Build your own Zigbee gateway. Local. Secure. Smart.

Zigbee controller.

Zi-Stick is a Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle that is compatible to 99% of all Zigbee devices in the market.

Up to 200m range.

Thanks to advanced technology and German engineering, Zi-Szick uses the latest hardware, which enhances the range of your self-built Zigbee network.


Zi-Stick can be connected to one board PC's, laptops or servers. Thanks to its serial interface, it is compatible with different Open Source projects like Homeassistant, OpenHAB, or Zigbee2MQTT.

Use your PC, laptop or one board PC to build your Zigbee Station.

How to setup

Local, no cloud and independent of platforms.

Because your data belongs to you, your data should not be processed in the cloud. Zi-Stick does not require cloud service as a locally operated device. It can be connected to any host PC such as a one-board PC, Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, Laptop, Desktop PC, or even a Macbook.  The Zi-Stick will transform your chosen platform into your Zigbee network. 

With Zi-Stick, connect any Zigbee device to your own Smart Home. The host PC will save all automation, settings, and scenes locally to your own setup.

Zi-Stick can be utilized in premier community driven
Smart Home projects.

Zi-Stick utilizes a USB-UART bridge which makes Zi-Stick easy to use. You can use Zi-Stick with various automation programs like openHAB, Zigbee2MQTT, FHEM, Node-RED, io Broker, Jeedom, or Home Assistant. 
Simply connect the Zi-Stick, connect your software, and then begin your Smart Home journey via your self-built Zigbee gateway.

Open Source project compatible.

Connect a big variety of Zigbee devices.

Small and powerful.

Zi-Stick is the smallest and most powerful Zigbee Stick on the market. It can be used with thousands of Zigbee devices from almost any brand: Philips Hue, Osram, Iris, Ikea Tradfri, Xiaomi Aqara, etc.  

Build upon leading technology.

Aeotec Zi-Stick is equipped with state-of-the-art Zigbee technology by the leading chip manufacturer Silicon Labs. Using the latest Zigbee MCU EFR32MG21A020, this chipset is considered the best-performing Zigbee chip on the market.

Build upon a reliable and future-proof foundation, Aeotec leads the latest trends in Smart Home. Zi-Stick hardware is Thread ready and will be upgradeable via firmware update. With this future update, Zi-Stick will be able to control Thread Matter-based devices.

Future proof design.

Aoetec smart Stick

Technical features:

  • Zigbee technology
  • 2.4GHz globally recognized frequency
  • Zigbee-compatible microcontroller EFR32MG21 inside
  • Rx sensitivity: -99dBm
  • Max Tx Power: 20dBm
  • Open area range: 200m
  • USB interface with standard NCP commands from Silicon Labs. Easy to use as Serial Port on the Host machine (PC/laptop/single board computers)
  • Multiple plugins for openHAB, Home Assistant, Node-RED, DIY platforms, C, Node.js, and Python libraries to build your own application
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