Hi, I’m giving up on my Aqara temperatur/humidity sensors. Ref to my post from April '21:
Seeing these sensors stop working randomly, they are not reliable at all. Change from when I posted the above message in April '21 I’ve moved to a smaller house and cut down alot on all my devices.
Now I need good advice on reliable sensor for measuring humidity and temperature. Cost is of course a factor as I’m looking to setup 8 sensors. Any thoughts and ideas? Products bought through AliExpress which works well with Homey is not a problem - just as long as it’s reliable and don’t cost a fortune
I will be using these devices in advanced flow to control heating, humidity for fan control, etc.
Gave up those Aqara humidity sensors for the same reason. Any other Aqara sensors work fine for me except the humidity ones.
Since more than a year, I’m using Frient. Much larger sensor than Aqara, indeed. Fast response almost instant, never dropped from the zigbee network and with the 2xAA batteries I expect to last a while. Plus they are among the cheapest batteries around, aren’t they?
Another one (z-wave) is Aeotec Temp and Humidity ZWA039, comparable size with Aqara, but does not perform so well in my opinion as Frient. Chews the battery really fast and it’s an expensive weird one CR2477. It claims two years life, but that’s if you get the sensor to update the values every hour probably.
I’m afraid I’ve given the Aqara sensors alot of tries, with various other Zigbee power outlets for better reapeating signals etc - but stuck at some of them randomly dropping out one after the other. Sad as it is very good when it’s working, but can’t use something that stoppes working and you can’t rely on it when I use it for both fan-control and heating-control. From my initial post I see there are alot of others who also struggle with this for the Aqara sensors. Will look at the proposed other options and see what I end up with. Thank you
On HP2023 now and for three days my sensors are not dropping of the network (or stay quiet). Sometimes i see no reading but thats due to the app in my phone that is frozen So i keep monitoring them if they drop out of the network again… I will buy me these two bad-boys and invest in a “wichelroede” class. And see where the interference is cumming from!