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Plugins & Plugin Development / Re: SmartThings Presence FOB "integration" with Vera
« Last post by capjay on September 24, 2017, 06:37:13 pm »

Hi!

I want to simply use a smartthings presence fob with Vera, but there's no st hub in this location.. can I still do it somehow?

Thanks!

AFAIK, the ST Fobs only work with the ST Hub..
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Arming a sensor such as a smoke detector or motion sensor actually does 2 things
1. It automatically triggers any sirens in your Z-Wave network when the sensor is armed but not when disarmed, even though they have not been explicitly linked. It also turns off sirens when the sensor goes idle.
2. It enables any "Armed and tripped" triggers in your scenes. Note that you can choose a scene to trigger when a sensor is tripped and armed or when it is tripped whether armed or not.

Option 1 is the most convenient and is arguably what you want for smoke detectors but it may not always do the right thing for other devices such as motion sensors. To disable this automatic feature, go into the siren's control panel, select the advanced tab and change the "category_num" field from 24 (siren) to 3 (switch). Now you can explicitly trigger or untrigger your siren in scenes and have more control over behavior.
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I was surprised that any armed sensor will trigger a siren even if it is not directly associated with it or triggered by a scene. This is a convenience feature to make sirens work the way you most expect them to out of the bug, but as noted, it has its drawbacks.

You can disable this automatic feature by going into the siren's control panel advanced tab and changing the "category_num" field from 24 (siren) to 3 (switch). It will still look like a siren in the Vera UI but it will not automatically trigger or un-trigger when any armed sensor is tripped. Now you have more control over the behavior. For example you can set up a scene to trigger the siren when the sensor is tripped and armed (or just tripped whether or not it is armed.) and then you can use a time delay to turn off the siren either when tripped or not tripped or when some other event occurs like when you press a switch. This is now up to you and your scene building ability. No luup needed but just make sure that you understand exactly how scenes and scene triggers work in Vera.
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Lighting & Load Control / Re: New Linear Zwave Plus Switches
« Last post by dzmiller on September 24, 2017, 06:19:50 pm »
I believe only the GoControl dimmer supports central scenes.

Does WS15Z5 show instant status?

Edit: I as wrong, WS15Z5 shows central scenes in the documentation. I suggest you open a ticket. For the dimmer the scene choices are under "Select Scenes for device buttons" on the main device menu.

The WS15Z5 may not be support yet. Does it configure as a WS15Z5? Advanced--> Params-->Model.
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Lighting & Load Control / Re: New Linear Zwave Plus Switches
« Last post by Floridagator on September 24, 2017, 06:13:25 pm »
Can you supply a screenshot of what this looks like? I have a WS15Z5-1 that supports the same functionality, but I don't see anywhere to configure it in Vera. Which firmware are you running?
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Plugins & Plugin Development / Re: Garage Door Plugin - updating relay
« Last post by Floridagator on September 24, 2017, 05:25:40 pm »
I'm having to replace a bunch of the Evolve switches due to hurricane Irma and I'm having trouble with the one that interacts with the garage door plugin.

I had the Evolve LFM-20 with a windows sensor working with the plugin for 2 years now so I thought this was going to be an easy swap. I ordered a GoControl FS20Z-1 which, from my understanding, is essentially the same device just slapped with a different company name.

I went into the variables section of the plugin and changed DoorSwitchDevNumber to 218 (new relay).

The vera recognizes it as a relay instead of a switch (urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:Relay:1), but when looking at the logs it uses the same serviceId:SwitchPower1 as a binary switch so I wouldn't think it would negatively affect the plugin:

Device_Variable::m_szValue_set device: 218 service: urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1 variable: Target was: EMPTY now: 1 #hooks: 0 upnp: 0 skip: 0 v:0xc62c40/NONE duplicate:0 <0x733aa520>

When I look at the logs to see if the plugin triggers anything I'm not seeing anything, but it could be because I'm looking for the wrong thing. I was expecting to see the same thing as the line above when I trigger the relay in addition to the plugin being changed (Device ID 63). All I'm seeing is a change for the plugin:

08   09/24/17 17:20:24.141   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest device: 63 service: urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:DoorLock1 action: SetTarget <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.141   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument DeviceNum=63 <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.141   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:DoorLock1 <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.142   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument action=SetTarget <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.142   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument newTargetValue=0 <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.143   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument rand=0.74396065838775 <0x72b5c520>
50   09/24/17 17:20:24.143   luup_log:63: GarageDoor: SetTarget = 0: 63 <0x72b5c520>
50   09/24/17 17:20:24.144   luup_log:63: GarageDoor Close Contacts: 63 Contact:217 <0x72b5c520>
01   09/24/17 17:20:24.144   GetLuaInterface can't find device type: 3/0x104c548 str: 217 <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.145   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest device: 0 service: urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1 action: SetTarget <0x72b5c520>
08   09/24/17 17:20:24.145   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument newTargetValue=1 <0x72b5c520>
02   09/24/17 17:20:24.146   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest can't handle service: urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1 <0x72b5c520>
06   09/24/17 17:20:24.146   Device_Variable::m_szValue_set device: 63 service: urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:DoorLock1 variable: Status was: 1 now: 0 #hooks: 0 upnp: 0 skip: 0 v:0xdab4d0/NONE duplicate:0 <0x72b5c520>
50   09/24/17 17:20:24.147   luup_log:63: GarageDoor SetTarget = 0: 63 <0x72b5c520>
01   09/24/17 17:20:25.100   GetLuaInterface can't find device type: 3/0x104c548 str: 217 <0x74feb520>
01   09/24/17 17:20:25.101   luup_variable_get interface 0x1132c78 args 3 <0x74feb520>
01   09/24/17 17:20:26.100   GetLuaInterface can't find device type: 3/0x104c548 str: 217 <0x74feb520>
01   09/24/17 17:20:26.101   luup_variable_get interface 0x1132c78 args 3 <0x74feb520>
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Getting Started & Initial Setup / Scheduling Lock Codes
« Last post by Triglyph on September 24, 2017, 05:19:32 pm »
I bought a Smartthings hub but returned it because it doesn't do the one thing I need most: schedule a certain lock code to be valid only at specified times (like when the maids are coming). Vera Edge says specifically that it does this but I'm afraid I can't figure out how. I have gotten as far as setting up a Scene, but the only option it gives me is to immediately unlock that lock.

Obviously, that's not what I need. I only need to make a particular lock code usable from 10AM to 6PM. How do I go about doing this?

Many thanks,
new guy
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Upgrading / Re: VeraPlus 1.7.3015
« Last post by capjay on September 24, 2017, 05:00:18 pm »
In the same boat here, I did an update to the infamous 3015 firmware. Everything went well initially, no crashes or weird behavior. I thought I was among the lucky ones. Few days later, devices started disappearing from the dashboard, yet they appear in scenes and in other apps. I downgraded back to .2935 using the link in this thread and all devices appeared again.
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General / Scene controller in vacant box - solution request
« Last post by paulcusick3 on September 24, 2017, 03:48:34 pm »
Hi.  I recently replaced a ceiling fan that had two switches (light, fan) with a chandelier.  I now only need one switch to control light (GE/Jasco Dimmer).  So I have a vacant box slot with a neutral wire present.  The location is right next to the door to the garage which is our primary entry/exit point. 

While I favor my smart home to be automated.... the wife like to 'control' things  ;).  So I am thinking that I could put a hardwire scene controller.  Simply looking for recommendations from those that have experience.  Product and use.

(yes i have searched and read a ton)

Thank you in advance.

Paul
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Remote Control / Got Aeotec Wallmote Quad working
« Last post by geekydaddy on September 24, 2017, 03:29:10 pm »
I bought 2 Aeotec Wallmote Quad (ZW130) remotes the other day and have had a hard time getting them configured onto my system. I think I finally figured out how to connect the Wallmote to Vera. As per the user guide

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If you want your WallMote Quad as a non-security device in your Z-wave network, you just need to press the Action Button once on WallMote Quad when you use a controller/gateway to add/include it.

When first pairing, don't do the double click on the action button on the back as the instructions in Vera says, just do one click. Also I find it best to do the factory reset prior to pairing (instructions in the user guide).

After that you have to do the following.
  • Have patients, once you make a change you have to wait until Vera is ready, then you can perform the wallmote sync.
  • Usually this will fail, so then you have to go into Advanced -> Commands and press the "Configure node right now" button.
  • If you get an error message, wait a few seconds then try again.
  • Press the back button until you get back to devices. In the section for your wallmote, wait until you see a message stating that's it waiting for sync.(less than a minute)
  • Press and hold the button on the back of the wallmote until the LED turns yellow and there is a chirp sound.
  • The sync will start, most of the time this sync will fail, this is not a problem, just do the action above again.
  • If Vera is not responding to your sync request by pressing the wallmote action button, then go back to step 2
  • Sometimes Vera finishes the sync but the wallmote doesn't know it yet and continues to flash yellow. In this case just press the action button in the back.
  • Check to see if the sync took. Press buttons on the wallmote
  • Just remember that the wallmote sends the command directly to the device and not through Vera unless you have it doing scenes. To see if that device changed states, you would have to poll it.
  • If it didn't take, try again from step 2. You might have to repeat these instructions a few times.

Hint: if you perform an action in Vera like adding a group, setting a parameter, assigning a device, etc and it doesn't happen right away. Refresh your browser.

Vera firmware 1.7.3015
Wallmote firmware 1.8
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