After having my privacy and security breached by a home invader, I found myself needing more adequate security measures in place. It became a priority for me to have a system that not only alerted myself, but also my family members and neighbours as well. Aqara home security devices are my go-to when it comes to protection. With the ability to connect a multitude of devices to my Aqara Hub, myself and my family members are alerted immediately via smartphone notifications whenever a sensor is triggered. These devices help me feel safe when I am inside and outside of the home.
So what does my security system include? Take a peek as I break it down below.
Camera Hub G2H
The Aqara Camera Hub G2H is comprised of a camera built right into a Smart Home hub. Download the Apple Home App and connect this camera system and hub directly to it. Monitor who you give encrypted access to for optimal security. Opt for phone notifications, and when the camera is triggered, you’ll receive an alert right to your phone. Your family members can also enable this feature, allowing them to take action and ensure you’re safe.
The built-in two-way voice recognition allows you to make phone calls and send video messages whether you’re at home or not. This is a great feature for alerting your loved ones in case of an emergency, or for checking in on your pets while away. The omnidirectional noise-canceling microphone, along with the loud speakers, gives you up to 5 meters of crisp and clear audio.
All triggering events are recorded, organized by timeline, and stored on iCloud for 10 days. This gives you ample time to review and download any suspicious activity. With that said, the Aqara camera hub can be adjusted to recognize what zones to pay attention to. You won’t have to worry about every little trigger setting the camera off, unless that’s what you want.
With a 140-degree wide-angle lens and 1080p high-definition, this camera can view large areas clearly. It features IR night vision, ensuring that you’re always seeing picture-perfect quality, even in dimly-lit conditions.
To install this camera, simply attach it via its built-in heavy-duty magnet. If your surface isn’t metal, install the included iron wall mount first.
This motion sensor can rotate 360-degrees and has a wide 170-degree trigger space at one time. It can be placed anywhere as it has a simple peel-and-stick installation method. Connect this sensor to the Aqara camera hub, other Home-Kit enabled devices, and the Apple Home App to fully reap its security benefits.
Prepared to protect with an alarm mode, this motion sensor can be set to notify you via your phone and/or with loud alert sounds when triggered. This is a wonderful feature as helps deliver a sense of security while sleeping or out of the home.
Built with a Japanese infrared sensor, a US Polyolefin Fresnel lens, an anti-UV encasing, and a 2-year battery life, this high-quality motion sensor is designed to last.
This smart plug is wonderful. Not only is it compatible with all Aqara home security devices and the Apple Home App, but it is also compatible with literally anything that you can plug in. The plug can be activated with a remote control, it can be voice-activated, it can be activated via app, and it can be set to a timer.
This is terrific for having in your bedroom or living room as you can control your lamps and lights without having to get up. Use this smart plug in your kitchen to start your coffee machine every morning, or in your bathroom to ensure that you turned your hair appliances off before leaving your house. Simply check the app and control your device. If you’re leaving on a trip, the timer setting can be used to give off the impression that someone is home.
All use of this smart plug is recorded and the amount of energy you consume every day or month can be monitored and assessed, helping you with your energy bill. This plug remains effective with or without a strong WiFi signal as it will connect to the Aqara Hub Zigbee connection.
Wireless Mini Switch
This versatile switch can be used to control any smart home accessory. Configure it to the Aqara hub and app and connect it to lamps, kitchen utilities, humidifiers, and more. With a 2-year battery life and around 50,000 presses of the button, this switch is long-lasting.
If your home doesn’t have a doorbell, this mini switch can become one. Simply stick it to the door, connect it to the hub, and choose your favorite ringtone.
For the ultimate security protocol, this mini device can be programmed as an emergency button. Once pushed, an alarm will sound, and push notifications will be sent to the phones of anyone connected to your security hub.
Other Useful Devices
The Temperature and Humidity Sensor is great for monitoring temperature, humidity, and pressure in the atmosphere. It tracks data in real-time and alerts you if there are any abnormal changes in the environment. If you have a humidifier in your home, connect it to a smart plug and this sensor will automatically adjust the humidity levels.
The water Leak Sensor can be stored in your bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, or basement. It is programmed to detect floods and will alert you after 0.5-millimeters of water has accumulated in one area. This device can be placed anywhere in your home as it has an easy peel-and-stick installation.
Both of these sensors have a two-year battery life and make useful additions to any home.
Prioritizing your security is essential to a happy lifestyle and positive mindset. When you feel secure, you are free to focus your energy on other aspects of your life. Knowing that my home is equipped with Aqara home security devices allows me to feel safe and leaves me in a calm state. I don’t have to fear noises that I don’t recognize or worry about someone invading my home again.
Whenever I feel as if something suspicious has occurred, I can log in to my Apple Home App, check on a live stream of my home, look back at recorded footage, and feel a sense of calmness knowing that everything is perfectly okay.