New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Homekit

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Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:22 am
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New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Homekit

This looks pretty interesting. https://www.thinka.eu

Full zwave to Homekit translation out the box. A bit on the expensive side but looks promising.

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Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:48 am
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Re: New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Home

Z-wave zones:

https://www.silabs.com/wireless/z-wave/global-regions


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Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:28 pm
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Re: New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Home

Not sure what you mean by that?

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Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:31 pm
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Re: New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Home

The Thinka hub Z-wave frequency is 868 MHz, not used everywhere.


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Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:51 am
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Yes. That's true. Europe now, NA later. But this is the internet, people read from all over the world not just one place, so, useful for many of us...

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Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:59 am
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Wouldn’t want someone to buy an expensive hub, pay for international shipping, and the discover it wasn’t compatible with their local devices.


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Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:31 pm
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Re: New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Home

I should note that this device will likely not work with Indigo. Indigo wants to be the primary Z-Wave controller and this device is likely the same. And since you can only have one primary controller on a Z-Wave network your devices will only work on one or the other. If they ship an API then it might be possible for someone to write a plugin to do the integration (a la Vera Bridge, Hubitat Bridge, etc).

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Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:11 pm
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With HomeKit-Bridge, Indigo users have no need for this, do they?


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Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:30 am
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That's right, I think. Homebridge can do most of this and probably more, although with a bit more complexity. I just thought it would be an interesting item for the community to be aware of.

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Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:39 am
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Re: New ZWave to Homekit - Unlocks 3000+ Accessories to Home

Here’s something I’d like to see; a Z-wave controller with an Ethernet port. That way it could be positioned in an area of good RF coverage and not mess with USB.


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