Zemismart M1 is primarily a Zigbee hub that exposes Tuya Zigbee child devices to any Matter platform – Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and hopefully - Hubitat in the very near future!
Although this project is focused on Zemismart M1 Matter Bridge (because of the Tuya Zigbee devices specific support), the same driver should be working with any other hub that provides Matter Gateway functionality - such as:
SwitchBot Hub2 (partially tested)
'Matter Advanced Bridge' driver status on 01/22/2024: work in progress ...
At the moment, only the following types of Zigbee devices (paired to Zemismart M1 hub or Aqara E1 hub) are supported by this driver:
switches and plugs (Xenon extension included)
motion sensors (Linptech included!)
window shades/curtain motors
The Tuya Matter Bridge custom driver for HE is planned to be released in mid-March 2024.
If you want to become an Alpha-tester of the Matter Bridge driver, please send me a DM.
I have successfully bridged 3 Tuya Zigbee devices to Apple Home (HomePod mini).
I tested only 3 devices for now - one combined motion and scene switch , Zemismart curtain robot, and the very problematic UK plug TS011F _TZ3000_okaz9tjs that does not like the C-8 radio and will not pair to Hubitat.
The Tuya devices are operational in Apple Home, but there are still a lot of problems and bugs to be fixed. The plug appeared as a 5 gangs switch (only one switch is working, of course), with no power and energy monitoring, the blinds motor can be seen stuck on 'closing/opening' on Apple Home, etc.
I had no luck pairing the Zemismart M1 Matter bridge to Home Assistant and to SmartThings (V3).
But this is just the beginning, hopefully, all the bugs and other issues will be fixed in the future.
Only individual Matter devices are currently supported on the HE beta. They did say bridge support is being developed but not ready yet. I think the full bridge support would allow you to pair this Zemismart bridge directly to HE and import all the devices from it (similar to integrating a Hue bridge).
Nice. The promise is there. If we can corral the Tuya devices onto a Tuya Matter hub and then bridge it successfully with all the granular data being pulled into HE then things could be really simple! Crossing my fingers that can be possible some day.
Hi. I hope someone here can help me. I just got the zemismart M1 hub and I can't pair it with my smartphone. I've tried it with both the tuya and the smart life's app. With the qr code and the automatical way, but it never shows. It's connected with rj25 cable to my router. I've reset the hub, turn of and on the router... nothing.
Had the same problem with my Matter enabled Lorex DVR and Google Home. Spent a total of near 4 hours on the phone with Google & Lorex, they're mostly clueless, but polite.
Matter is supposed to allow control of the lights & siren via Google home
Anyone with a Zemismart M1 Matter bridge (or another brand Tuya-Matter-Gateway) and some spare Tuya Zigbee gadgets and is willing to participate in the very early alpha tests of the custom Matter Bridge driver - please send me a DM.