The currently in the UK no one sells a Zwave/Zigbee Doorbell, there is one in the US Aeotec’s Doorbell but has been pulled from the market twice last year.
One of the biggest UK stockists of home automation products vesternet.com has the following in there FAQ page
Do you sell a Z-Wave enabled door bell / chime?
Unfortunately this isn’t a product that we sell – we know that a few different manufacturers make these, but we’ve heard that the feedback from users has been poor. We have therefore taken the decision not to stock them.
Well my new house that I’m in the process of moving into didn’t have a door bell at all so I needed to start looking for a door bell that had a LED that would flash when the door bell went off. So I went to wiko’s and paid 17.99 for a Wireless Battery Door Bell as I don’t want to waste a plug socket on a door bell. Right the reason we need the LED is so we can use it as a binary input which is where the Fibaro FGK-101 Door and Window Sensor I have seen it as slow as £30 but seems to average around £35.
The Fibaro FGK-101 is a 3in1 device that can be used as a Window and Door sensor as the name suggests but also a binary switch or temperature sensor (Note you need to buy the temperature sensor and connect it). The only annoying thing is you cant use more than one at a time so the only real selling point other than binary input is for using it as a door or window sensor as it comes in 7 different colours so it can match your doors or windows if you don’t have white other wise you should just buy the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor as its cheaper and does temperature and loads more at the same time.
Back on to the subject of making a Z-Wave Door Bell I got back home with the Wiko door bell to find the LED didn’t flash when the button was pressed after reading the manual the LED was a low battery warning light why would you need that I really don’t know as the device will start sounding flat or one would guess try changing the batteries if it wasn’t working. I starting looking online and found 1byone Premium Portable Waterproof Wireless Doorbell for ££8.99 Delivered (I have Amazon Prime best 79 pounds per year your ever spend) also available in black for £11.99 the feature I was looking for “Sound and Flash, gives you a visual form of notification (an excellent feature for the hearing impaired)”.
Now to join the Fibaro FGK-101 Door and Window Sensor to Samsung SmartThings you need to take the battery out, Start a search for new devices using the App, Put the battery back in and press the TMP button inside the device three times very quick.
Note as SmartThings sees it as a Window/Door Sensor it will be added to the Smart Home Monitor as the device that is open at all times it will moan like crazy that there’s an intruder just go though the Setup again deselecting the Door Bell.
Setup The Custom Door Bell App
- Go to: https://graph.api.smartthings.com/ide/apps and click on “New SmartApp”
- Click “From Code”
- Copy & Paste the code from this link https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tmleafs/smartthingsdoorbell/master/smartapp.doorbell
Will look like the following
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Create”
- Click “Publish” > “For Me”
- Now open SmartThings on you mobile or tablet device
- Go to the Marketplace > SmartApps >At the bottom your see My Apps
- Select “Door Bell App”
- Fill the App settings in should look like something like below
- Press Done
- Press your door bell to see if it works should get the following Notification
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