ZemiSmart Release HomeKit Compatible Zigbee Hub and Devices

ZemiSmart may be a totally new name to many of our HomeKit centric readers, as expected, but they are one of a series of companies that make all manner of devices that work with possibly one of the largest smart home platforms, namely Tuya. Up until now, ZemiSmart products would only work with the Tuya platform in addition to both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa platforms. The hub itself, judging from the pictures alone, is a simple puck-shaped device, with a pairing/reset button on the back, a micro-USB port for power, and an ethernet port for network connection, although it may well have a wireless connection as well. It uses Zigbee 3.0, and the circumference of the hub sports an LED strip that we assume shows different colours to indicate status, although, like the Aqara M1/M1S, the LED may well be exposed to HomeKit separately.

Prior to the release of the company’s first Zigbee hub (ZMHK-01), the company’s devices used a mix of Zigbee and WiFi devices, the former of which could work with any number of Zigbee hubs. Now with the introduction of their own hub, the company has gained official HomeKit support, not only for the hub but a number of Zigbee devices that work with the hub. Interestingly, the company’s website also states that their “HomeKit Zigbee Hub can connect to Tuya app/Home app. Smart devices certified by Tuya can be seen directly on the Home app homepage interface”. This sort of indicates that other Tuya compatible devices will be exposed to HomeKit, and not just ZemiSmart. We shall see.

This includes things like LED filament bulbs, curtain and blind motors, as well as relays, sensors and wall switches (check out their range of products HERE). One switch suitable for the North American market offers a single gang switch that comes with options for single, double, triple and even quadruple buttons, which is something you’d be hard-pressed to find for HomeKit right now. Whilst we’ve not been able to actually test these items to ensure they work with HomeKit, a representative for ZemiSmart has told us all the products under the HomeKit section of their store are exposed to HomeKit.

With Aqara hubs having been HomeKit compatible since 2018, ZemiSmart isn’t the only company making Zigbee devices, but with anyone wanting another option, it’s certainly something worth taking a look at. We’ll hopefully be doing a review of this new hub soon, so stay tuned.

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8 thoughts on “ZemiSmart Release HomeKit Compatible Zigbee Hub and Devices

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  • I wonder if this would expose their older zigbee devices too? I’ve had a bunch added to HomeKit via hue-homebridge

    • I’m not sure, and I’m trying to get more solid information on this topic. Hopefully I will know more when I come to review the device.

      • Great article.

        This could be an equally useful solution for smart lighting as the Thinka Z-Wave gateway. That is, both solutions provide ways to use micro modules with HomeKit.

        The Thinka product can work in theory with Fibaro and Aeotec Z-Wave micro modules, and this Zemismart Zigbee hub can work with Tuya Zigbee micro modules.

        Do you know if the Tuya micro modules will work with standard ‘momentary’ light switches?

        Note: The Thinka product is not yet shipping to the UK although is already compatible being that the UK and EU use the same Z-Wave frequency. However the Zemismart hub since it uses Zigbee is a globally compatible product. Furthermore their website shows FREE shipping to the UK whereas this time it is the US who has to pay extra. Schadenfreude 🙂

        I would like to know what smart platforms the Zemismart hub can simultaneously support, some hubs might do HomeKit or Alexa or Google but not necessarily all at the same time.

        • Hi, I’m still trying to verify how well this will do in terms of exposing all of their supported devices, as well as Tuya ‘certified’ devices, but at present I’m a little sceptical, based on the vague answers I’ve had so far, but we’ll see. I’ve been testing out the Thinka and it does work with the Z-Wave devices I have here with the exception of a NanoMote Quad, as wireless buttons are not yet supported via Thinka, although they’re working on adding that category. I’ll hopefully be getting the ZemiSmart hub to test soon, so I may soon be able to answer the question of whether it’ll support multiple ecosystems.

  • I’m looking for some HomeKit enabled curtains maybe in combination with this hub I can use the zemismart ones

  • So It sound’s like you don’t actually possess one of these hubs, you are telling us about. Just rehashing a press release.

    • So by your logic, every device needs to be owned by the person or organisation in order to report on it. Quite ridiculous statement. It’s not even a press release. It was all written from scratch. Try not hiding behind a fake name…

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