I’m hoping someone can help me out with some issues I’m having with keyfobs?
I’m running a ver 1 hub and using the Smart Home Monitor in conjunction with some motion sensors and a z-wave siren to provide some basic home security. Everything is working just fine with the system. Our phones are seen as presence sensors and will change the Hello Home mode when we leave or arrive, so no issues there.
Where we run into trouble is with our cleaner and pet sitter. If they arrive and we are not home they will trigger the siren and I have to shut it off remotely. Not a problem when I am at work but when we travel it can be a pain.
For that reason I thought it would be a good idea to get some keyfobs that they could use to disable the security system when they come and we are not there.
I started off by getting one of the SecuriFi keyfobs, installing the device handlet that Kevin Tierney put together and the smart app created by chipr. SmartThings sees the device and identifies it correctly. I programmed the buttons to change the Modes (Home/Away) and the Hello Home actions but when I tried actually using it nothing happened (no mode or actions changes). I don’t see anything in the logs that’s telling me there are any errors, so I tried removing and re-pairing the device. Same problems.
At that point I decided to try another keyfob. I got an Aeotec fob (the 4 button one). SmartThings sees it and identifies it correctly. I used the Button Controller app to configure actions for 2 of the 4 buttons. Again, nothing happened, so I decided to just assign some simple actions, such as turning on a light, to the 2 buttons. When I push button 1 (to turn on the light) the green LED on the fob blinks but nothing happens. When I press button 2 (turn off the light) a red LED blinks but, again, nothing happens.
I have a minimote that I have been able to use successfully with the Button Controller app and it does seem to work to change the modes. I just wanted to give them fobs because they are smaller and easier to carry around.
What am I doing wrong here? If I can’t turn on/off a light it seems as though something is not set up properly I just can’t figure out what and why.
If anyone can point me in the right direction to get this working I would be extremely grateful.
Thanks in advance…