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Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. I have been having issues where my devices would stop reporting their status to home assistant. Doing a restart on the Deconz add-in resolves the issue for a few hours, then it comes back again.
In an attempt to resolve this I uninstalled the deconz add-in and installed it back. Right now, I can't get my devices added back in because it appears they are still tied to the ConBee stick, but Deconz doesn't know about them now. What is the proper way to reset this device back to factory so I can start over and get my devices re-added?
Not sure I follow on where to delete the all. Would I need to get into the docker container to see the USB mount? Do device registrations not get stored to the stick itself? Seems like that's what I need to reset or delete a file off of. Config files in Docker container is likely stored in a volume or on a persistent place outside the container.
The stick only holds the network configuration parameters like channel and Zigbee network key. No need to reset that. I don't think you need to reset deCONZ or the Add-on, but we need to check that the firmware is latest version and connected.
This is likely related to In addition to the logs I sent last email -- I also get this when trying to do the integration in HA now Finally was able to resolve this. Best I can figure at this point was a corrupted firmware on the ConBee.
Afterwards I was able to re-configure the deConz and authenticate to the Phoscon-GW and finally re-add my devices. Hopefully this will help someone else in the future. I'm not following how to do this but I think I have the same problem. My conbee suddenly stopped working last night. On the phoscon landing page there are 2 items, but the one labelled conbee is greyed out. I have recreated the docker but I guess am using the same persistent because all my lights are there but they do not respond.
Is there a way to salvage or do I just need to replace? You shouldn't need to find any specific files. That should flash the stick once that's complete.
Didn't work for me Deconz was shutdown. I found it back on the docker version of the page Still isn't controlling any lights though. Almost seems like the radio is out. Where would I find the dll? Create a backup in the Phoscon App. I then loaded a previous config but no change in operations so far.One of the most compelling reasons for using a universal hub is avoiding vendor dependencies.
Most smart home products lock you to a single ecosystem, but a universal hub mitigates this problem. That said, as I expanded the size of my network, I experienced numerous stability issues to the point of being unusable. For starters, with ZigBee, there are three basic terms to keep in mind.
You can deep dive into ZigBee here. Because of this, congestion may be an issue depending on variables such as the number of devices, placement, and specific channel your ZigBee network operates on. One of my favorite aspects of Home Assistant is its interoperability.
Enterprises change direction all the time. For example, there was much angst and anger when Google Home recently pivoted to Nest. To that end, there are at least three widely available options for ZigBee integration with Home Assistant.
deCONZ – ConBee II Einrichtung
Yes, there are more that I have listed here, but these three are, at the time of this post, the most comprehensive solutions available. Zigbee2mqtt worked fine until the network grew too large.
The ZHA experiment lasted less than a day as devices would drop after restarting, and performance was too slow for my use case. This worked fine in my last apartment, but when I moved into my home, which is significantly larger, I started experiencing numerous stability. Since I prefer running services via Docker containers, I added the community developed deCONZ container to my Docker compose file and spun it up see below for an example. In deCONZ terminology, 3 types of devices can be set up: lights, switches, and sensors.
I chose the latter route, and integration was painless. This made it challenging to keep everything straight between Zigbee2mqtt and Home Assistant, especially as the number of devices grew. In the Phoscon UI, you can easily specify groups and then place devices in them. For example, in my office, I have a light fixture with 5 bulbs.
Replacing Smart Hubs with Deconz Conbee II
This is beyond helpful for troubleshooting any faulty or slow connections and just to check on the health of the entire system. When pairing some Xiaomi climate sensors, it took a few tries which is to be expected as Xiaomi uses a semi-custom ZigBee library that requires a device-specific quirks handler. Everything else, such as motion sensors and lights, are exposed as regular Home Assistant entities.Fulfillment by Amazon FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
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So I was a complete newbie and had to tackle multiple challenges along the way. If you are in the same position, this guide is for you! Many users have reported that their SD cards suddenly stopped working and they had to re-install everything. This happened to me as well. And I switched to an SSD afterwards see chapter below. The installation is a bit more technical than using the SD card. So depending on your goals and technical abilities you might want to choose either the SD card way or SSD way.
Installation was straight forward. I basically followed the official installation. At the time of writing June this was HassOS 2. I connected the Raspberry to my local network via cable and booted it up without attaching the Conbee II stick yet you will later see why.
Now since everything is up and running its time to add the Conbee II stick to the mix. Without having it attached to your Pi go to Hass. Write it down. Now connect the Conbee II stick to the Pi and boot it up again. Just click on "Reboot" in the same card. This can take some while. Once the Pi is back go to the same place and check the Hardware section again.
Under "serial" there should be a new component, e. This is our friend the Conbee II stick! Copy this string to the clipboard. Now go to Hass. Now at the bottom of the page there is a config section. Add the name of your device like this:.
Now you can start this add-on. If everything goes right a green light should pop-up. You might need to set a password. Do it and remember it. You will need it every time you open up this gateway.
You also want to set up another add-on which is called Configurator. This add-on allows you to manually edit all your config files from within your browser. Before we add our devices we should set up everything so you can use the Home Assistant mobile app on your iPhone which helps for device or presence tracking. This will also make the notification integration as well as the device tracking component available.
This installation even happens automatically if you have discovery mode enabled and start the app for the first time.
Now download the app and install it. On first load it should already find your HA installation. Choose it and complete the config, e.In a prior post, we set up Home Assistant on Synology. This time, we will learn how to set up and configure a Zigbee home network for your smart home. Photo by Robin Glauser. After all, who wants to be recorded by their security camera while running around naked and singing embarrassing songs? None of this can happen until the house itself is instrumented with appropriate sensors that can reflect the "state" of the house in digital terms.
Smart Home devices can run and communicate between themselves in a variety of ways - as long as they are configured in a network, and that network is made accessible to our Home Assistant installation.
After some research, I figured out that there are a few options available for setting up such network in terms of protocols:.
There are already plenty of other articles describing the differences in details. In the end, I decided to set up a Zigbee network for the following reasons:. One potential disadvantage is that a Zigbee network operates on 2.
This means that careful planning must be made around the specific channels configured both for your Wi-Fi network, your Zigbee network and even any neighbour's network. See here for some further tips. Z-Wave operates instead in a frequency between and MHz depending on your country of residencetherefore such interference aspects are less of an issue.
Once settled on the protocol, the next step is to choose the right devices for building your Zigbee sensor network. With these requirements in mind, after some research and digging, I settled on the dresden elektronik Conbee II USB stick, which is a universal Zigbee gateway.
It runs locally in your network and does not rely on external services or require any subscription. Getting it recognized on the Synology DSM is also fairly easy. I will show later in more detail how to whip up all of these things together.
In terms of sensors and devices, I wanted to try a few to get some experience in setting it all up, as well as verifying each device's capabilities before committing to a more significant installation. These are the ones I tried so far:. I picked the Xiaomi devices as they are relatively inexpensive and are listed as supported on the deCONZ wiki page. The Innr bulb was not explicitly listed but I figured out to try and see, and it was recognized and paired immediately. It is recommended that you use a USB extension to avoid interference which may reduce the performance of the antenna in the stick.
Thanks to this forum user for the below suggestions:.If you are using RaspBee, you may need to edit the config. It is recommended to use a "by-id" path to the device if one exists, as it is not subject to change if other devices are added to the system. By default, Home Assistant has the discovery integration enabled, which automatically discovers this add-on.
In case you don't have discovery enabled on your Home Assistant instance, follow these instructions to configure the deCONZ integration:. You must perform these steps or your Light, Group names and other data will be lost!
It allows you to view the Zigbee mesh which can be really helpful when debugging network issuesbut also gives you access to tons of advanced features. To access it, you need a VNC Viewer application. Adjust port and possibly hostname if you've changed it in Home Assistant host system settings. This add-on allows you to upgrade your firmware straight from the Phoscon web interface with ease.
However, some USB sticks like the Aeotec Z-Wave stickscan interfere with the upgrade process, causing the firmware upgrade to fail silently. If you end up with the same firmware version as before you started the upgrade, consider unplugging the other sticks and try again. If that is still not working, try upgrading the firmware manually. Hidden controls are added to the add-on to allow control over the debug output of deCONZ. The following options are hidden, but can be added to the add-on configuration:.
This is an older bug that has been solved in the add-on. This might cause issues in Home Assistant, like having no devices. It also might cause an issue when the add-on has internal changes and next fails to communicate new settings to Home Assistant. It can happen that you have accidentally used an older discovery or a manual set up of the integration in the past.
Because of this, the add-on is unable to inform Home Assistant of changed internal settings, which happened in 4. The solution for this is to do the following steps to take care of that issue for once and for all, so in the future, you won't end up having this issue. In case you've found a bug, please open an issue on our GitHub.
A Superior Zigbee Experience with deCONZ, Conbee II, & Home Assistant
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Create new file Find file History. Latest commit. Latest commit 7ceea04 Mar 9, Find the "deCONZ" add-on and click it. Add following to your config. Replace null in the device option in the add-on configuration and specify the device name in quotes: e. Click on "SAVE" to save the add-on configuration.
Toggle the "Show in sidebar" to add it to your Home Assistant side bar. Start the add-on. Advised is to use portbut any other port above works as well. Restart the add-on. Upgrading RaspBee and ConBee firmware This add-on allows you to upgrade your firmware straight from the Phoscon web interface with ease. Advanced debug output control Hidden controls are added to the add-on to allow control over the debug output of deCONZ.Hello everybody! I have a conbee 2 stick and use it to control several thermostats and lights.
You can almost certainly do what you want though you may have to finesse the authentication if it uses anything complex. I have this set up. You install Deconz on the same device, or another if you prefer. Running from docker-compose was the easiest for me. If you installed it from docker, it will include the rest API.
The next step is adding a temporary part to your flow, or do it over curl instead if you prefer that. Deploy, go back to the phoscon settings page and click the authenticate button, then inject on the flow and copy the api key from the debug sidebar.
Drag a deconz-event node into your flow and set up the configuration, pointing it to your Phoscon install. Set it up with the API key you just got. If you deploy, the deconz-event will now give a message on every event deconz outputs, including but not limited to sensor values and battery levels of connected devices.
Thank you felix, this was the the solution. I was able to retrieve the API Key i am not a big friend of docker. The daylight device you see is a virtual device created by Phoscon.
Edit: Had to reset them. They are now in Node-RED. This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply.
New replies are no longer allowed. Already many thanks for your advice. Phoscon Conbee in Node-red. TotallyInformation 14 February 2. Node-RED is mainly used stand-alone. I just have to figure out why I can't find any devices. The devices aren't reset.
I configured them in Home Assistant.