In this uneventful week, we would still like to share some news with you. In addition to a new device from Onvis and improvements to Aqara and Homey, we also have a new Sunday reading for you.
Onvis CS2: Mini Alarm System with Thread Announced
Onvis has recently received Thread certification for a new model of the Onvis Security Alarm Sensor. This versatile 4-in-1 sensor functions as a contact sensor, temperature and humidity sensor and has an alarm system with a 120 dB siren.
Although the sensor uses Thread, it is probably not compatible with Matter. Instead, Onvis continues to rely on direct HomeKit certification, which enables seamless integration with Apple Home. The planned market launch of the CS2 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024; the exact price is not yet known.
App Update: Aqara Synchronizes Rooms
Aqara has updated its own app to version 4.0.9 and integrated room synchronization. This allows users to seamlessly synchronize rooms between Apple Home and Aqara in both directions.
This should make it much easier to organize devices and keep rooms synchronized in the future.
Homey Update Integrates Historical Statistics
Owners of the Homey Pro Universal Hub or the Homey Bridge can look forward to the latest update of the Homey app to version 7.5.0. In this version, Athom, the company behind the Homey Hub, has integrated the “Insights” or history statistics into the app, which were previously only available via the web app.
The Insights provide detailed historical data for various parameters such as temperature, brightness and battery level and allow the history to be displayed over different time periods. The update is available free of charge in the App Store and the Homey Pro Universal Hub still costs 399 euros, but offers a wide range of functions that we have discussed in detail in this article.
Apple Home and Matter Sunday Newspaper
If you enjoy the format of our weekly roundup, we cordially invite you to subscribe to our brand-new HomeDevices Sunday Newspaper. We send out the newsletter every Sunday at 7 AM so that you receive it in your inbox right in time for breakfast.
In our newsletter, we not only cover interesting news and exciting videos, but also take a look at new devices and share valuable tips. Currently, the newsletter is available exclusively in English, but we plan to offer a German version in the future. You can sign up here, and you can view the current issue here.