Xiaomi Gateway (Aqara)

The xiaomi_aqara integration allows you to integrate Xiaomi Aqara-compatible devices into Home Assistant.

Please note, there are two versions of the hub: v1 and v2. v1 can be used with Home Assistant without any problems, however, v2 might be less straight forward when it comes to enabling the local API, and might even require you to open up your device in order to do so. Xiaomi has suggested this is in the pipeline.

Supported Devices

  • Aqara Air Conditioning Companion (lumi.acpartner.v3)
  • Aqara Intelligent Door Lock (lock.aq1)
  • Aqara Wall Switch (Double)
  • Aqara Wall Switch (Single)
  • Aqara Wall Switch LN (Double)
  • Aqara Wall Switch LN (Single)
  • Aqara Wireless Switch (Double)
  • Aqara Wireless Switch (Single)
  • Battery
  • Button 1st generation (Single, Double, Long Click)
  • Button 2nd generation (Single, Double)
  • Cube
  • Door and Window Sensor (1st and 2nd generation)
  • Gas Leak Detector (reports alarm and density)
  • Gateway (Light, Illumination Sensor, Ringtone play)
  • Intelligent Curtain
  • Motion Sensor (1st and 2nd generation)
  • Plug aka Socket (Zigbee version, reports power consumed, power load, state and if the device is in use)
  • Smoke Detector (reports alarm and density)
  • Temperature and Humidity Sensor (1st and 2nd generation)
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Wall Plug (reports power consumed, power load, and state)
  • Water Leak Sensor
  • Xiaomi Mijia Gateway (lumi.gateway.v2, lumi.gateway.v3)

Unsupported Devices

  • Xiaomi Aqara Gateway (lumi.gateway.aqhm01), as it is not possible to activate dev mode in the Mi Home App.
  • Gateway Radio
  • Gateway Button
  • Xiaomi Mi Air Conditioning Companion (lumi.acpartner.v2)
  • Aqara Intelligent Air Conditioner Controller Hub (lumi.acpartner.v1)
  • Decoupled mode of the Aqara Wall Switches (Single & Double)
  • Additional alarm events of the Gas and Smoke Detector: Analog alarm, battery fault alarm (smoke detector only), sensitivity fault alarm, I2C communication failure


Follow the setup process using your phone and Mi-Home app. From here you will be able to retrieve the key (password) from within the app following this tutorial.

To enable Xiaomi Gateway (Aqara) in your installation, go to Configuration in the sidebar, then click Integrations. Xiaomi Aqara gateways should be discovered automatically and should show up in the overview. Hit configure and go through the steps to specify the optional settings. If your aqara gateway does not show up automatically, click the + icon in the lower right. Then search for “xiaomi_aqara” and enter the setup. Multiple gateways can be configured by simply repeating the setup multiple times.

Configuration Variables

interface string (Optional, default: any)

Which network interface to use.

key string (Optional)

The key of your gateway. Optional if only using sensors and/or binary sensors.

name string (Optional)

Name of the Gateway


The gateway provides the following services:

Service xiaomi_aqara.play_ringtone

Play a specific ringtone. The version of the gateway firmware must be 1.4.1_145 at least. Take a look at the examples below.

Service data attribute Optional Description
gw_mac no MAC address of the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway
ringtone_id no One of the allowed ringtone ids
ringtone_vol yes The volume in percent

Allowed values of the ringtone_id are:

  • Alarms
    • 0 - Police car 1
    • 1 - Police car 2
    • 2 - Accident
    • 3 - Countdown
    • 4 - Ghost
    • 5 - Sniper rifle
    • 6 - Battle
    • 7 - Air raid
    • 8 - Bark
  • Doorbells
    • 10 - Doorbell
    • 11 - Knock at a door
    • 12 - Amuse
    • 13 - Alarm clock
  • Alarm clock
    • 20 - MiMix
    • 21 - Enthusiastic
    • 22 - GuitarClassic
    • 23 - IceWorldPiano
    • 24 - LeisureTime
    • 25 - ChildHood
    • 26 - MorningStreamLiet
    • 27 - MusicBox
    • 28 - Orange
    • 29 - Thinker
  • Custom ringtones (uploaded by the Mi Home app) starting from 10001

Service xiaomi_aqara.stop_ringtone

Stops a playing ringtone immediately.

Service data attribute Optional Description
gw_mac no MAC address of the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway

Service xiaomi_aqara.add_device

Enables the join permission of the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway for 30 seconds. A new device can be added afterwards by pressing the pairing button once.

Service data attribute Optional Description
gw_mac no MAC address of the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway

Service xiaomi_aqara.remove_device

Removes a specific device. The removal is required if a device shall be paired with another gateway.

Service data attribute Optional Description
gw_mac no MAC address of the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway
device_id no Hardware address of the device to remove


Long Press on Smart Button 1st Generation

This example plays the sound of a dog barking when the button is held down and stops the sound when the button is pressed once. Only works for the round button of the 1st generation.

Note: The sound will stop playing automatically when it has ended.

- alias: Let a dog bark on long press
    platform: event
    event_type: xiaomi_aqara.click
      entity_id: binary_sensor.switch_158d000xxxxxc2
      click_type: long_click_press
    service: xiaomi_aqara.play_ringtone
      gw_mac: xxxxxxxxxxxx
      ringtone_id: 8
      ringtone_vol: 8

- alias: Stop barking immediately on single click
    platform: event
    event_type: xiaomi_aqara.click
      entity_id: binary_sensor.switch_158d000xxxxxc2
      click_type: single
    service: xiaomi_aqara.stop_ringtone
      gw_mac: xxxxxxxxxxxx

Double Click on Smart Button

This example toggles the living room lamp on a double click of the button.

- alias: Double Click to toggle living room lamp
    platform: event
    event_type: xiaomi_aqara.click
      entity_id: binary_sensor.switch_158d000xxxxxc2
      click_type: double
    service: light.toggle
      entity_id: light.living_room_lamp


Initial setup problem

If you run into trouble initializing the gateway with your app, try another smartphone. E.g., it didn’t work on an OnePlus 3, but it worked with a Nexus 5.

Connection problem

2017-08-20 16:51:19 ERROR (SyncWorker_0) [homeassistant.components.xiaomi] No gateway discovered
2017-08-20 16:51:20 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.setup] Setup failed for xiaomi: Component failed to initialize.

That means that Home Assistant is not getting any response from your Xiaomi gateway. Might be a local network problem or your firewall.

  • Make sure you have enabled LAN access.
  • Turn off the firewall on the system where Home Assistant is running.
  • Ensure your router supports multicast as this is a requirement of the Xiaomi Gateway.
  • Try to disable and then enable LAN access.
  • Hard reset the gateway: Press the button of the gateway 30 seconds and start again from scratch.
  • If you are using Home Assistant in Docker, make sure to use --net=host.
  • If you receive an {"error":"Invalid key"} in your log while trying to control the gateway light
    • You should generate the key again using an Android Phone or alternatively an emulator such as bluestacks. In some instances, there is an issue with keys being generated using the iOS application.
    • You need to make sure to have multicast support on your network. If you are running Home Assistant in a virtual machine (like Proxmox), try echo 0 >/sys/class/net/vmbr0/bridge/multicast_snooping on the host and restart the service or reboot the host.
  • If the required library “PyXiaomiGateway” cannot be installed you will need to install some missing system dependencies python3-dev, libssl-dev, libffi-dev manually (e.g., $ sudo apt-get install python3-dev libssl-dev libffi-dev).
  • If your gateway’s MAC address starts with 04:CF:8C or 7C:49:EB, there is a good chance that the required port 9898 is closed on your gateway (you can check it with the Nmap utility, using the command sudo nmap -sU {gateway_ip} -p 9898). To fix that issue, you need to do these steps:
    • Find a specific screw bit (like a fork) to open the gateway case.
    • Find a USB-UART cable/module and connect it to your computer.
    • Solder 3 wires - RX, TX and GND like here.
    • Turn on the gateway (220V).
    • Open a serial terminal application (e.g., PuTTY) and connect to the serial port assigned to the USB-UART module (baudrate: 115200).
    • Wait until the gateway is booted up, connect the RX, TX and GND wires to the UART module (don’t connect the Vcc (power) wire!).
    • RX on UART to TX on gateway
    • TX on UART to RX on gateway
    • You will see all the messages from the gateway.
    • Send the command psm-set network open_pf 3 (the command has to end with a CR newline character).
    • Check your settings executing the command psm-get network open_pf to be sure it’s OK.
    • Restart the gateway.