May 18, 2024

Aqara has unveiled its newest native Matter gadget; the Aqara Movement and Mild Sensor P2 is a Thread-based gadget that can work with any Matter controller, so that you don’t must have an Aqara hub in place.

Aqara has totally embraced that new Matter sensible residence normal with a the likes of the M2 Hub and the brand new Good Lock U100 working with Matter.

The Movement and Mild Sensor P2 follows up on final 12 months’s Door and Window Sensor P2, which was the primary gadget from the Chinese language model that didn’t require you to be already utilizing an Aqara setup and the Aqara app.

The Aqara Movement and Mild Sensor P2 will work with any Matter controller with a Thread border router – comparable to the brand new Echo Hub, the 2nd-gen Apple HomePod or a Homey Professional.

Aqara does have its personal Matter controller / Thread border router within the works; we’re anticipating the M3 Hub to launch within the coming weeks and it seems to be like being the right answer for anybody who already has an array of Aqara’s Zigbee sensors and desires to broaden to a Matter system.

Aqara tells us that, when paired with the M3, there will probably be further options out there for the P2 within the Aqara app comparable to customizable sensitivity and detection timeout settings.

Commercial

The Aqara Movement and Mild Sensor P2 and is an ultra-wide angle PIR movement sensor with a standalone illumination sensor, providing exact detection as much as 7 meters, with a 170° horizontal discipline of view.

The Aqara Movement and Mild Sensor P2 is now out there globally by means of Aqara’s Amazon shops. It’s $33.99 Stateside and £29.99 within the UK.