Aqara Door and Window Sensor P2 with matter thread

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Aqara have launched its latest door and window contact sensor, the P2.

This new Door and Window Sensor P2 incorporates all the advanced automation and security features that the original Aqara Door and Window Sensor has been known for, but you now get the improved smart home interoperability that the Matter standard provides.

I have had a mixed experience with Matter so far, but the more products that implement this new standard, the better the overall experience will come.

Native Matter Support Opens Up Third Party Hubs

Thread

This sensor is a bit different to the handful of other Matter-enabled devices I have reviewed so far because it has native matter support. This doesn’t require you to connect to a proprietary hub such as the Aqara M2.

This new sensor will connect directly to any Matter-enabled Thread Border Routers on the market and can be integrated into multiple Matter-enabled ecosystems via the additional Matter controller(s).

At the moment, Aqara don’t have their own Thread Border Router. The upcoming Hub M3 will be the first of their hubs to have this functionality and this is due to launch in 2024.

In the meantime, Google supports Thread on multiple devices. Thread border routers are already built into Nest Wifi Pro, the second-gen Nest Hub, and Nest Hub Max.

Price and Availability

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The new Aqara Door and Window Sensor P2 is available to buy now for £29.99 and at the time of writing there was a 15% promo code available to apply on the Amazon UK page.

The sensor is also available globally on Amazon in North America (US, Canada) and Europe (France, Italy, Spain, UK),

In celebration of the launch, Aqara offers a 15% discount for the new device on its Amazon brand stores, and the promo codes and product links are as following. The offer is valid through July 8. 

Full Press Release

The Door and Window Sensor P2 opens Aqara’s new Thread product lineup, which allows users to experience the enhanced connectivity and power efficiency of the Thread protocol providing robust, low–latency, and mesh-capable communication for all smart home devices. Moreover, this sensor comes equipped with native Matter support so users can enjoy seamless, out-of-box integration with the Matter-enabled ecosystems of their choice, whether it’s Alexa, Apple Home, Google Home, SmartThings or Home Assistant. The Matter-based smart home supports local automation, boosting responsiveness, stability, and security.

As a multipurpose sensor, the P2 can be used in a wide range of scenarios. Most commonly, homeowners can amplify their security systems with this contact sensor and have peace of mind knowing a timely alert will be pushed if any potential threats are detected. Homeowners can also integrate the P2 into various home automations, such as turning the thermostat off if a door or window is left open.

Unlike other Aqara Zigbee devices, the P2 sensor connects directly to any Matter-enabled Thread Border Routers on the market and can be integrated into multiple Matter-enabled ecosystems via the additional Matter controller(s). Leveraging the Matter standard, the integration between Aqara’s existing Zigbee devices and its new Thread device can be seamless. By commissioning the Zigbee devices to one of the Matter-enabled Aqara hubs, users can connect Aqara’s Zigbee and Thread devices via any Matter-enabled apps and create home scenes and automations. Since Aqara’s Thread Border Router is not available by the time of the Door and Window Sensor P2 launch, a connection with a third-party Thread Border Router is required for this new Thread sensor to support Matter and to work with other Matter products, including Aqara’s own Zigbee devices via the current Matter-enabled Aqara hubs such as the M2.

Aqara anticipates introducing the Company’s first Thread Border Router, the Hub M3, in early 2024 along with an update of Aqara Home app to support Matter. The M3 hub will be able to not only connect and control Aqara’s own Zigbee and Thread devices, but it can also control third-party Thread products. Furthermore, a few unique features will be become available for the Door and Window Sensor P2 when it’s paired to the Aqara M3 hub, including the tamper alert, an adjustable sensitivity between 1-3 centimeters, and a programmable button that can be used to activate a customised home scene or automation.

The P2 features a large-capacity 1400mAh CR123 battery to prolong the battery life and ensure uninterrupted usage. Additionally, the sensor offers easy and flexible installation with an included adhesive that will not damage the wall if removed. An alternative thin magnet plate is also included as an alternative method of installation in order to offer more flexibility for the user.

Last update on 2024-06-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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