Another UK newbie - wireless standards in UK


(AJ_UK) #1

Hi all,
So I’m about to complete on a new house and looking to take the opportunity to put in some smart tech. Seems the more mature solution in the UK is Smartthings - so here I am.

I keep reading about challenges device wireless standards (zigbee / z wave etc?) - any have a good link for reading about the basics on the protocols here ? And what I need to look out for when buying sensors etc - and what I should not buy ?

Thx
Andrew


#2

Just check the FAQ section of the forum. You’ll find pretty much everything there. :sunglasses:. (This is a clickable link)

https://community.smartthings.com/c/wiki/faq

In particular, read the wireless range and repeaters FAQ. Start with post 11 in that thread, read it, then go up to the top of the threading read the whole thing.


#3

You might also be interested in the “get started“ list. Go to the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki, look down near the bottom of that page for the “project reports” section, and then choose the “get started“ list.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section


(AJ_UK) #4

Fantastic - thanks @JDRoberts … appreciated!