For anybody that uses/needs Xiaomi sensors… Gearbest have another sale…
Just got a few bits and pieces (the origional ones)
Original Xiaomi Smart Door and Windows Sensor - SMART DOOR AND WINDOWS SENSOR WHITE
Original Xiaomi Mi Smart Temperature and Humidity Sensor - XIAOMI TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
Original Xiaomi Smart Human Body Sensor - SMART HUMAN BODY SENSOR WHITE
Smart Human Body Sensor?
That’s their PIR motion sensor. It detects the warmth of a body passing by.
It assesses the individuals’ IQ and only triggers for scores of 120 or greater.
So they’re truly only for smart homes. Looks like my kids, their significant others, and children will have to learn their way around the house in the dark.
$7.99 for a door sensor is quite a steal! I purchased a total of 27 of these. Last year I purchased hubs for family members. This year they can monitor their doors!
I was wandering if there is a way to have the xiaomi sensors connected simultaneously to xiaomi hub and to smartthings hub.
I believe you can only have a single Hub in a Zigbee mesh so no.
I just started a topic about these with the question of connectivity. I have 1 of 8 that was pairing and dropping and now won’t even pair. Would anyone have an idea what the fix might be? The other 7 seem to still be working and staying paired to ST.
There are lots of threads about these and connectivity issues.
Have a look.
Just be lucky that you kept 7 paired. They will not communicate through a Zigbee repeater and must be directly connected to your hub. The first time they get on a repeater you will stay connected for 30min or so and then it will drop. I recommend you find something else then these sensors. There is a lot of luck involved in these
Currently I have 4 Aqara door sensors and 2 motion sensors running for about a month, no connection issues yet. I was planning on buying 11 more sensors for all my windows downstairs.
Maybe I just jinxed myself
On another board we are trying to figure out what Zigbee repeater will work best. One user is using a
and he seems to think that it is working well. Just trying to figure out his configurations that he is using
Just an FYI for those who aren’t aware of this alternative - for just a couple bucks more you can get the Visonic contact sensors when they go on sale (and they tend to do that regularly) - they are $10 when on sale.
They are natively supported by ST (so easy to pair and get local processing) have a great small/slim profile, and don’t have the issues w/connectivity that the Xiaomi may have.
Visonic MCT-340 E Wireless Door Window Sensor Samsung SmartThings $10 @ Amazon w/ code SENSOR50
Anybody know anything about these sensors? Seems like a great price if they are actually reliable.
I have a lot of these and I can attest to the fact that they pair and work very well.
I also agree. I have NEVER had one fallen of the network and provide temp reading very quickly
Lol $24 canadian on
Ill stick with xiaomi until i hit the limit of number of device
They go on sale for $10 all the time on
Mydigitaldiscount.com and Amazon. Worth the wait…
They are natively supported by ST so local processing.
And there is a cool new DTH and mods that allow you to use them as leak, smoke, and tilt sensors as well.
Here is an alternative multipurpose Visonic Door/Window Sensors Device Handler. There is a discussion thread about this sensor here
I was originally posting this DTH in the thread, but someone suggested I should start a new thread to make it easier for comment and searching. So here we go.
With some modifications, the sensor can be used as
smoke detector (for wired smoke alarm)
tilt sensor to use for mailbox sensor or garage door sensor
Since they are only $10 a pieces, I can afford to put the modified leak sensors in every room which may have water problem in my house. Comparing spending like $30 a piece for a real water sensor in the market.
And if you already have a wired smoke alarm system, you can connect them to the visonic sensor and report status back…
Actually i take that back, does this have contacts for pre-existing wiring? aka dry contacts?