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Z-Wave Somfy Blinds
anap40 5 years ago in Shortcut Tiles • updated by Bruce Young 4 years ago • 11
When I authorize my somfy Z-wave shades it only shows up as a battery tile, it doesn't let me open or close the blinds like it does straight from the smart things app
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ActionTiles is not compatible with arbitrary Things. It is compatible with Things and their functionality based on a subset of the SmartThings Capabilities listed here: Compatible SmartThings Capabilities (Device Type abstractions).
As mentioned there, via Feature Request, we periodically add compatibility.
Incompatible Things can possibly be controlled by using a compatible Virtual Device synced via a SmartApp such as WebCoRE, or similar to the Universal Device Translator, discussed here: https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-universal-virtual-device-type-and-translator/47836?u=tgauchat
I also use Somfy blinds and I have OPEN/CLOSE/STOP buttons in ActionTiles BUT I used WebCoRE pistons and simulated switches for that.
If you are familiar with the WebCoRE I can give you simple step-by-step instructions.
my 3 somfy glydea shades that connect to ST via ZRSTI (ver 2) show up correctly in Action Tiles with a dimmer. Make sure you are using the community created DTH for them
Thanks for the post. Do you have a current most-recommended link for the SmartThings Community DTH, please?
This is the DTH i'm using with the glydea curtain motors.
Guys - I maintain the Z-Wave-Shade DH. Is there something it doesn't do or is there something else I need to do so it works properly with AT? This is not for blinds that require the ZRSTI, it is for the ones with z-wave built in.
As long as it is compliant with Capability "Switch" and "Switch Level" it should work fine.
I also submitted a pull request a couple days ago to the ST repository for the Springs Window Fashions DH as it only supported Switch Level and not Switch.
I just tried to add this Z-Wave Shade DTH and going it from GitHub gave an error 500. I tried copying the code and get "Org.hibernate.exception.SQLGrammarException: could not insert: [physicalgraph.device.JoinFingerprint]" so I cannot add it.
I am currently using the default Spring Windows Fashions Shade DTH and the only capability I can see in ActionTiles is the battery.
Check the SmartThings Community - I think several folks are experiencing this (in general, in the IDE). It may be a temporary issue. https://community.SmartThings.com
Yes, the error 500 looks like it was a temporary issue. I ended up installing the "Shady Group" DTH and the "Shady" SmartApp from ericvitale. He had also proposed a change to the official ST DTH for the Spring Window Fashions Shade DTH, which were required to allow use of standard on/off commands to open and close the shades. I was able to download the changed version from github and everything now works great from ST Classic, WebCore and AT. The ability to group shades into a single virtual device and then use that device in AT is very handy.