Following the update to Smartthings Samsung account serval of my Aqara devices are no longer working correctly. In particular the Aqara Contact Sensor Model: MCCGQ11LM. I have tried removing one of the devices and I can no longer add the device directly to STHub (without AqaraHub). Am I doing something wrong?
Any help appreciated.
I was looking for the new T1 sensors but decided to email Aqara support since I could not find any available online. Not good news for US users:
On Sat, Jul 8 at 3:23 PM , Dennis wrote:
When will the new T1 sensors be available in the United States? I am looking for the Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Sensor T1, model WSDCGQ12LM, but cannot find it in the U.S.
Sorry to say there is no plan to release the Aqara T1 sensors to US market currnently
Aqara Technical Support
Does anyone know if the T1 sensors are region specific, and only function in the area where they are sold? Would a T1 sensor work in the US if it was ordered from overseas?
They are ZigBee and should work if you can find the right driver. This all I could find on the WSDCGQ12LM.
Thanks for pointing that out. I have been considering the WSDCGQ11LM since there is a driver for it but @Mr_Tango just said something about not being able to add his Aqara sensor w/o an Aqara hub and now I’m not so sure it’s a good idea.
Ive been using the aquara contact sensors for years with a device handler, 2 days ago the devices have all simultaniously stopped working (Ive 8). So I tried to delete and re-add hoping to re-pair with the correct driver, and the SThub wont pair the device?!
Your device likely got automatically migrated from an old device handler to a new stock Edge Driver. You probably need to change is from the stock driver to a community developed drive that works with your device. The following driver may or may not work.
Install the “ZigBee contact Mc” driver from the link below and in the mobile app change the driver. Open device tile, click on 3 dots, pick driver and change driver.
This is indeed the answer for my driver issues: [ST Edge/Beta] Xiaomi/Aqara/Tuya zigbee sensors driver Many thanks for the help @Paul_Oliver
Im still unable to repair the one contact sensor id removed from SThub.
Ive tried turning off 'Zigbee secure mode ’ too.
Try removing the battery for 30 sec. before trying to pair.
So far Ive tried:
1.Holding reset buttong for 5+ seconds / 3 flashes
2.Holding reset buttong for 5+ seconds / 3 flashes, and tapping the reset button every seconds (to keep awake)
3.Hold reset button for 3+ seconds
Removed battery, held reset buttong for 30secs to flush the board, re-inserting battery - repeat method 1,2,3
Removed battery, for 10mins, re-inserting battery whilst holding reset, and repeat 1,2,3.
Just cant fathom whats wrong?!
Any help appreciated.
Have you tried pair it with the device sitting next to or on the hub. That has worked for me with some difficult to pair devices.
@Paul_Oliver thanks for the suggestion, Id forgotten to add above that Ive litterally placed the device 1cm away from the SThub. Ive paired these devices manytimes before. Ive roughly 20 Aqara devices dotted around.
Aqara Contact Sensor:
3 x Online (changed to Edge driver)
2 x Offline
1 x Deleted which im trying to re-pair
The deleted device doesnt exist in any automations, Samsung account, nor is it associated with anyother ecosystems ie AqaraHub.
Obviously im reluctant to delete and re-pair the 2xOffline devices, if any capability has been removed/bugged.
T1 sensors are difficult to find, I see a few of them available for a few days (sometimes) in AliExpress but is difficult to get them, if you pair the sensors directly to a Smartthings hub you will not have any area restrictions (that only applies to Aqara hub).
Hey thanks for letting me know about AliExpress, I’ll keep a lookout for when the T1 devices are restocked. Think I’m going to pass on the older Aqara devices since they’re using an older ZigBee protocol. From what I’ve read online, they tend to be problematic - not playing nicely with other devices on the ZigBee mesh network. The T1 lineup seem like a safe choice because they’re using ZigBee v3.0 and are directly compatible with ST hubs.
which T1 sensors are we talking about? I’m curious
Also you can click on Add device by brand in Smartthings, look for Aqara and you will see all the devices officially supported.
The relatively-new sensors that use Zigbee 3.0.
Hello, are there any working drivers for Aqara temperature and humidity sensor for Aeotec Hub?