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Nyce Hinge Door sensor & Contact sensor not working...

rjt246 2 years ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago 14

Does A.T. not support the Nyce Hinge Door Sensor? It’s not showing up in the things list in the connect app. Lint to sensor: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Nyce-Indoor-Door-and-Window-Sensor-Works-with-Iris/999912575 .

P.S. You all of have done a great job with A.T. and so far im loving it.

Thanks,

Robert

Answers

Answer

NYCE sensor is now recognized by ActionTiles.

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Fixed: Please Comment

Thanks for checking and the confirmation! Great news!


I've made 6 different Device Type Handler fix Pull Requests in ActionTiles's first month. Great work on SmartThings's part to get them staged and rolled out...

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Thanks for the details...


Yes; it has the problem referred to in the KB/FAQ Article. We caught a bunch of Device Types in Beta and asked SmartThings to correct them; looks like they missed Nyce.


SmartThings missed following their own specifications, ... see; it is missing: capability "Sensor"...




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It's actually already in progress due to my back channels connections... 😀


Created SmartThingsPublic Pull Request #1762.


Merged by Tyler 3/9.

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Thanks for the compliments, Robert!


Let me know if this helps...


Some Things are missing from SmartThings Authorize Things screen?

ActionTiles is only compatible with Device Type Handlers that include claims Capability "Sensor" and/or "Actuator".


This means that even if the Thing has a Capability that ActionTiles supports (full list coming; but there's a lot, obviously: Switch, Temperature Sensor, Contact Sensor, Garage Door, ...), you cannot add it from your SmartThings Location if it is missing the "base" Capabilities that every device is supposed to have.


99% of SmartThings's officially supported "Works With SmartThings™" devices are correctly coded. If your Thing is missing, you are most likely using a Community developed "custom device type handler".


You or the developer of the DTH need to add these lines to the custom DTH code:

capability "Sensor"
capability "Actuator"
rjt246 via email 2 years ago
Im using the stock ST DTH and it works with Smart Tiles. See the pic below for Device info.
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Thanks for the details...


Yes; it has the problem referred to in the KB/FAQ Article. We caught a bunch of Device Types in Beta and asked SmartThings to correct them; looks like they missed Nyce.


SmartThings missed following their own specifications, ... see; it is missing: capability "Sensor"...




PINNED
SmartThings Court

It's actually already in progress due to my back channels connections... 😀


Created SmartThingsPublic Pull Request #1762.


Merged by Tyler 3/9.

Once Smartthings makes the correction, will my NYCE switch just suddenly show up as a device in ActionTiles?

No... it will just become available to be authorized.

  • You can Authorize these additional Things from Location / Location Settings / AUTHORIZE.
  • or You can use the SmartApp Preference page (in the SmartThings App) for "ActionTiles (Connect)".

Answer

NYCE sensor is now recognized by ActionTiles.

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Fixed: Please Comment

Thanks for checking and the confirmation! Great news!


I've made 6 different Device Type Handler fix Pull Requests in ActionTiles's first month. Great work on SmartThings's part to get them staged and rolled out...

This NYCE magnetic reed switch is barely noticeable in my white, metal mailbox that is out on the curb of my street. I used the double-sided tape that came with the sensor, and there was already an existing screw to mount the magnet.

I checked NYCE website and capability "sensor" is not yet shown in their groovy file. I added the capability directly to my current DTH and the hinge switch is still not recognized. Do I need to update my DTH or is this something with ActionTiles?

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Howdy Scot,

  • Why are you using the "NYCE website" to get a "groovy file"? NYCE is officially supported by SmartThings and the Device Type Handler will install automatically when you add the device. SmartThings has corrected the missing Capability claims in their DTH, per our request.

I just recently purchased the HA versions of the garage door tilt sensor and contact sensor from Amazon.  I also downloaded\installed the device handler from NYCE site.  However, neither of the devices are discovered by Smarthings.  Am I missing something?

Thanks

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