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Python library for ZiGate. This library manage communication between python and zigate key, both USB and WiFi key are supported (wifi is almost untested).

ZiGate is an universal gateway compatible with a lot of ZigBee device (like Xiaomi, Philipps Hue, Ikea, etc).

Current coverage :

  • Commands : 40 / 53
  • Responses : 35 / 40

Getting Started


To install simply do:

pip3 install zigate

Or if you've planned to use mqtt

pip3 install zigate[mqtt]


# if you want logging
import logging

import zigate
z = zigate.connect(port=None) # Leave None to auto-discover the port

OrderedDict([('major', 1), ('installer', '30c'), ('rssi', 0), ('version', '3.0c')])


# refresh devices list

# start inclusion mode
>>> z.permit_join()
>>> z.is_permitting_join()

# list devices
>>> z.devices
[Device 677c , Device b8ce , Device 92a7 , Device 59ef ]
>>> z.devices[0].addr

# get all discovered endpoints
>>> z.devices[0].endpoints
{1: {
  'clusters': {0: Cluster 0 General: Basic,
   1026: Cluster 1026 Measurement: Temperature,
   1027: Cluster 1027 Measurement: Atmospheric Pressure,
   1029: Cluster 1029 Measurement: Humidity},

# get well known attributes
>>> for attribute in z.devices[0].properties:
{'data': '', 'name': 'type', 'attribute': 5, 'value': ''}
{'data': '0121c70b0421a8010521090006240100000000642932096521851c662bd87c01000a210000', 'name': 'battery', 'value': 3.015, 'unit': 'V', 'attribute': 65281}
{'data': -1983, 'name': 'temperature', 'value': -19.83, 'unit': '°C', 'attribute': 0}
{'data': 9779, 'name': 'pressure2', 'value': 977.9, 'unit': 'mb', 'attribute': 16}
{'data': 977, 'name': 'pressure', 'value': 977, 'unit': 'mb', 'attribute': 0}
{'data': 4484, 'name': 'humidity', 'value': 44.84, 'unit': '%', 'attribute': 0}

# get specific property
>>> z.devices[0].get_property('temperature')
{'data': -1983,
 'name': 'temperature',
 'value': -19.83,
 'unit': '°C',
 'attribute': 0}

 # call action on devices
 z.action_onoff('b8ce', 1, zigate.ON)

 or from devices


We use pydispatcher for callback

from zigate import dispatcher

def my_callback(sender, signal, **kwargs):
    print(sender)  # zigate instance
    print(signal)  # one of EVENT
    print(kwargs)  # contains device and/or attribute changes, etc

dispatcher.connect(my_callback, zigate.ZIGATE_ATTRIBUTE_UPDATED)

z = zigate.connect()

# to catch any events
dispatcher.connect(my_callback, dispatcher.Any)

event can be :


kwargs depends of the event type:

  • for zigate.ZIGATE_DEVICE_ADDED kwargs contains device.
  • for zigate.ZIGATE_DEVICE_UPDATED kwargs contains device.
  • for zigate.ZIGATE_DEVICE_REMOVED kwargs contains addr (the device short address).
  • for zigate.ZIGATE_DEVICE_RENAMED kwargs contains old_addr and new_addr (used when re-pairing an already known device).
  • for zigate.ZIGATE_ATTRIBUTE_ADDED kwargs contains device and discovered attribute.
  • for zigate.ZIGATE_ATTRIBUTE_UPDATED kwargs contains device and updated attribute.

Wifi ZiGate

WiFi ZiGate is also supported:

import zigate
z = zigate.connect(host='')

# or if you want to set the port
z = zigate.connect(host='')

MQTT Broker

This requires paho-mqtt. It could be install as a dependency with pip3 install zigate[mqtt]

python3 -m zigate.mqtt_broker --device auto --mqtt_host localhost:1883

Add --mqtt_username and --mqtt_password as arguments and allow them to be used to establish connection to the MQTT broker.

The broker publish the following topics: zigate/device_changed/[addr]

Payload example :

{"addr": "522a", "endpoints": [{"device": 0, "clusters": [{"cluster": 1026, "attributes": [{"value": 22.27, "data": 2227, "unit": "\u00b0C", "name": "temperature", "attribute": 0}]}, {"cluster": 1027, "attributes": [{"value": 977, "data": 977, "unit": "mb", "name": "pressure", "attribute": 0}, {"value": 977.7, "data": 9777, "unit": "mb", "name": "pressure2", "attribute": 16}, {"data": -1, "attribute": 20}]}, {"cluster": 1029, "attributes": [{"value": 35.03, "data": 3503, "unit": "%", "name": "humidity", "attribute": 0}]}], "profile": 0, "out_clusters": [], "in_clusters": [], "endpoint": 1}], "info": {"power_source": 0, "ieee": "158d0002271c25", "addr": "522a", "id": 2, "rssi": 255, "last_seen": "2018-02-21 09:41:27"}}

zigate/device_removed. Payload example :

{"addr": "522a"}

zigate/attribute_changed/[addr]/[endpoint]/[cluster]/[attribute] payload is changed attribute. Payload example :

{"cluster": 1027, "value": 978.5, "data": 9785, "attribute": 16, "unit": "mb", "endpoint": 1, "addr": "522a", "name": "pressure2"}

You can send command to zigate using the topic zigate/command payload should be:

{"function": "function_name", "args": ["optional","args","list"]}

# example to start permit join
payload = '{"function": "permit_join"}'
client.publish('zigate/command', payload)

The broker will publish the result using the topic "zigate/command/result". Payload example :

{"function": "permit_join", "result": 0}

All the zigate functions can be call:

# turn on endpoint 1
payload = '{"function": "action_onoff", "args": ["522a", 1, 1]}'
client.publish('zigate/command', payload)

# turn off endpoint 1
payload = '{"function": "action_onoff", "args": ["522a", 1, 0]}'
client.publish('zigate/command', payload)