Thank you for the information about the smartapp to handle controlling PINs for a Yale lock. Does anyone know when ST will natively support this functionality for the Yale locks?
I currently have a Revolv that performs this function for me, but with Revolv going away, I’m looking for a good alternative and I was hoping ST would be it. I can’t make the switch, however, until
this function is implemented, since I use the Revolv + Yale lock for managing access to a rental property.
It would also be very beneficial to have begin/end dates for codes, since in almost every case when I want to create a code, it is temporary for a service person or for rental use.
I may be able to use this smartapp temporarily as a work-around, but would prefer official support since I need to rely on it for rentals. Where is the best way or place to submit development requests and/or check on the status of a development initiative? Thanks all
Refer to this thread for the official release which does not seem to be imminent.
As far as being able to set up temporary codes for rentals, you could use the smartapp change-lock-code (see my github)
to delete a specific user after a while.
But, if you’re willing to pay for more advanced lock code management, you’ll find more lock management capabilities within
the following thread (at the end). Some specific smartapps were developed by a fellow developer.
If not, you’d need to create a smartapp and copy and paste the code from github using the “from code” tab.
If you see it in the IDE, you should be able to click “+” under the smartMenu on your smartphone or your tablet (main dashboard at the bottom). Then, you’d need to scroll right till the last screen (my Apps) and it should appear in this screen.
You’d need to click on it in order to configure the smartapp according to your own input parameters.
I’m doing some focused customization of a device type for my Yale touchscreen lock, along with a SmartApp to go with it. It’s primarily a learning exercise, but since I’ll be using it myself, I’m adding as much functionality as possible.
I’m not completely satisfied with how the stock Z-Wave lock device type is implemented, including the data provided in the codeReport attribute and (maybe) the deletion process. The interface is established, so adding basic commands isn’t the route I plan to follow, but since the type of codeReport attribute is not defined, I’ve got room to maneuver there.
I guess I am a dumb-head… how do I use these links and code? I have the Yale Z-wave lock and SmartThings Hub… but have no idea how to use these codes to make it so I can set/delet codes remotely. Any help you can provide would be useful.
For some reason the instructions I find only work with the old SmartThings app, which I was told will go away soon. Where can I find instructions to set it up in the new app?
By the way thank you for responding. I have been going crazy for days looking for a solution.
(www.rboyapps.com - Making SmartThings Easy!)
You can find step by step instructions here. It works with the new ST app but you require the Classic app to install it since the new ST doesn’t support installing custom smartapps as yet. After installing it you’ll be able to access it through the new ST app under Automations. One the new ST app supports installing custom smartapps you should be able to install it directly from the new ST app also.