Evvr makes switches smart at CES

  • January 10, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based home automation provider Evvr used last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce an in-wall relay switch that can be integrated discreetly into regular light switches, transforming them into smart and wirelessly controllable devices.

The smart relay switch is part of Evvr’s secure and simple-to-use home automation system. It was designed for two-wire electrical systems. No minimum load or neutral wire is required, and lights won’t flicker.

It is compatible with momentary push buttons and toggle switches. The switches’ small size means two in-wall relay switches can fit in an electrical box to support up to four-gang panel switches and up to a four-way switch system.

This switch supports HomeKit wifi, Z-wave and Zigbee 3.0. It works with Zigbee 3.0 gateways, including Amazon Echo, SmartThings, Phillips Hue, Aeotec and Sonoff.

Evvr develops home automation products to fit the needs of builders, property owners, installers and homeowners. It plans to introduce a full suite of home automation products this year, including the in-wall relay switch and a lite version, Evvr Center, Evvr Hub, Evvr Pad S, and the apps to control them.

At CES, it also introduced an app and console app, two software applications used to manage and administer smart-connected devices. Connecting smart devices via the app can simplify and streamline device management.

The console app provides a table user interface on iOS or Android. It’s designed for public use, in that owners can set up access limitations and rights so that everyone in the common space can control the home automation via the console app without logging in.

For more than five years, the Evvr team of start-up-savvy engineers and designers has been creating smart home technology. Its home automation system connects devices and runs them locally from one control unit. It is designed with flexibility to fit various use cases.