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SmartThings – How to install Aeotec Edge Drivers

SmartThings - How to install Aeotec Edge Drivers

What are SmartThings Edge Drivers?

Aeotec is excited to announce support for SmartThings Edge, a new hub architecture that allows core functionality to execute locally, leading to smart home experiences that are more reliable, secure and faster.

While you will not see a change within the SmartThings app, on the backend, SmartThings Edge is transforming connectivity and the experience in a noticeable way.

SmartThings Edge’s advanced technology increases the speed of automations for consumers by eliminating the need for cloud-based processing, bringing all the information directly to the Aeotec Smart Home Hub. This not only streamlines events and commands, but also allows for local device support on a home network, allowing users to run their Automations locally. This local device support decreases latency and increases reliability. SmartThings users will also be able to connect Zigbee, Z-Wave, and LAN-based integrations, with the ability to connect more protocols in the future, including Matter.

Aeotec SmartThings Edge Drivers

With SmartThings now moving from Groovy Custom Device Handlers to Edge drivers, we have included invitation links to some of Aeotec’s most popular devices – allowing you to further customise their functionality and parameters.

Click on the link below to join the Aeotec Group channel and install the Edge drivers that you require…

Direct Invitation Link: https://bestow-regional.api.smartthings.com/invite/8b2AZR9b06lv

More Aeotec Edge device drivers...

Thanks to CommanderQ for creating his own device drivers for more Aeotec devices…

Github: https://github.com/CommanderQ/SmartThings-Edge-Drivers

Direct Invitation link: https://bestow-regional.api.smartthings.com/invite/RBlE09xRBN2E

CommanderQ’s Edge Driver channel supports these Aeotec products:

How to install Edge drivers

The process for installing the above Aeotec Edge drivers is easy…

  1. Click on the invitational link from either Aeotec Group or CommanderQ to access the drivers.
  2. Sign into your SmartThings/Samsung account.
  3. Click on “Join“.
  4. Give it about a minute for your account and hub to gain access, and then refresh the page.
  5. Click on “Install” for any Edge drivers you’d like to install. 

How to activate Edge drivers

If your device is already using a default Edge driver, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open SmartThings app.
  2. Open the Z-Wave device page.
  3. Press on the device tile you would like to edit.
  4. Press on the “3 dots” in the top right corner and select “Driver”.
  5. Click “Change Driver“.
  6. You can now change the driver to a compatible custom Edge Driver.
  7. Finally, select “Use this driver”.
An alternate method is to unpair and re-pair your device. Upon re-pairing, your Aeotec Z-Wave device should automatically use the new custom Edge driver.

In closing...

SmartThings Edge drivers are a massive leap forward for responsive, secure, local control of your smart home. As always, if you run into any issues with the above guides, leave a comment below and we will be happy to help.

All the best,

Brad

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