Getting started with SmartTings and Zigbee for a new device


(Timothy Mulrooney) #1

I am brand new to SmartTings but not new to IoT devices and device handlers for IoT devices. I have a new project that requires the use of SmartThings and a Zigbee interface. I have been going through the documentation (which is excellent so far) but I have a very short schedule to get the hardware working. Is there a simple development zigbee device with example drivers to get me up and running quickly.
I guess basically what I am asking is what is the fastest way to get connect a simple Zigbee device to SmartThings so I can develop device handlers.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Does the device use the ZHA (zigbee home automation) profile? And does it only have one endpoint? If so, it should be pretty easy.

If it’s a multi endpoint device it may not be possible.

See the following (this is a clickable link)


(Timothy Mulrooney) #3

I just received a brief outline and have started going through it so I am not sure if this answers what you have asked. These documents were referenced so I am looking for the documents and then will go through them to try to understand the Zigbee specification and the terminology.

I am not sure if it is a single or multi endpoint. I will also look though the link you sent.

Thanks for your help.

Zigbee Cluster Library Specification revision 6 - Zigbee Document 07-5123-06 - 14/01/16|
Zigbee Specification revision 21 - Zigbee Document 05-3474-21 - 05/08/15|
Zigbee ha-home-automation-profile-specification - Zigbee Document 05-3520-29 - 06/06/13|
Zigbee Base Device Behaviour Specification v1.0 - Zigbee Document 13-0402-13-00 - 24/02/16|


#4

I’m sorry, when you said you had previously written device handlers for IOT devices, I assumed you were already familiar with Zigbee and were just asking how to work with SmartThings.