Best IR Blaster for Smartthings and Kinetic (ZGP) Switch

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Two completely different topics would generally go in two separate threads. It makes it a lot easier for others in the future to use the forum for information.

But for now, the simplest answer on the kinetic energy switches which use the zigbee green power profile is that they do work with a hue hub, they don’t work with only a smartthings/Aeotec hub, but once you do have a Smartthings/Aeotec hub, and a hue hub, you have a couple of options.

  1. use the custom edge Driver for the hue hub which exposes more devices than the standard official integration. This method gives you the most features.
  1. use Alexa routines (not smartthings routines) as an intermediary. As it happens, Amazon recently added the ability for these devices, when connected to a hue bridge, to act as triggers for an Alexa routine, so you can then use them with smartthings-connected devices. We use this method in our own home and it works pretty well.

  2. use the official smartthings matter bridge integration to bring in the hue hub, and that may bring in the switches with it. But I haven’t yet seen it confirmed exactly which devices come in through this method. But if it works, it would be great, because it’s a local connection and does not require any custom code. It doesn’t offer quite as many features as option one, though. Just as one example, with option one you can also access scenes created in the hue app.

So there are definitely some options, but all will require both a Smartthings/Aeotec Hub, and a hue hub.