@yvesracine I’m completely new to SmartThings, having bought myself a hub and buying your " My Flair Vent Bundle (Vent + Puck Devices)" integration. It took me about an hour to get things working from scratch. NOTE: I couldn’t add the TSTAT using your solution because your bundle would throw an error when i did.
I use Flair vents with a Ecobee thermostat and sensors; controlling 6 seperate rooms. I plan to integrate your solution into Home Assistant which is my main IoT controller. The flows is as follows: User <> Home Assistant <> Smarthings <> Yves’s solution <> Flair Vents, Ecobee controller and sensors.
I hope you can help me with a few questions:
(1) it is possible to expose the 6 rooms (similar to how it appears in the Flair app) control it in that manner (i.e. as 6 seperate thermostats, one for each room?)
(2) If the above is not possible, what is the best approach to configure/manage the control of of temperature in each room individually? noting the following:
I don’t want to run the risk of the heater being turned on and all vents are closed and I don’t want to have to manually control everything otherwise it would be better to just use the Flair standard integration with ecobee
I’d like to be able to control the whole solution from Home Assistant which i’m proficient at.
I’m dreading the thought of having to fully configure all the logic myself in Home Assistant once everything is exposed there, I’m hoping there’s an easier way to achieving what i’m after which is simply exposing the Flair app’s style of control into Home Assistant. Doing it myself I’m also having to manage the risk of all vents closing and the heater still running.
I’ve been struggling to decide if I should use Flair or Keen for new vents. I have contacted Keen and the vents in the sizes I need won’t be available until next year so that kinda made the choice for me. I started down the path of setting up Flair and was about to purchase when I noticed the Flair devices are not available in the new or the classic app. I’m I stuck using Keen, or is there a work around?
Obviously I read the thread before I posted. The directions by @yvesracine claim that you can set up Flair vents with the classic app first, and I found that I cannot do this, so I am weary of purchasing before I know for sure it will work with ST. Are you saying you now have to create the device(s) from a DHT provided by @yvesracine? Also, once I purchase the DHT, is the code readable? Can I change it around if I want?
You can’t set them up in either app until you’ve installed the device handler. You need to read around on how custom device handlers work first.
You don’t need to use the classic app either, and it’s going away next month.
Here is the global picture (and this may change in the next weeks):
Yes, you can create the Flair vent devices using the ST classic mobile app (you can run both Samsung connect app AND the ST classic mobile app in parallel for the moment). All the custom DTHs need (not only My Flair devices, but all the community devices) the ST classic mobile app for their initial creation. After their creation, you can use them in the Samsung connect app (see 1st post for the details).
It’s not clear after October 14 if the new Samsung connect app will support the instantiation of the custom devices, but it looks like it based on the following thread:
However, for the moment, the custom capabilities are still in alpha, and the code is not mature.
Thanks for the post, @yvesracine . I am still confused by your post. For the devices I created, I created them from my graph account; no classic (or new) app needed. I guess if I read between the lines, once I have the DHTs (from you? ) I should be able to create all the deivices regardless of where I create them from, right?
FYI, Flair devices are cloud-to-cloud integration between SmartThings & Flair. Those devices are not zigbee or zwave devices (not local).
In order to create them, the IDE is not enough as you need an authentication flow (oAuth) to be allowed to interact with the Flair APIs. Without proper authorization, you cannot interact with the Flair APIs.
For more information about the oAuth flow, please refer to the ST community wiki: