Connecting all the smart home appliances is not easy as there is a need for a common language to join together the wealth of technology from different manufacturers. It is where the ZigBee comes in that is one of the prominent and world-leading protocols in facilitating smart home hubs to control the technical appliances in your home.
ZigBee is an open communication standard that works wirelessly based on the IEEE's 802.15.4 personal-area network. ZigBee is a specification that has been around for over a decade and is widely reflected as an alternate to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for various applications including low powered devices that do not need higher bandwidth such as your smart home sensors.
ZigBee functions using what is known as a mesh network. In this type of network, the signal originates from the central hub but the connected devices don’t need to communicate with the central hub directly. Each device in the mesh network acts as a repeater and passes on the signal to another device in the network. This feature enables mesh networks to be more flexible. ZigBee network can cover more distance and work around hurdles.
With ZigBee central hub, you don’t have to install each device individually in your smart home instead you just need a central hub to control all of these devices. The ZigBee central hub will scan your network for all of your devices and save you from the struggle of individual setup. This network also offers you convenient and easy control over the devices with the help of a single central application like the Tuya smart life app.
The major benefit of ZigBee is its low power requirement as compared to Wi-Fi which makes it a popular choice for smart home devices. When the reliability of automated processes is the priority, ZigBee devices are worth using. Safe and stable communication, low-power consumption, and speed of operation are the compelling advantages of ZigBee.
The total numbers of devices controlled by the ZigBee networks are not limited. Theoretically, a ZigBee network could have 65,000 devices connected to it. ZigBee devices are compatible with each other. The integration of new devices to the ZigBee network is extremely easy. The addition of a new device only requires pressing the button over it and approving the addition in the application.
ZigBee operates at 2.4 GHz with a communication range of approximately 35 to 70 feet. It offers a higher frequency to transmit more data but reduce the range of signal a bit. ZigBee makes use of AES 128 encryption standards similar to the one used by the government and banks. The hacking of signal encryption is not possible but your devices can be vulnerable.
Back in 2002, ZigBee makers created ZigBee Alliance. The industry alliance involves the companies that signup to use the ZigBee protocol. Right now, there are over 400 members and more than 2,500 devices registered to the ZigBee Alliance. ZigBee is also becoming famous in commercial applications by the set of its IoT capabilities. Its design makes it perfect for sensing and monitoring sensing applications, with acceptance in these areas developing rapidly.
Tuya Smart Life app united with the ZigBee Alliance, and due to which it created great opportunities to grow the system with new elements with the integration of more than 11,000 different devices of 30 categories including control, air conditioning, monitoring, etc. from 10,000 manufacturers of smart devices.
At Future House Store, you will find a wide variety of smart home automation devices that can be easily operated with the ZigBee central unit via the Tuya Smart life app. Visit our website to find the ZigBee devices for your smart home to achieve convenience and ease.