Everything you need for building a Xiaomi smart home
By GB Blog Official 2017-11-02 5944 1
Xiaomi security IP cameras
A smart home starts with safety. The Xiaomi WiFi IP Camera (pan-tilt version) is a great way to get started with a mini security system. The cam is easy to install and sports a 720P resolution, and thanks to the pan-tilt feature, provides a 360 Degree view of your property. The camera also delivers an efficient night time performance with its ten 940nm IR-cut LEDs — you will get clear footage and imagery within 9 meters. The concealed SD card slot makes for not only an integrated appearance but also a convenient storage space.
Another interesting option is the Xiaomi Mijia 1080P Smart IP Camera, which is currently on flash sale for only $31.59. With Full HD resolution, the camera is capable of quality footage and a 130 Degree wide angle FOV. Remote control is possible within 10 meters and the security camera supports night vision within the same range. Motion detection works within 15 meters. Both cameras feature two-way audio and are app controlled.
Xiaomi smart home sensors
Smart home sensors fall into many different categories. Some offer additional security, some make your home an even more comfortable space.
The Xiaomi Aqara Window Door Sensor is an efficient security gadget and can detect the opening and closing of doors and windows in your home and notify you via the dedicated Mi Home App. It’s a simple device consisting of a sensor subject and a magnet and uses ZigBee wireless connection to connect with other Xiaomi smart home devices.
The Xiaomi Smart Water Sensor is another useful mini gadget. The water sensor can detect the water level in any area where water is frequently present: swimming pool, garden, next to a washing machine or leaky pipes and more. Set the "dangerous" water limit and get instant notifications through the dedicated app, which will let you know when the water level gets too low or too high.
A temperature sensor like the Xiaomi Aqara Temperature Sensor is a smart home accessory that can significantly improve the comfort level in your home. It can monitor the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure in the selected area and report back via the app. What’s more, you can also create scenes and connect it with other devices that will timely react to temperature changes and ensure a comfortable living environment.
The Xiaomi Smart Home Aqara Human Body Sensor is another interesting device. It detects human presence in an area and efficiently works with other Xiaomi smart home devices to control lighting, air conditioning and more.
All Xiaomi sensors and other smart home gadgets will efficiently cooperate under the guidance of a multifunctional hub like the Xiaomi Smart Home Multifunctional Gateway.
Extras: Xiaomi light switch & intelligent curtain motor
A smart light switch is another popular smart home accessory. It solves the annoying problem of "Oops, I forgot to turn off the lights". With the Aqara Smart Light Switch by Xiaomi, you can switch off or on all the lights in your home with just one click. What’s more, you can create scenes and automation for the lights to turn on and turn off at certain times and more.
The Xiaomi Intelligent Curtain Motor is a simple yet handy accessory that can let you easily close and open curtains with just a light touch and even set the curtains to open or close at specific times throughout the day. You will also be able to operate the curtains remotely via the dedicated app.
Xiaomi smart home kits
If you want to get a complete set of connected Xiaomi gadgets, the company offers several home security kits. For instance, you have the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Home Aqara Security Kit, which, priced at $52.47, comes with everything needed for better home security. With the kit, you will get the Multifunctional Gateway Remote Control (capable of connecting up to 30 devices), Window Door Sensor Set and Smart Wireless Switch.
For a slightly higher price of $55.99, you can purchase the Xiaomi 5 in 1 Smart Home Security Kit, which comes with the Multifunctional Gateway Remote Control, Smart Wireless Switch, Human Body Sensor, Window Door Sensor and Outlet.
Whether you choose to go with a ready smart home kit or prefer to assemble your smart home system by yourself with individual gadgets, Xiaomi offers a nice selection of smart home gadgets, which are a good start in building an intelligent home.
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