Aqara uses the CES to present already announced devices to the public. In addition to a video doorbell, a presence detector and a light strip, there will also be a door lock for deadbolts.
Aqara Video Doorbell G4
We have already reported that Aqara wants to offer a HomeKit video doorbell in the future. The camera can be either hardwired or battery powered.
It supports HomeKit Secure Video as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In the future, the device should also workt with the new smarthome standard Matter as soon as it supports cameras.
The recordings can be stored either in iCloud, on a microSD card or in Aqara’s cloud. In addition, there is to be local face recognition.
The video doorbell is expected to cost around $120, or about €114, and will be available in February 2023. If you want to get an overview of the HomeKit features right now, you can take a look at our device overview.
Aqara Presence Sensor FP2
We have also already reported on the Aqara Presence Sensor FP2. Via mmWave, the sensor can detect even the smallest movements, such as a heartbeat.
Different zones can be defined in a room, which can trigger different automations when they are present. In addition, the sensor has an integrated light sensor and multiple people and even falling people can be detected.
According to current information, the presence sensor is expected to cost around $60, about €57, and will be available from the second quarter of 2023.
Aqara Smart Lock U100
In the future, the company would like to offer an intelligent door lock for deadbolts, which are widely used in the USA, for example. The Smart Lock U100 can not only be controlled via HomeKit, but also supports Apple Home Key.
A feature that no lock in Europe supports yet. In doing so, the iPhone or Apple Watch can open the door by holding in front of it. By the way, this also works when the iPhone’s battery is actually already empty.
Furthermore, the device has a fingerprint sensor, NFC reader and buttons. The lock is integrated via a Zigbee hub from the manufacturer. In the future, the new smarthome standard Matter will be supported.
The door lock is expected to cost between $160 and $180, about 150€ to 170€, and be released in the second quarter of 2023.
Aqara LED Strip T1
With the LED Strip T1, Aqara would like to offer an RGB CCT light strip in the future. The multicolor light strip supports Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Matter in the future.
There is currently no information about the price and availability.