Xaomi aqara temperature humidity sensor

Hi, I’m new of openHab.
I would like to ask a easy question, I have I bought a Xaomi aqara temperature humidity sensor, can i connect
without the gateway?

thanks bye bye

The Xiaomi sensors don’t appear to be fully Zigbee compliant, so most people have failures when connecting directly with the Zigbee binding (they connect for a couple of hours, then disconnect). But you can get some custom code to interface with them and you will need some hardware to do this. See for example: https://github.com/Koenkk/zigbee2mqtt

Right now I’m using the gateway (blocked its internet access) and it works reasonably well, but I’m considering switching to the mqtt approach above. The range of these sensors isn’t as good as Z-wave in my setup.

I also bought two of them because they were cheap. But now I’m facing the same problem. The Zigbee Binding does not seem to be able to handle them. Because of the competitive pricing I’m thinkg about bying a xiaomi bridge, looks like this is still a cheaper solution than using sensors from other manufacturers.

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@taztura, @claudissimus

As @jswim788 already pointed out, you may use https://github.com/Koenkk/zigbee2mqtt. It’s pretty well documented regarding supported devices, required hardware, etc.

If you need help with the openHAB configuration, have a look here: Howto use zigbee2mqtt with openHAB, removing proprietary bridges / gateways.

I’m going to give that a try . Thank you.