ZigBee integration for Home Assistant allows you to utilize modules such as the XBee as wireless General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) devices. The component requires a local ZigBee device to be connected to a serial port. Through this it will send and receive commands to and from other devices on the ZigBee mesh network.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

The local ZigBee device (assuming XBee) must have an up to date Router or Coordinator API firmware installed.

A zigbee section must be present in the configuration.yaml file and contain the following options as required:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  • device (Optional): The serial port to which the local ZigBee device is connected. Defaults to /dev/ttyUSB0
  • baud (Optional): The baud rate at which to communicate with the local ZigBee device. Defaults to 9600

To find the possible serial port names of your device, run:

$ ls /dev/ttyUSB*

The port may also appear as /dev/ttyACM* if you’re communicating with the ZigBee device through an Arduino.


# Example configuration.yaml entry
  device: /dev/ttyACM1
  baud: 115200