I’m totally new to HA and tinkering in general.
I’ve ordered my first components for my upcoming Zigbee network:
- CC2531 ZigBee USB Stick
- Aqara Smart Zigbee Ambient Sensor
I’ll use an old Intel NUC to run HA with zigbee2mqtt.
But for some parts of my home project a simple 10-50cm control cable would do.
For instance, I want to close a contact on a battery powered remote control for the garage door (sounds simpler to me).
Zigbee protocol sounds like an overkill for this so I’m looking for a basic wire protocol that works with HA.
1, What protocol do you recommend for this?
2. A specific gateway dongle to connect via USB or so in the NUC
3. Specific components that can close a simple contact (I’ll solder it on the remote control buttons)
4. Is this overall a right approach?