FRITZ!DECT 440 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!DECT 440 Service

Using a FRITZ!DECT smart button in the home network

The FRITZ!DECT smart button, for example FRITZ!DECT 440, is integrated into your home network via an encrypted DECT connection (DECT ULE). With the smart button you can control outlet switches, for example FRITZ!DECT 200, radiator controls, for example FRITZ!DECT 301, and with FRITZ!OS 7.20 or later also LED lights FRITZ!DECT 500. You can either switch smart home devices individually or together as a group, and you can also use the smart button to activate templates. For example, you can attach the smart button to an easily accessible location in order to conveniently operate sockets that are difficult to reach. Or you can simply push a button to activate the desired heating profile that you saved as a template.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • To use FRITZ!DECT 440, FRITZ!OS 7.10 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 "Menu" key on the smart button.
  2. Push the upper right button "Anmeldung" (registration).
  3. 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 Defining general settings for the FRITZ!DECT smart button

  1. Click "Home Network" or "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu or click "Device Management" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Select "All Smart Home devices" or the group of devices from the drop-down list.
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the smart button.
  5. Click on the "General" tab.
  6. Under "Name", enter a name of your choice for the smart button.
  7. Under "Push Service Settings", 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.
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

3 Creating a template for radiator controls

If you want to use the smart button to control radiator controls and are using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.19 or earlier, you must save the settings for the desired heating profile as a template:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Templates" tab.
  4. Click the "Create New Template" button.
  5. Enable the option "Create new template" and click "Next".
  6. Select "Radiator Controls" and click "Next".
  7. Enter a name for the template, for example "early shift", and select the radiator controls you want to assign to the template.

    Note:If a device is already assigned to a group, you cannot assign just the device to a template; you must assign the entire group to a template.

  8. Click "Next".
  9. Select the desired switching settings and click "Finished".

4 Defining what happens when button is pressed

You can trigger different switching actions by pushing different buttons on the smart button.
How to customize button assignments depends on the FRITZ!OS that is installed on your FRITZ!Box:

Setup in a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.19 and earlier

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the smart button.
  5. Click on the tab named [Name of the button: top right]. On this tab you define what happens when the top right button is pushed 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 other tabs called [Name of the button: button position]

Setup in a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.20 and newer

The standard display "Temperature" is configured for the smart button. You can also create three additional displays. For each display you can set up four switching actions with a single button assignment or two switching actions with a double button assignment. Push the menu button on the smart button to switch between the displays:

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Device Management" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the smart button.
  4. Under "Button Assignments", click the (Edit) button for "Display 1".
  5. Select the group of devices or templates that you want to switch.
  6. Click the drop-down menu and select the device, group, or template you want to switch.
  7. Click "Next".
  8. Select "Convenient switching with two buttons" or "Switch once with one button".

    Note:With convenient switching, two buttons are assigned, for example for dimming the LED lamp FRITZ!DECT 500.

  9. If you selected "Switch once with one button", select the type of switching and click "Next".
  10. Enter a name for the button.
  11. Enter the button position for this switching and click "Next".
    The switching for the selected button is saved.
  12. Click "Add Action" and repeat steps 8 - 14 for the other buttons in this view.
    Now the button assignments for "Display 1" are saved. The button assignment for "Display 1" is automatically adopted for the standard display "Temperature".
  13. If you want to set up additional displays, click on the next display and repeat steps 5 - 13.

If you use a FRITZ!DECT smart button to operate radiator controls, the settings are transmitted to the radiator control every 15 minutes or every 60 minutes during vacation switching and the phase when the radiator is turned off. To transmit the settings immediately, just push any button on the radiator control.