Halo Smart Labs is folding and your smart smoke alarm will soon turn dumb

I doubt anyone bought it primarily for the weather alerts.

I didn’t need them, so I bought the slightly cheaper version without weather alerts.

Seems like a useful feature to have for many people though, if you want certain emergency weather conditions to wake everyone up in the middle of the night, for example.

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This. As @prjct92eh2 mentioned, any other smart co/detector is either totally wireless, or uses a wireless interconnect so it only works within its own ecosystem (like nest protect).

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Grr, I was about to buy some of these. There doesn’t seem to be a suitable alternative.

The weather feature was nice but not critical. What I cared about was a smoke/CO sensor that tied to ST and was hardwired with a battery back-up. The Halo was the ONLY option. Now what?

I believe it’s possible to do all this with a nest protect. But it would require a community-developed solution to integrate with ST and it wouldn’t be a local zigbee connection like halo is capable of.

I don’t have any nest devices, but there are a few active threads that should give you an idea of whether nest protects can be tied in to ST.

If you can run 120v wires to your detectors you can use this solution:

There is a community project called NST Manager that integrates Nest Thermostats, Cams, Protects, etc.

That’s what I was referring to, thanks.

I purchased halo detectors for my house, and I just added them to the halo app without integrating to SmartThings. I’d like to remove them from the Halo App and pair them with my hub. I don’t see halo listed as an available device under smoke detectors when I go to add devices and select manual device add. Does anyone know if SmartThings removed support from their end when Halo folded?

Reset your halo by holding the test button for 20 seconds. Then while it’s in setup mode, put your hub into pairing mode. It should join.

They have indeed removed it. Try resetting the Halo and adding another device to get the hub in pairing mode and see if it finds it.

I bought one knowing that the founders of Halo went out of business. Thankfully the Halo+ connected to ST without an issue using @marktheknife 's reset post!
But… every now and then, the weather channel comes on saying that it has lost service. Its very annoying. Can I change the channel/network somehow via IDE? or is there a way to manually disable the weather portion? Thanks!

I have never had this happen yet with mine. When you say “channel” I assume you are referring to the Zigbee mesh correct and not the weather channel on the Halo itself?

I believe the only way to remesh it would be to reset it and repair with ST. But I wouldn’t do that now as the DTH has been removed from ST and Halo would not provide the code for us to publish it via GitHub. I think if you removed it you would never get it re-paired :frowning:

Not the mesh! Halo refers to the radio settings as S.A.M.E, basically to chose 1 of 7 frequencies that works best in your area. Also to allow EAS to work. But without the Halo app, these settings are unavailable. I would like to disable the weather radio all together.

@mejifair , should also mention that there are two possibilities for why you haven’t heard it. One, the obvious, you don’t have the Plus (+) my model. The + had the weather radio. Second, the default frequency is optimal for your location.

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Although Halo is Out of Business can I still pair a Halo detector in ST and avail the associated functionality? I am reading conflicting information in this forum that it is no more possible whereas in a different post - its still possible.
I have a friend who has offered me 3 brand new Halo Smoke/CO detectors. Incidentally, I am in need of at least 1 since I have a bunch of hard-wired dumb detectors. This would provide me the capability of detecting in my phone via alerts if any of the dumb ones trigger. Alternative options like relay+switch wont work for me as property owner will not allow it / Nest is cost prohibitive. I can’t do trial and error as shipment takes time and money. Thus asking…

He also has new Halo+, which means weather alerts. On similar lines are there any caveats of getting Halo+ vs Halo, i.e. as out of business there is now no way to switch the weather channels , etc to match my location.

@baivab Yes. You can still pair and it still works interconnected with other smoke detectors.

You must use the smart things classic app to do the intial pair. You also need to hold the center button on the smoke detector for 20 seconds to factory reset it. After you pair it you need to manually refresh it or temp and humidity will never show up. But after refreshing once they show up.

In the smart things classic app you still have full capability to turn on and off the weather channels (doesn’t show up in new app) the new smart things app can control. The new app and has full control over brightness and color. But cannot hush.

As far as I can tell I am unable to easily trigger an alert when an interconnected detector is detected. I am sure it’s possible but needs some more in depth programming then just ifttt. I can see halo detected the event via smart things classic of “interconnected detector detected” but not sure how to pass this to smart things automation or ifttt

@daedalas1981 the weather alerts can be disabled via smart things classic app.

thanks! I realized after an update that new options were available.

I assume you have not figured out how to make it do alerts when interconnected detectors are triggered?

Hoping to find some help. I just moved over from Iris to ST. I have four Halo alarms that I am trying to pair. I’ve reset them, tried both the legacy and new app, and rebooted/reset as many things as I could think of. I still can’t see them. Any thoughts? This is a brand new v3 hub so I’m not sure if that makes a difference.

confirm that your hub is in pairing mode by checking for blinking green LED on the front. With the V3, you have to pick a specific device to get it into pairing mode. Since Halo isn’t in the device list anymore, you may have to pick a random zigbee or z-wave device to get the hub into general inclusion mode.