If you switch to my other DTH for this device (Aeotec Doorbell), you can use the Play Track at Volume command in CoRE and it will automatically set the volume, play the track and then restore the volume.
If you do switch to the other one, you may have to change some things because it uses “switch.on” to detect/ring the doorbell instead of button 1 pushed.
Just to let you know, I am currently trying the other version Aeotec Doorbell and it is working very reliably! However, I no longer have the use of the OEM button for other uses since I’m using a door contact mod.
I’m considering switching back to the Multifuction version to get the switch back. I don’t think you can add that into your new version and still hope to have it published. Is it possible to put the reliability of the new DH into the Mutifuction DH and keep the silent switch?
Have you tried subscribing to the switch event or does it have to be a button?
To prevent it from making noise, just set the doorbell track to track 1 (assuming it’s a silent track) or set it to a track number that doesn’t have a corresponding sound file.
While fixing the Aeotec Doorbell DTH, I figured out some things that will allow me to eventually make this one more stable, but I just got an Amazon Echo so for a while, I’ll be spending most of my time playing around with that.
You will have fun with her I have an Echo, Tap and Dot. I have become dependent on them for ST command, routines with virtual switches, music and shopping lists. I did have to name the bedroom to Echo, GF didn’t like me calling another girl’s name in there (it also eliminates one hearing the other). Heck, they kept Hue control working when ST had it’s recent meltdown and lost my bridge.
I will play around with the Aeotec DTH some more and let you know if the button is able to be used in CoRE.
I need help again. Before I updated the device handler to the latest version, I removed the doorbell from my list of devices so I could do a “fresh” install. I then updated the DTH, and tried to add the doorbell again, but now it can’t be added at all! I have a minimote, and was able to pair the doorbell that way, but it paired as a thing not a z wave switch. I changed the DT in the IDE and it shows the doorbell as Offline in the App and Not Present in the IDE. Now the only way to include/exclude is through the minimote, and it only pairs as a thing. It will not pair through the ST app anymore. I did a general device exclusion, and excluded succesfully through the minimote (only way I could get it to work), but like I said, it will no longer pair at all now. Any ideas?
Thanks for responding. I did the factory reset, and am trying to pair through the ST app, but it won’t do it. One press, two presses, multiple presses, next to hub, away from hub, no difference, it won’t pair.
I got it. I removed your DTH from the IDE, then it paired as a z wave switch again. From there I added your DTH back in, updated the device from switch to your doorbell, and it works again! Thank you my friend.
I was wondering if you’d be willing to remove the device again, remove the multifunction DTH, install the latest version of the Aeotec Doorbell DTH, open live logging, try to add the device again, and if it doesn’t work, send me the live logging output?
If you’ve already added the device to SmartApps and that would be a big hassle, could you at least open live logging, open the device preferences from the mobile app, press done, and then send me the live logging output?
Having a bit of an issue. The doorbell which I am using as an alarm isn’t working as it did a few day ago. It’s always in a playing state unless I navigate to a track and press play. When I call the .playTrack(track#) method it plays then gets stuck in this state. It won’t play another sound through the playTrack method unless I wait 30 seconds or so (but the UI still says playing). The track is < 2 seconds long. I have 2 of these devices. Both do the same thing. On the latest DH (1.8.10)
lol, no. I’ve been busy (helping people with the leaksmart sensor, remodeling our laundry room, debugging a variety of issue with ST, actual work). Sorry about that. I got the two threads mixed up. I have 2 of the sirens and 2 of the doorbells…
The two sirens are not running your DH. The two doorbells are. I am having the “stuck playing” problem with the doorbells. I am having the constant ringing sound with them all. I figured the ring is just what they do. I can hear strange stuff…
Which Aeon Siren DTH are you using? The only other one I’m aware of is the default one, but all that allows you to do is turn one sound on and off…
For the doorbell, if you’re using any of the play text or speak commands in CoRE and not calling one of the custom commands directly, I think that could be affected by the TTS disruption that ST is experiencing.
I’m wrapping up a new version of one of my SmartApps, but once that’s finished I’ll take another look at the doorbell code.
About the doorbell. I am using playTrack(…) to play a file that is stored on the doorbell.
Man, that TTS disruption wasted about half my day. I was working on a SmartApp and I thought I broke something until I realized that was the issue. Also, keep in mind I was never able to get these things in secure mode…