Is SmartThings and z wave works properly in BRAZIL?

Hi there, I am about to go to Us in the next months, planning to automate my apartment, want to buy SmartThings hub and z waves and zeegbee devices! But I am afraid of it doesn’t work properly and get headaches cause this! Is there anyone that can tell a experience with SmartThings bought in Us running well in Brazil? Is there any Brazilian very happy with Smartthings and Zwave brought from US?

Thanks @anon36505037, did you mean the smart devices build by Z wave or ZigBee? Not electronics devices like mixers, Tv, coffee maker am I right?

Any device that uses the z-wave protocol to communicate wirelessly will only work with other devices on the same frequency; z-wave frequencies differ across regions of the world.

Zigbee devices communicate on the same frequency everywhere.

Trying to avoid issues and penalties with the law, I would be able to set and command the whole apartment with ZigBee devices? In your opinion is the best way to go guys?! @marktheknife @anon36505037

Mauro, Smartthings only work in selected countries, not Brazil. In orther to make it work there, you’ll have to:

  1. Create an US Samsung account.
  2. Use a VPN to simulate an US IP and log into the Smartthings app with the US account using your phone or tablet while using an US IP.
  3. Then you’re good to go.

Otherwise it’s impossible.

Best luck,

André