I should soon be receiving slaesh’s CC2652RB stick with zigbee2mqtt firmware. After reading up on the various possibilities, I think I have the following options to use Zigbee devices in NodeRED, correct?
- Install zigbee2mqtt and Mosquito, then use the built-in MQTT nodes in Node-RED
- Install only zigbee2mqtt, then use nodered-contrib-zigbee2mqtt or nodered-contrib-zigbee2mqtt-devices to connect to zigbee2mqtt directly
- Use node-red-contrib-zigbee to access the USB stick directly; do these nodes support CC2652RB (documentation only lists CC253x, but both are using the ZStack firmware I think)
What would be the preferred option?
The first option requires more components to be installed and might result in some communication overhead (although all components will be installed in Docker containers on the same host), but I think this would be the most standardized option.
The last option also looks interesting as no other components need to be installed, but it looks like there are some issues getting this installed in Node-RED, and I'm not sure whether this option is sufficiently mature and how well it will be maintained in the long term.