Fibaro open/close sensor health check

I’m using a Fibaro open/close sensor and need to know if the sensor goes offline.

I’m using this handler. There is no health check within the handler. i tired another handler that contained the health check capability but I saw no code within that actually performed the health check. Can anyone assit in adding one?

 *  Fibaro Door/Window Sensor ZW5
 *  Copyright 2016 Fibaro Group S.A.
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metadata {
	definition (name: "Fibaro Door/Window Sensor ZW5 with Temperature", namespace: "fibargroup", author: "Fibar Group S.A.", ocfDeviceType: "") {
		capability "Battery"
		capability "Contact Sensor"
		capability "Sensor"
        capability "Configuration"
        capability "Tamper Alert"

        capability "Temperature Measurement"

		fingerprint deviceId: "0x0701", inClusters: "0x5E, 0x85, 0x59, 0x22, 0x20, 0x80, 0x70, 0x56, 0x5A, 0x7A, 0x72, 0x8E, 0x71, 0x73, 0x98, 0x2B, 0x9C, 0x30, 0x31, 0x86", outClusters: ""
        fingerprint deviceId: "0x0701", inClusters: "0x5E, 0x85, 0x59, 0x22, 0x20, 0x80, 0x70, 0x56, 0x5A, 0x7A, 0x72, 0x8E, 0x71, 0x73, 0x98, 0x2B, 0x9C, 0x30, 0x31, 0x86, 0x84", outClusters: ""//actual NIF

	simulator {


    tiles(scale: 2) {
    	multiAttributeTile(name:"FGK", type:"lighting", width:6, height:4) {//with generic type secondary control text is not displayed in Android app
        	tileAttribute("", key:"PRIMARY_CONTROL") {
                attributeState("open", label: "open", icon:"", backgroundColor:"#e86d13")
                attributeState("closed", label: "closed", icon:"", backgroundColor:"#00a0dc")

            tileAttribute("device.tamper", key:"SECONDARY_CONTROL") {
				attributeState("detected", label:'tampered', backgroundColor:"#00A0DC")
				attributeState("clear", label:'tamper clear', backgroundColor:"#CCCCCC")

        valueTile("battery", "device.battery", inactiveLabel: false, width: 2, height: 2, decoration: "flat") {
            state "battery", label:'${currentValue}% battery', unit:""

        valueTile("temperature", "device.temperature", inactiveLabel: false, width: 2, height: 2) {
			state "temperature", label:'${currentValue}°',
				[value: 31, color: "#153591"],
				[value: 44, color: "#1e9cbb"],
				[value: 59, color: "#90d2a7"],
				[value: 74, color: "#44b621"],
				[value: 84, color: "#f1d801"],
				[value: 95, color: "#d04e00"],
				[value: 96, color: "#bc2323"]

        main "FGK"
        details(["FGK","battery", "temperature"])

def installed() {
	sendEvent(name: "tamper", value: "clear", displayed: false)

def updated() {
	def tamperValue = device.latestValue("tamper")
    if (tamperValue == "active") {
    	sendEvent(name: "tamper", value: "detected", displayed: false)
    } else if (tamperValue == "inactive") {
    	sendEvent(name: "tamper", value: "clear", displayed: false)

// parse events into attributes
def parse(String description) {
	log.debug "Parsing '${description}'"
    def result = []

    if (description.startsWith("Err 106")) {
		if (state.sec) {
			result = createEvent(descriptionText:description, displayed:false)
		} else {
			result = createEvent(
				descriptionText: "FGK failed to complete the network security key exchange. If you are unable to receive data from it, you must remove it from your network and add it again.",
				eventType: "ALERT",
				name: "secureInclusion",
				value: "failed",
				displayed: true,
	} else if (description == "updated") {
		return null
	} else {
    	def cmd = zwave.parse(description, [0x31: 5, 0x56: 1, 0x71: 3, 0x72: 2, 0x80: 1, 0x84: 2, 0x85: 2, 0x86: 1, 0x98: 1])

    	if (cmd) {
    		log.debug "Parsed '${cmd}'"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.securityv1.SecurityMessageEncapsulation cmd) {
	def encapsulatedCommand = cmd.encapsulatedCommand([0x71: 3, 0x84: 2, 0x85: 2, 0x98: 1])
	if (encapsulatedCommand) {
		return zwaveEvent(encapsulatedCommand)
	} else {
		log.warn "Unable to extract encapsulated cmd from $cmd"
		createEvent(descriptionText: cmd.toString())

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.crc16encapv1.Crc16Encap cmd)
    def versions = [0x31: 5, 0x72: 2, 0x80: 1, 0x86: 1]
	def version = versions[cmd.commandClass as Integer]
	def ccObj = version ? zwave.commandClass(cmd.commandClass, version) : zwave.commandClass(cmd.commandClass)
	def encapsulatedCommand = ccObj?.command(cmd.command)?.parse(
	if (!encapsulatedCommand) {
		log.debug "Could not extract command from $cmd"
	} else {

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.notificationv3.NotificationReport cmd) {
	//it is assumed that default notification events are used
    //(parameter 20 was not changed before device's re-inclusion)
    def map = [:]
    if (cmd.notificationType == 6) {
    	switch (cmd.event) {
        	case 22:
    = "contact"
                map.value = "open"
                map.descriptionText = "${device.displayName} is open"

            case 23:
    = "contact"
                map.value = "closed"
                map.descriptionText = "${device.displayName} is closed"
    } else if (cmd.notificationType == 7) {
    	switch (cmd.event) {
        	case 0:
    = "tamper"
                map.value = "clear"
                map.descriptionText = "Tamper alert cleared"

        	case 3:
    = "tamper"
                map.value = "detected"
                map.descriptionText = "Tamper alert: sensor removed or covering opened"


def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.batteryv1.BatteryReport cmd) {
	def map = [:] = "battery"
	map.value = cmd.batteryLevel == 255 ? 1 : cmd.batteryLevel.toString()
	map.unit = "%"
	map.displayed = true

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.wakeupv2.WakeUpNotification cmd) {
    def event = createEvent(descriptionText: "${device.displayName} woke up", displayed: false)
    def cmds = []
    cmds << encap(zwave.batteryV1.batteryGet())
    cmds << "delay 500"
    cmds << encap(zwave.sensorMultilevelV5.sensorMultilevelGet(sensorType: 1, scale: 0))
    cmds << "delay 1200"
    cmds << encap(zwave.wakeUpV1.wakeUpNoMoreInformation())
    [event, response(cmds)]

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.manufacturerspecificv2.ManufacturerSpecificReport cmd) {
	log.debug "manufacturerId:   ${cmd.manufacturerId}"
    log.debug "manufacturerName: ${cmd.manufacturerName}"
    log.debug "productId:        ${cmd.productId}"
    log.debug "productTypeId:    ${cmd.productTypeId}"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.manufacturerspecificv2.DeviceSpecificReport cmd) {
	log.debug "deviceIdData:                ${cmd.deviceIdData}"
    log.debug "deviceIdDataFormat:          ${cmd.deviceIdDataFormat}"
    log.debug "deviceIdDataLengthIndicator: ${cmd.deviceIdDataLengthIndicator}"
    log.debug "deviceIdType:                ${cmd.deviceIdType}"

    if (cmd.deviceIdType == 1 && cmd.deviceIdDataFormat == 1) {//serial number in binary format
		String serialNumber = "h'"

        cmd.deviceIdData.each{ data ->
        	serialNumber += "${String.format("%02X", data)}"

        updateDataValue("serialNumber", serialNumber)
        log.debug "${device.displayName} - serial number: ${serialNumber}"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.versionv1.VersionReport cmd) {
    updateDataValue("version", "${cmd.applicationVersion}.${cmd.applicationSubVersion}")
    log.debug "applicationVersion:      ${cmd.applicationVersion}"
    log.debug "applicationSubVersion:   ${cmd.applicationSubVersion}"
    log.debug "zWaveLibraryType:        ${cmd.zWaveLibraryType}"
    log.debug "zWaveProtocolVersion:    ${cmd.zWaveProtocolVersion}"
    log.debug "zWaveProtocolSubVersion: ${cmd.zWaveProtocolSubVersion}"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.sensormultilevelv5.SensorMultilevelReport cmd) {
	def map = [:]
	if (cmd.sensorType == 1) {
        // temperature
        def cmdScale = cmd.scale == 1 ? "F" : "C"
        map.value = convertTemperatureIfNeeded(cmd.scaledSensorValue, cmdScale, cmd.precision)
        map.unit = getTemperatureScale() = "temperature"
        map.displayed = true


def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.deviceresetlocallyv1.DeviceResetLocallyNotification cmd) { "${device.displayName}: received command: $cmd - device has reset itself"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.commands.sensorbinaryv2.SensorBinaryReport cmd) {
	def map = [:]
	map.value = cmd.sensorValue ? "open" : "closed" = "contact"
	if (map.value == "open") {
		map.descriptionText = "${device.displayName} is open"
	else {
		map.descriptionText = "${device.displayName} is closed"

def zwaveEvent(physicalgraph.zwave.Command cmd) {
	log.debug "Catchall reached for cmd: $cmd"

def configure() {
	log.debug "Executing 'configure'"

    def cmds = []

    cmds += zwave.wakeUpV2.wakeUpIntervalSet(seconds:21600, nodeid: zwaveHubNodeId)//FGK's default wake up interval
    cmds += zwave.manufacturerSpecificV2.deviceSpecificGet()
    cmds += zwave.batteryV1.batteryGet()
    cmds += zwave.sensorMultilevelV5.sensorMultilevelGet(sensorType: 1, scale: 0)
    cmds += zwave.sensorBinaryV2.sensorBinaryGet()
	cmds += zwave.associationV2.associationSet(groupingIdentifier:1, nodeId: [zwaveHubNodeId])
    cmds += zwave.wakeUpV2.wakeUpNoMoreInformation()

    encapSequence(cmds, 500)

private secure(physicalgraph.zwave.Command cmd) {

private crc16(physicalgraph.zwave.Command cmd) {

private encapSequence(commands, delay=200) {
	delayBetween(commands.collect{ encap(it) }, delay)

private encap(physicalgraph.zwave.Command cmd) {
    def secureClasses = [0x20, 0x2B, 0x30, 0x5A, 0x70, 0x71, 0x84, 0x85, 0x8E, 0x9C]

    //todo: check if secure inclusion was successful
    //if not do not send security-encapsulated command
	if (secureClasses.find{ it == cmd.commandClassId }) {
    } else {

As far as I know, the specs for Health Check aren’t published andml actually don’t even require any explicit code.

Or who knows. Check the SmartThings GitHub for examples?

Or just turn off Health Check in the App entirely.

Why turn off health check? I won’t to know if it’s offline.

I just noticed that Samsung says Fibaro is part of their health check system but I do not see it go offline if I remove the battery for an extended time.

To the best of my knowledge (and I read nearly EVERY post here in the Community and in the SmartThings
Users Group on Facebook
), the Health Check feature’s flaws outweighs its benefits. The flaws include marking devices offline that are not - and vice versa.

How long was an extended period of time?

I have a Door sensor with external temp probe on a freezer and it says last activity was 2 hours ago. The device is fine, so any health alarm would not occur until after a longer period than this.

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I’m not sure if this is the same Fibaro Door/Window Sensor, but I built health check into my DTH…

Did you guess the Command(s) / Attribute(s) for Capability “Health Check”?

All I see are these lines … 1 Command:

I’ve implemented it in a lot of handlers and never had a problem.

Adding capability “Health Check” and creating the event checkInterval with the required data are really the only 2 things that are needed to get it to work. The “checkInterval” tells SmartThings how long the device can go without checking in.

If that time is exceeded then SmartThings executes the ping command, which is useless for sleeping devices, and often useless for other devices because SmartThings rarely gives it enough time to respond before marking it offline.

I usually set the checkInterval to double the time it’s supposed to check in plus about 5 minutes and haven’t had any issues with false alerts, except for a couple of months ago when ST completely messed up the health check feature for a few days.

If I remember correctly, sending a device a command and having the device respond isn’t enough to prevent it from getting marked offline so you actually have to create an event, which is why all my DTHs have a lastCheckIn attribute.

Everything I just said is based off of my own experience writing 30+ DTHs and what I’ve seen in the built-in DTHs. None of it’s documented and it’s possible things have changed since the last time I checked. It’s also possible/probable that things will be completely different with the new platform.

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I’ll give it a try. That is what I was looking for. i looked through DTH’s with the Health capability but didnt come across the checkinterval that seems to have been missing in the equation.


I just wanted to say I used @krlaframboise code on a custom RGBW controller and it works as intended. I have it set for 122 minutes and sure enough when unplugged it goes unavailable after 2 some hours and once plugged back in it becomes available exactly like it should.

Now playing with the same settings on the MyQ Lite DTH but instead of protocol “Z-Wave” I’m using “cloud” (per some SmartThings DTH’s in their github) and it seems to work. Still have to do more testing though.