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    Velux KLF200 plugin information

    This plugin allows you to use a VELUX KLF200 gateway to discover and control your VELUX INTEGRA / io-homecontrol (Somfy) devices like window openers, shutters, blinds, and more in your HomeSeer system.

    Main Features
    • Control Velux, Somfy, and other io-homecontrol-compatible products
    • e.g. VELUX INTEGRA window blinds, awnings, openers
    Requirements
    • HomeSeer HS4-Powered System
    • Compatible with Windows and Linux
    • VELUX KLF200 controller (with LAN connection)
    ​Usage is hopefully self-explanatory - the plugin detects the devices set up in the KLF200 gateway and creates corresponding HomeSeer devices to control them and to report their status.

    The user manual is attached: VeluxKLF200.pdf

    Version History

    Version Notes
    1.0.0.0 Initial version
    1.1.0.0 Added support for slat control on Exterior Venetian Blinds, hide automation features by default, minor fixes
    Last edited by pseudocode; December 31, 2022, 10:11 AM. Reason: V1.1.0.0

    #2
    This is great! Now the only thing for me is to be able to get a hold of a KFL200 for less than $500 Cnd.
    HS3PRO 3.0.0.500 as a Fire Daemon service, Windows 2016 Server Std Intel Core i5 PC HTPC Slim SFF 4GB, 120GB SSD drive, WLG800, RFXCom, TI103,NetCam, UltraNetcam3, BLBackup, CurrentCost 3P Rain8Net, MCsSprinker, HSTouch, Ademco Security plugin/AD2USB, JowiHue, various Oregon Scientific temp/humidity sensors, Z-Net, Zsmoke, Aeron Labs micro switches, Amazon Echo Dots, WS+, WD+ ... on and on.

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      #3
      Originally posted by langenet View Post
      This is great! Now the only thing for me is to be able to get a hold of a KFL200 for less than $500 Cnd.
      Yes, it's shame they aren't going to publish the API for the new Active gateway, which is much cheaper and only seems to lack the physical input options. I asked Velux directly and the answer was basically no, the Active is a consumer product which they won't open up officially.

      I'm also not completely convinced the Active is free of needing web connectivity, which is a security blocker for me.

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        #4
        Nice, I'll give this a try next week when I'm able.

        Question - how do you handle the disconnects with the KLF that seem to happen every couple days?

        At the moment I use python scripts to execute programs on the device, and every few days it fails to respond, so I have a plug I cycle to restart it.

        Am I the only one this happens to, or are you able to periodically soft-boot it from the plugin?

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          #5
          I had the same problem when using scripts, I think because the gateway isn’t good at releasing badly closed connections.

          the plug-in is very stable, I haven’t had any connection issues in months.

          I included a plug-in function to run the reboot command if you need it. I don’t find it necessary though.

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            #6
            Originally posted by pseudocode View Post
            I had the same problem when using scripts, I think because the gateway isn’t good at releasing badly closed connections.

            the plug-in is very stable, I haven’t had any connection issues in months.

            I included a plug-in function to run the reboot command if you need it. I don’t find it necessary though.
            Awesome. I figured that the python library wasn't properly closing connections/relinquishing resources.

            Will definitely give it a try.

            Side-note - this is my second KLF - first one I had for two years and was connected via a fleet of relays to the wires - that one also required constant power cycles, and I believe that constant cycling is what killed it. Fortunately it was still under warranty.

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              #7
              I have now confirmed the plugin works with exterior venetian blinds controlled by a Somfy io-control motor.

              At present only up/down is supported properly. I am looking to add tilt control, but from feedback on other forums it looks like the current tilt value will not be reported back, so I need to work out how to handle that.

              Without explicit tilt control it works as follows:
              • If the blind is fully opened, tilt resets to "open" (horizontal)
              • If the blind is fully closed, tilt resets to "closed" (vertical)
              • Any other movement doesn't change the tilt
                • moving from open to half-closed will move the blind down to position and then slightly back up to put the slats horizontal
                • moving from closed to half-open will move the blind up to position then slightly back down to put the slats vertical

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                #8
                I have placed some Somfy shutters for outside. The shutters have a Somfy RS100 io motor and a wall transmitter Somfy Smoove Origin io which works a 868mHz.
                Will the plugin works with my shutters? Do I need something more to get the connection between transmitters and the plugin?
                Wim

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                  #9
                  The plugin works with a Velux KLF200 interface, which provides the radio connectivity to the io-homecontrol protocol which in turn should be compatible with a Somfy RS100 motor.

                  So the part you need is a KLF200.

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                    #10
                    Thanks. I gone look for the controller.

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