Device HandlersΒΆ

Device Handlers are the virtual representation of a physical device.

If you are new to writing Device Handlers, start with the Quick Start.

After that, read the Overview for a broad discussion about Device Handlers and where they fit in the SmartThings architecture.

The rest of the guide discusses the various components of Device Handlers primarily targeted for hub-connected (ZigBee or Z-Wave) devices (though the common Device Handler principles and patterns apply to other devices as well).


This guide discusses hub-connected device handlers. For information about LAN and cloud-connected device handlers, see this guide

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