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…
@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 ?
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.
@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.
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.
That’s my lab! Late sixties bathroom. All devices has to go thru the certification here before it can make it to proper places. 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!