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    Any way to interface with this?? Kohler's DTV Digital Shower

    http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...=1142518576306

  • #2
    I am also intersted in this


    or any similar solution

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    • #3
      +1 for me

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      • #4
        I'll put a bounty on this plugin. I'll contribute $400 to the developer who makes it. If it's a known developer I'll pay the bounty up front. Anyone else want to add to the bounty?
        Originally posted by rprade
        There is no rhyme or reason to the anarchy a defective Z-Wave device can cause

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        • #5
          I'm about to finish my first plugin. I'll see if there is an API and take a crack at it. I won't have one to test on though, but if they have a good API, I can have some people beta test.

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          Thanks,
          Frank

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          • #6
            I have contacted Kohler and am awaiting a response back. I did find the controller which states it has a web interface, so at the very least it should be possible to get a plugin working by scraping the web interface. This is something I could do, but I would need a unit. However, at a list price of almost $1k just for the system controller module, I'm not sure I could get the wife to agree to that kind of expense.

            One option, though, is that if scraping the webpages is the route that has to be taken, someone with an existing install could save the web pages to file and I should be able to work off that, but testing will be somewhat hard as I will have to rely on people to test it. I don't mind doing this as long as people are patient.

            For now, I will do my best to contact Kohler and see if there is an API I can access and if possible if I could get a unit for development purposes even if it's not hooked up to a shower here at my house. I think this could only benefit them in as it would make their device truly a connected device.
            Thanks,
            Frank

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            • #7
              I just want to add that looking at the web pages for their web interface, the best that could happen using the scraping method is setting it up, which would be a poor use for a plugin. At best you'd be able to change some settings like the default temp and/or the max temp.

              I assume that the intention of the plugin is to control the showers and not just adjust the settings. This doesn't mean this still can't be done, but we would have to wait to hear what Kohler says.
              Thanks,
              Frank

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              • #8
                All, I have bad news. I heard back from Kohler today. They said it is a closed system and there is no way to integrate it into another system like HomeSeer. While I could do the screen scraping to provide a plugin for adjusting settings, I don't think that was the intent of those wanting a plugin. I wish I had better news and I hope Kohler now realized there is a market for those wanting integration into other systems.

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                Thanks,
                Frank

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                • #9
                  I was looking at installing this, too bad no API. I am looking at the steamist system as that has support for crestron and control4 so it must have an api. If anyone knows of a shower system that has an open api, please let me know.

                  I did find this, someone figured out how to control parts of the Kohler system, but it looks incomplete.

                  https://github.com/timelery/Kohler-DTV-Plus
                  website | buy now | support | youtube

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                  • #10
                    Moen has a couple of products. Their vertical spa has an RF remote. You should be able to record the RF signals and replicate them from homeseer. Add energy monitoring to the electronic valve and you'll know when the unit is on/off. It's worth noting the RF remote only turns the unit off/on or initiates one of 4 presets.

                    They also have their U shower setup. This is billed as a smart home connected system. It has an IOS/android app that can work via wifi.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, I did see them. Looks like Kohler and Moen are the only other 2 available. I would like a control panel that has a volume control on it for the audio. I am installing a 2-way mirror in the bath for a TV and HS control and need the audio to be available in the shower. Hence why the volume control would be nice. The Steamist has this and it does interface with HA systems. If there was a wall mountable waterproof Android tablet, that would be ideal. All I can really find are waterproof cases.

                      Originally posted by jmaddox View Post
                      Moen has a couple of products. Their vertical spa has an RF remote. You should be able to record the RF signals and replicate them from homeseer. Add energy monitoring to the electronic valve and you'll know when the unit is on/off. It's worth noting the RF remote only turns the unit off/on or initiates one of 4 presets.

                      They also have their U shower setup. This is billed as a smart home connected system. It has an IOS/android app that can work via wifi.
                      website | buy now | support | youtube

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rjh View Post
                        Thanks, I did see them. Looks like Kohler and Moen are the only other 2 available. I would like a control panel that has a volume control on it for the audio. I am installing a 2-way mirror in the bath for a TV and HS control and need the audio to be available in the shower. Hence why the volume control would be nice. The Steamist has this and it does interface with HA systems. If there was a wall mountable waterproof Android tablet, that would be ideal. All I can really find are waterproof cases.
                        mounting a waterproof touchscreen in my shower is on my roadmap. I had planned on a windows device however I'd be interested in any solution. Let us know what ends up working for you!

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                        • #13
                          I also cannot believe that no one makes a shower system that allows control from a Home Automation system.

                          I recently redid my bathroom and installed the Moen U. While the Alexia Control at least allows me to start it ahead of time, I am very interested in just some very basic control. There is also a phone app that allows you not only to setup the shower but also start and stop the different profiles. If I could start a profile (Even just turn on the shower) and get feedback when the shower is On/Off I would be happy for a while. (Turning on/off the different ports and controlling the temperature would be the icing on the cake)

                          I e-mailed and asked for the API and they also told me it is not available at this time.

                          I don't mind running a scraper or something to monitor the traffic while I operate it. If someone can kick me in the correct direction of how I figure out how to control and monitor it I would really appreciate it. I will also work with someone to develop a Plug-in if there are multiple people interested in this other than me.

                          Feel free to PM me or we can start a new thread if it would be better to do so.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grundcm View Post
                            I also cannot believe that no one makes a shower system that allows control from a Home Automation system.

                            I recently redid my bathroom and installed the Moen U. While the Alexia Control at least allows me to start it ahead of time, I am very interested in just some very basic control. There is also a phone app that allows you not only to setup the shower but also start and stop the different profiles. If I could start a profile (Even just turn on the shower) and get feedback when the shower is On/Off I would be happy for a while. (Turning on/off the different ports and controlling the temperature would be the icing on the cake)

                            I e-mailed and asked for the API and they also told me it is not available at this time.

                            I don't mind running a scraper or something to monitor the traffic while I operate it. If someone can kick me in the correct direction of how I figure out how to control and monitor it I would really appreciate it. I will also work with someone to develop a Plug-in if there are multiple people interested in this other than me.

                            Feel free to PM me or we can start a new thread if it would be better to do so.
                            I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel and would install that system if you can get a plug-in together.
                            Originally posted by rprade
                            There is no rhyme or reason to the anarchy a defective Z-Wave device can cause

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Grundcm View Post
                              I also cannot believe that no one makes a shower system that allows control from a Home Automation system.

                              I recently redid my bathroom and installed the Moen U. While the Alexia Control at least allows me to start it ahead of time, I am very interested in just some very basic control. There is also a phone app that allows you not only to setup the shower but also start and stop the different profiles. If I could start a profile (Even just turn on the shower) and get feedback when the shower is On/Off I would be happy for a while. (Turning on/off the different ports and controlling the temperature would be the icing on the cake)

                              I e-mailed and asked for the API and they also told me it is not available at this time.

                              I don't mind running a scraper or something to monitor the traffic while I operate it. If someone can kick me in the correct direction of how I figure out how to control and monitor it I would really appreciate it. I will also work with someone to develop a Plug-in if there are multiple people interested in this other than me.

                              Feel free to PM me or we can start a new thread if it would be better to do so.
                              Already have the Moen U system installed and am running hs3 on a pi. New to Homeseer and all things smart home. Would be very interested in connecting our shower to the system.

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