New Aeon Labs Doorbell: need device type help

Wow, we have risen above my skill class.

I will now sit back and watch, if anyone needs anymore info let me know. I do see when I log into my developer account under devices the aeon siren shows “switch” and “alarm” both in the off state.

All I need at this point is a notification when the siren sounds using the wireless button.

So if I can help in anyway by testing anything please let me know, just write the instructions for a five year old.

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We tested the Doorbell with Vera and it connected as an on/off switch (Aeotec has tested it with Homeseer). At first it did nothing apart from on/off control so then we remembered that just like for the micro switches, all it takes to receive notifications is to set up parameter 80 to value 1 (1 bit dec) which will allow to report and overwrite status between manual and wireless on/off control. Not sure how it translates into SmartThings handlers though…

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That’s very helpful thanks!

@jpetrone do you know anyone besides Duncan who worked on a device type for the aeotech siren? We’re trying to come up with one for the newly released doorbell. And I can’t read the code (I rely on text to speech, and trust me, groovy with text to speech is no fun.)

@Robert_Vandervoort might have some ideas as well, he’s done a lot of work with device types for the Aeotech new generation on some of the other devices.

I’ve been wanting to pick up one of the doorbells, but haven’t yet, as I’ve been working on the multi sensor switch and dimmer all version six generation five. I’ve created device type for the multicenter six and the dimmer and the switch Paul are available on my github repository. Parameter 80 controls notifications sent by manually activating a device like the switch or dimmer. I’m at a restaurant at the moment but if memory serves default sends nothing 0. 1 sends a hail and 2 sends a basic set report. Basic set is most common for status updates on switches. I’d need to look at the doorbell spec sheet to say anything for certain. Do you have it @JDRoberts ?

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HA! And my wife says I don’t remember crap. Take that woman!

@droidguru Except the ST integration, does the doorbell work as regular bell? Can you load different MP3 ringtones?

It does work as a regular bell and yes you can load mp3’s onto the “siren” via a supplied USB cable.

The distance required from the bell to the plugin module is short, I have a plug right next to my door so no issues here but someone who puts it upstairs on the opposite end of the house might have issues.

Also the siren isn’t very loud (even at the highest volume) with the TV going and the kids running around the house I didn’t hear the bell when it was pressed. It also only sounds twice per push so it is sounding for a relatively short period of time.

This is all my opinion, I’ve been told that my hearing is great and my house is noisy so take it all with a grain of salt.

I’m going to try and take a louder more annoying mp3 and see if that helps, everything on their now is really short and I haven’t really had a chance to test other files yet.

Hope that helps.

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BTW, I don’t know if you saw it, but @Tyler said in the “suggest a device” thread that SmartThings is looking at creating an official device type for this. No idea where it is in the queue, though. :sunglasses:

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Aeon just contacted me about creating a device handler. They are mailing me a doorbell and garage door sensor / opener kit this week. :smile:


Do tell me how the garage door controller works, I’m keenly after both two of them and two doorbells.

@droidguru Do you have to do anything to link the wireless button to the doorbell? I just receive the package. ST detects it as Aeon Siren. I can create event to trigger the bell. I use the Button Controller smartapp to trigger the bell when pressing the button 2 on the Aeon Minimote. The first press, it triggers the bell as alarm and sounds the bell. The second press, it turns off the alarm, no bell sounded. However, the included wireless button does not do anything. When I press the wireless button, I see the blue light on the button.

See post 63 above. …

(This is post 83. Click on the time stamp in the upper right of each post to see the post number.)

Just got mine as well. As @JDRoberts called out there is a pairing mode for the button. I also noticed that the button works when its 2 inches away or 15 ft away but with in 5 ft it was just not working for me…was driving me crazy. So i recommend paring it and then positioning it in your set up and trying it.

It works now. Thanks.

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This device is craving for some serious love from @Robert_Vandervoort, @tyler @duncan and others…


That is a groovy laminated countertop, no pun intended :wink:

That’s my lab! Late sixties bathroom. All devices has to go thru the certification here before it can make it to proper places. :wink: The only place where I am the king and missus has not claimed. Even the basement is hers being a teacher and all those school material!


I do my best thinking in the bathroom.

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