Outdoor Contact Sensors for your HomeKit Smart Home! [DIY]

There aren’t any great options for an outdoor HomeKit contact sensor. So we’ll make our own. I’ll show you how I prepared and installed these regular sensors to be used outside that support HomeKit. I also setup some great automations for my smart home with these outdoor gate sensors!

Sponsored by Aqara
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Products Used
Aqara Door/Window Sensor:
Junction Boxes
Heavy Duty Tape

Other Products Seen In Video
Aqara M1S Hub
Aqara M2 Hub
Aqara G3 Camera Hub
Aqara G2H Pro Camera Hub
Aqara E1 Hub
Aqara P1 Motion Sensor:
Aqara TVOC Air Quality Sensor
Aqara Water Sensor
Aqara Vibration Sensor
Aqara Wall Switch
Aqara Smart Plug

NOTE: This description contains affiliate links that allow you to find the items mentioned in this video at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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Video Chapters:
0:00 Project Overview
1:06 Sponsor – Aqara
1:46 Aqara Door Sensors
2:22 What You’ll Need
3:50 Testing the Connection
4:26 Installation
5:11 Does it Work?
5:23 Gate Automations!
6:18 Final Thoughts


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