I am using the Smartthings app to control my Bali motorized blinds. This works great but the shades either are all the way open or all the way closed. Does anyone know if there is a way to make the app stop the blinds half way down? Thanks.
You don’t say what motor/controller you are using?
Is this Somfy? Is this a zrtsII, or something else.
If the device type handler (DTH) you are using is up to date, it should have commands
For somfy they have a my setting, that if properly programmed, should set shades at a preset position.
Yes they are Somfy. Sorry to be dumb but do you have any idea how to set it up or who I would call to ask.
@E_Sch device handler is the best. I believe the default shows up as a dimmer light, which setting to 50% should go the the “My” setting.
Need to install it in the IDE and change the blinds to use that instead. look for “USING A CUSTOM DEVICE TYPE HANDLER” in the below post to point you in the right direction.
So you’re new to SmartThings, you asked a question, and someone suggested “custom code” as an answer.
Or you were browsing the forums, and you found something that sounded like it would be perfect for what you wanted, but again, “uses custom code.”
What does that mean, how hard is it to do, and what’s the difference between a “SmartApp” and a “Device Type Handler”?
(Note: the official terminology has changed a couple of times. “device type handler,” “device handler,” “DTH,” and “device type” all mean the same thing, and you will find all these terms used in the forums.)
SECTION I: SMARTAPPS AND DEVICE HANDLERS: WHAT THEY ARE
SmartAPPS: Tiny Programs to decide what a specific device should do when, or to collect the information from a specific device
SmartApps, including the various f…
Are you using their z-wave motors? If so check the device handlers in the following thread. All though the brand is called Graber, it’s just a premium brand (slightly more refined, better customer service) of the same company:
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March 8, 2017 - New Product Announcement
I have been a part of the smartthings community for only about three months, and I’ve seen a lot of interesting ideas and devices. I would like to introduce one that we have been working on and seems to fill in a need for some people:
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Video with SmartThings v2 hub:
Controlling Multiple Shades (Solar Shade on the left and Cellular Shade on the right)
Graber’s virtual cord shades utilize Z-Wave+ to operate. This means it can be directly integrated with Samsung’s SmartThings and other home automation systems. In SmartThings, it works as a dimmer switch so using Smart Lighting it should be able to run locally…
Also if you want to keep it simple, switch it to a dimmer switch in the IDE.
I have found somfy support to be very helpful
I expect they will have you make sure things are setup correctly without the zrtsii then can help if you are using zwave
Do you have a zrtsII or some other zwave access?