deCONZ by dresden elektronik is a software that communicates with ConBee/RaspBee Zigbee gateways and exposes Zigbee devices that are connected to the gateway.

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

Recommended way of running deCONZ

An official add-on for deCONZ is available in the Home Assistant add-on store. Otherwise, use community container for your deCONZ needs.

Supported devices

See deCONZ wiki for a list of supported devices.


Adding deCONZ to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

deCONZ can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as Discovered. You can then set it up right away.

Running a stand-alone instance of deCONZ (non add-on installation) requires a pairing between the deCONZ gateway and Home Assistant. To allow Home Assistant to connect with deCONZ go to the Phoscon UI click Settings -> Gateway -> Advanced and press the “Authenticate app” button. This same information is also shown during the config flow of the deCONZ integration.

Debugging integration

If you have problems with deCONZ or the integration you can add debug prints to the log.

  default: info
    pydeconz: debug
    homeassistant.components.deconz: debug


If you are having issues and want to report a problem, always start with making sure that you’re on the latest deCONZ software version and latest firmware for hardware.

No state updates

If the state of entities are only reflected in Home Assistant when the integration is loaded (during restart, reload, setup) you probably have an issue with the WebSocket configuration where your deCONZ instance is running. The deCONZ integration uses the WebSocket port provided by the deCONZ REST API. If you’re running the deCONZ Docker container make sure that it properly configures the WebSocket port so deCONZ can report what port is exposed outside of the containerized environment. Also, make sure to review firewall rules that might block communication over certain ports.

Device services

Available services: configure, deconz.device_refresh and deconz.remove_orphaned_entries.

Service deconz.configure

Set the attribute of device in deCONZ using REST-API.

Service data attribute Optional Description
field No String representing a specific device in deCONZ.
entity No String representing a specific Home Assistant entity of a device in deCONZ.
data No Data is a JSON object with what data you want to alter.

Either entity or field must be provided. If both are present, field will be interpreted as a subpath under the device path corresponding to the specified entity:

{ "field": "/lights/1", "data": {"name": "light2"} }
{ "entity": "light.light1", "data": {"name": "light2"} }
{ "entity": "light.light1", "field: "/state", "data": {"on": true} }
{ "field": "/config", "data": {"permitjoin": 60} }

Service deconz.device_refresh

Refresh with devices added to deCONZ after Home Assistants latest restart.

Note: deCONZ automatically signals Home Assistant when new sensors are added, but other devices must at this point in time (deCONZ v2.05.35) be added manually using this service or a restart of Home Assistant.

Service deconz.remove_orphaned_entries

Remove entries from entity and device registry which are no longer provided by deCONZ.

Note: it is recommended to use this service after a restart of Home Assistant Core in order to have deCONZ integration properly mirrored to deCONZ.

Remote control devices

Remote controls (ZHASwitch category) will not be exposed as regular entities, but as events named deconz_event with a payload of id and event. Id will be the device name from deCONZ and Event will be the momentary state of the switch.

Depending on the device some device-specific attributes may also be included in the payload. In case of the Aqara Magic Cube, an additional gesture attribute will be exposed. For the tint remote, the angle and xy attributes will be included in the payload. Gesture is used for some Aqara Magic Cube specific events like: flip 90 degrees, flip 180 degrees, clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. However, a sensor entity will be created that shows the battery level of the switch, as reported by deCONZ, named sensor.device_name_battery_level.

Typical values for switches, the event codes are 4 numbers where the first and last number are of interest here.

Switch code Description
1XXX Button #1 up to #8
XXX1 Button hold
XXX2 Button short release
XXX3 Button long release

Where for example on a Philips Hue Dimmer, 2001 would be holding the dim up button.

For the IKEA Tradfri remote the first digit equals, 1 for the middle button, 2 for up, 3 for down, 4 for left, and 5 for right (e.g., “event: 1002” for middle button short release).

Specific gestures for the Aqara Magic Cube are:

Gesture Description
0 Awake
1 Shake
2 Free fall
3 Flip 90
4 Flip 180
5 Move on any side
6 Double tap on any side
7 Turn clockwise
8 Turn counter clockwise

Finding your events

Navigate to Developer tools->Events. In the section Listen to events add deconz_event and press START LISTENING. All events from deCONZ will now be shown and by pushing your remote button while monitoring the log it should be fairly easy to find the events you are looking for.

Device triggers

To simplify using remote control devices in automations deCONZ integration exposes them as device triggers. This will expose all possible variations of button presses and rotations. Most popular brands of Zigbee remotes are supported.

Requesting support for new device trigger

If you have a Zigbee remote that is not yet supported you can request support for it by creating an issue on Home Assistant Core GitHub repository. This requires the device model (can be acquired from debug logs) together with a mapping of action and button event, e.g., Hue dimmer remote model “RWL021”, Short press turn on 1000.



Step up and step down input number with wireless dimmer

  - alias: "'Toggle lamp from dimmer'"
    initial_state: "on"
      - platform: event
        event_type: deconz_event
          id: remote_control_1
          event: 1002
      - service: light.toggle
          entity_id: light.lamp

  - alias: "Increase brightness of lamp from dimmer"
    initial_state: "on"
      - platform: event
        event_type: deconz_event
          id: remote_control_1
          event: 2002
      - service: light.turn_on
          entity_id: light.lamp
          brightness: >
            {% set bri = state_attr('light.lamp', 'brightness') | int %}
            {{ [bri+30, 249] | min }}

  - alias: "Decrease brightness of lamp from dimmer"
    initial_state: "on"
      - platform: event
        event_type: deconz_event
          id: remote_control_1
          event: 3002
      - service: light.turn_on
          entity_id: light.lamp
          brightness: >
            {% set bri = state_attr('light.lamp', 'brightness') | int %}
            {{ [bri-30, 0] | max }}

  - alias: 'Turn lamp on when turning cube clockwise'
    initial_state: "on"
      - platform: event
        event_type: deconz_event
          id: remote_control_1
          gesture: 7
      - service: light.turn_on
          entity_id: light.lamp

Changing color through the Müller Licht tint remote control

  - alias: "React to color wheel changes"
      - platform: event
        event_type: deconz_event
          id: tint_remote_1
          event: 6002
      - service: light.turn_on
            - '{{ }}'
            - '{{ }}'
          entity_id: light.example_color_light_1
    mode: restart

Colored Flashing - RGB Philips Hue bulb using deconz.configure

Note: Requires on: true to change color while the Philips Hue bulb is off. If on: true is specified, the bulb remains on after flashing is complete. The previous color is not saved or restored. To color flash light groups, replace /state with /action and specify the light group as the entity.

  - alias: "Flash Hue Bulb with Doorbell Motion"
    mode: single
      - platform: state
        entity_id: binary_sensor.doorbell_motion
        to: "on"
      - service: deconz.configure
          entity: light.hue_lamp
          field: /state
            'on': true
            hue: 65535
            sat: 255
            bri: 255
            alert: "breathe"
      - delay: 00:00:15
      - service: deconz.configure
          entity: light.hue_lamp
          field: "/state"
            'on': false


The entity_id name will be platform.device_name, where device_name is defined in deCONZ.

Alarm Control Panel

The entity of a physical keypad. Can be in 4 different modes (arm_away, arm_home, arm_night or disarmed). Changing the state will do an audible notification from the keypad.

The Device also exposes a new event type deconz_alarm_event which reflects signals not supported within the Alarm Control Panel platform. The Payload consists of an event (emergency, fire, invalid_code or panic).

Binary Sensor

The following sensor types are supported:

  • Alarm signalling
  • Fire/Smoke detection
  • Open/Close detection
  • Presence detection
  • Vibration detection
  • Water leakage detection


See the deCONZ main integration for configuration instructions.

Climate currently represent thermostats.

Note that devices in the climate platform identify as sensors, so there is a manually curated list that defines which “sensors” are climate devices.


Covers are devices like ventilation dampers or smart window covers.


Fans from deCONZ are currently a combination of a light and fan fixture.


The Light platform keeps light devices and deCONZ light groups. Light groups created in deCONZ will be created in Home Assistant as lights named light.group_name_in_deconz, allowing the user to control groups of lights with only a single API call to deCONZ.


Locks are devices such as the Danalock Zigbee lock.


The entity_id name will be scene.group_scene_name, where group is which group the scene belongs to and the name of the scene, both group and name are defined in deCONZ.


The following sensor types are supported:

  • Air Quality sensor
  • Battery sensor
  • Consumption sensor
  • Daylight
  • Humidity sensor
  • Light level sensor
  • Power sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Switches
  • Temperature sensor

Switches aren’t exposed as ordinary entities, see the deCONZ main integration for more details.

deCONZ Daylight Sensor

The deCONZ Daylight sensor is a special sensor built into the deCONZ software since version 2.05.12. It is represented in Home Assistant as a sensor called sensor.daylight. The sensor’s state value is a string corresponding to the phase of daylight (descriptions below taken from, on which the deCONZ implementation is based):

Sensor State Description
sunrise_start sunrise (top edge of the sun appears on the horizon)
sunrise_end sunrise ends (bottom edge of the sun touches the horizon)
golden_hour_1 morning golden hour (soft light, the best time for photography)
solar_noon solar noon (sun is in the highest position)
golden_hour_2 evening golden hour
sunset_start sunset starts (bottom edge of the sun touches the horizon)
sunset_end sunset (sun disappears below the horizon, evening civil twilight starts)
dusk dusk (evening nautical twilight starts)
nautical_dusk nautical dusk (evening astronomical twilight starts)
night_start night starts (dark enough for astronomical observations)
nadir nadir (darkest moment of the night, the sun is in the lowest position)
night_end night ends (morning astronomical twilight starts)
nautical_dawn nautical dawn (morning nautical twilight starts)
dawn dawn (morning nautical twilight ends, morning civil twilight starts)

The sensor also has an attribute called “daylight” that has the value true when the sensor’s state is golden_hour_1, solar_noon, or golden_hour_2, and false otherwise.

These states can be used in automations as a trigger (e.g., trigger when a certain phase of daylight starts or ends) or condition (e.g., trigger only if in a certain phase of daylight).

Please note that the deCONZ daylight sensor is disabled by default in Home Assistant. It can be enabled manually by going to your deCONZ controller device in the Home Assistant UI.


Control audible devices with a limit on how long the signal should sound.


Switches are devices such as power plugs.

The entity_id name will be switch.device_name, where device_name is defined in deCONZ.