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  • taylormia
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    Originally posted by banana View Post
    This is actually what I used for testing. 433 rtl lib has some stability issues with that dongle but I got it working during my testing.
    Can you share the MQTT topic outputs you got from the Verilock with rtl_433 ?
    Thanks.

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  • banana
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    Originally posted by taylormia View Post
    Thanks. I’ll let you know my experience with rtl_433 after I have tested with other sensors.
    Cool, thanks!
    FYI There is a docker for rtl_433 so that may be helpful.

    Also look here:
    https://www.rtl-sdr.com/fixing-usb-r...33-monitoring/
    https://www.hagensieker.com/wordpres...ng-supervisor/

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  • taylormia
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    Thanks. I’ll let you know my experience with rtl_433 after I have tested with other sensors.

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  • banana
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    Originally posted by banana View Post
    This is actually what I used for testing. 433 rtl lib has some stability issues with that dongle but I got it working during my testing. When opening ticket open it with Matt. He is aware of my ticket too.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    By the way I have verilock ready to be sent to hs if they are willing to implement it.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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  • banana
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    Originally posted by taylormia View Post
    Thanks. I’ve been reading up on SDR and yes, I believe there is a way to get the status of a Verilock sensor to HS3 via MQTT. Here’s what I found:
    The Verilock sensors use the same protocol as the Honeywell Door Sensor which work at 345 MHz.
    You can use an RTL-SDR dongle like this one https://www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-.../dp/B0129EBDS2 in combination with the rtl_433 software https://github.com/merbanan/rtl_433 to send device status of the sensor as an MQTT topic which mcsMQTT can convert to HS3 devices.
    I’m planning on getting an Anderson sliding patio door with Verilock next spring and can only test this when that happens. But, I have purchased the RTL-SDR dongle to test on other RF sensors that I use.

    It is a shame though (and frustrating) that the HS3 folks haven’t tested and certified the Verilock Translator since it is a native Zwave Plus device but I’m not surprised since they haven’t tested and certified the MIMO2+ either. Both these devices are popular with users and other home automation apps like Smarthings, Nexia, Wink, OpenHAB and Home Assistant have integrated them. I hope HomeSeer management realizes the disservice they are doing to their users by not supporting these devices. For my part, I will open a support ticket to get the Verilock Translator supported just like I did for the MIMO2+.
    This is actually what I used for testing. 433 rtl lib has some stability issues with that dongle but I got it working during my testing. When opening ticket open it with Matt. He is aware of my ticket too.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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  • taylormia
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    Thanks. I’ve been reading up on SDR and yes, I believe there is a way to get the status of a Verilock sensor to HS3 via MQTT. Here’s what I found:
    The Verilock sensors use the same protocol as the Honeywell Door Sensor which work at 345 MHz.
    You can use an RTL-SDR dongle like this one https://www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-.../dp/B0129EBDS2 in combination with the rtl_433 software https://github.com/merbanan/rtl_433 to send device status of the sensor as an MQTT topic which mcsMQTT can convert to HS3 devices.
    I’m planning on getting an Anderson sliding patio door with Verilock next spring and can only test this when that happens. But, I have purchased the RTL-SDR dongle to test on other RF sensors that I use.

    It is a shame though (and frustrating) that the HS3 folks haven’t tested and certified the Verilock Translator since it is a native Zwave Plus device but I’m not surprised since they haven’t tested and certified the MIMO2+ either. Both these devices are popular with users and other home automation apps like Smarthings, Nexia, Wink, OpenHAB and Home Assistant have integrated them. I hope HomeSeer management realizes the disservice they are doing to their users by not supporting these devices. For my part, I will open a support ticket to get the Verilock Translator supported just like I did for the MIMO2+.

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  • banana
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    Originally posted by taylormia View Post

    Can you share how you are integrating the Verilock with MQTT ? I’m assuming with the mcsMQTT plugin as part of the solution...but how are you getting the Verilock signals translated...
    You can get the data off verilock sensors using software defined radio. Then post that into mqtt. My windows are being installed atm. I'll try to get working solution in December. Did you contact hs about proper implementation?

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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  • taylormia
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    Originally posted by banana View Post
    I might have a potential solution to get the data off the sensors directly and route it using MQTT server.
    Can you share how you are integrating the Verilock with MQTT ? I’m assuming with the mcsMQTT plugin as part of the solution...but how are you getting the Verilock signals translated...

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  • kspwski
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    That's disappointing, even knowing that support was coming would be helpful. I ordered my windows with no hardware waiting for this to play out, but am ready to do something!

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  • banana
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    I have been messaging HS support every so often and the last message I got on June 25th was
    "I appreciate your enthusiasm, but we do not have an update to offer you. We will reach out to you when we have more information though!"

    To be honest I am feeling very discouraged with HS at this point. I have filed several bugs for their mobile app and got no acknowledgment.
    And regarding the Verilock no one seems to be able to even tell me that their engineering staff will even be willing to integrate this product or any ballpark timeline. I have the translator and sensors sitting here and ready to be sent to HS at a moment's notice should they decide to complete the partial integration that exists today.

    ---
    On the sidenote, I did order all of my windows with verilock and I might have a potential solution to get the data off the sensors directly and route it using MQTT server.
    It was cheaper for me to get verilock installed during production than to install them later on.

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  • kspwski
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    Any update on Verilock compatibility? I need to order window hardware for my windows and was considering the Verilock option.

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  • banana
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    Just to update everyone.
    I am still in contact with HS Support.
    They tried reaching out to an engineer to try to submit a ticket for support, but haven't heard from them for over a week.

    rjh is there a chance that engineers could look into supporting this device any time soon, within the next two months?
    I am on standby and will ship you the device as soon as you need it.

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  • banana
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    drhtmal Please let me know if you're sending it in.
    rjh If you can get this done within next 2-3 months it will be amazing. Let me know if there is anything I can do!
    I can work back and forth with you in testing this functionality.
    My house is being built as we speak and I should be ordering lots of switches most likely within next 2 months once framing goes up.

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  • drhtmal
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    Originally posted by rjh View Post
    HS supports all the command classes that this device offers, but we may need to do something specific with the reports. Oddly I see a post with a NOTIFICATION class report, but the device docs do not say that it supports this report:

    https://products.z-wavealliance.org/...s/1173/classes

    Maybe one of you can get the manufacturer to send us a unit and a sensor to test with? We cannot add support without the hardware. There is probably a simple change to get this to report in HS.
    I would be more than happy to send you this hardware. I will get the hardware and ship it to you at my cost. There is one condition. You first get the Fortrezz MIMO2+ that I sent to HomeSeer 8 months ago working.

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  • rjh
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    HS supports all the command classes that this device offers, but we may need to do something specific with the reports. Oddly I see a post with a NOTIFICATION class report, but the device docs do not say that it supports this report:

    https://products.z-wavealliance.org/...s/1173/classes

    Maybe one of you can get the manufacturer to send us a unit and a sensor to test with? We cannot add support without the hardware. There is probably a simple change to get this to report in HS.

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