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Old December 7th, 2017, 07:19 PM
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This is what I just got back from BOND
Hello Bob,

Thanks for the information on the Ropelight. We currently don't support that as device we integrate with but I will let the product management team know of your request. We are introducing a 'custom remote' later this year that will allow you to program the BOND from a remote. This custom remote could provide the basic functionality (on / off) you are interested in.

Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT are all functional now and efforts to produce better information for people interested in BOND is being worked on. The API should be available around the first quarter of 2018.

Let me know if there is anything else we can help you with, and we appreciate your interest in BOND.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 12:22 AM
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Has anyone heard which RF frequencies it will work with?


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Old December 9th, 2017, 11:07 PM
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Ceiling fan control!!!!

Just received a message back from the Bond support about the RF range:
The BOND will work in the range 300-450 MHz

If this was integrated with HS3 it would be very easy to add all three of our ceiling fans to HS without having to install anything, just setup the Bond! Have any of the plugin developers expressed any interest in working on something for this?


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Old December 10th, 2017, 12:24 AM
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I got mine this week. We have 3 fans controlled by it (RF), two are in the living room and 1 in the bedroom. The Bond will control them even with it in the garage. We have placed it in the midpoint between them. I am hopeful they will follow through with the API as they have promised in emails to me and others. Here is the iOS app with what they are offering in the future. We have LG Mini Split Air Conditioners which they also said would be controlled in the future.

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Old December 13th, 2017, 01:21 AM
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Don't the new Aeotec nano dimmers also control fans? If doing z-wave, I would suggest them. They are small enough to fit 2 in a fan (lights and fan).

If you are insteon, I use the insteon fanlincs to great success.

though I use fanlincs, I've considered switching one fan to nano dimmers to try them out.
Aeotec indicates that the nano dimmers can control fans also, but only up to 100W. Assuming 110V that is less than an amp for the motor. My fans are more than that so the nano's would be technically overloaded.

There is a relatively new zigbee equivalent of the insteon fanlincs. It is a Hampton Bay fan/light controller. Made for Wink I believe, but it looks like people at Smartthigs have it working there with a custom DTH.

I don't know if it would work with the zigbee plug-ins here for HS.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 01:47 PM
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I got mine this week. We have 3 fans controlled by it (RF), two are in the living room and 1 in the bedroom. The Bond will control them even with it in the garage. We have placed it in the midpoint between them. I am hopeful they will follow through with the API as they have promised in emails to me and others. Here is the iOS app with what they are offering in the future. We have LG Mini Split Air Conditioners which they also said would be controlled in the future.
Any luck getting the API from these guys?
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Old January 5th, 2018, 02:00 PM
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Any luck getting the API from these guys?
Here is the reply I got when I asked about it:


Chris Merck (BOND Home)

Dec 14, 17:36 EST

Hi Paul,

We plan to release a public API early 2018 which will be cloud-based.

There is a possibility of a local API later on however. Can you describe your use case(s) for an offline API?

Chris from Engineering
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Old January 5th, 2018, 02:13 PM
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Here is the reply I got when I asked about it:





Chris Merck (BOND Home)



Dec 14, 17:36 EST



Hi Paul,



We plan to release a public API early 2018 which will be cloud-based.



There is a possibility of a local API later on however. Can you describe your use case(s) for an offline API?



Chris from Engineering


Thanks Chris, cloud based would be better than current options for me. I use Spuds Ecobee plugin which is cloud based which has been running great for the last year and a half. Would prefer the local API....
Thank you for the response!


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Old January 7th, 2018, 01:04 PM
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I got a Bond this week. Setup was easy and the Alexa skill works well. Start device setup in app, point remote at Bond, it listens and checks remote signal with device library in cloud, then offers buttons to test. First four fans worked out out-of-the-box. Only hiccup was that my last fan has what they call a "state remote". There are no discrete on/off/lo/med/high buttons, only +/- for temp, fan speed, and dimming; Bond support said they are still working on these kinds of remotes.

Overall $99 price feels like a good value to get all the fans in the house working compared to wiring components to each fan. I'm looking forward to local API access and Bond extending their database of supported RF products as this seems like it would be a good solution for other weird RF devices like my adjustable bed and air filters.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 07:34 PM
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Well..it seems that Homeseer integration will be limited to IFTTT initially. I can live with that for now.
Hey Sireone, I've not used HS with IFTTT yet, I have used it with our bathroom scale but one thing I noticed was that it takes some time before the message goes through IFTTT. Could be slow due to the scale but wondered if you've used it and how well it works with other devices?

P.S. - I've ordered a BOND and it arrived today so I'll post more after I experience it first hand. Really hoping that one of the developers will work on integrating this product.....
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Old January 8th, 2018, 08:25 PM
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I like my Bond just fine when it works. Unfortunately it just lost its network connection again today and required a factory reset, losing all of the fan configurations. That is the second time since we got it last month. There are several suggestions on their website as to how to make it recover, but none of them worked. It did download new firmware again today so fingers crossed that it is fixed.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 10:38 AM
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Hey Sireone, I've not used HS with IFTTT yet, I have used it with our bathroom scale but one thing I noticed was that it takes some time before the message goes through IFTTT. Could be slow due to the scale but wondered if you've used it and how well it works with other devices?

P.S. - I've ordered a BOND and it arrived today so I'll post more after I experience it first hand. Really hoping that one of the developers will work on integrating this product.....
Thank you,
I've used IFTTT right until HS added native support for Google Home. It worked, albeit a bit slow. My Bond, however, has been flawless. It controls fans/lights that are rooms away. The only piece missing is the API for HS.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 05:37 PM
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So I just received an email from Chris Merck at BOND, according to him they are currently working on a public API that will enable Homeseer integration! Great news!


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Old January 15th, 2018, 05:45 PM
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So I just received an email from Chris Merck at BOND, according to him they are currently working on a public API that will enable Homeseer integration! Great news!


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It also appears from CES news that HS is going to release their own ZWave fan control. :-)
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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:01 PM
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So I just received an email from Chris Merck at BOND, according to him they are currently working on a public API that will enable Homeseer integration! Great news!


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When I was dealing with them on a replacement for my defective (replaced last week), the technician confirmed that a cloud based API was in the works. I asked that he add my request for a local API, which he said he would forward to the correct personnel.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:18 PM
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Since I’ve added three ceiling fans so far, I’ve noticed that sometimes it adds two power buttons. I see there is a way to delete them but I noticed that they do control the fan. Sometimes one is for the power of the fan and the other is for the light but they aren’t labeled as such. I’ve also noticed that when I have both an upper and lower light that it doesn’t always label them that way either. Anyone else noticed this? The edit button seems to just allow you to delete buttons instead of changing the label.


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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:21 PM
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It also appears from CES news that HS is going to release their own ZWave fan control. :-)


Yeah, I saw those but if I remember those would only work on one of my fans, the other two have more than three speeds and an upper/lower light. So they don’t really work for my situation. Would like to be wrong as I’d rather buy and support the Homeseer guys.


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