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Danalock v3 smart lock


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #29

No it doesn’t matter which DH you use, they are only interpreters and don’t impact things like battery (some can improve battery life by reducing the amount of polling the platform does it can’t make it worse). It could be due to some apps continuously communicating with the locks (check your device event logs) or the locks being too far from the with with no repeaters in the z-wave mesh. Ideally the lock should be no more than 15-20ft from the z-wave repeater to reliable and efficient operations.

The other reason why the status isn’t updating is that the lock is too far from the hub for a reliable z-wave mesh communication, same as the last point above. Try to add a z-wave repeater between the lock and the hub. Then reboot the hub and do a z-wave repair.


#30

I have an aeotec zwave siren at less then a meter from the lock so i dont think that’s the issue about battery problem, but it seems to be stabilized now so fingers crossed. About the status report could DH be the problem instead? If i use the official ST danalock or zwave lock DH and use the auto lock feature after 30 seconds, the status of the lock gets updated to “locked” but if i use your DH it remains on “unlocked” like if it could not detect that the autolock feature locked it, if i press “lock” again it gets instantly updated to “locked”. Also on ActionTiles panel i have the same behaviour with your DH, and if i try to lock it manually before the 30 secs i can see it changing to locked for 1 sec then changing back to unlocked and if i want to update it to locked status i need to press the button again.


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #31

the DH only translates and relays what the lock is sending to the hub, it doesn’t create statuses. Likely the UI just isn’t updating, try to “pull” the screen down and refresh the UI. The “switch” between lock and unlocked status is a typical symptom of U refresh issues. If you want you can open IDE Live Logging and capture the events from the DH using the AutoLock waiting for about a minute to capture all the messages and PM it to me and I’ll be happy to look into it and confirm what’s going on. Thanks.


#32

Looks like the battery problem its a firmware bug that will be fixed by OTA soon, this is the message i got from danalock’s official support:

Development found one more bug, after the first update which unfortunately is not implemented in your new lock. There will be an OTA update out later, hopeful today. Description how to will be available on Danalock webpage and Danalock Facebook.

We will send you a new set of batteries, when the new batch is in stock.


(Marcus) #33

There is an app in the AppStore called Danalock Toolbox. Seems like you can do the FW Update through this app as well. Will try it once the new batteries arrive.


(Jan Tore Bøe) #34

I upgraded the firmware, looks like the battery drain is gone. To upgrade look at the bottom of their webpage.


(Bartek) #35

@jan @AlmostSerious @cyberrage

Does the status of lock updates in ST when a lock is turned on/off using the key or manually by turning it from inside? Is that also using Zwave lock DH ?

Does this happen immediately or do you have to poll the lock every minute using webCore for instance?


(Jan Tore Bøe) #36

Uses Z-Wave Lock DH,
The status updated when manually turning it.
It says “Ed Manually” and “Unlocked manually” in the recently tab on my phone. Not sure why it says “Ed Manually” must be a typo in the DH.

This happens immediately, so no poll is needed.


(Bartek) #37

@jan
Do you recommend this lock ? I saw a lot of negative opinions from users using it by Danalock app. It seems to be quite crashy and not reliable.

So i thought about using it with ST not to have to use native Danalock app. Maybe to buy iris keypad, place it outise the door and use it to disarm the alarm and open the lock automatically.

Do you have any issues at all with it? How long does the battery last for you when used with ST.

Thanks in advance for all info !


(Jan Tore Bøe) #38

After the last firmware update the battery has stayed at 87 for 3 weeks I think. It’s not an issue any more.

It’s been stable for me with the smartthings app, sometimes a bit slow with the status. With the danalock app and remote bridge it is buggy.

I am only using the st app now.

I also set up webcore to lock the door when it closes.

Only thing is if it jammes, it says unknown status.

I would recommend it.


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #39

If you have access to RBoy Apps then check out this device handler. It has specific support for Danalock v3 features beyond the basic the stock device handler:

@cyberrage can probably add more


#40

The danalock v3 is working flawlessly with rboy’s device handler and some webcore pistons for advanced features. The only thing the danalock is missing right now is users/codes integration with the danalock API; I’m not sure at which point @RBoy is with that but it’s possible for sure.


(Kenneth Eriksen) #41

I’m considering the Danalock V3 and have a (noob) question - hope some can explain:

What would be the benefits of using RBoy’s DH?
I spoke with the Danalock support today, and they told me, that if you setup/pair the lock with the Danalock APP via Bluetooth first, and then afterwards connect the lock to ST via Z-wave, you’ll have all the benefits from both the APP (share keys/access to other users and so on) and ST. (i guess status and maybe battery?)
What am i going to miss, if i just use the standard DH from ST and this way of setting up the lock? :thinking:


(Raf) #42

Hello guys, just ordered v3 z_wave , how you pair device ? Ore you use special DH for it?

Thanks


#43

Hi Guys,

I’m considering Danalock v3 smartlock for a door at home. Situation is that I have a US zwave hub and a European style Lock. Is that an issue? Should I buy US zwave danalock or the lock style itself would differ in US vs Europe ? Also should I buy a zigbee model ? This way I don’t have to worry about US vs EU hub. Danalock v3 has this option. What would be the Pros vs Cons ?

Fab


(Kostas Petropoulos) #44

The Bluetooth settings in android app always crash note 9
Is any other way to set it?
Can you use a nest camera that understand who person is on camera so unlock the door?
Can we use Google home as siren?


(Kostas Petropoulos) #46

@RBoy
can you explain what features you have add to Danalock v3 RBoy? thank you

@Fab
the best way is to send msg to danalock… propably the ZigBee is your solution…


(Kenneth Eriksen) #48

Just discovered that ST has a stock Danalock DH…
I have the Danalock V3 with both Z-wave and bluetooth and has so far been using the built in generic “Z-wave lock” DH with great success…
Does anyone know if there is any advantages with using the Danalock DH over the Z-wave one?
As far as i can see, the only difference i noticed is that the Z-wave DH runs locally whereas the Danalock seems to run in the cloud…
Anyone…?


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #49

Answered your question on the other post:


(Laurentiu S Pintilie) #50

How this lock compare to August smart lock in terms of smartthings integration? What features lacks, if any, given its almost half price?