2021-06-07 Wireless enviromental monitoring with zigbee
Since January 2008 I measure temperatures and other environmental data in and around the house with 1-wire sensors and adaptors. These work fine but need wires between the sensors and that isn't ideal for quick spot measurements. So I looked into other options recently, and found affordable zigbee temperature/air pressure/humidity sensors. And an USB zigbee interface which works with linux and with a lot of the available application software. Because the next problem is going sensor - zigbee network - zigbee usb interface - some magic - database of measurements. Because I see myself wanting long series of measurements from a number of places in the house and testing without breaking those series I ordered two USB zigbee interfaces and eight environmental sensors. I guess I want production and development enviromental monitoring.
The zigbee stick is not the cheapest solution but it is documented to work with zigbee2mqtt and buying one supports work on that software.
- Zigbee interface: zzh! CC2652R Multiprotocol RF Stick (tindie)
- Sensors: Xiaomi Aquara smart home sensor air pressure temperature humidity (aliexpress)