Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia door or window detectors are magnetic detectors that use a reed switch contactor. The sensors operate on battery (the service life varies from 6 months to 1 year in normal use). Very small size, they are easy to install using a sticker delivered with each accessory. Communication with the home automation gateway is done using the Zigbee protocol.
The difference between the Aqara range and Mijia lies mainly in the exterior design. Both product lines share the same technical characteristics. Aqara accessories have a more rectangular shape. The Mijia are more rounded. Older, they are also a little cheaper. You will also find a summary of all the specials of Xiaomi Aqaua and Mijia products on this dedicated page.
The Zigbee2mqtt project now allows Xiaomi accessories to be integrated into a home automation server (Domoticz, Jeedom, Home Assistant, Open Hab …) without having to buy the official gateway. It’s more economical and you have full control over the data collected by Xiaomi sensors. Here are several tutorials to start
If not, the Xiaomi Smart Home gateway and Mi Home app for iOS and Android is required. It is also possible to use the motion detector on most open source home automation software (Jeedom using a plugin, Domoticz or Home Assistant). To learn more, you can read this tutorial of unpacking the kit Xiaomi Smart Home 6 in 1 and this one for an example of integration in Home Assistant.
- Radio protocol: Zigbee
- Scope in free field: about 30m
- White color
- Model: MCCGQ01LM
- Battery: CR1632 3V lithium
- Sensor: 41x21x10
- Magnet: 26x10x8
- Fixation: sticker
(*) Technical specifications given as indicative
Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia Door and Window Opening Sensor offers
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- This product is available at Zapals, Banggood, Amazon.com.
- At zapals.com you can purchase Xiaomi Wireless Smart Door & Window Sensors for Home Security for only $10.99, which is 41% less than the cost in Banggood (CHF 18.59).
- The lowest price of Original Xiaomi Aqara Intelligent Window Door Sensor Zig Bee Version Control Smart Home Kit was obtained on 6 September 2018 19 h 21 min.