Aqara: matter sensors with thread coming

The Chinese brand Aqara had already committed to matter in September 2021. Now there is more concrete information: In addition to software updates for the two central units Aqara M2 and M1S, at least two new sensors with matter support are to be launched.

There is talk of a new edition of the Aqara Motion Sensor as well as a revised version of the door and window sensor. Contrary to the products already available and Zigbee based, the new versions will rely on the Thread radio protocol. This offers the advantage that the control panel from Aqara is no longer needed to connect the devices to a matter system. Instead of that, a direct integration with other hubs such as the 4th generation of Amazon Echo and other smart home control centers is possible.