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  # 1757917 7-Apr-2017 08:39
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Nice - hard to get an idea of size from the pictures. That door/window sensor looks the business. Much cheaper than the Z-Wave equivalents. Don't get the mesh network which is pretty handy for a bigger house, but for a lot of cases they would be just fine.


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  # 1757919 7-Apr-2017 08:46
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I think the mi power sockets are repeaters. Since I have paired a couple of them, it seems my wemo lamps dropping off has got a lot worse but only happens when the lamp is powered off, so I cant be bothered doing anything about it for now.





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  # 1757928 7-Apr-2017 09:10
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Those door/window sensors look good, the pics on the website made them look massive.

 

I assume for them to work I need the gateway. http://www.banggood.com/Original-Xiaomi-Upgrade-Smart-Home-WiFi-Remote-Control-Multi-functional-Gateway-p-1047282.html

 

 


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  # 1759924 9-Apr-2017 21:00
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@SumnerBoy what product(s) did you buy?

 

 

Just ordered another 3 temp sensors, 2 magnet sensors, and a motion sensor. Got everything hooked up to openHAB now via MQTT. Working nicely so far. 

 

Also got it setup so openHAB can switch the gateway LED on/off - not that I really need that since the gateway is in a hallways cupboard...


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  # 1759926 9-Apr-2017 21:12
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I have mine out so I can see it to see if I have mail or not. Also the speaker now plays the final countdown for a doorbell, but I am yet to figure out how to stop it. Perhaps another door sensor and have that play something silent?





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  # 1759928 9-Apr-2017 21:20
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Mail notifier is high on my wish list, but i have a vertical slot (no flap) mailbox, so haven't figured out a good way to generate the mail-delivered events...


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  # 1763373 12-Apr-2017 19:38
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OK, ok, ok. I caved in and bought a few of these. At the price they go for it's a no-brainer. @SumnerBoy Do you think having these set up with MQTT into openHAB is the best method? I don't use MQTT for anything other than OwnTracks at the moment.

 

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  # 1763493 12-Apr-2017 23:01
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I try to use MQTT anywhere I can. YMMV. I like it due to the fact it decouples all the different systems. So once I setup my Xiaomi gateway to publish MQTT messages, I can then consume these in openHAB and use in automation rules or consume them in InfluxDB (via Telegraf) and display in Grafana dashboards. 

 

Plus there is no need to add yet another binding to openHAB - everything is handled via the MQTT binding. 

 

Once your automation system gets beyond a certain point, these types of common comms/protocols make life so much easier, both in maintenance and adding new devices etc.


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  # 1763532 13-Apr-2017 07:28
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Same.  I setup all messages via MQTT. 

 

There are MQTT apps available for mobile if you want to listen or publish to a particular topic (eg. Garage door monitor/opener).  Sort of like a shortcut, bypassing Openhab or Home Assistant user interface.

 

Downside is your MQTT server is now a very critical piece of equipment.  When it goes down, the whole automation in the house goes down with it.


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