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New Aqara Products Announced at CES 2023

Get ready to upgrade your smart home in 2023 with these amazing products announced at CES 2023 from Aqara that are headed your way.

Aqara CES New Products

Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4

The Smart Video Doorbell G4 is a top-of-the-line smart home solution that is the perfect complement to Aqara’s indoor home cameras. With this doorbell and the indoor cameras, homeowners can keep a watchful eye on their homes, families, and visitors from anywhere at any time.

The Smart Video Doorbell G4 offers high flexibility when it comes to installation as it can be powered by batteries or wired for continuous power. It supports multiple smart home platforms, including HomeKit Secure Video, Amazon and Google smart displays, and will also be compatible with the Matter specification for cameras once it becomes available.

The G4 is equipped with advanced AI-powered facial recognition technology, which enables it to trigger automated responses based on the identity of the person at the door. Additionally, the device offers both 7-day free cloud storage and the option for local storage via a microSD card. With its cutting-edge features, the Video Doorbell G4 is an excellent investment for homeowners who are looking to upgrade their smart home security.

Aqara Smart Video Doorbell G4

Aqara Presence Sensor FP2

The Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 is a game-changing product that has been added to the company’s extensive sensor lineup. It is based on cutting-edge millimeter wave (mmWave) radar technology, which allows it to detect human presence even when individuals are sitting still.

The FP2 offers an innovative feature called zone positioning, which allows users to define specific areas within a room, such as a bed, dresser, or sofa, and trigger unique automations based on presence in each zone for a personalized experience. This makes it an ideal solution for home automation and smart home security.

In addition to its zone positioning capabilities, the FP2 also offers multi-person detection, fall detection, and a built-in light sensor. These features make it a versatile and valuable asset for any smart home setup. With the Presence Sensor FP2, homeowners can enjoy an even more sophisticated and customized smart home experience.

Aqara Smart Lock U100

The Smart Lock U100 is Aqara’s debut deadbolt lock, and it provides homeowners with a secure and convenient home access solution that is perfectly suited for modern smart homes. The U100 lock is a rare find in the market, as it is one of the few smart locks that is compatible with HomeKit and supports the home key feature in Apple Wallet.

Homeowners have a variety of access authentication options to choose from, including fingerprints, passwords, the Aqara Home app (iOS/Android), NFC cards, and mechanical keys. With the Zigbee protocol and support for Matter via a compatible Aqara hub, the U100 smart lock is a reliable and integrated component of any smart home system.

Aqara Smart Lock U100

Aqara LED Strip T1

The LED Strip T1 is a versatile RGB CCT lightstrip designed to enhance smart lighting experiences for Aqara users. With the ability to produce up to 16 million vibrant colours and tunable white light, the T1 LED strip provides a dynamic and immersive lighting experience. Additionally, it is equipped with gradient effects that add an extra layer of customization to your smart lighting setup.

The LED Strip T1 is compatible with popular smart home platforms such as HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Home. It is also expected to have Matter support through a compatible Aqara hub after its launch. The strip operates on a Zigbee-based network, which results in lower power consumption and reduced congestion on the home Wi-Fi network. Furthermore, the LED Strip T1 serves as a Zigbee network repeater, strengthening the overall network performance.

In summary, the LED Strip T1 is an excellent addition to any smart home lighting setup. With its vibrant color options, gradient effects, and smart home compatibility, the T1 LED strip is sure to bring your lighting experience to the next level.

Aqara LED Strip T1

Matter Update

Matter, is the new smart home connectivity standard that enables a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across ecosystems. Updates for the Aqara Hub M2 are rolling out in early 2023 and a Beta version is available now.

Aqara Matter Compatible Update


  • This firmware will let you expose your existing Zigbee devices connected to Hub M2 to third-party Matter apps over Wi-Fi, but it will NOT upgrade Zigbee devices to Thread.

To activate Matter, navigate to “Bind to Matter (Beta)” on the settings page of the hub, and make sure your Matter controllers (e.g. HomePod mini, Nest Hubs), the Hub M2 and phone are on the same local network.

Make sure your Aqara Home app version is 3.0.8 or higher.

To add the devices to Google Home, you need to have Nest Hub 2nd or Nest Hub Max, you will need to have an Android phone to run the Google Home app.

Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings do not support Bridge device type yet, and cannot connect to the Hub M2 via Matter at the moment.

This is a BETA version for users who need to experience the Matter features, it may has some bugs which may cause unexpected impact in some cases, if happens, please try to unbind from Matter and add the hub to Matter app again.

These new products will be available at Smart & Secure Centre soon.

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