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    homebridge-telldus-tellstick-duo

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    homebridge-telldus-tellstick-duo

    A HomeBridge plugin for anyone with a working setup using a Telldus Tellstick Duo. This module uses the npm module https://www.npmjs.com/package/telldus instead of the tdtool command line utility that is used by the npm module https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-telldus-tdtool. This plugin also supports motion sensors so they may be automated in the Home app on your iPhone.

    Installation

    First, make sure you have the necessary components to install the telldus module. Please refer to https://www.npmjs.com/package/telldus for this.

    Secondly, install Homebridge. See https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge for more information. Then install this plugin.

    $ sudo npm install homebridge-telldus-tellstick-duo -g
    

    Configuration File

    Configure your ~/.homebridge/config.json with the following platform.

    {
        "bridge": {
            "name": "Homebridge",
            "username": "CC:22:3D:E3:CE:30",
            "port": 51826,
            "pin": "031-45-154"
        },
     
        "description": "This is an example configuration file.",
     
        "platforms": [{
            "platform": "Telldus Tellstick Duo",
            "name": "Telldus Tellstick Duo"
        }]
    }

    After this, start homebridge, scan the presented code with your iPhone, and hopefully you will se this plugin in your iPhone Home app.

    What This Plugin Does

    This plugin simply extracts all devices currently in use by the Telldus Tellstick Duo and exposes them to HomeKit and you have the ability to turn the switches on or off. And, of course, you may change the device names and group them into rooms on your iPhone or iPad.

    The following Telldus models are supported

    • selflearning-switch
    • codeswitch
    • temperaturehumidity
    • temperature

    Additional Configuration

    Optionally, you may configure this plugin with the following additions.

    Devices

    If you specify a section in your config file named devices the plugin will use this information to set up the devices.

    The syntax is a JSON representation of the /etc/tellstick.conf file. See https://developer.telldus.com/wiki/TellStick_conf for more information.

    Note that all devices specified in the /etc/tellstick.conf file will be removed and replaced by the devices specified in this configuration file.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [
                {
                    "name": "Kitchen lights",
     
                    "protocol": "arctech",
                    "model": "selflearning-switch",
     
                    "parameters": {
                        "group": "0",
                        "unit": "10",
                        "house": "19670382"
                    }
                },
                ...
            ]
            ...
     
        }]
        ...
    }

    Switches

    By default, every device is represented by a switch in HomeKit.

    Lighbulbs

    To display it as a lightbulb, set the type property to "lightbulb" as seen below.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [
                {
                    "name": "Kitchen lights",
                    "type": "lightbulb",
     
                    "protocol": "arctech",
                    "model": "selflearning-switch",
     
                    "parameters": {
                        "group": "0",
                        "unit": "10",
                        "house": "19670382"
                    }
                },
                ...
            ]
            ...
     
        }]
        ...
    }

    Motion Sensors

    Since motion sensors registered in your Tellstick Duo acts like normal switches this plugin cannot distinguish between them. The following example tells this plugin that a is a motion sensor and behaves like it in HomeKit, turning it on for a while when activated and then automatically turning it off.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [{
                "name": "Kitchen sensor",
                "type": "motion-sensor",
                "timeout": 120,
     
                "notify": {
                    "on": "Someone is in the kitchen",
                    "off": "The kitchen is clear",
                },
     
                "protocol": "arctech",
                "model": "selflearning-switch",
     
                "parameters": {
                    "group": "0",
                    "unit": "10",
                    "house": "19670382"
                }
            }]
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    The timeout entry is optional and specifies, in seconds, how long the motion sensor should be in a triggered state after motion has been detected. Default is 60 seconds.

    By adding the notify property you may get notified when the motion sensor has been triggered if notifications are enabled.

    Pushover Support

    By adding a pushover section in the configuration file you will be enable to send messages using Pushover.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "pushover": {
                "user": "my-pushover-user",
                "token": "my-pushover-token"
            }
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    To send a message, use the notify or alert property under the device to specify the message.

    The difference between notify and alert is that notifications may be turned on or off using a notifycation-switch. By using alert the message is always sent.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [{
                "name": "Notifications",
                "type": "notification-switch",
     
                "notify": {
                    "on": "Notifications are now on",
                    "off": "Notifications are now off"
                },
     
                "protocol": "arctech",
                "model": "selflearning-switch",
                "parameters": {
                    "house": "655218",
                    "unit": "1",
                    "group": "0"
                }
            }]
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    Timers

    A switch or lightbulb may be configured to turn itself off after it has been turned on. Use the timer property to set the number of seconds to remain active.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [{
                "name": "Siren",
                "type": "lightbulb",
                "timer": 120,
     
                "protocol": "arctech",
                "model": "selflearning-switch",
                "parameters": {
                    "unit": "10",
                    "house": "17052298",
                    "group": "0"
                }
            }]
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    Adding Devices

    If you have bought a new remote control or motion sensor and want to control it with HomeKit, just examine the logs from this plugin.

    All events from the Telldus Tellstick Duo are displayed in the log. If you press a button on your new remote (or activate the motion sensor) something like the following will be displayed.

    [2018-1-30 19:27:12] [Telldus Tellstick Duo] Raw event: {"id":1,"class":"command","protocol":"arctech","model":"selflearning","house":"9445358","unit":"16","group":"0","method":"turnon"}
    [2018-1-30 19:27:12] [Telldus Tellstick Duo] Raw event: {"id":1,"class":"command","protocol":"sartano","model":"codeswitch","code":"0000011000","method":"turnon"}
    [2018-1-30 19:27:12] [Telldus Tellstick Duo] Raw event: {"id":1,"class":"command","protocol":"everflourish","model":"selflearning","house":"510","unit":"4","method":"turnon"}
    

    The remote in this example sends several signal but you really need only one. In this example the protocol arctech is chosen.

    So in this case the device entered in the config.json would be

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [{
                "name": "My new remote",
     
                "protocol": "arctech",
                "model": "selflearning-switch",
                "parameters": {
                    "unit": "16",
                    "house": "9445358",
                    "group": "0"
                }
            }]
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    Make sure to set parameters house, unit and group to the displayed values in the log. Set model to "selflearning-switch" if the log displays "model":"selflearning". Don't ask me why.

    Removing Devices

    Just remove the device from the devices section in ~/.homebridge/config.json.

    Virtual Signals

    You don't have to buy a new remote to generate signals to self learning outlets. Just add a virtual signal with a unique house, unit and group number. See the the example below.

    {
        ...
        "platforms": [{
            ...
            "devices": [
                {
                    "name": "My virtual remote #1",
     
                    "protocol": "arctech",
                    "model": "selflearning-switch",
                    "parameters": {
                        "house": "10000001",
                        "unit": "0",
                        "group": "0"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "name": "My virtual remote #2",
     
                    "protocol": "arctech",
                    "model": "selflearning-switch",
                    "parameters": {
                        "house": "10000002",
                        "unit": "0",
                        "group": "0"
                    }
                }
            ]
            ...
        }]
        ...
    }

    Note that this is for the arctech protocol and the house, unit and group properties must be in specific ranges documented here.

    This means you may purchase self learning outlets without a remote control, set the outlet in learning mode, send the virtual signal by turning on the device in the Apple Home app and the outlet will remember your virtual signal and respond to it in the future.

    Useful Links

    Fixes

    • 20018-02-02 - Motion sensors did not respond correctly.

    Install

    npm i homebridge-telldus-tellstick-duo

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    1.0.50

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    ISC

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