FRITZ!DECT 400 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!DECT 400 Service

Using a FRITZ!DECT smart button in the home network

The FRITZ!DECT smart button, for example FRITZ!DECT 400, is integrated into your home network via an encrypted DECT connection (DECT ULE). You can use the smart button to operate outlet switches, for example FRITZ!DECT 200, individually or together as a group. For example, you can attach the smart button to an easily accessible location in order to conveniently operate sockets that are difficult to reach.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • To use the FRITZ!DECT smart button, FRITZ!OS 7.01 or later must be installed on the FRITZ!Box.
  • A maximum of ten FRITZ!DECT smart buttons can be registered with the FRITZ!Box.

1 Establishing a DECT connection

  1. Push the "DECT" connection button on the top side of the FRITZ!DECT smart button until you hear a signal tone.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push the "DECT" button or the "Fon/DECT" button on the FRITZ!Box. Hold down the button for at least 6 seconds until the "DECT" or "Info" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash. The FRITZ!Box is in registration mode as long as the LED flashes. The connection is established and the smart button is displayed with the connection status "Connected" in the "Smart Home" menu of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

2 Setting up the FRITZ!DECT smart button

If FRITZ!OS earlier than 7.10 is installed on your FRITZ!Box, proceed as follows:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the FRITZ!DECT smart button.
  5. Click on the tab with the name of the smart button.
  6. Under "Name", enter a name of your choice for the smart button.
  7. Enable the desired option under "Standby".
  8. Under "Switching Smart Home Actuators", select the individual outlet switch or the group you would like to operate using the smart button and select the switching type.
  9. Select the desired switching period.
  10. Click "OK" to save the settings.

3 General settings and defining what happens when button is pressed

If FRITZ!OS 7.10 or later is installed on your FRITZ!Box, define the general settings for the button first before defining which switching actions are triggered when the button is pressed:

Defining general settings for the FRITZ!DECT smart button

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the FRITZ!DECT smart button.
  5. Click on the "General" tab.
  6. Under "Name", enter a name of your choice for the smart button.
  7. Enable the option "Push service enabled" so that you receive an email if the battery is low, the radio connection is lost, or there are errors.

    Note:This guide contains information on setting up the push service.

  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Defining what happens when button is pressed

You can trigger different switching actions by pushing the button briefly or holding it down. These switching actions are defined on the tabs named [name of button: short] and [name of button: long]:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the FRITZ!DECT smart button.
  5. Click on the tab named [Name of the button: short]. On this tab you define what happens when the button is pressed briefly.
  6. Enable the desired option under "Standby".
  7. Under "Select Action", specify whether you want to switch smart home devices or apply smart home templates.
  8. If you enabled "Switch Smart Home devices", select the desired devices or groups under "Switch Smart Home devices" and define the switching and switching period.
  9. If you enabled "Apply Smart Home Templates", select the desired template under "Apply Smart Home Templates".
  10. Click "OK" to save the settings.
  11. Repeat steps 6 - 10 on the tab named [Name of the button: long]. On this tab you can define what happens when the button is pressed and held.