February 10, 2020, 11:38am
has anyone looked at this. similar to using a Hue hub locally or similar.
This seems to state that you can use the LAN to get data from it and control it. this might be a reliable way to use there kit that is so well priced???
February 10, 2020, 5:46pm
Yes and there is already a “man in the middle” solution for SmartThings that makes use of the Xiaomi Gateway LAN (developer) mode:
Simplify setup process for xiaomi devices to SmartThings.
If Mi-Connector is installed, virtual devices is registered automatically by Mi Connector Smartapp.
You don’t have to do anything to add xiaomi device in Smartthings IDE.
You can control Xiaomi devices at SmartThings.
Lastest version. v.0.0.6.10
Support WiFi Devices.
Xiaomi Air Purifier ( zhimi.airpurifier.m1, zhimi.airpurifier.m2, zhimi.airpurifier.v1, zhimi.airpurifier.v2, zhimi.airpurifier.v3, zhimi.airpurifier.v6, zhimi.airpurifier.v7, zhimi.airpurifier.mc1, zhimi.airpurifier.ma2 )
Xiaomi Humidifier ( zhimi.humidifier.v1 , zhimi.humidifier.ca1, shuii.humidifier.jsq001, zhimi.humidifier.ca4, zhimi.humidifier.cb1, zhimi.humidifier.cb2, deerma.humidifier.mjjsq, deerma.humidifier.jsq, deerma.humidifier.jsq1 )
February 10, 2020, 6:40pm
I swear I searched!!!
How responsive is this compared to directly added.
Especially as it’s now connected via supported hw on the gateway.
I also assume it’s less hassle as they never disconnect!
February 10, 2020, 6:57pm
I believe the Mi Connector doesn’t even require a SmartThings Hub, just to be deployed on the same network as your LAN connected Xiaomi devices. Ie.: Run it on a Pi. The containeraised setup makes the install really easy.