I’m living in Singapore and I’m looking at buying a Yale YRD-220 zwave lock to for my home. However, the local set are on the EU frequency, and I was told by the seller that it is not compatible with the Smartthings hub (which I bought online directly from the US).
Does anyone have experience using EU frequency (868.42Mhz) locks or devices with the V1 hub?
So I assume I have to buy the lock from the US (such as Amazon) in order for the radios to speak to each other? I guess that’s be easier than changing the hub as all my sensors set up were bought from smartthings as well.
Yes, assuming it’s legal to import and operate devices on the U.S. Frequency in your country.
If your sensors are zigbee they would work with either the US version or the UK version of the hub. There’s only one zigbee frequency worldwide, although there are different power ceilings set by law which can affect what specific models can be sold and operated. But technically they can All talk to each other.
Zwave devices are manufactured in different frequencies, and all Zwave frequencies on your network have to match The hub’s Zwave frequency exactly.
SmartThings supports some ZigBee locks now, such as this one, which will work with a US or UK hub. I would recommend getting a UK hub, though, as you will not be able to legally use Z-Wave devices with your US hub. Aside from legal issues, the US Z-Wave frequency is likely assigned to something else in Singapore, so you may have terrible interference problems – the point of RF regulation is to ensure a reasonably open band.