ZigBee Binding

The ZigBee binding supports an interface to a wireless ZigBee home automation network.

Supported Things


Coordinators need to be installed manually and the serial port must be set.

TI2531 Coordinator

This is the Texas Instruments ZNP stack. The thing type is coordinator_ti2351.

TI2531 - Firmware

The TI2531 USB dongle must be flashed with the correct firmware in order to work with this binding. The file can be downloaded from TI website archives (http://www.ti.com/tool/z-stack-archive) as part of the Z-STACK-HOME v.1.2.2a package. The file name is CC2531ZNP-Pro-Secure_Standard.hex and its sha256 is 3cc5dc571ef0f49e3f42c6c2ca076d6f8fef33a945c71e6f951b839ba0599d3c.

Flashing on Linux

It’s possible to flash the dongle using Linux, using cc-tool (https://github.com/dashesy/cc-tool.git). The software has been tested and confirmed working on Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04. The required dependencies can be installed with sudo apt install build-essential libusb-1.0-0-dev libboost-all-dev, and the binary compiled with ./configure && make. Do not forget to install the udev rules, as described at https://github.com/dashesy/cc-tool/blob/master/README , or the software might not be able to access the USB programmer.

The firmware can be flashed with ./cc-tool -e -w CC2531ZNP-Pro-Secure_Standard.hex -v r. Change the path to the firmware accordingly.

Ember EZSP NCP Coordinator

The Ember EZSP NCP (Network Co-Processor) supports the Silabs EM358 or MightyGecko dongles with the standard NCP firmware. The thing type is coordinator_ember.

Telegesis ETRX3

The thing type is coordinator_telegesis.


The following devices have been tested with the binding

Device Description
Busch-Jaegar 6711 Relay Insert
Hue Bulbs Color LED Bulb
Hue Motion Sensor Motion and Luminance sensor
Osram Bulbs  
SmartThings Plug Metered Plug
SmartThings Motion Sensor Motion and Temperature sensor
SmartThings Contact Sensor Contact and Temperature sensor
Tradfri Bulbs  


Once the binding is authorized, and an adapter is added, it automatically reads all devices that are set up on the ZigBee controller and puts them in the Inbox. When the binding is put into discovery mode, the network will have join enabled for 60 seconds.

Thing Configuration

The binding will attempt to automatically detect new devices, giving them a type based on their information they report, and will read their supported clusters to define the supported channels.

Thing Types

Currently all ZigBee things have the same thing type of zigbee_device.

Channel Types

A set of channels will be created depending on what clusters and endpoints a device supports. Channels are loosely linked to clusters in that for the majority of channels, a single cluster is used. However, some channels may utilise more than one cluster to provide the required functionality.

The following channels are supported -:

Channel UID ZigBee Cluster Type Description
switch_dimmer LEVEL_CONTROL (0x0008) Dimmer  
switch_onoff ON_OFF (0x0006) Switch  
color_color COLOR_CONTROL (0x0300) Color  
color_temperature COLOR_CONTROL (0x0300) Dimmer  
ias_contactportal1 IAS_ZONE (0x0500) Switch  
ias_motionintrusion IAS_ZONE (0x0500) Switch  
ias_motionpresence IAS_ZONE (0x0500) Switch  
measurement_illuminance ILLUMINANCE_MEASUREMENT (0x0400) Number  
measurement_temperature TEMPERATURE_MEASUREMENT (0x0402) Number  
sensor_occupancy OCCUPANCY_SENSING (0x0406) Switch