Today, AliExpress is running their single’s day (November 11th) and that gives us, smart home enthousiasts, a lot of great deals to add new devices and projects to our houses. So I digged into AliExpress to find some geat opportuinities that I listed bellow. Enjoy !
Every devices on that page are eligible to the AliExpress’s promo of 5$ Off for every 30$ spent !
All prices are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed, please confirm directly on AliExpress’s site.
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That’ll help me to create new projects and content, Thanks !
#10 Aqara Zigbee Presence Sensor FP1
If Zigbee is a part of your smart home, you probable heard of that sensor !
Aqara’s ZP1 is a radar presence sensor that can detects you even if you’re not moving.
It’s a bit slow to trigger lights, but pretty accurate to know if you left a room.
On my side, I use it in my living room, so it turns off the TV and lights when no one is there.
#9 Aqara Water Leak Sensor
This one can save you a lot of trouble !
Also using Zigbee, this device can be installed anywhere in your home to watch for any water leak.
I do have some of them in different locations, such as behind toilets, in the laundry room and near the water valve.
I also saw few people putting them in there shower to know whenever it was in use, which is kind of clever 🙂
#7 ESP8266 NodeMCU
If you’re into DIY and electronic, this one is for you !
The NodeMCU is a great board which let you build your own IOT devices.
There is different ways to use it with Home Assistant, but the most popular is definetly ESPHome .
#5 Broadlink RM4
This device let you use Home Assistant to control any Infrered devices, like your TV, a fan, your cable box of even your mini-split !
You can get more information right there Broadlink Integration
#4 Aqara Cube
#3 Zigbee Smoke Sensor
I never rely on smart home for life related stuff, but I do use them to extend security “MVP”.
That means that, in top of my hardwired and approved smoke detectors, I have these detectors in different rooms and areas of my house. This will let me know if it’s triggered and get me more specific locations.
#1 Xiaomi BLE Temperature & Humidity Sensor
Monitoring the temperature and humidity with Home Assistant never was that cheap !
You can easily install BTHome on these sensors, which will make them automatically discovered by Home Assistant (if your instance has Bluetooth).
Bonus : BTHome is also supported by ESPHome’s Bluetooth proxy.