I understand that Thread devices can "talk" to each other, but do they understand what everyone is saying? For example, can you set up a Thread presence sensor (like Eve Motion) or button (e.g. Eve Light Switch) to directly turn a Thread light bulb on or off, without going through a HomeKit or similar automation running on another device? Because with Zigbee you could do that (at least with my Philips Hue), and it would work even if the hub was off or out of range. Same for KNX: once the devices are configured, they can send simple commands to each other, and it all works, without a server. Can you do this with Thread, today?
Nov 21, 2022