Aqara & Xiaomi Smart Home - Zigbee App (v1.4.1)

Indeed I was busy with other things. I upgraded to solve a red ring issue which was solved but did not read about the consequences.

I’ll be patient and hope the app will be upgraded soon

Anybody else refreshing this thread every day? :smiley: waiting like a kid here for the update, this is the only app holding me back from upgrading to 5.0 :slight_smile:

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Why you ask? Just read the recent posts.

Same for me… I’m watching @TedTolboom on GitHub but so far nothing visible. Anyway, I think Ted mentioned end of this month for 1st alpha… so still time.

Hit the F5 F5 F5 :wink:

Guys, relax… I will notify when an update is available.

No need to check Github as well; I will only push an update when and alpha is available.

Too many people watching, so intermediate not fully functional updates will be installed and will lead to additional questions…

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Thank you Ted, it was just “pulse check” if you are alive :wink: …if you will be searching for internal / closed beta testers, let me know :wink:
My only reason of high expectations is that Homey support don’t know (for more then 6 monhts) what is behind high memory leak (I have to reboot twice a day, having 40 ZigBee devices) in case of my setup and they suggested that ZigBee rewrite might (and might not) improve the stuff :wink:

I want to add the Aqara door and window sensors but that does not seem to work anymore. When I add them they are added as a general Zigbee device. They used to work. Model number of my sensors is MCCGQ11LM.

Thanks in advance for the reply.

Uninstall the experimental fw version of Homey / perform factory reset or wait. Most probably you got v5 which isn’t supported yet.

How can i support you for your work :slight_smile: ?

At the btm of a lot of “pages” in the Homey appstore, there is a “donate” button. See for Aqara / @TedTolboom:
https://homey.app/en-gb/app/com.xiaomi-mi/Aqara-&-Xiaomi-ZigBee/
The direct link in this case would be:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/TedTolboom

Then I will wait.

@TedTolboom, just donated… Make it happen buddy!! And thanks for all the great work! Very much appreciated!!

Have an issue with the Light sensor from xiaomi (GZCGQ01LM)
any idea why i just get a note that this device do not have an app for it and it continues to add it as an basic zigbee device?

Are not running 5.0.
Have a homey pro.
have rebooted it several times.

Don’t want to be blunt, but I’d say it is a good practice to read a few of the messages above.

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That i have. and i figured that the more input the better. as they all say that its due to v5.0 which i do not use. It seems as it has just become a problem the recent weeks for others to.

@TedTolboom:
@Phuturist:

As you both know ,the apps “Xiaomi Mi Home” (app store, @Phuturist: you were the original dev. I believe) and “Mi Homey” (CLI only), allow for an integration of the Xiaomi/Aqara gateways to Homey. Once gateways are added, all child devices connected to the Xiaomi/Aqara gateway can be easily integrated in Homey, regardless of the communication protocol used (mostly Zigbee, Wifi or Bluetooth). Both apps have the same functionality.

The advantages are multiple. Those that matter most for me are:

  • Reliability: The zigbee network is handled by the Xiaomi/Aqara gateway. Resulting in a very stable network, almost without any limitation of quantity of child devices connected. Adding multiple Xiaomi/Aqara gateways in the same building will result in a very reliable network coverage.
  • Multiple locations: Another nice one, is the fact that the Xiaomi/Aqara gateways don’t have to be installed in the same location. So all of the sudden I can manage more than one location using only one (slightly more expensive) Homey. One will only need a cheap Xiaomi/Aqara gateway, connected to the internet. The Zigbee devices in the back of my garden are connected to the Xiaomi/Aqara gateway in the garden shed. The Xiaomi/Aqara gateway in the garden shed is connected to my neighbour’s Wi-Fi network. And, Voila: everything alway accessible. WiFi range is much better than Zigbee, WiFi networks are omnipresent.
  • Redundancy: when, for whatever reason, Homey is down, you will still have access by using the Xiaomi Mi Home app.

My gut feeling however is that none of these two apps are really developped (any more). I would prefer not to invest my time in using these apps, only to discover after a few months that the dev has lost interest all together.

My Question @TedTolboom :
What needs to happen for you to integrate the same functionality in your “Smart Home” app?

The reason for me asking is simply because you app(s) is/are, in general: well maintained, well constructed and sturdy or to sum up in one word: Brilliant.

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@Jan_Peeters I appreciate the feedback and the appreciation.
But I am not planning to include support for the Xiaomi / Aqara gateway into this app.

The main reasons are:

  1. I believe in creating one strong Zigbee mesh where multiple brands strengthen each other, instead of creating multiple parallel Zigbee networks (Homey v5 is providing the fundament for this)
  2. I have little to no knowledge regarding the API based protocols (specialized in Z-wave and Zigbee).
  3. There is no benefit for combining the different protocols into one app; it will not (never) be possible to transfer a device from Aqara gateway to Homey and back
  4. Also my available time has it’s limitations…
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O. K., it was worth the try :grin:
Thank you for your feedback!

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I have 4 Aqara temp and humidity sensors which are not updating. Only once in a couple of days they are reporting back the temps. There in a range of about 4-5 meters.
I also have soms Aqara door sensors which are farther away. They havent got this issue.

Is this something that will be fixed with Homey 5.0 or will this need some work in the app also?