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Using a FRITZ!DECT smart switch in the home network

The FRITZ!DECT smart switch, for example FRITZ!DECT 440, is integrated into your home network via an encrypted DECT connection (DECT ULE). With the smart switch you can control smart plugs, for example FRITZ!DECT 200, and radiator controls, for example FRITZ!DECT 301. You can either switch smart plugs individually, together as a group, or use a smart switch to control them with a template. For example, you can attach the smart switch to an easily accessible location in order to conveniently use outlets that are difficult to reach. You can save the settings for the radiator control in templates and simply enable the desired heating profile by button.

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

Requirements / Restrictions

  • A maximum of ten FRITZ!DECT smart switches can be registered with the FRITZ!Box.

1 Establishing a DECT connection

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Device Management" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Click the "Register Device" button.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push the "DECT" connection button on the top side of FRITZ!DECT 400 until you hear a signal tone, or push the menu button on FRITZ!DECT 440. The connection is established and the smart switch 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 switch

  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 switch.
  5. Click on the "General" tab.
  6. Under "Name", enter a name of your choice for the smart switch.
  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:You can find information on setting up the push service in this guide.

  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

3 Creating a template for radiator controls

If you want to use the smart switch to control radiator controls, 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

How to customize button assignments depends on the model of the smart switch being used:

Configuring FRITZ!DECT 400

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 "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the smart switch.
  5. Click on the tab named [Name of the button: short]. On this tab you define what happens when the 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 tab named [Name of the button: long]. On this tab you can define what happens when the button is pushed and held.

Configuring FRITZ!DECT 440

You can trigger different switching actions by pushing different buttons on the smart switch. These switching actions are defined on the tabs named [name of button: top right] and [name of button: bottom right]:

  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 switch.
  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]

If you use a FRITZ!DECT smart switch 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.