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Keen Smart Home Vents

(Nathan Curtis) #684

There is currently no such thing as a custom DTH that executes locally. Only ST built device handlers get that privelige…

(Devesh Batra) #685

Nathan, sorry if i was not clear. I do see a DH from ST for the keen Vents which still runs in the cloud. Was inquiring if that would get moved to local execution as well…


(Nathan Curtis) #686

It would have to be adopted by ST natively before that would ever happen.

Although it (ST adopting a community DTH and making it core) is not outside the realm of possibility and has happened in the past (years ago) I wouldn’t bet on it at this time… (read: snowballs chance in Texas) The ST devs are currently deep in a platform migration that at the end we (the community) have an entirely different solution for custom devices than the DTHs as they exist today. So it’s not really in thier best interest to do so.

Besides what if you do get the custom vent DTH operating locally. You’ll still need Yves Keen manager app for anything beyond basic control which will never be able to run locally.

This is opinion only and the advice is worth exactly how much you just paid for it…

(Steve Jackson, USA, Shard 1) #687

There is a keen vent device handler that is part of the Smartthings platform. I installed a single vent to close when my bride was taking a bath so the AC would not freeze her out and a device handler was already made available by Smartthings. I didn’t need to install a custom DTH. I think the OP is probably asking about that handler. Unfortunately, no one knows if or when it might be made local.

Having to use the custom software is the real problem though.

(Nathan Curtis) #688

Ha that’s a great use case… Hmmmm maybe I need to do that.

(Steve Jackson, USA, Shard 1) #689

I tied it to the open/close sensor on the bathroom door. I also created a rule that maxes out at 90 minutes of closed time in case the door gets closed to keep the grandson out. It increased the WAF a bit. LOL.

(Yves Racine) #690

Keen home vents at 40% discount.

Use KEENCLEARANCE promo code.

(Devesh Batra) #691

Anyone use the Keen Temp Sensors with ST ? Appreciate what DH to use for them


(Yves Racine) #692

Hi, you need to use the Xiaomi aqara temp sensor DTH.


(Devesh Batra) #694

I was able to pair the sensor using Xiomi DH


(Radim Svoboda) #695

How did you force SmartThings hub to find it? By holding the pairing button somehow?

(Devesh Batra) #696

Removed from keen hub.

Held the pairing button on device and added to ST

Showed up as Thing in web portal and assigned it the DH

(Radim Svoboda) #697

Thanks so much! Will try that tonight!