Nexa - Wireless dimmers, switches, smokedetectors, etc


(About me: www.echo.authlife.com) #1

Here in Scandinavia were are used to nexa as wireless switches and so on, but never heard about anyone who has connected it to a “smart home” let alone smartthings, but they are now releasing a hub, which they say will be connected through z-wave, what do you think about integration trough smartthings?

"Nexa Bridge lets you combine products from System Nexa (433,92MHz), smoke detectors from Nexa Fire & Safety (868MHz) and products with Z-wave (868,42 MHz), to make a smarter home and a wireless installation.

Scenarios can be created and activated via sensors, timers or sunrise and sunset, or manually via your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Z-wave creates a mesh network that provides an extended range and you can always see the current status of your sensors and receivers directly in the app.

Apps are available for iOS and Android, and an API is available for selected developers."

Link: http://www.nexa.se/vara-produkter

Could probably use Google translate on the site…


(Bse4792) #2

still no response on this?


#3

It’s an interesting device, but it’s a primary controller itself.

It’s just not going to work well with SmartThings, because smart things also expects to be the primary controller.

From the official support base article:

SmartThings strongly discourages adding the Hub to another Z-Wave network. We cannot offer support for disconnected Z-Wave devices or the inability to add devices through the Hub as a result of including the Hub into another Z-Wave network.

You can find many discussions in the forums about people who tried to add additional controllers to a SmartThings account. Some succeeded to some extent for some specific use cases. But in general it just hasn’t produced the results that people hoped for.

So I would say if you like the Nexa system, you should use that. But I don’t think you will be able to integrate it with a SmartThings system.