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Xiaomi motion sensor - it has integration with MiHome

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Motion sensors associate me with something big, ugly. When I pulled out the Xiaomi Smart Body Sensor from the box, I was delighted with its dimensions and appearance. It is a bit bigger than a dozen or so five-pence set on each other, it is the size of two bottle caps.

From the bottom it has a double-sided tape, it can be glued to the surface. Lightweight, just 18g makes sure it will not fall. Works in the ZigBee wireless standard, a Gateway is required. It is powered by a CR2450 battery, there is no problem with availability in Poland. Xiaomi declares working at temperatures from -5 to 40 degrees. The sensor's operating angle is 170stopni, the maximum range of 7m. The device is not equipped with any button or diode, only the opening for pairing / resetting, which must be pressed with a pin to pull the SIM card in new smartphones.

The Xiaomi motion sensor has traditionally been set up in the Mi Home application like a Chinese manufacturer. The ZigBee wireless protocol used in the device requires a smart home from Xiaomi. The pairing process looks the same as in the case Xiaomi Wireless Switch. After clicking the Gateway, go to the Device tab, click on Add Subdevice, select the Occupancy Sensor and press the reset button on the Xiaomi sensor using the pin. After a few seconds, the device will be paired.

Xiaomi Smart Human Body Sensor
In the Mi Home application for iOS, the motion sensor configuration is unfortunately in Chinese. Android users have an English configuration.

After clicking the newly added sensor, I have two options, creating scenes and suspicion [su_lightbox type = "image" src = ""]logs[/ su_lightbox], the sensor saves the date and time each time it detects a person. The application offers us examples of scenes in which the sensor can be used. When it detects a person, it turns off the air purifier and turns on the lighting and more.

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Let's create your own scene by clicking on the bottom in Add scene. First, we must choose what must happen to make x. Click on Add conditions, we choose which condition is to be met. The middle image shows the available sensor options from Xiaomi. After selecting the condition, click on adding the instructions (Add instructions) that the Gateway should perform, if the condition we have previously defined has happened. We choose an interesting device. It is also possible to set in which hours the scene created by us should work. To do this, click on Efective time period. When setting the time, remember that it is according to Chinese time and seven hours should be added.


Xiaomi motion sensor he captivated me with his appearance, small dimensions. In a smart home, a motion sensor is a necessary thing to me. The device is reliable, I have not yet had it happen that the programmed scene has not been started. The Chinese giant has made a product worth recommending, I believe that you will find many uses for it.

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  • I know I'm biased but I think it's better to pay a few pounds and buy a version of Aqar. You will then have a light intensity sensor.
    When you buy it you can choose the premium version of the devices.

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