Aqara has released their new Door & Window Sensor P2, marking their first product to utilize Thread technology, and signaling their full embrace of the Matter protocol. Aqara’s previous Door & Window Sensor utilized Zigbee 3.0 and required the use of one of their proprietary hubs. With this new P2 version, customers can connect the sensor directly to any of their chosen platforms like Apple Home, Google Home, Alexa, and Home Assistant because it uses Matter. You will, however, need a platform device that acts as a Thread Border Router (Apple HomePod Mini, Google Nest Hub 2nd gen, Echo 4th gen, etc…) in order to connect the sensor to your platform of choice.
Open/Closed Status Monitoring
With a built-in high-precision Hall sensor, the Aqara Door and Window Sensor P2 can detect the opening and closing status of doors, windows, and drawers precisely. Once the sensor is triggered, it will send real-time alert notifications to your smartphone whether you’re at home or away, ensuring you’re always aware of any potential security concerns.
Local Home Automations
You can integrate the Door and Window Sensor P2 with your smart home ecosystem to enable advanced automations like adjusting thermostat settings or activating security cameras when a door or window is opened. Moreover, the automations are executed without the cloud, which can protect the user’s privacy and will keep working even if there is no internet connection.
Voice Alerts and Status Notifications
The Aqara Door and Window Sensor P2 supports Apple Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. With these voice assistants, you can receive alerts about events such as door entries, or ask whether a door is open, allowing you to effortlessly monitor your home.
A Matter Controller & Thread Border Router 2-in-1 is required to enjoy seamless integration with a Matter-enabled smart home ecosystem. Currently, the following hubs have been tested to work:
- Apple: Apple TV 4K (3rd gen, 128 GB), Apple TV 4K (2nd gen), HomePod (2nd gen), HomePod mini
- Samsung: SmartThings Hub v3, Aeotec Hub v3, SmartThings Station
- Amazon: Echo (4th gen)
- Google: Nest Hub (2nd gen), Nest Hub Max, Nest Wi-Fi Pro.
With its compact design and adhesive back, the sensor is easily integrated into any interior. Additionally, equipped with a powerful CR123A battery, it provides uninterrupted protection with infrequent replacements.* The battery life may vary depending on the border router and Matter app the sensor is connected to. For best results, the future Aqara border router is advised.
WHERE TO BUY
The Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 can be purchased from their Amazon Store with 15% Off Discount Code, valid till July 8th, 2023.