I have been trying to get a project working for my house but I am having trouble understanding a part of the technology. It involves TUYA. Basically what I am trying to setup is to mount on each of my radiators in the house a temperature control valve (something like this). The idea is that a temperature sensor in the room will read the temperature and when a threshold is reached I can tell the valve to switch off the radiator. This is all I need it to do. Unfortunatelly all of these battery controlled ones, come with all sorts of bells and whistles that I don’t find usefull.
In any case, some of these valves seem to be able to connect to a base station using a zigbee network. I have a sonoff zigbee base station which I would like to use to control them. The thing I do not understand is the TUYA part. What is TUYA? is this something like tasmota? or esphome? Can it be integrated in homeassistant? Or do I have to flash it with something else? Can this be done to any tuya device?
Take the example above. Is it possible to use it with home assistant with zigbee?
I have managed to flash tasmota on the sonoff zigbee bridge and I think I have understood the process. Also I have flased tasmota on an esp8266 12F recently and it was relatively painless too.