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    Plugin for Bond Bridge and Smart By Bond devices - Intro / Config / Screenshots

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    Bond Bridge turns most remote-controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces, and shades smart in seconds.
    There's no complicated installation.



    https://shop.homeseer.com/products/alexbk66-ak-bond-software-plugin-for-hs4
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    Introducing plugin for Bond Bridge and Smart By Bond devices. bondhome.io

    Bond Bridge turns most remote-controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces, and shades smart in seconds. There's no complicated installation.

    There's no configuration required. After installing the plugin it should automatically discover the Bond Bridge and all devices configured in the app:

    Note 1: The only requirement is to make sure the devices are setup and configured using Bond mobile app before starting the plugin.

    Note 2: The Bridge must be rebooted within 10 minutes of starting the plugin to provide authorisation token. (doesn't matter before or after starting the plugin). This need to be done only once. If you don't - the Bridge status will be "unauthorised".

    Note 3: For any requests or ideas please post Feature requests for Bond plugin.

    Note 4: If you want to make sure your device will work with the plugin - please provide the printout (as pdf) of the Bridge config page as explained in Feature requests for Bond plugin.
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      #3
      Configuration.
      Normally AKBond plugin should discover the Bridge device automatically. If Discovery (aka Zeroconf or mDNS) doesn't work - you can add the Bridge device manually by clicking the "+" button and (after Save) entering the Bridge IP Address.

      Note: On Windows I recommend installing Bonjour Print Services for Windows (the plugin after restart will pick Mono.Zeroconf)
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      Configuration usually is not required, but here I describe what's available:
      1. IP Address - normally Bond Bridge is discovered automatically (via Zeroconf/mDNS). If mDNS doesn't work you may need to set the bridge IP Address

      2. Polling period - default is 5 seconds, but if Bond Push UDP Protocol is active - polling will reduce to 60 sec automatically. If required - you can set different polling rate.

      3. Delay between messages - normally no need to change

      4. Enable Log - for troubleshooting if required

      5. Add 'control' HS device - some Bond device actions (i.e. 'Stop' or 'Pair') are not assigned to any child device, so if required you can enable extra "Control" device for each Bond device and these unassigned actions will be assigned to this device. Rarely needed.

      6. Enable Bond Push UDP Protocol - normally enabled
      7. Create new connection - normally disabled

      8. Type of Zeroconf/mDNS discovery - normally set to Auto and plugin will pick the best available. On Linux only Avahi is available. On Windows I recommend installing Bonjour Print Services for Windows (the plugin after restart will pick Mono.Zeroconf)
      For each Bond device you can enable "Trust State" (recommended)
      See Bond Bridge - Setup manual for Bond Home application
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        #4
        More notes.

        1. Users are asking what Stop button is for? It kills transmission queue in the device, i.e. if you hold some button for too long and the Bridge keeps sending signal, by using Stop you can clear the queue.

        Also, for devices which have buttons StartIncreaseBrightness / StartDecreaseBrightness - when you press them - they continuously transmit the signal until you press Stop.

        2. Also users ask whay is Bridge.Light HS device? On the Bond Bridge there's a round blue light, using Bridge.Light you can control the brightness of the blue light.

        3. Bond devices have a concept of "Trust State". From Bond documentation:

        A quick description of trust_state by example follows:

        The scenario: the Bond has a "ToggleLight" command, and the Bond believes the light to be on. The user requests the action "LightOn". If the Bond trusts its state, it will do nothing, as the light is already on, and sending a toggle command would turn it off. If, however, the Bond does not trust its state, it will send the toggle, and believe that now it knows the true state of the physical device.

        trust_state set to false is mostly useful if the user intends to use a physical remote together with the Bond and is the default, trust state set to true is mostly useful if the user would like to control their device remotely with complete confidence that what the Bond reports is the device's actual state.

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          #5
          Auto-magically close window shutters when hot day is expected

          Pretty cool, Mr. Bond

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            #6
            Ver. 3.0.0.9 - Added Fireplace support. Implemented properly "Stop" function (for StartDecreasingBrightness, StartIncreasingBrightness, StartDownLightDimmer, StartUpLightDimmer)

            [EDIT] Recommended to delete/recreate all HS devices for this version if your devices have above functions.

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              #7
              Ver. 3.0.0.10 - Fixed broken actions with single argument; Store list of actions in HS Settings instead of Bridge PED

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                #8
                Ver. 3.0.0.11 - Added Blue LED brightness device

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                  #9
                  Can this support mini split hvac?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kideon View Post
                    Can this support mini split hvac?
                    This supports anything supported by Bond app. Regarding supported devices please ask Bond Home Forum

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                      #11
                      Ver 3.0.0.14 in BETA - I reduced amount of communication during plugin start-up, i.e. when HS devices are created - I don't get their states initially. And during first two minutes the update rate is limited to 10 seconds.

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                        #12
                        Ver 3.0.0.19 in BETA has many reliability improvements (especially on Linux)

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                          #13
                          Ver 3.0.0.20 in BETA - added the "Trust State" option in device configuration.

                          See https://olibra.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/...me-application

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                            #14
                            Ver 3.0.0.21 (currently in BETA section) - fixed important communication issue. Strongly recommend upgrading.

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                              #15
                              Version 3.0.0.24 - Fix for A1a template - I update the UpLight and DownLight device states when the Light state changes. Seems to fix the A1a problem.

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