smart home of the future – today.
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 device fails, the data packets are simply relayed to the next in the mesh. In short: The network becomes more robust with every additional Thread device. Discover Eve accessories supporting Thread
The benefits for you.
Thread devices don’t need a proprietary bridge to communicate with each other – they simply need a Border Router, which for HomeKit over Thread is HomePod mini or Apple TV 4K (2nd gen. / 3rd gen. 128 GB).
Always in reach
If one of your accessories is beyond the actual reach of your Border Router, a mains-powered accessory placed somewhere in the middle that’s always on, such as Eve Energy, can connect it to the Thread network.
Robust, self-healing network
If one node (or accessory in your Thread network) fails, the next one fills in. Thread scales up easily and actually becomes more robust with every new accessory, unlike Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks which become more unreliable and challenging to manage with a high number of accessories connected.
Thread was designed specifically to enable both mains-powered and battery-operated accessories to be extremely responsive regardless of network size and density
Longer battery life
Batteries last much longer thanks to Thread’s extremely low power consumption.
Besides Wi-Fi, Thread is a pillar of the new Matter standard, and free firmware updates will be available for all Thread-enabled Eve devices over time – so if you purchase a Thread-enabled Eve device today, you're already prepared for Matter.
Benefiting from the many advantages of Thread happens entirely automatically. Eve devices that support both Bluetooth and Thread will automatically choose Thread connectivity if you have a HomePod mini or Apple TV 4K (2nd gen. / 3rd gen. 128 GB) in your home. Don't have either one? Eve devices will connect via Bluetooth – if you add a Thread-enabled home hub down the road, they will automatically join the Thread network. Without you needing to configure anything.