quite frustrating… i played around with another smartthings hub (v2) a few years back and remember being able to access my device online (logging in to an online account)
now i cant find any access online? Im sure i registered that hub but when i go to the samsung.com site and look my registered products I dont see the hub!
now i have a 2nd hub and reliving my nightmares #1 i cant register the product because samsung.com wants a 15 digit s/n , hub has 10! #2 i cant find where the IDE is , its not accessible via the phone app? #3 all i want to do is add some visonic mct0340E sensors. my hub pairs with my samsung sensors but not with these
Wow. i have a basic understanding of most of these concepts but im seeing that smarthings is really more of a project than a product. huh…
maybe you can point me in the right direction, as far as getting my 10 visonic door/window sensors working…
I have the Hub V2. Its up and running and connecting with several smarthings products
i just bought 10 Visonic MCT-340 E zigbee door/window sensors
these sensors are not being discovered by my hub thus i came to this forum
I checked the wiki , as per your instructions and Tomasaxerot indeed has an entry for this device but its dated 2017 and it seems to be a groovy file.
** does this mean i can NOT use my sensors because no one has written an edge driver in Lua yet? **
it would be nice if there was an actual example somewhere of the how to create a new edge driver so i can see how much work it would be.
If the sensors are not being added to your account, even as a “thing“, than that’s a different problem than the whole edge driver issue. It’s more likely that either the sensors themselves need to be reset or that they are a particular model which is for some reason not compatible with the Zigbee profile that smartthings uses. Assuming, of course, that you have other Zigbee devices that are working with that hub.
If you don’t have other Zigbee devices already working, then the first step is to make sure that the hub itself is up and functional. You can use the API browser plus website for that.
If you checked the wiki per my instructions, you should’ve gone to the edge Driver page, and the only things you would find there would be edge drivers. Not old groovy DTHs.
However, the edge driver won’t help you if the device is not adding to your network at all. So that’s why we need to back up a step to make sure that it actually can be added if only as a generic “thing.”
SOLVED! these Visonic sensors are very fickle . the problem was that to properly put them in discovery mode. you have to hold down that tiny button at the same time you insert the battery. i dont believe this is described anywhere. if it is , i missed it.
I am now able to these sensors to be recognized by the ST hub
I have a question about how devices communicate with the hub but i’ll ask that separate
The area you’re referring to isn’t (and never has been) where you register a SmartThings hub. That is for appliances, phones, soundbars, etc and mainly for warranty purposes. But if you’re able to see the Hub in the ST app, there’s nothing else you need to do as far as registering.
Hubs, and devices, all get added through the ST app only now. If your device is unable to be added properly, chances are you can have a community member add the device’s fingerprints to a community driver. Community Edge drivers are basically just like community DTHs, but they run locally instead of in the cloud, so are actually better in most instances. They’re actually easier to add than copying and pasting DTH code, since it’s done through the ST app.
ST, Hubitat, Home Assistant, all are really “projects” continuously in flux, and always have been. There’s a lot of changes in the smart home world right now, with Matter & Thread becoming the industry standard.
Spend some time reading the things posted above and I think you’ll find SmartThings to be capable and useful. It’s just a bit different from what you’re used to.