In this guide, I’ll show you how to quickly add your Securifi Peanut smart plugs to Home Assistant. These are Zigbee devices, so we’ll be adding them using the ZHA integration (zigbee home automation).
During my transition from SmartThings to Home Assistant, I’ve accumulated around 9 of these smart plugs. These are some of the best smart plugs for Home Assistant in 2021. They are inexpensive, pair easily, respond quickly, and work in all corners of of 2,500sq. foot smart home. I even have one under my backyard patio to control my string lights!
If you’ve added any other Zigbee devices to Home Assistant, the procedure is basically the same. Put the device in pairing mode, open ZHA, and add device. However, for some of you – this may be the first device you are adding to Home Assistant. So, I thought I’d make a step by step guide.
For reference, here’s what they look like:
- NEEDS:: Echo Plus/Almond 3/Almond+/Almond 2015
- Simple 1 Minute Setup
This guide assumes that you already:
- Have Home Assistant installed (I use a raspberry pi)
- A Zigbee hub, such as the Nortek GoControl HUSBZB-1
- Zigbee Home Automation (ZHA) integration installed.
- A Peanut Plug
As long as you have those 3 steps complete, you can move on to configuring them into HA. You can ignore the warning on Amazon that says “Needs Echo Plug or Almond hub”. I’ve set up a bunch of these; these are not necessary at all.
IMPORTANT: Peanut Plugs are shipped with outdated firmware that doesn’t support power monitoring. You can follow my Update Peanut Plug Firmware OTA from Home Assistant guide to flash them. Super easy and worked on all 8 of my plugs.
Step by Step Guide: How To Add Peanut Plugs to Home Assistant
- Plug your smart plug into an outlet near your zigbee hub.
- Put the Peanut Plug into Pairing Mode. To do this, press and hold the lower button for 10 seconds. It should start flashing red.
- Unplug the Peanut plug and plug it back in. It should continue to flash red.
- Navigate to Configuration > Zigbee Home Automation > Configure from a web browser or your Home Assistant mobile app.
- Click + Add Device to begin searching.
Within seconds, you should now see your Securifi Ltd. smart plug show up!
From here, simply name the device and add it to an area:
That’s really all there is to it! Hopefully this simple guide gets you up and running.
My Favorite Home Assistant Devices
Below are some of the Home Assistant-compatible devices I personally use in my home. I highly recommend each of them.
- Zwave/Zigbee hub: Nortek GoControl HUSBZB-1
- Smart Plugs: Sonoff S31 Lite Zigbee
- Motion Sensors: Hue Indoor Motion
- Outdoor Camera: Amcrest IP5M Turret
- Robot Vacuum: Roborock S7
The full list of all Home Assistant compatible & recommended devices I use can be found on my Equipment List page.