If you have ever wondered whether you can use the Aqara motion detector outdoors, we can now answer that question for you. At least with a rain cover, this should not be a problem.

Alexey printed a rain cover mount for Aqara’s motion detector two years ago and placed it outside. Since then, the sensor has been doing its job without any problems. There is even still the first battery in the sensor.

If you have a 3D printer in use, a matching rain cover for the motion detector is available on Thingiverse. If you don’t own a 3D printer but are still interested, you can ask fellow blogger Matthias Petrat. In addition to his finished products, he also prints individual parts.

HomeKit outdoor motion detector

Of course, there are also HomeKit-enabled motion detectors designed specifically for outdoor use. Both the Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor and the Eve Motion easily survive any rain.