Aqara launches HomeKit-compatible Smart Wall Switch for Europe

Aqara, a provider for smart home products, announced the launch of its first smart wall switch targeted for the European market: the Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU. It’s HomeKit compatible.

With HomeKit, you can control your Roku device with your voice or by using the Home app and Siri on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod.

The Wall Switch H1 EU series is Aqara’s first smart wall switch supporting both round European wall boxes and 86 mm square wall boxes. It’s available in Single and Double Rocker versions, as well as in With Neutral and No Neutral versions. Along with the Wall Switch H1 EU, Aqara also introduced the latest Wireless Remote Switch H1 (Double Rocker) to the European market.

Both the Wall Switch H1 EU and the Wireless Switch H1 support the Zigbee 3.0 protocol. Both switches share a design with a metal frame. What’s more, the combination of the Wall Switch H1 EU and the Wireless Switch H1 can be used in a 2-way switch setup without excessive wiring. Or the combo can be used upgrade the existing 2-way setup to a smart one. This allows users to control the light or other device from two different places similar to using two hard-wired 2-way switches.

The Wall Switch H1 EU is compatible with major smart home ecosystems and voice assistants, including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and moreThe availability of With Neutral and No Neutral versions makes it fit almost all homes, while the With Neutral version supports extra features such as power monitoring and overload protection. 

The Wireless Switch H1 is a HomeKit-compatible remote switch to control Aqara devices and other HomeKit accessories or to switch between smart home scenes. It comes with a double rocker, and recognizes seven configurable actions including single click, double click, long press, and dual-button press. It also supports the High-Speed Click Mode, which reduces the response time down to 50 milliseconds.. The Wireless Switch H1 also features a 5-year battery life, the longest so far among all Aqara battery-powered devices.

The Wall Switch H1 EU and the Wireless Switch H1 are expected to be available in various European and Asian countries via authorized Aqara distributors in the following months. For more details go here.

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