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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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