Aqara HomeKit Devices – an Overview

Aqara is a fresh new entrant into the HomeKit platform. They bring with them a reasonably priced solution for basic smart home devices and a solution to those who want to build their own rudimentary home security system. I’ll take a look at some of the devices they sent over and go through set-up of the hub and door & window sensor. Then a quick test of the security/alarm system. Aqara’s official release in the U.S. is imminent so stay tuned for more videos featuring Aqara accessories! Will update links below as Aqara devices come available.

2 thoughts on “Aqara HomeKit Devices – an Overview

  • 19th September 2019 at 12:07 am

    Great video and overview. I just ordered an Aqara Hub off Gearbest and (I’m just going to use an adapter for now) and a bunch of switches and door/window sensors this week because I didn’t know when the US versions were going back in stock and my wife was getting sick of using Siri to turn on and off the lights in the house. And I can’t quite justify the expense for the switches and sensors already avaialble in the US.

    I’m easger to give it a shot so I’ll let you know how it goes!

    • 19th September 2019 at 12:22 am

      Hopefully everything will work smoothly, but if you encounter any problems, feel free to ask here if you have any questions. So read our Aqara 101 post too in the ‘how to’ section to prepare yourself.


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