Zigbee2MQTT Guides - Build Your Own Hub

Zigbee2MQTT is a piece of self-hosted software which allows you to ditch all Zigbee hubs and control all Zigbee devices from one central software. Currently, Zigbee2MQTT supports over 1000 devices from more than 150 vendors. I personally use Zigbee2MQTT to integrate all of my cheap Chinese sensors with Home Assistant.

Zigbee groups from Zigbee2MQTT now auto-discovered in Home Assistant

The most recent update to Zigbee2MQTT has introduced the ability for Zigbee groups to be auto-discovered by Home Assistant using MQTT Discovery.

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Testing the Zigbee2MQTT web-based frontend

I have finally been able to test the Zigbee2MQTT. So far, it has been everything I hoped for and more.

Location-based actions on a Philips Hue dimmer switch

Using Node-RED, ESP-32 boards, and an iBeacon, you can execute room-dependant commands by pushing a button on the Philips Hue dimmer switch.

You should only consider the Gledopto Zigbee 3.0 LED Controller Pro

Previous versions of the Gledopto LED controllers had some serious flaws. Will these be fixed in the Gledopto Zigbee 3.0 LED Controller Pro?

Turn an Aqara Water Leak Sensor into an instant rain meter

In this guide I’ll be showing you how to convert a readily available Aqara Water Leak Sensor into an instant rain meter.

Zigbee2MQTT vs ZHA: Battle of the Zigbee hub replacements

The decision on whether to go with Zigbee2MQTT or ZHA isn’t an easy one. I hope that this comparison will help you come to a decision.

Choose your Zigbee channel wisely

This guide will tell you how to optimise the 2.4 GHz band, which Zigbee and Wi-Fi use, in your smart home.

Building a chair occupancy sensor using an Aqara window sensor

A chair occupancy sensor might sound like a gimmick at first but there are some actually useful use-cases once you start to think about it.

You should know about groups in Zigbee2MQTT

In a Zigbee network, a group is a collection of endpoints such as multiple lightbulbs. They can be used to reduce Zigbee traffic.

Zigbee2MQTT is finally getting a web dashboard

One aspect of Zigbee2MQTT is about to be a lot more user-friendly. Zigbee2MQTT is finally getting a web dashboard.