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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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Zigbee with Philips Hue in range but not found

I have 7 of this EGLO bulb. 4 in the dining room and 3 in the sitting room. The bulbs in each room are in line of sight of each other. The Hue Hub is upstairs while the two rooms are downstairs. The ...
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A HASS wireless (Zigbee,Zwawe,WifFi) hardware setup selection

I have been using the Xiaomy Gateway v2 for over 10 years, mostly ZigBee sensors, buttons, power outlets and WiFi lights. It’s still ok, however, there starting to arise issues with vendor lock, ...
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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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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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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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Is Matter, the unified protocol for IoT, usable for hobbyists?

I am a domotics enthusiast and I use some ESP8266 chips for various uses, mostly with HomeAssistant on my RPi. I recently bought some Zigbee devices and the benefits seem very interesting for IoT ...
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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 ...
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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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Zigbee network - Joining several brands to a network

I'm new to Zigbee, and I iwsh to create a Zigbee network. I bought a Sonoff Zigbee dongle to connect it to a Home Assistant (on raspberryPi), and now I want to buy Zigbee devices. How can I tell if an ...
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Matter (like Thread) support in Australia - almost zero. Would a zigbee Smart Home be compatible?

I'm just starting my smart home journey and have been investigating. I prefer open and no vendor lock-in solutions and think Matter will be the solution for me, with Thread being a protocol heavily ...
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Can I use the CC2531 Zigbee sniffer with a ESP8266 via serial, no USB involved?

I have a CC2531 connected via USB to my server to read/control some Zigbee devices. I use the version with external antenna. I found that the location of the server is not optimal and I would like to ...
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UDP communication with XBee Wi-Fi S6B

I am an absolute newbie when coming to using these modules. I am trying to setup a basic UDP connection between my XBee S6B (UDP Client) to my computer (UDP Server). I have added my codes below. The ...
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How Zigbee devices preserve battery being disconnected?

I have some Zigbee devices like movement sensors, wall switches etc. Some of them are rarely used and I started to think about how much battery they consume when disconnected because I don't want them ...
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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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Using smartphone as a Zigbee end node

I am looking for a "presence" solution with in a 3-5 meter radius. It can be a always connected device or a beacon type (just transmitting signals periodically. It is does not need to be ...
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How to make Sengled Zigbee bulbs more reliable

Background I have a bunch of Sengled Zigbee bulbs that I use in plug-in lamps, with a Samsung SmartThings hub controlling them. The ones that are in the same room as the hub work 99% of the time, but ...
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Nordtronic dimmer module won't connect to hub

I recently bought and installed a Nordtronic Zigbee led dimmer module for the bathroom lights but I have not been able to connect it to a hub yet. I am looking for a solution that also lets me use ...
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Do two way communication smart ZigBee switches exist?

Previously posted on Home Improvement however it received no responses. I have "smart" ZigBee lightbulbs throughout my home, as we like being able to change their colour using Alexa. I also ...
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Can't Connect to ZigBee Devices (Raspberry Pi4, HomeAssistant, Docker-Compose, ConBeeII)

I'm stumped on this one - everything appears to be correctly configured and working properly...except that HomeAssistant can't discover any ZigBee devices. Adding the ConBee II appears to work just ...
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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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Receiving doorbell notification on Zigbee or MQTT from an electro-mechanical ding-dong

I have a typical European failsafe bell transformer installed in my electrical box, wired to a classic ding-dong chime (works at 230v and 8v). I wonder if there is any component or a simple DIY ...
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Is MQTT-SN still "new" or is it obsolete?

I have an existing IoT project based on MQTT and am looking at extending the application to include battery powered end nodes using Zigbee mesh. It logically seems the most appropriate way to do this ...
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Flush-mountable smart light remote switch - Replacement for Lutron Connected Bulb Remote?

The Lutron Connected Bulb Remote was a great little light switch that could be flush mounted in a US style switch plate for a professional look. It was discontinued in 2018 or so. Hue has the Smart ...
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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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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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Using zigbee devices as repeaters without a hub

I want to use a Spruce smart irrigation controller (it connects to wifi through 2.4ghz) with a Spruce soil moisture sensor (connects to the controller via zigbee). The sensor needs to be a bit far ...
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Decrypt ZigBee traffic of IKEA Tradfri

I'm currently trying to decrypt the traffic in a IKEA Tradfri Network (some bulbs, a 5-button remote, a gateway). I use a CC2531 Sniffer with ZBOSS and Wireshark to sniff the traffic. This is working ...
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Why is the Trådfri Remote obligatory for pairing bulbs with gateway if it uses Zigbee Light Link?

If I understood it correctly, Zigbee Light Link (ZLL) networks function without a coordinator node (as opposed to Zigbee Home Automation networks where it is mandatory). Before I learned that I ...
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How to tell if a Zigbee device is a Zigbee Router

The Zigbee spec defines the types of nodes: coordinators, routers, and end devices. I'm looking to buy some Zigbee devices, but I can't find in the device manual if the device is a Zigbee Router or an ...
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z wave and zigbee development boards

ESP8266 provides an amazing environment to build iot devices for smart home. I managed to build all kinds of gadgets raging from simple temperature and humidity recorders to more advanced actors with ...
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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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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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Zigbee protocol for local indoor sensor like a Beacon (Low Battery) is Possible or exist? [closed]

I would like to start some studies on a new area, look for new solutions, because I already work in an automation company, but first I would like to know if it counts, if it has pros or cons or your ...
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Zigbee and supporting devices - UK

I'm reasonably new into the smart home stuff and IoT's, but after some research I look to use something like HomeAssistant or OpenHAB. From what I'm reading you need bridges for specific devices, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...