Aqara Camera E1 is essentially a strip-down version of the Aqara Camera Hub G3 and hence it is about S$100 cheaper. Aqara Camera Hub G3 retails for S$197.90.
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.
The Aqara Wireless Remote Switch H1 is a 2-gang wireless Zigbee switch that is battery-powered (CR2450). Aqara only has this in 2-gang.
Essentially, it is the wireless version of the Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU.
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.
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.
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 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.
This HomeKit compatible small wireless sensor measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
I have used multiple Google Nest Cam in my current house, which has served me well. The connection is stable. The only time it went down was when my Internet was down. I even subscribe to Nest Aware for ten days of 24/7 video recording. I have integrated my Nest Cams to Apple HomeKit using Homebridge with Homebridge Nest Cam Plugin. The integration works well as well.
For my new house, which I hope to move into in Q4 2023, I am seeing if I can integrate smart home devices directly into HomeKit without running Homebridge on my Synology NAS.