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Cheapest smart curtains?

Please keep in mind that the B1 curtain controller is not supported (yet)…

with the magnitude of “yet” not being defined, but likely not before September

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Isn’t it possible to use the Xiaomi app and select Aqara curtain controller?
There where some changes like battery and finetuning but in the protocol I don’t think so?

@Wouter642 I understand the reasoning, but no that is not likely.

Aqara is currently updating and even certifying their devices according to the Zigbee 3.0 standards. Which is good, because it will improve the interoperability of these devices.

That will change the firmware and thereby the interaction between curtain controller and Homey = new driver implementation.
In order for me to build the new driver, I will need to have the new device myself and have the time to build and debug the driver.

Like mentioned above, time will be the most constrained.
Based on previous experience, there will be sufficient people willing to contribute to investing into these devices (new curtain controller and roller shutter)…

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@TedTolboom Thanxx for explanation.

I am also a developer, possibly I can help you with the new implementation

After one week the new B1 curtain controller arrived. !
Screenshot_20190619_172816|571x500

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B1 control settings

@Awangens
Fast delivery, my orders where cancelled by the Sellers. Which shop did you buy?

From this source:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cOsaoaBO

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@Awangens
Do you get it working with the current Xiaomi app and homey?

I did try to add it using the current (OLD) curtain controller device, but as expected it did not work. In a way god that they created a new controller ID. Manly added it to home so @TedTolboom could get the necessary info, for adding it to the app. So for now I just stored it away. Until @TedTolboom need someone to test the beta/alpha version of the upgraded app :wink:

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Is the AQara B1 Curtain Controller supported by homey?

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What is supported you can find on the app pages of the Aqara app

https://apps.athom.com/app/com.xiaomi-mi

Or in the forum tread about the Aqara app

And even the answer is already given in this topic, if you would have read 10 post above yours :wink:

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Have owned the new controller for a few weeks and it works very well.

Xiaomi Aqara B1 curtain controller in action
B1 curtain controller

What are you using to control it? Aqara/Xiaomi hub? Which version?

I picked up a (chinese) Aqara hub from Banggood and have hooked it up, works fine to control it with the Mi Home app (mainland china), but still waiting for/looking forward to Homey compatibility :slight_smile:

Haven’t got any rails yet though, so no video from me.

I use it now with an aqara hub and Xiaomi Home app.

Homey compatibility would be great.

and other - https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/33024883067.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.348ed790dRH4XC&algo_pvid=633df30c-c32b-4c18-8233-74a2114740b6&algo_expid=633df30c-c32b-4c18-8233-74a2114740b6-0&btsid=6a25c018-961c-4602-a37d-7f0846861e4e&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4,searchweb201603_52

Hi all. New to homey. Also looking at curtain motor for my home… Think that need to wait for the new app before buying the B1. Looking forward. Thanks

For people looking for support of the Aqara B1 curtain controller, see my comment in Xiaomi / Aqara Smart Home - Zigbee App (v0.5.5)

Anyone here have the Aqara B1 curtain motor and the Aqara hub with HomeKit support? I have added my B1 curtain motor via the Aqara Hub, and it works really great - when it is available. The curtain shows as “offline” several times a day in is unreachable. Anyone having similar issues?
Would love to find a solution to it as I think it is such an awesome product!

For anyone with similar issue:
Aqara are pushing out a firmware update (1.6.8) to the Aqara Hub that should fix the issue.
They also mentioned that they were planning a EU launch of the B1 curtain motor, but they could not give any ETA. :hugs:

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