Thanks a lot for this information. A bit of a jungle the crossing app/st regarding what information is presented. Gues you spent some time figuring out this in the begining
[DEPRECATED] Blink Camera Device Handler with Motion Sensor, Live Video Streaming, Integration with SmartThings/SHM, Temperature, Signals and Push Notifications
This smart app + core = I am in love.
The implement of blink as available unit in such av flexible way in core is a killer @RBoy
So what exactly is the best way to turn on and off the cameras after mode change? I had it setup with routines and now I have it change with SHM and both of them results in a few cameras not turning off and triggering alerts . Any other ideas?
Platform issues. Try this:
There are many way to turn the Blink cameras on/off. I prefer to use the CoRe community rule engine. I can have it control the Routine execution/SHM Arming&Disarming/Turn my Blink cameras ON&Off/Control my thermostat while checking if the presence sensors are home and if there is motion at the same time.
That is a mouth full.
The Blink Alexa skill does not show for me when I search for it. I didn’t get the email above either. Anyone else?
Go to the Skills section in the Alexa app and do a search for Blink. I just checked and it is there.
Got it now. I was making the mistake of searching in the Smart Home Skills section and it doesn’t show up there. They need to organize this better in the app. Rachio, Blink, etc. should all be in the Smart Home section.
@rboy I need som advice here. I just got a Fibaro button I want to use as a arm/disarm trigger.
I enable/disable two blink cameras with enableCamera/disableCamera in core.
Tried enabling one and one in the same rule aslo.
But in about 4 out of 10 times(ish) one of the cameras does not enable, or it enables and disables in a short timeframe. Not always the same camera that is not enabling. Disable works lik a charm.
I paste in the log from a situation when its not entering status enabled.
Is there a timing issue when I enable both in same piston?
PS double checked in blink app to see if it was a gui error in the ST app.
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.40: trace Generate Event called: [[‘name’:‘alarm’, ‘value’:‘off’], [‘name’:‘switch’, ‘value’:‘off’], [‘name’:‘enableStatus’, ‘value’:‘off’]]
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.38: trace Generate Event called: [[‘name’:‘motion’, ‘value’:‘inactive’, ‘descriptionText’:Blink stue motion stopped]]
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.37: trace Calling parent action: disableAlerts with parameters: null
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.32: trace Adding unprocessed actions back to queue: [[function:disableAlerts, time:1476029132025, delay:5000, parameters:null]]
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.32: trace Waiting 5 seconds to process deferred action disableAlerts
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.32: trace Calling parent action: enableAlerts with parameters: null
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.32: trace Deferred loopback called with delay 5 seconds and function disableAlerts, parameters null, overwrite false
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.31: trace Calling parent action: disableAlerts with parameters: null
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.28: trace Adding unprocessed actions back to queue: [[time:1476029127628, parameters:null, delay:1000, function:disableAlerts], [function:enableAlerts, time:1476029128226, delay:1000, parameters:null]]
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.28: trace Waiting 0 seconds to process deferred action enableAlerts
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.28: trace Waiting 0 seconds to process deferred action disableAlerts
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.28: trace Deferred loopback called with delay 1 seconds and function enableAlerts, parameters null, overwrite false
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.28: debug Enabling Camera Motion Alerts
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.27: trace Adding unprocessed actions back to queue: [[function:disableAlerts, time:1476029127628, delay:1000, parameters:null]]
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.27: trace Waiting 1 seconds to process deferred action disableAlerts
9bdc7f62-53a9-41a5-8176-d82cc5a29505 18.05.27: trace Deferred loopback called with delay 1 seconds and function disableAlerts, parameters null, overwrite false
Your app/rule is sending the camera an enable and disable command. (i.e. on and off both)
Might be settings for SHM I made in the Blink Smart app that is triggering in a parallell, will have a look at tonight. Thank you for your investigation @RBoy
Edit, You where right, on/off due to me having a setting in Blink Smart app, conflicting whit a core piston.
Thank you for taking a look at the log.
###Blink Camera Manager - Version 5.6.3
- Tweaking the battery algorithm to make it more accurate and ability to handle different battery types (alkaline/lithium)
###Blink Device Handler - Version 5.2.0
- < no change >
I’m approaching the need for a second sync module. Does the manager smartapp pick that up if I register another sync module to the same account? I don’t know enough yet about the sync module to know if I can use the same account or if I need a new one.
It has been a while since I set it up. If you want multiple sync modules visible in the Blink app, add them to the existing account. However, if they are at different locations (i.e. more than one SmartThings hub), then use a different account so you can use @RBoy’s app properly. The last I checked Blink makes you identify every camera ID before you can move one or more from one account to another. So make sure you get it right the first time or it can be difficult moving later.
I don’t recall how or when it discovers a new sync module under the same account.
Have you played with the NiMH discharge curve? @lmosenko, how are your NiMH batteries holding up?
Correct, after adding the sync module and registering the cameras using the blink app, just open the Blink Camera Manager and the new cameras will show up, just hit done to add them to your ST account.
Yes see this:
How do I turn on notifications from ST? Thought I had them before and now they don’t happen.