Published on August 9th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
Global Smart Home Powerhouse Aqara Launches New Product Ecosystem in Australia
Aqara, the leader in smart home technology is making it easier for Aussies to have the smart home of their dreams with its newly launched ecosystem of products designed to make homes both safer and smarter.
With over five million satisfied users worldwide, Aqara has witnessed remarkable growth in Australia, thanks to its reputation for exceptional value, sleek designs, and seamless compatibility with renowned ecosystems like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit. Testament to the brand’s fast growth within Australia, Aqara has expanded its local retail presence, adding Officeworks to the list of Australian channel partners as of this month.
The newly launched additions to Aqara’s Australian lineup include:
- Doorbell G4 ($239.99) – The Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4 is equipped with local AI-based facial recognition which allows users to assign names to specific faces and receive push notifications through the app or even set unique automations through Aqara Hub and the supporting ecosystem based on the person’s identity. Aussies no longer need to be at home to answer the door, with on-demand video and two-way talk, all users need is their smartphone to check on visitors. The unique smart doorbell is also the first battery-powered option to work with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video and seamlessly integrates with popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, and Google Home. The G4 also offers a long-term power solution for those who may prefer it, with users having the option to hard-wire the doorbell instead of using AA batteries, another testament to the device’s versatility.
- Smart Lock U100 ($499.99) – Say goodbye to traditional keys and embrace a keyless home access experience with the deadbolt Smart Lock U100. Whether using the Apple Home App, an Apple Watch, or the high-precision fingerprint reader capable of recognising up to 50 fingerprints, Aussie homeowners enjoy quick and secure entry. For added convenience, users can generate periodic passwords to grant permanent, recurring, or one-time access, ensuring flexibility without compromising security. Just like the rest of Aqara’s smart offering, the U100 is compatible with popular ecosystems including Google Home and Amazon Alexa.
- Presence Sensor FP2 ($197.99) – The Presence Sensor FP2 is an advanced sensor that revolutionises human presence detection to allow your home to work better for your needs. Using millimetre wave (mmWave) radar technology, the FP2 provides precise and tailored smart home experiences. The award-winning sensor features functions such as human fall recognition and a built-in light sensor, while also being able to control other smart home devices through ecosystems such as Apple Home. It takes human detection to the next level by monitoring multiple zones and targets simultaneously, enhancing the overall smart home experience.
- Door & Window Sensor P2 ($59) – As the first Aqara thread product, the Door & Window Sensor P2 supports Matter natively, connecting directly to Apple Home, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and Aqara Home in the near future through the Matter-compatible Aqara Thread border router. Benefit from real-time alerts on your smartphone for open/close activities, ensuring enhanced security and peace of mind. The P2 also supports voice assistants, including Siri and Alexa, so users can receive alerts about events such as door entries, or ask about whether a window is open. Easy installation, long battery life, and future-proofing through OTA updates make this sensor a must-have for every smart home enthusiast.
“We’ve extended our range here locally in Australia to help Aussies unlock the full potential of building a smarter and safer home that suits their needs,” says Aqara’s Business Development Manager, Mark Berahmand.“Our latest products offer an unparalleled level of versatility, catering to a wide range of applications and different types of homes. Whether you’re a tech-savvy enthusiast, a busy professional looking to streamline your daily routines or a creative seeking innovative ways to enhance your living space, our solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate and adapt to your lifestyle.
“With user-friendly interfaces and compatibility with popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit, our products are the ideal choice for individuals and families seeking to create a truly connected and personalised home environment,” added Berahmand.
As Aqara expands its offering on local Aussie shores, the brand has reaffirmed its commitment to providing continuous support and innovation to the existing product catalogue. Last month, SmartThing compatibility was introduced to the brand’s roller shade and curtain drivers, while a recent Over The Air (OTA) update has now enabled the majority of Aqara products to be added to the Matter ecosystem via the M2 and/or E1 zigbee hubs.
The new Aqara ecosystem is available now via the brand’s online store and across Australian retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, and Bing Lee.