Aqara App update adds new HomeKit Devices

Cupertino, January 23, 2020

A recent update to The Aqara application (v1.7.1) seems to have revealed (perhaps by accident) a whole raft of Aqara devices that are not currently available but are presented in the accessories section of the application. However, these devices are only revealed when you set up the application HomeKit module (offline) and using an iOS device - the Android version does not have HomeKit mode, for obvious reasons.

Some of the devices are already known by many who are watching Aqara's progress, especially with regard to HomeKit integration and compatible products, such as the T1 version of the sensors already available, which we understand will be compatible with Zigbee

  • T1 Temperature / humidity sensor
  • T1 Motion sensor
  • T1 Sensor for door / window
  • T1 Water leakage sensor

The newest addition is Aqara's on the newly released Mi Light sensor (read our review HERE), simply called Light sensing sensor. We believe this will look almost identical to the Mi version, given that both products are made by the parent company Aqara. world United.

Next, we can see the well-known Aqara Hub, but next to it, we see what looks like an identical tagged device Hub M1S. This designation fits in well with the expected Hub M2 (also listed), although we do not yet know what the difference is between the current hub and the M1S as such. What we know is that it is Compatible with HomeKit, like when you try to add the device to the app, you are prompted to scan the relevance HomeKit code.

Below, this seems to be an update of the company Air conditioning controller, listed here as P3. Again, it is compatible with HomeKit. Below this, for the first time, we see the much awaited G2H smart camera.

Finally, we have two new door locks - Door Lock HL and Door lock DQ1. Aqara recently introduced Read Door Lock N100, although it was officially launched only in China. The company also has a list for one year Read Smart Door Lock N200 in the The Mi Home application. These two new locks look pretty similar to N100, so it is completely possible that these two locks are intended for international versions of N100 and N200 (N200 is not yet available). The last of the new devices listed is an S version of the current B1 Controller loses - B1S. There is one C2 the version of this device, along with a T1 version of Roller shadow controller.

There are other devices listed, including a few thermostats, A AC VRF controller, as well as two DC drivers, which have already appeared in the Mi Home application. These are compatible with the current Aqara hub, which means they use Zigbee for communication, but do not specifically show if they are HomeKit compatible as such.

If nothing else, this shows that Aqara is determined to create a separate identity for himself, away from Xiaomi and his The Mi Home system, which started with the Aqara application. We hope that more details about these new devices will be released later for those hungry for the new Aqara / HomeKit products.

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