How to Increase Sensitivity on Aqara Vibration Sensor with Home Assistant ZHA

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I recently purchased an Aqara vibration sensor, but the default sensitivity wasn’t working for my application. The sensor was connected to Home Assistant via the Zigbee Home Automation (ZHA) integration using a GoControl HUSBZB-1. I didn’t see an obvious way to change the sensitivity on the sensor, but fortunately I came across a forum post with the instructions.

  1. In Home Assistant, go to Configuration > Integrations and configure the Zigbee Home Automation integration.
  2. Click/tap on Devices and open the device for the vibration sensor.
  3. On the device screen, click/tap on Manage Cluster. In the dialog that opens:
    1. Select the cluster “VibrationBasicCluster” with the “Type: in” in parentheses
    2. Select “sensitivity” under the Cluster Attributes
    3. Enter “1” for the Value
    4. Enter “4447” for the Manufacturer Code Override
    5. Wake up the sensor (click the small button on the edge of the sensor) and click/tap on Set Zigbee Attribute
Zigbee settings to adjust sensitivity

This should configure the sensor to use the highest sensitivity. For reference 1 = high, 11 = medium, 21 = low.