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Alfawise Z1 Smart Home Security Kit

Description

The Alfawise Z1 Smart Home Security Kit consists of WiFi/Zigbee gateway, Zigbee Smart door and window magnetic sensor, Zigbee human sensor and Zigbee temperature and humidity sensor. Zigbee Smart gateway is added to the mobile phone through the Smart Life app, and then sub-devices Zigbee Smart door and window magnetic sensor, Zigbee body sensor and Zigbee temperature and humidity sensor are added. So it can remotely monitor the opening and closing state of doors and windows in your home through your mobile phone, monitor the presence of human body in the area, and detect real-time temperature and humidity.

The Alfawise Z1 can also support Amazon Alexa smart speaker voice query door and window open state and monitor the environment temperature and humidity. Smart sensors can also be connected to other smart home devices, such as smart sockets, smart bulbs, smart air conditioners, smart humidifiers and so on.

Components of the kit

The Alfawise Z1 kit consists of the following components:

  • Wi-Fi/Zigbee Smart Gateway
    Model: ZB01
    Power supply: EU Plug
    Input: AC90 ~ 250V
    Wireless protocol: WiFi: IEEE802.11 BGN; Zigbee: IEEE802.15.4
    Wi-Fi wireless transmission distance: 50 meters ( open area)
    Zigbee wireless transmission distance: 90 meters ( open area)
    Sub-devices: up to 32 pcs
    Product size :57 x 57 x 22mm
  • Zigbee Smart Door Window Magnetic Sensor
    Model: D02
    Wireless protocol: Zigbee: IEEE802.15.4
    Zigbee wireless transmission distance: 90 meters ( open area)
    Power supply: 3V/CR2 lithium battery
    Battery life: more than 3 years
    Detecting distance: 15 mm
    Support Amazon Alexa smart speaker voice query door and window magnetic switch state.
    Supports linkage with other “Tuya” smart home devices, such as automatically turning on the light after opening the door.
    Product Size: Master:65 x 28 x 18mm, Slave:30 x 16 x 12.5mm
  • Zigbee Human Body Sensor
    Model: M02
    Wireless protocol: Zigbee: IEEE802.15.4
    Zigbee wireless transmission distance: 90 meters ( open area)
    Power supply: 3V/CR2 lithium battery
    Battery life: more than 3 years
    Detecting range: 5 meters or less
    Viewing angel: 120 degrees
    Installation height: 1.2 ~ 2.1 meters
    Product size: 46 x 38 x 35 mm
  • Zigbee Temperature Humidity Sensor
    Model: T02
    Wireless protocol: Zigbee: IEEE802.15.4
    Zigbee wireless transmission distance: 90 meters ( open area)
    Power supply: 3V/CR2 lithium battery
    Battery life: more than 3 years
    Measure temperature range: -20°C ~ +60°C, ±2 °C
    Measure humidity range: 0 ~ 100RH, ±5%RH
    Support for Amazon Alexa smart speaker voice query temperature and humidity.
    Supports linkage with other “Tuya” smart home devices, such as automatically turning on air conditioning when the temperature is too high.
    Product size: 42 x 40 x 23.5 mm

Click here for download the English user manual of the Alfawise Z1.

  • Design
    (4.5)
  • Quality
    (5)
  • Usability
    (5)
  • Home-Automation compatibility
    (5)
  • Price
    (4)
4.7

Summary

The Alfawise Z1 is a Smart Home Security kit that comes with a set of sensors and a gateway to connect these to your smart phone. Both the sensors and the gateway are of good quality and well designed so they are as discrete as a sensor can be. Since all is Tuya compatible, they automatically benefit from the many features of this platform and the integration with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and off course or favorite smart home system Home Assistant. Whether the Alfawise is worth it depends on it’s current price on Gearbest. The biggest alternative is just buying the sensors and gateway from Xiaomi Aqara separately. You will lose a bit of convenience but the quality, integration options and price are similar. You should check the total price and consider which option is the best buy for you.

Pros

  • Good way to get started with a Zigbee network
  • Tuya compatible, so works with other Tuya devices and the Smart Life app.
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Cons

  • Not necessarily cheaper than Xiaomi Aqara equipment.
  • You need to register a Tuya account.
  • Gateway can only connect to 2.4 Ghz WiFi access points.
  • No support for Apple HomeKit