As many will be aware by now, Aqara is one of those companies that doesn’t rest on its laurels, with a steady stream of products over the last 12 months, with over twenty new or updated devices coming in China out alone last month. Now it would appear that one device many in the US have been waiting to buy from Amazon is due to become available – the Aqara Water Leak Sensor.
Like nearly all other Aqara device, the Water Leak Sensor uses Zigbee, which means you’ll need the Aqara hub of course, but with that, you’ll get fast and efficient communication, along with long-lasting battery life. The sensor can detect flooding, while also monitoring the status of any water leaks. When the water level of the detection site is higher than 0.5mm, the sensor will trigger an alarm within the Aqara Hub, and send a push notification to your mobile phone, to remind you to take appropriate action. The sensor will reset itself once the water level becomes normal.
The Aqara Water Leak Sensor can also work with other smart accessories to automate your home, including, of course, HomeKit enabled devices, as this is yet another Aqara product exposed to HomeKit via the Aqara hub. The Aqara Water Leak Sensor meets IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating. It’s also small enough to fit almost anywhere due to its small size (50mm/1.97in diameter by 15mm/0.6in high). The Aqara Water Leak Sensor uses a CR2032 battery and should last up to 2 years under normal circumstances.
To celebrate this, Aqara are offering a limited time 25% discount for customers on Amazon.com using the following code – AQARAOMA
Aqara EU Server/EU smart Plug
Today, Aqara finally launches the European servers within the Aqara Home app for both iOS and Android users, which will become available in the Google Play Store right after the EU server launch. The situation with Aqara Home in Europe used to be quite complicated since Aqara’s products were launched in European countries due to stricter GDPR regulations, meaning the company had to update its cloud infrastructure to match these regulations. As a result, EU Aqara users were forced to the Mi Home app, which already had a dedicated EU server, or alternatively, switching Aqara Home app to HomeKit mode (iOS users only).
- More settings for your Aqara devices (for example, adjustable condition duration for Door and Window Sensor etc.)
Support for Voice Assistants or third-party integrations (such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Sonos)
Support for some devices that are not available in other systems (Aqara T1 Smart Plug for example)
- Faster and more stable connection compared to other regions