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Using a FRITZ!DECT smart switch in the home network

The FRITZ!DECT smart switch is integrated into your home network via an encrypted DECT connection (DECT ULE). With the smart switch you can operate smart plugs, for example FRITZ!DECT 200, radiator controls, for example FRITZ!DECT 302, and also LED lights FRITZ!DECT 500.

You can either switch these smart home devices individually or together as a group, and you can also use the smart switch to activate templates. For example, you can attach the smart switch to an easily accessible location to conveniently use outlets 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

  • A maximum of ten FRITZ!DECT smart switches can be registered with the FRITZ!Box.
  • When using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.19 and older, the smart switch can only be used to operate radiator controls if the desired heating profile is saved in templates that can then be enabled at the touch of a button.

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 menu button. 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 "Smart Home" or "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Device Management" in the "Smart Home" menu or click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Select the group of devices or "All Smart Home devices" from the drop-down list.
  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. 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 Defining what happens when the button is pushed

You can trigger different switching actions by pushing different buttons on the smart switch.
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 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]

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

The standard view "Temperature" is configured for the smart switch. You can also create three additional views. For each view 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 switch to switch between the views:

  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 switch.
  4. Under "Button Assignments", click the (Edit) button for "View 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 light 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 "View 1" are saved. The button assignment for "View 1" is automatically adopted for the standard view "Temperature".
  13. If you want to set up additional views, click on the next view and repeat steps 5 - 13.

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.