ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

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ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Hedda » Friday 03 March 2017 12:47

I was wondering if anyone have any tips for inexpensive ZigBee USB dongles that supports all ZigBee protocols and profile specifications?

Specifically I would like one that supports ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Light Link, ZigBee Smart Energy, as well as ZigBee PRO.


I run Domoticz on an x86/x86-PC mini-PC so I need a ZigBee USB dongle (and not a Raspberry Pi or Arduino shield adapter).

I'm on a low-end budget and wish to start with the new inexpensive Ikea Tradfri ("Trådfri") series of smart lights and a few Xiaomi smart home sensors.

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-ne ... 4101204450

http://xiaomi-mi.com/smart-home/xiaomi- ... -home-kit/


It would be really nice if it would work with Domoticz out-of-the-box & supported most common ZigBee profiles specification if not all.


PS: Does anyone know why there is not a "ZigBee" subforum yet here in the Domoticz comumity forums? => https://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=54

ZigBee based sensors are getting more and more popular worldwide as ZigBee sensors tend to be way cheaper than Z-Wave.
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Re: ZigBee USB Dongle recommendations for DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Hedda » Friday 03 March 2017 15:37

Anyone have experience and feedback about these or other ZigBee USB dongles to recommend with Domoticz?

Sena ProBee-ZU10 (ZU10-G01)
https://adaptivemodules.co.uk/index.cfm ... uct_ID/746
http://www.senanetworks.com/products/in ... e/zu10.php
http://www.senanetworks.com/download/da ... e-ZU10.pdf
http://www.senanetworks.com/download/ma ... v1.5.3.pdf

Telit ZE51 ZigBee USB Dongle
https://adaptivemodules.co.uk/index.cfm ... egory_ID/7?
http://www.telit.com/fileadmin/user_upl ... asheet.pdf
http://www.telit.com/fileadmin/user_upl ... de_r10.pdf

I am even having a hard time telling if these even supports all ZigBee profile specifications or not?

Anyway, I would prefer one with replacable RP-SMA antenna, but need to support all specifications.

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Re: ZigBee USB Dongle recommendations for DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Hedda » Tuesday 14 March 2017 11:48

No one have any experience with ZigBee USB dongles for Domoticz to recommend (or not recommend) hardware?

Does anyone know if ZigBee USB dongles plugged into a PC with Domoticz should work without too much hassle?

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Re: ZigBee USB Dongle recommendations for DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Hedda » Friday 31 March 2017 12:33

How about ConBee USB dongle from Dresden Electronic?

https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/funkt ... f81b62b2bd

Dresden Electronics says that their open source gateway software "deCONZ" support to use the ConBee USB dongle to control ZLL lights from Osram, Philips, and Dresden Elektronik FLS ballasts.

https://github.com/dresden-elektronik/d ... est-plugin
https://github.com/dresden-elektronik/basic-aps-plugin

Specifications says it supports ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Light Link, and ZigBee 3.0, and should be compatible with Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Ubuntu Linux / Raspbian.

https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/funkt ... docID=5046
https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/funkt ... docID=5042

Not way too expensive either:

https://www.amazon.com/NEW-gateway-comp ... B01FDWOIHK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NEW-gateway-co ... ConBee+USB
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01FDWOIHK

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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by ZatarraNL » Saturday 16 September 2017 9:08

I have this exact question myself. Did you try one of these usb dongles? Can you share your experience?

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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by deennoo » Tuesday 26 September 2017 11:49

Just get a RaspBEE premium GPIO Device, let's try it first, then let's try to make it works with Domoticz (or not...will see)
Domoticz stable 3.5877 for real & Domoticz beta for test
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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Netsurfer24 » Friday 22 December 2017 13:59

Hi @all!

Any new findings concerning this topic?

Greetings
Gunther

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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by deennoo » Friday 22 December 2017 16:56

Netsurfer24 wrote:Hi @all!

Any new findings concerning this topic?

Greetings
Gunther
À zigate plugin is on thé way. www.zigate.fr
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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by Netsurfer24 » Saturday 23 December 2017 13:41

@deennoo:
Thanks for the tip - looks promising. :)

Maybe someone can answer my question if it is also possible to use an "Amazon Echo Plus" with its integrated ZigBee-Smart Home-Hub?
Will this network (initiated by the Echo Plus) be "visible" for Domoticz so that one could control the devices in the network? Or is there any additional hardware needed?

Many thanks in advance for any helpful answer!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy House Automation :) !
Gunther

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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by LouiS22 » Friday 29 December 2017 19:56

deennoo wrote:
Friday 22 December 2017 16:56
Netsurfer24 wrote:Hi @all!

Any new findings concerning this topic?

Greetings
Gunther
À zigate plugin is on thé way. www.zigate.fr
Hey denno, any ETA on that plugin? Hope you mean Domoticz plugin for the Zigate hardware :)

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Re: ZigBee USB dongle recommendations for a computer as DIY Home Automation Gateway?

Post by quack3d » Thursday 03 May 2018 11:42

Apparently there's now a working plugin working for Zigate: https://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Zigate

Anyone tried it?

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