I contacted Fibaro and asked them about why my fire alarms can now longer set settings, view alerts or be detected.
Fibaro has made no attempt to reach out to customers to notify them of this but I did get an email which I’m sharing here just in case other Fibaro Fire Alarm owners wonder why there Alarms stopped reporting in,
“Device handlers are not provided by FIBARO. It was created by a software developer that we’ve cooperated with in the past. For now we are just providing working device handlers on our site and unfortunately we cannot provide you new handlers. If you have knowledge in programming you can create such integration by yourself or if you don’t - you can find what you are looking for here: community.smartthings.com/.”
The drivers did work until Samsung flicked the switch and decided to stop supporting Groovy. I’ve gone ahead and posted my request on the edge driver section. I’ve got a bit of a programming background too so if it really really really comes to it I’ll spend a weekend trying to learn whatever I need to learn in order to get the hardware up on the platform however I’m unable to fully commit time to this due to my other work. I’m hoping someone in the community might pick it up especially as it’s to do with fire safety.
Is that your device in there? If so, look in the app and change the driver on your device. And what kind of device and driver was assigned to it when it transitioned (that is, what does the app say the device is?)
The Edge driver that was installed is from Samsung. If the driver is not working correctly I’d start there by raising a support case with them; from in the app, select the menu and then Contact Us | Call Customer Service.
If that goes nowhere you may have to poke around this community to see if anyone has (or will) write a driver for this device, but since it’s supported by Samsung, I’d start there.
Can anyone point me in the direction of smoke detector APIs/edge driver documentation. I can’t promise I’ll have time (I might just get a different hub at this point) but I’ll try and see if I can make something if Samsung doesn’t reply.
Samsung said in an email that they was aware of the motion sensors being discontinued but not the smoke detector as they shipped an edge driver but the edge driver isn’t processing the fire alarm or connecting properly. Both my fire alarms are down currently. Great Job Samsung!
As you appear to have found a problem where their driver jus does not work, I’d continue to engage with them, telling them exactly what works and what doesn’t, and see if you can push them to revise the driver. As you can see from the fingerprints file in the repo, they support multiple brands of fire alarms and presumably these bugs affect more than just the Fibaro brand.