Xiaomi vs Aqara door/window sensors

How did it go? Is the aqara still showing – for battery? or have somehow “woken” up :stuck_out_tongue:

so far no news, i changed my dth so its always showing as 100% kinda regret now, should hve went for the origional door sensor instead

u mean the xiaomi ones instead of aqara? these button batteries last a long time. so not tat “end of the world” rite. lets see if some genius can help us out :slight_smile:

Right, true i haven’t got one that went dead yet due to battery. But my OCD needs this

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My original xiaomi sensor is showing 91% and the Aqara is showing 0%. Both are functioning great!

hi i dont know where i went wrong but my device doesnt seem to change status from open and closed

Hi so this does happen to time to time, seems like their status got stuck.
I believe there was an incident yesterday regarding ST.
You can try again later or delete it and re pair it

ive tried removing and re adding still the same not showing any status change wonder if ive missed something when connecting it

I have not seen this thread until now so I am not sure if you have created new device handlers for the Aqara. I have the Temp and Window/Door sensor. I have been modifying the Original Xiaomi DH to get the Aqara support.

If you do not have a different DH please try mine and let me know if it works.


@ArstenA i have tried your device handler it is showing on my smartthings but doesnt seem to change from open status.

That seems strange. The original device handler should have given open/close status but had issues reporting battery status.

The new aqara DH should fix the battery reporting.

Are you getting the battery reported now?

Try a bigger magnet to trigger the open/close?

I just recently started using your DH and my Aqara sensor is now showing 100% battery. Idk if that’s correct or not, since my other sensor is showing 90%, but at least my ST app isn’t complaining about it anymore!

Yeah I am not sure if I am looking at the correct bytes or not. We will see once more sensors are deployed!

I updated my DH for the Aqara door sensors.
Now the battery shows 100%. will wait to see if it ever drops from 100%
Thanks again.

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I added 6 aqara sensors last night all dropped off within a few hours, purchased these as I saw that people were having less drop outs compared to the original and it being added as a thing, I have 10+ of the originals and just wanted a easier time adding

Has anyone mastered the pairing process? I found a great video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sciUre0HVl0 that shows how to add the DH and then the pairing process… the problem on mine is no matter how many times I tap the buttons to pair, it’s never showing up as a ‘thing’ on my SmartThings app. This is for the new Aqara door sensors, Aqara button, and the motion sensor. All of them same thing… paperclip or button pressing multiple times, holding it down, etc… not sure how to put into Pairing mode so that SmartThings hub will see it. :confused:

make sure you are using the bspranger handlers and not the a4refillpad

oooh, okay I’ll give that a try then. I was using the a4refillpad - do you think that will help with the pairing, or just general statement that the Device Handler for bspranger is better?

Mine is just progressed a little more.

And I believe yours has the correct fingerprints for Aqara?

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