Version 1.2 HA adds new features that improve the battery life to more than seven years, standardize device pairing, and simplify installation and maintenance. Among the enhancements, it also includes support for new devices such as door sensors, smart appliances, and electrical measurement devices.
In contrast to Wi-Fi networks, Zigbee supports much lower data rates and uses a mesh networking protocol, similar to Z-Wave, to avoid interference.Smart products talk to each other, allowing you to control them from anywhere.
The Zigbee controller is responsible for storing the information while also receiving and transmitting data operations. Zigbee routing devices act as intermediary devices that allow data to pass through them to other devices.
Is Zigbee right for me?
Picture this: It is a burning hot day. You want to cool down your home but just the thought of moving to the thermostat is dreadful. You open the Vera Mobile app and set your thermostat to cool. With one simple click, your house is a cool beach paradise. No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have internet access, Vera will receive the command and send it to your thermostat, making your house cool and comfortable.
Are you ready to start "meshing" around?
With Zigbee and your Vera, long gone are the days when you had to hardwire the entire house in order to call it home automation. Zigbee is a completely automated experience with little to no wires, and certainly no headaches. With both Vera and Zigbee devices, anyone can "plug and play.”
Before you go for it, here are a couple of questions you may want to be answered:
What is the Zigbee range?
Zigbee competes for bandwidth with high-speed protocols like Bluetooth, WiFi, and IrDA (Infrared Data Association), that are built to use every bit of bandwidth possible for applications such as voice or video transmission.
The Zigbee's chip low power consumption limits transmission range is between 10–100 meters (30 - 330 feet) line of sight, depending on the environmental characteristics.
we recommend that you cut the range estimate to 10-meters (30-feet) if there are no obstacles in the way.
What are Zigbee range extenders?
Is Zigbee going to work in my home?
Can Z-Wave and ZigBee communicate with each other?
When you have both Z-Wave and ZigBee on your VeraPlus and VeraController, the devices can trigger one another using the scenes in your Vera. On it's own, a Zigbee device cannot communicate with a Z-Wave device because of the different protocols, radio frequencies, and topologies.