OK, but why has Aeotec certified a hub on the US frequency but so far not on the EU frequency? Proof of concept?
I wish someone would edit the title on this thread.
I have never liked the wording with the current one
The last paragraph seems to contradict the European Market earlier statement…
Our partnership builds upon Aeotec’s world-class experience and commitment to quality in manufacturing smart home devices. We are pleased to collaborate with a company that customers trust and excited to continue bringing SmartThings into every home around the world.
Must say - I am not feeling the ‘Zigbee Love’ from Aeotec…
I actually see it the other way around: I’d guess this is Aeotec‘s path to adding Zigbee to their line. It wouldn’t surprise me if they have desire, just not experience.
Time will tell…
Said certification doesn’t seem to be listed any more. Perhaps they decided to start off with a cock up to make us feel at home.
I really hope this is the case. I have 98% Zigbee in my house. I prefer it and am too invested to switch now. I’d like to see a brand like this offer both solutions.
I came to smartthings in the first place because I wanted to combine zigbee sensors with Z wave fixed position devices like door locks and wall switches. Zwave doesn’t have to worry about WiFi interference, but zigbee still has better power management and a higher number of hops, which can help with getting signal around tricky obstacles.
(I actually very recently was finally able to add zigbee contact sensors to my HomeKit set up via Aqara, which made me very happy.)