A ZigBee Smart Home Hub is a device that coordinates the operation of smart home devices compliant with ZigBee communication standards. Customers have a wide choice of ZigBee smart things on the market. These include smart plugs, switches, thermostats, temperature sensors and more. The ZigBee Smart Home Hub integrates smart things within a local smart home network and serves as their gateway to a cloud platform that gathers the data about those devices’ performance. In the context of energy-saving, this data can be used to optimize household energy usage during the day and spot the energy inefficiencies at home. This can lead to important conclusions about what household appliances need to be fixed to save money.
Besides ZigBee Smart Home Hubs, there are also multi-mode hubs available on the market. They can build a smart home system that does not only rely on ZigBee communication but can also integrate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compliant devices in the network.