[REVIEW] : Netatmo: a Matter compatible contact sensor and motion detector

Netatmo will take part in the Matter standard by offering an Intelligent Safety Sensor as the first compatible product. This product has two functions. The first is to control the opening and closing status of a door or window. Information that we can monitor remotely and be alerted in the event of a change.

The second function is the detection of movements in the surroundings close to the sensor which uses an infrared cell for this purpose. We can rely on these different sources of information to create automations accordingly with other products, depending on whether there is someone at home or not.

The only downside is that the Legrand subsidiary does not give any price range or estimate for the period of availability of this product. Knowing that the first version of the Matter standard must be published by the end of this first semester, this can serve as a clue. Clearly, we risk waiting a while.

Finally, the manufacturer has not communicated on the possibility of seeing some of its existing products updated for Matter-Thread.

The Netatmo safety sensor is Thread and Matter compatible (HomeKit)

Netatmo is already moving to Matter compatibility The dual sensor might seem odd at first, but when you consider the potential automation options available to you when a touch sensor detects you’re inside your home , as opposed to the outside, there is the possibility of creating automatisms that work differently depending on the situation. If we add to this that the motion sensor can, depending on where it is placed, perform the type of usual automatisms that are expected of it, this is what makes the novelty of Netatmo a product very interesting.

The Netatmo Intelligent Security Sensor is equipped with a contact sensor and an infrared motion detector. It is designed to improve the safety as well as the comfort of a home. The sensor, placed on the doors and windows, detects their opening and alerts the user on his smartphone. The latter can also remotely check the “open” or “closed” status of each equipped door or window. The sensor also enables infrared motion detection. MATTER compatible, it can interact with several other connected products and, for example, trigger the heating if the room is occupied, turn it off if it is empty, turn on a VMC or the lights if a presence is detected , etc. Thread and MATTER compatible, the Netatmo Intelligent Security Sensor can interact with all compatible products, whatever their brand. By being a stakeholder in this standard, Netatmo continues to open up access to the smart home to as many people as possible. There is currently no release date or price communicated, but we can expect a high price from the French manufacturer recently bought by Legrand and which recently offered us a connected carbon monoxide sensor, too. HomeKit compatible. If you’re wondering why you might need a HomeKit-compatible CO2 detector, it would allow it to trigger automations, such as turning all lights on to maximum brightness to help with an evacuation, or triggering an evacuation. ‘a particular alarm.

Netatmo announces its new smart security sensor, compatible… MATTER! # CES2022

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Netatmo announces its new smart security sensor, compatible… MATTER! # CES2022

As we have seen, the last edition of CES 2022 was placed under the sign of the new standard MATTER. The main objective of this standard, developed jointly by more than 220 companies, is to broaden the interoperability of smart home products, whatever their brand. Netatmo, stakeholder in the alliance within the Legrand group,

MATTER, what is it?

Smart home, voice assistants, applications, in a now very mainstream market, connected solutions and their immense variety can be a source of confusion for users. Alongside some 220 member companies of the Connectivity Standard Alliance, Netatmo has worked within the Legrand group to develop a communication standard between connected objects. The latter allows consumers to no longer wonder about the compatibility of a new connected product with those it already has. It also extends the possibilities for interaction between products and simplifies the use of voice assistants.

The MATTER standard is backed by IP technologies such as Wi-Fi or Thread. These protocols allow products to connect with each other, but to interact usefully, they must also speak the same language. MATTER formalizes this language and allows interoperability between products in the home network. The Smart Home experience thus becomes simpler, more reliable, and perfectly secure.

Why Thread?

Among the various IP technologies that support MATTER, Thread is one of the technologies favored by the Connectivity Standard Alliance. Invented by Google, quickly adopted by Apple, it is a very energy-efficient technology that makes it possible to build networks of meshed products in the home. From a border router potentially already present with most users (any Nest product, an Apple TV, a HomePod mini, etc.), the network connects the different products of the house without being prevented by distance or partitions.

The first MATTER compatible Netatmo product

The sensor, placed on the doors and windows, detects their opening and alerts the user on his smartphone. The latter can also remotely check the “open” or “closed” status of each equipped door or window.

The sensor also enables infrared motion detection. MATTER compatible, it can interact with several other connected products and, for example, trigger the heating if the room is occupied, turn it off if it is empty, turn on a VMC or the lights if a presence is detected , etc.

Thread and MATTER compatible, the Netatmo Intelligent Security Sensor can interact with all compatible products, whatever their brand. By being a stakeholder in this standard, Netatmo continues to open up access to the smart home to as many people as possible.

Netatmo Security Sensor: Support for HomeKit, Matter and Thread

A new Netatmo safety sensor aims to offer maximum compatibility in terms of hardware and software.

On the hardware side, the device is two sensors in one, combining a door / window contact sensor with a motion detector …

The software is just as flexible: the sensor supports Thread and Matter, the latter meaning that it is HomeKit compatible as well.

HomeKit News suggests that having two ways to detect the opening or closing of a door or window could allow for more powerful automations.

may seem odd at first, but if you consider the potential automation options available to you when a touch sensor also detects that you are inside your home as opposed to outside, there is the ability to create automations that work differently when you go out than when you get home.

Add to that that the motion sensor can, depending on where it’s placed, do the normal kind of automation that is expected of it, it really makes it a more compelling device.

There is currently no word on a specific release date or price, but it is unlikely to be as cheap as an Aqara motion sensor, although if it were priced against the price of the Aqara motion and contact sensors combined, it might well be worth the extra.

There’s no word on pricing or availability just yet, but expect to pay extra for the device.

The Netatmo safety sensor will join the company’s growing line of smart home devices, including the carbon monoxide detector announced a few months ago. As we noted at the time, HomeKit compatibility can boost security over regular dumb detectors.

If you’re wondering why you might need a HomeKit-enabled CO detector, it would allow it to trigger automations, such as switching all lights to maximum brightness to help with an evacuation. It can also alert you when you are not at home, so that you can warn your family members to stay out of the house.

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