Category: Internet of Things

Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro

Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro is the latest smart wall switch from Aqara that is available in Singapore after Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 and Aqara Smart Wall Switch D1.

The price of Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro starts from S$77 on Souky’s store in Lazada and Shopee.

Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro - Box Front
Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro – Box Front

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Aqara Motion Sensor P1

Bought the Aqara Motion Sensor P1 on 11/11, after all the discount vouchers, and paid S$26 for it. Normally, it retails for S$36 on Souky’s Lazada Shop.

Aqara Motion Sensor P1 is a battery-powered motion sensor using two CR2450 batteries. It has a 5-years battery life on paper, but I am skeptical about it. If the battery could last me for more than a year, it is good enough for me.

Aqara Motion Sensor P1 - Box Front
Aqara Motion Sensor P1 – Box Front

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Starling Home Hub

Starling Home Hub allows you to connect Google Nest devices to HomeKit. I am looking to display all my Nest Cam devices in HomeKit specifically.

Currently, I am doing it with Homebridge and homebridge-google-nest-sdm plugin. I paid US$5, so this plugin can use the Google Smart Device Management (SDM) API.

Starling Home Hub - Box Open
Starling Home Hub – Box Open

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Aqara Water Leak Sensor

Aqara Water Leak Sensor is an IP67 dustproof and waterproof sensor that can detect when an area comes into contact with water and then trigger some home automation.

My use case is not to trigger some automation but to let me know when the drainage system under my sink is overflowing with soap lather. Often, this is due to using too much soap when washing the dishes.

Aqara Water Leak Sensor - Box Front
Aqara Water Leak Sensor – Box Front

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Aqara Wireless Mini Switch

I bought the Aqara Wireless Mini Switch from Souky’s Shopee Store for S$27.90. If you prefer to shop on Lazada, you can get it from Souky’s Lazada Store as well. I use both platforms depending on which one has better promotions.

Aqara Wireless Mini Switch is a no-frills button with three trigger inputs: Single Press, Double Press, and Long Press.

Aqara Wireless Mini Switch - Box Front
Aqara Wireless Mini Switch – Box Front

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Aqara Smart Door Lock D200i Review

Thanks to Souky, I managed to be one of the first customers in Singapore to install the Aqara D200i Smart Door Lock. Not to be confused with the D200, which is sold only in China, the D200i is the global/international version of the D200.

Besides being able to add to the Southeast Asia region in the Aqara app, The other significant difference is that the D200i supports remote unlocking.

Aqara D200i - Box Front
Aqara D200i – Box Front

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Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor

Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor is another sensor from Aqara that can measure the temperature, humidity, and TVOC.

TVOC stands for Total Volatile Organic Compounds. TVOC groups a wide range of organic chemical compounds to simplify reporting when these are present in ambient air or emissions.

Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor - Box Front
Aqara TVOC Air Quality Monitor – Box Front

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Aqara Temperature and Humidity Sensor

Bought the Aqara Temperature and Humidity Sensor during 9/9 from Souky’s Lazada Store for S$22.75 after the usual double-digit sales day discount. If not, it retails for S$27.90.

This HomeKit compatible small wireless sensor measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

Aqara Temperature and Humidity Sensor - Box Font
Aqara Temperature and Humidity Sensor – Box Font

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Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 Review

The much awaited Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 has finally launched in Singapore on 20th April 2023. It retails for S$159 and you can get it from Souky store on Lazada or Shopee.

Unlike the typical motion sensors that use Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensors, presence sensors use 60 GHz mmWave radar sensors to detect “presence” instead of “motion.” Because of this, it can detect multiple people in a room. It can also tell the difference between a person in a room that is not moving and no one in it. This is something that motion sensors could never differentiate.

Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 - Box Front
Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 – Box Front

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