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Questions tagged [zigbee]

For questions about the ZigBee wireless protocol. Use this tag for questions about setting up, installing and using a ZigBee network, along with questions regarding ZigBee transmitters/receivers for devices.

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Why are zigbee bulbs so underpowered?

Before switching to smart bulbs I had some pretty strong LED bulbs, which were super bright, and I was very happy with them. I think they were about 14w, maybe less maybe more. However, after looking ...
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Are immersion sensors typically waterproof?

This may sound dumb, but are flood sensors, like the one from Xiaomi typically completely waterproof? And if they are, would they work if installed vertically, facing with the side downwards, instead ...
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If I want to integrate Innr with home assistant, does there need to be a component for it?

So I bought some "Innr" products, namely zigbee bulbs and plugs. For my hub, I decided to go the raspberry pi + hass.io route. After I bought everything however, I noticed, that there is actually no ...
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Zigbee or Bluetooth for turning router on and off? [closed]

I want to be able to turn my wifi router on and off with a smart plug. What would be the best way to achieve that? Have one special plug which is zigbee (or is Bluetooth better for this?) which only ...
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Using Wi-Fi hardware for ZigBee

Is it possible to use Wi-Fi adapters for communicating with ZigBee devices? Wi-Fi and ZigBee both use the 2.4 GHz range, so the radio hardware should be identical, right? Since I can not find ...
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Can a Zigbee device receive an OTA update through a different manufacturers hub?

One of the supposed advantages of Zigbee application profiles such as Home Automation is that devices from different manufacturers can work together, so in theory you can use one generic hub (e.g. ...
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SmartThings Zigbee Devices won't connect

I upgraded my v1 SmartThings Hub to the v2 SmartThings Hub. According to some online forums, I made sure to properly reset and remove all of my devices from my previous hub. Next, I installed my new ...
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What to do with in-wall switches for ZigBee setup

I'd like to install smart lighting in my home. I wish to use lights that can be dimmed, but I would also like to control the color temperature of some lights, and perhaps even some RGB lights or light ...
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How can I activate a IFTTT recipe when a Philips Hue movement sensor gets triggered?

I have a Philips Hue movement sensor who's job it is to shut the light on. In addition to a hue light bulb I have a lava lamp that's currently plugged into a IFTTT compatible WLAN smart sockets. ...
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If XBee modules from Digi use Silicon Labs chips and their stack, why then would I need them?

I recently came to know that XBee modules from Digi use Silicon Labs chips and the Silicon Labs ZigBee stack, so I ask, if I can use the Silicon Labs chips directly with Simplicity Studio as well as ...
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How to optimise WiFi and ZigBee Coexistence

Assuming I'm not ready to give up 2.4 GHz wifi just yet, and I'm mostly immune to interference from nearby installations (i.e. I have control of any relevant configurations), what should I be doing to ...
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Understanding ZigBee Light Link protocol

I'm playing around with my Philips Hue and an AVR Raven but the packets displayed by Wireshark are not matching with the specification of Light Link v1. For example on scanning for lights, the device ...
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Range of BLE and IEEE 802.15.4

In theory, IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee, Thread etc.) can achieve a much larger range than Bluetooth Low Energy (conventional, not coded PHY) due to its usually higher sensitivity (see for example here or ...
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Suitable wireless technologies for high density industrial IoT

I have a requirement to design M2M communication devices for a factory which has 1000 nodes (machines) within 100m of each other. The devices will be wired to get power and will transmit a payload of ...
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Requirement for a mesh network using Zigbee or similar technology

I have a requirement to design a proprietary monitoring system. (There's some intellectual property involved so I'll describe the system with a slightly altered purpose.) Imagine a large factory ...
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Running Philips Hue Entertainment with 3rd-party lightbulbs?

I bought this innr light bulb for my Hue system and it works just fine except for the fact that it isn't compatible with Hue Entertainment. As it turns out, no 3rd-party light bulbs are supported by ...
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Zigbee controlled signal routing?

I'm thinking of a possible way to allow Hue Bridge to command simple signal routing. I find myself rewiring my audio setup a lot and was about to just make a simple passive signal chooser dial box, ...
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Control Samsung Smart TV (Infrared Remote) via Hue / Zigbee?

Is there any possible way to remote control my Samsung Smart TV (which has an infrared remote) via my Philips Hue system, which communicates over Zigbee? It seems like ORVIBO is producing such stuff,...
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Why are Zigbee hardware modules so expensive?

The Zigbee hardware looks quite simple to produce1, why are they so expensive? For comparison I can get a 855 Mhz wireless module for 2-3€ but I can't find Zigbee modules under 15€. [1]
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Ultra Low Energy point-to-point protocol choice

I am lost in a forest of IoT protocols and need help. I'm looking for right hardware and protocol for my application. I would like to make a device of my own, but use an existing stack and hopefully ...
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Samsung SmartThings motion sensor

Does anyone know the correct cluster and end point IDs for a Samsung SmartThings motion sensor? And also the correct payloads for data extraction (like movement, temperature, battery)?
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Reducing the number of Hubs in a DIY Smart Home Automation project?

I'm doing some very basic automation - lights, cameras, motion sensors. My key requirement is to be able to turn certain lights on or off based on motion and time of day, with the ability to add more ...
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Can smart hubs such as Samsung SmartThings produce audio?

I'm looking at some ZigBee smart hubs but once you have one how can you add audio to them? So if a pit goes off at night it makes a sound? Or if a fire alarm is triggered? The smart hubs I've been ...
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What's the Name for a load control switch that is hidden in the ceiling?

Dumb Question about Smart Switches I have been reading about smart switches, this article mentions load control switches (master, should be one per light) and add-on switches (non-load controlling ...
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Wireless devices for wireless control of light

Objective: Finding out about terminology/ specification to help me source economically priced hardware for DIY installation. (My Google search for wireless light ...
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A low cost alternative option for ZigBee stack in mesh network of sensors

We're in the step of making design decision for a wireless mesh network of individual sensors which is going to be low cost. At first research I decided to use MQTT for application layer and global ...
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Can I implement ZigBee with generic hardware?

As I understand ZigBee is only a specification of a data transfer protocol. So I was expecting to find some library that implements this protocol to use it with my MCU and RF transceiver. Instead, I ...
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ZigBee sleep problem

I recently built a XBee network (using Firmware version 9000 of Digimesh 2.4 TH function set of XB24c family). Currently I use the DTR pin to put XBee to sleep, and this configuration works perfectly. ...
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Is wireless mesh a poor choice for sleepy devices?

I've been thinking about what it would take to build a temperature sensor network for the block of apartments I live in. A wireless mesh, if it would work at all, would have some nice features. In ...
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Are wireless mesh networks limited to PAN applications?

Reading about Zigbee, I see it described as a technology for creating personal area networks. I've also been reading about 6lowPAN, which seems to crop up in mesh settings, cementing the idea, at ...
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ZigBee integration (IP/Gateway)

I am looking into a way of integrating with ZigBee via LAN. Basically, what I want to achieve, is to be able to control dimmers (read/write value) get events from presence detection (events) control ...
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What's the difference between Jackdaw and KillerBee on RZ Raven USB Stick [closed]

What is the difference between Jackdaw and KillerBee on ZigBee USB Stick, both seem to be sniffing packet, but Jackdaw can act as a network interface, and KillerBee is only used for pentest? As far as ...
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What are the parameters and configuration required to connect HA 1.2 Zigbee

I have a Zigbee Network from a company with Zigbee gateway that acts as a coordinator and connects Lights, dimmers, curtain controller etc. I need to add more features to the gateway to improve it. I ...
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Optimal Wireless Technology for High Data Rate & Low Latency IoT Application

I am planning to use the BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor for collecting the accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscopic measurements for an application. As of now I want the data to be sent at a ...
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Zigbee network intermittent issues

My Zigbee network connection seems to be intermittent. Suddenly all routers will lose connection, for example unable to ping any of the routers. After awhile (e.g overnight or a period of a few days) ...
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Can ZigBee be used without a hub?

Can you connect devices without a hub? For example. ZigBee A will talk to ZigBee B and C What I see in the market is they have a hub for the devices—a ZigBee wall switch will have a ZigBee hub. ...
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Automatic link failure detection methods in ZigBee networks

Given a ZigBee mesh network with several nodes in it. There are established links between each node via router nodes. If Node A wants to send a message to Node Z for the first time then Node A must ...
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Selecting a microcontroller for a battery operated data collection project

I am planning to measure water level in a well, which is about 10 m deep with maximum water level up to 5 m. My plan is to use ultrasonic sensor HC SR04 to measure depth, transmit it via ZigBee to a ...
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Connecting a sensor to ZigBee

I am planning to measure water level in a well, which is about 10 m deep with maximum water level up to 5 m. My plan is to use ultrasonic sensor HC SR04 to measure depth, transmit it via ZigBee to a ...
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Has anyone designed a custom IoT wall switch?

Are there any custom IoT wall switches designed using ZigBee, weave, Thread, etc. which have the ability to customize its use without forcefully imposing the use of a proprietary gateway or app? I ...
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Can I use Xiaomi ZigBee devices with SmartThings or other hubs?

At this moment I observed that the least expensive ZigBee devices are the ones sold by Xiaomi, but I don't want to use their own hub because I am pretty sure that Chinese language will be all over the ...
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Difference Between ZigBee and Z-Wave?

I've have installed Z-Wave switches and outlets in a few places around my house. However, I noticed when purchasing the devices that there were a couple of different wireless options available in the ...