Gathering the required items

  • Home Assistant installation on your board (e.g. Raspberry Pi or Home Assistant Blue), latest updates installed.
  • Connect ZBT-1 dongle and cable.

Setting up a new Zigbee network using Connect ZBT-1

Step 1

Plug the extension cable into Connect ZBT-1
  1. Plug the Home Assistant Connect ZBT-1 into the USB extension cable.
  2. Plug the extension cable into your Home Assistant instance.
  3. If you are using the standalone Home Assistant Container installation method, make sure Connect ZBT-1 is mapped to the container.
  4. USB 3.0 ports and USB 3.0 drives can cause interference with 2.4 GHz protocols, including the ones provided by Home Assistant Connect ZBT-1. It is important to use the USB extension cable and to position the Home Assistant Connect ZBT-1 away from possible interference sources.
    This video shows the effect of interference.

Step 2

Locate the Connect ZBT-1 integration
  1. Go to Settings > Devices & Services
  2. Connect ZBT-1 should now have been discovered.
  3. Select Configure.

Step 3

Pick your firmware
  • In the dialog, select Zigbee.

Step 4

Complete the Zigbee setup
  • Select Submit to complete the setup of the Connect ZBT-1 integration.
  • Your Connect ZBT-1 is now a Zigbee coordinator.

Step 5

Configure the Zigbee Home Automation integration
  • Connect ZBT-1 will be shown in your Zigbee Home Automation integration.
  • Select Configure.
  • To confirm, select Submit.

Step 6

Create a network
  • Select Create network.

Step 7

Add devices to area
  1. Once the network has been set up, add the Zigbee Coordinator to an area.
  2. Select Finish.
    • Your Zigbee devices are now added to your Zigbee network.

Step 8

Add Zigbee devices
  • Select 1 device and select Add devices via this device. ZHA will now search for Zigbee devices in pairing mode.
  • Put your Zigbee device into pairing mode.
  • If ZHA can't find your Zigbee device make sure that Connect ZBT-1 does not suffer from interference. Use the extension cable and move the Connect ZBT-1 further away from potential devices which can cause interference.