i ordered mine from gearbest in the US and got them the next week, im in phx.
Great work, can u guys pls tell me what xiaomi sensors are now working with the ST without their hub ? - thanks.
Unfortunately not. ST cannot see the zigbee info being sent when you double press the button. So right now, there’s no way to put that in.
So far, it seems like every sensor works without hub.
Awesome ! so I can now go about buying their stuff ! I just bought a ST hub among other things.
EDIT: Got few more questions/confirmations reading most of this thread:
Xiaomi motion & door sensors works without custom device handler just by following the mentioned pairing process in this thread ?
I guess the plug & temp sensor will need a device handler ?
EDIT: bought a bunch of Xiaomi sensors & plug from gearsbest,
You can pair door, motion and button with ST with a couple tries. For button and temp, follow my other thread on how to pair those.
But all except temp sensor requires custom device handler.
Another update using the plug as a repeater. It seems reasonably stable. Still not 100% convinced that it has the same consistency as the actual hub. I’ve had a temperature sensor go offline for a few hours. Also the PIR sensor had issue sensing at one stage, although that sensor was placed on a electrical switch box and that could’ve messed with the signal.
Also, great news with building a smart smoke alarm. I’ve figured out the correct circuits to make it all work. Will write up a simple guide when I fully assemble it and re-test. For the moment only 3 components are required. Might be a long wait for the relay to arrived so I though I’ll post the component list first!
1 x diode
1 x capacitor 1uF (i’ve used electrolytic)
1 x reed relay SIP - 1A05 http://www.gearbest.com/development-boards/pp_142262.html
Thanks for the update, i’ll be using the plugs as a repeater mainly as zigbee repeaters are hard to find here.
When mine arrive i’ll test them thoroughly too.
I have a few more plugs coming too. Once I get them i’ll set up another one and see if that helps.
Will also be opening them up to see if I can mod them to be portable relays
I ordered from Everbuying but I think it’s going to take forever to get here. Thanks for the gearbest US suggestion.
is there a device handler that shows battery status for xiaomi door window/sensor and motion sensor?
Yes. I’ll share it later today. I have made a few modification mostly for testing or debugging. Let me clean that up first before i upload
So I just picked up my Gearbest order of a motion sensor and a smart button and wow is the motion sensor tiny! I thought the iris v2 motion sensors were small but this makes them look gigantic lol.
Very good point. Don’t think anyone has posted a photo with them together to compare sizes.
I’ve included an AA battery and a v2 motion sensor to give some scale.
I was also extremely surprised how small and nice these devices all were.
Oh wow… those are tiny. Is the circle in the middle a temperature sensor?
It’s a button.
I’m have the issue where the devices may become unresponsive after not being used for a while. Any sure fire easy to fix this?
What devices? Try to short press the pin see if it connects back to ST. Also check the hubs log
I have a button and a motion sensor, both were disconnecting but now the button stays connected. It’s now showing battery levels as well every hour (which may be what’s keeping it connected?). The motion sensor however drops off after no activity.
I’ve found that all my xiaomi devices all dropping after roughly an hour of inactivity as per the original problem. Maybe I was a bit hasty in buying a shedload of sensors!!
(happy xmas everyone)