It doesn’t matter how close the accessories are to one another, they don’t talk directly to one another. The sequence of operation is this:
- Eve Motion detects motion
- Eve Motion then yells “something happened"
Your phone, or AppleTV, or the iPad as a Home Hub hear Eve Motion and connect securely to it, to find out what happened.
AppleTV 4 (if you have one), or the phone, evaluates the event and decides if it influences the Rules in place. If so, the rules are evaluated, causing a Scene to be activated. That Scene would include “turn on the light switch”.
AppleTV 4, or the phone, connect securely to the light switch and instruct it to turn on.
Always keep in mind:
A rule will use triggers and/or conditions to apply an action or set a Scene. A condition is the state something is in (the Window is Open) while a trigger is something that happens (the Window is being Opened).