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  • windracer
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    So I picked up an Apple TV 4K to replace one of my Amazon Fire Sticks this weekend and set it up as a Homekit hub. I've got VLANs set up, so I had to tinker a bit in order to get everything working, but it finally picked up my devices through Homebridge and the Homeseer plug-in, nice! And now I can control the lights from the Home app on my iPhone, even when away from the house (or testing from my guest or IoT wireless networks).

    The only thing that doesn't seem to work is the garage door opener. If I try to open/close it from the Homebridge accessories page, the Apple TV, the Home app, or the Siri suggestion in my car (via CarPlay), it just spins and nothing happens. Not seeing anything in the log either. If I open it from Homeseer, it works. In the device setting in Homekit/Homebridge, it's showing the root device ID of the overhead door in Homeseer, not the ID of the actual door device (that has the open/close actions). Could that be why?

    edit: as soon as I wrote this out, I realized that probably is why. I put in the root device (18) into the Homeseer plugin instead of the child device (20). Gonna fix that now and te-test.

    edit #2: yep, that did it! Amazing what works when you use the correct device. I can control the overhead garage door from the Apple TV, phone, CarPlay, etc.

    My Nest cameras are also unreliable via Homebridge, but that's a different plug-in so a different discussion. The live feeds work fine on the Apple TV (albeit a bit delayed) but in the Home app they only work if I'm on the same network as Homebridge, they don't work remotely using the Apple TV as a hub apparently.

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  • Eman
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    About remote access, check this out first : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwiJEVkzhO0&t=222s



    Eman.

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  • kenm
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    Originally posted by windracer View Post




    I just started playing with Homebridge and the HS4 plugin, thinking I could set up my wife to use the Apple Home app instead of HSBuddy or HSMobile (and also Nest, for our cameras). I've got Homebridge running alongside HS4 on my PiTroller, linked both bridges to the Home app on my iPhone, etc. But I guess I did not realize that for this to work outside of the house I'd still need some sort of Homekit-enabled hub, like an Apple TV?
    Correct. To the Home app, homebridge just looks like a HomeKit bridge with accessories. You still need an always on Home "hub" for remote access. Also, note that the Home app requires an internet connection to work. If your internet is down, you can't control any devices with the Home app.

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  • windracer
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    Originally posted by Krumpy View Post
    if you’re on the Apple ecosystem and you have HomeSeer, then I highly highly recommend playing around with Homebridge and the homebridge-HomeSeer addin. You will have Siri integration..!

    Originally posted by mjolsen View Post
    I have used homebridge as my main mobile interface for a year or so now with great luck.. Just got the new iPhone 12 Pro on ATT5g and home app will not work remotely.
    I just started playing with Homebridge and the HS4 plugin, thinking I could set up my wife to use the Apple Home app instead of HSBuddy or HSMobile (and also Nest, for our cameras). I've got Homebridge running alongside HS4 on my PiTroller, linked both bridges to the Home app on my iPhone, etc. But I guess I did not realize that for this to work outside of the house I'd still need some sort of Homekit-enabled hub, like an Apple TV?

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  • wpiman
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    Anyone else have issue with Homebridge/Homekit recently?

    I had an issue where I had a Homeseer accessory that went away. Homekit broke. I logged into Homebridge and realized the JSON needed updating and fixed everything. I can control all the devices great from the web interface.

    Homekit never recovered. I removed the bridge- readded it-- flushed the cache- shut off icloud-- yadda yadda yadda.....

    Edit:
    I had some iOS devices on the latest version of iOS (15.4.1) and some on the older version. I updated all my devices and it started working again. I have seen other iOS apps which use iCloud have issues when the devices are not all using the same version of iOS.

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  • jvm
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    Originally posted by rotunnoe View Post
    Hi. I was curious if you are able to display the values of a HomeSeer counter or timer?
    For positive numbers you can.

    I think you can make the counter or timer appear as a device in HomeSeer. In Homebridge, configure a light sensor using the device reference number for the counter / timer. In Homebridge, you'll then get a light sensor device where the "lux" value is the counter value. Not ideal, but it would work.

    Its similar to what I describe here: https://github.com/jvmahon/Homebridg.../Energy-Meters for "faking" the display of watts.

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  • Krumpy
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    Likely not. I am not 100% sure, but I do not believe that there is such a data type in homekit.

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  • rotunnoe
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    Hi. I was curious if you are able to display the values of a HomeSeer counter or timer?

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  • jvm
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    Originally posted by Tillsy View Post
    Yes mine died on me last month as well - I had made a bunch of device changes that same day so I wasted a fair bit of time troubleshooting those before downgrading the plugin to the prior version and realising that was the problem.
    The problem came from an update another developer made to one of the underlying libraries. This was fixed in version 1.0.24.

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  • jvm
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    Originally posted by csaether View Post
    I am new to Homebridge, and I already love it. But I have one question. Is there any way to create a multi switch. In my case to create a switch between HOME, AWAY and VACATION?
    Not exactly, but ....

    The SecuritySystem type provides for 4 states "Off", "Home", "Away", and "Night". You could use "Night" to mean vacation and then switch between "Home", "Away" and "Night".

    Otherwise, you'd have to use two switches. One that is "Home" and "Away", the other that is "Home" and "Vacation".

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  • Eman
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    Try here : https://www.pushcut.io/support_automation_server.html


    Eman.

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  • sbessel
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    Originally posted by csaether View Post
    I am new to Homebridge, and I already love it. But I have one question. Is there any way to create a multi switch. In my case to create a switch between HOME, AWAY and VACATION?
    If you look here: https://github.com/jvmahon/Homebridg...nfig.json-file

    you may find a parameter that would work for you.

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  • csaether
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    I am new to Homebridge, and I already love it. But I have one question. Is there any way to create a multi switch. In my case to create a switch between HOME, AWAY and VACATION?

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  • Krumpy
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    I was able to upgrade to latest without issue. Odd…

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  • Tillsy
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    Yes mine died on me last month as well - I had made a bunch of device changes that same day so I wasted a fair bit of time troubleshooting those before downgrading the plugin to the prior version and realising that was the problem.

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