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February 20, 2019 | Niels Laan | Xiaomi, Motion sensors

Xiaomi Aqara Human Motion Sensor

This product from Xiaomi is as the name suggests: a motion sensor. This should of course not be missing in a smart house.

We will provide him with a review again.

Xiaomi makes various smart home products for a very reasonable price. They already have products for € 7.50. Usually cheap is expensive so we will see if this is also the case with this sensor.

With the Xiaomi Aqara Human Motion Sensor you can, among other things, detect motion. Like all motion sensors, it responds to the temperature difference between the environment and the object. This heat is not visible to the naked eye but this sensor can detect it.

It works via the wireless Zigbee protocol to communicate with the controller. Because he works with this, the support is always more limited than, for example, the Z-Wave protocol. So check carefully before you purchase it or your controller supports it. We will of course test some controllers.

This sensor is the smallest on the market with its size of 3.00 x 3.00 x 3.30 cm (LxWxH). It has a cylindrical shape and a small bracket is included for hanging. So you can hang it well in a corner. This hanging can also be done without sticking the bracket through a double-sided sticker at the bottom. Because of this you can, of course, aim the sensor less well (hang it in a corner).


In addition to the motion sensor, it also has the ability to measure light. This is useful, for example, to switch on a lamp with a certain brightness and movement.

It is for sale between € 7.50 and € 15.00 depending on where you buy it.

What do you get:

- Sensor
- Suspension bracket
- Chinese manual
- Double-sided sticker




We will install this sensor on the following systems:

- Xiaomi Gateway v2
- Homey
- Domoticz
- Home assistant

This sensor can also be used on Smartthings controller. As soon as we have provided it with a review, this sensor will also be used.

This product is for sale for:

€ 13

Niels Laan

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