Part of Xiaomi’s brand ecosystem, the Aqara brand takes a step forward by marketing a new product in France. It’s a thermostatic head compatible with HomeKit, Google Home or Alexa, the E1.
Connected to the ecosystem Xiaomi Smart Home, Xiaomi’s Aqara brand is mainly based in China. It is certainly not very established in France, but She is slowly getting there. Akhara started last May Smart Door Lock A100 ZigbeeA Connected lock It has not been launched in Europe since then. This time, Akhara goes a step further with us Connected thermostatic head E1.
Automate your heating settings
The connected thermostatic head replaces the head found on our radiators. Its role is to regulate heating independently of each radiator. For E1, it can be set to ” Hydronic heaters including wall heaters, towel warmers and underfloor heating ».
The Akhara declares ” This radiator thermostat supports most radiator valves with its M30*1.5 mm threaded connection and supplied adapters for RA, RAV and RAVL1 valves. “. The Aqara E1 works with two AA batteries, which allows the thermostatic head to be used for a year.
One of the claims of the Chinese manufacturer is that it can measure temperature from sensors attached to its head. In some heads The classics This is an internal sensor, its measurements may be distorted due to the proximity of the radiator. In uses, Brand says, we can imagine a situation where head heating cuts ” When a door or window is left open, to reduce energy wastage ».
A connected thermostatic head suitable for many home automation systems
The manufacturer declares that its connected object supports the ZigBee 3.0 protocol. He adds that he is entitled to an OTA update via his Zigbee hub to support his E1 head. matter protocol.
Its thermostatic head is already compatible Homekit, Google Home, Alexa, Home Assistant etc IFTTT. Through the Akhara Home application, you can program the radiators according to the hours of the residents’ presence. The heating can be activated when you return home or depending on the weather.
Aqara E1 is a connected thermostatic head Available on Amazon France for €89.57.
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