Nov 8, 2020

Home automation with linux: How to use zigbee sensors on an ubuntu raspberry pi...

To the end of the year i wanted to start a new project: Home automation...

I decided to use a linux system (of course) on a raspberry pi (see the OS installation here) and the zigbee protocol.

The main problem: What packages are needed 

  • to get a communication with zigbee components?
  • to get a website or app to get the data / visualize the data?
  • to set up a daemon/server which controls the devices?

Let's start with the third point: I will try FHEM.

The installation is described here:

wget -qO - | apt-key add -
echo "deb /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt update
apt upgrade
apt install fhem

After you follow the steps you can check, if FHEM is running with

root@zigbee:/home/ubuntu# netstat -ltnup | grep 8083
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 19446/perl

 or just connect to your raspberry via browser: http://zigbee:8083

and here a screenshot of the goal i want to achieve (maybe with some graphs added):

Here a list of the supported hardware:

and a list of all supported protocols:





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