Everyone is talking about Smart Home Automation, but there are only a few systems that offer a high degree of functionality at a reasonable price. But as usual, there is a provider from Asia: Xiaomi. This company offers a large assortment of smart home items.
Among others also the Xiaomi Mi Smart Gateway. As the name “Gateway” suggests, this product is a kind of base station, which is extended with modules.
What additional modules are available?
-Smart home outlet
-Smart Switch” a freely programmable switch
and many more
Today, we count numerous modules and can control them not only within the WLAN but also via app while we are not at home.
Preferably you order the base device as well as the modules via AliExpress. Attention customs duties might apply so stay below the given Limit (Switzerland CHF 60).
Pros: price, design, functionality, self-explanatory
Cons: numerous texts not translated, fiddling with times zone settings, weak support.