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Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members (such as IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, Somfy, and Wulian) form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices. The industry working group will take an open-source approach for the development and implementation of a new, unified connectivity protocol. The project intends to use contributions from market-tested smart home technologies from Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance, and others. The decision to leverage these technologies is expected to accelerate the development of the protocol, and deliver benefits to manufacturers and consumers faster. References: Apple Press Release ZigBee Alliance Press Release Connected Home IP
Hey all, Im trying to get my amazon echo dot to communicate to my home centre 2 . i have linked the two skills and i have confirmed i have remote access enabled and am running V4.140. I haven't been able to discover any new devices in the alexa app, but alexa can see my home centre. when i ask her to perform any action she just responds with " i wasnt able to finish the action" . I did notice my fibaro ID and my local super user on the HC2 have the same usernames, but different passwords (i cant set them the same) . does anyone know if this is my problem, or what else the problem could be?
A few weeks ago i installed two Echo Dot 2 at home. I enabled the Fibaro home skill. It is really a fantastic combo. It worked great. A bit slow. But still working. Yesterday morning when i tried to light up the livingroom, Alexa responded ”the device is not responding”. All devices earlier discovered by Alexa where unreachable. I tried to disable the skill and enable again. Still same problem. I did some troubleshooting and: The Fibaro worked as before. Fibaro App, Remote via home.fibaro.com and local. No problem. Then I created a new Amazon account, installed the Echo Dot again, enabled the skill and..... no devices could be discovered. All other services work in Alexa. Ideas ?
After the release of the official Alexa skill for Amazon Echo, a number of us are unable to "Discover Devices" after successfully setting up the skill and connecting the Amazon account to Fibaro ID I wanted to open a thread to specifically debug this issue, as I accept that Amazon currently only supports (officially) US, UK and EU, and I was expecting that some restriction of cloud to cloud service maybe implemented from the multiple data extraction points involved in the layers of this integration... . However a number of UK forum users have also experienced the same. Therefore, I list the following steps I have undertaken to date without success in the hope that we can identify a fix/workaround, or simply discover that we should stop trying as it is possible that certain unsupported (officially) use cases won't allow (in the hope that this is the reasoning behind the "Custom Skill" Hardware - I am in New Zealand and also have a setup on a bench in Australia - Echo devices (both "Echo" model - Not Dot) Software version 5264 - Both using HC2 on v 4.120 - I use the remote access via Fibaro ID as designed - No Port forwarding or alternative setup With the above in mind, there are no setup configurations that are outside of what would be considered "correct" in terms of system design. The following is a list of steps i have taken to try and remedy the issue. - Reboot everything in various order (Network, HC2, Echo ) - Remove multiple layer network structure (disconnect access points and only use router) reconnect everything from scratch including forgetting known networks - Reduce Fibaro ID remote access to a single HC2 (rather than multiples) as the "Alexa tell/ask Fibaro to list Home Center Devices" appeared to not function - Fresh install of Alexa app (have to use device with US iTunes account) - Full reset (deregister AND reset button) of Echo - Checked Discover Devices still worked with other skill - (Logitech Harmony had no issues) To this point no success. I read in another post that a user found "alexaProhibited:true" somewhere in the REST API - I couldn't find it in mine. Things left to investigate: Potentially there are some port (UDP/TCP) access issues as Alexa is largely driven through outside communication Will send this detail to support to see if the developers can let us know if it is, in fact, due to restrictions driven from the Amazon build requirement If the above is the case, can we expect a workaround in the "Custom Skill" ? So now we open up the floor.. Let everyone know what you have experienced and add some value to see if we can debug effectively as a community.... Keep the thread clean and relevant to the task... pages of "+1's" are annoying to work through and voicing general dissatisfaction or opinion, while valued, is not what this thread is for
I've activated both Fibaro skills last night and successfully linked the Echo to my Fibaro HCL. I was able to control all connected devices through Alexa. This morning Echo indicate that all my devices are offline even though my HCL is online and fully functional. I've disabled the Fibaro skill and reconnected again with no luck. Anyone have an idea how to get this fixed?
Hello everybody, I'm new in this forum and also in this "business" so please tell me if I make any mistakes and so on. At the moment I'm doing a renovation in my new house. We have decided to make all the electronic and cabling new. A bus system like KNX was discussed but in the end to expensive in my opinion. For the moment I "only" would like to control my rollers, my two jalousies, two LED stripes and maybe the spots at the ceiling via smartphone and if possible additionally via Amazon Alexa. The first idea was to use Warema web control because the jalousies are also from Warema but I don't wanna use different apps for all the things I like to control now and of course in the future. Warema doesn't need any switch on the wall for controlling (they use a "Pluggable radio receiver for an STAK/STAS connection" directly in the blind box) so we haven't placed switches at the wall for the rollers and Jalousies. In the meantime, I was nearly clear to use Homematic for all these things but while I was searching if everything runs as I imagined via Homematic I found Fibaro. Now I think this is the best for me!? What do you think? Summery: - is Fibaro the right Smarthome solution for me? - which Fibaro solution is the right one for me? - does Fibaro and Amazon Alexa work together? - does iOS and maybe also the Home App from the iPhone works with Fibaro? - is it possible to control the rollers, my two Jalousies and two LED stripes without and switch and how? I would be very grateful if you help me asap. Thank you very much in advance. BR Marco
Hi Fibaro Admin Can you share your timeline for the availability of your amazon echo/dot plugin for the HC2 The previous development/thread was deleted and even though I don't fully understand the "for safety reasons", I am more interested in your timeline (even for a beta). This device has the potential to change HA and will be an revolutionary addition to the HC family. Could you open up the communications on this topic as I know I am not the only one interested. Thanks in advance Frank
Sonos has started recruiting BETA Testers for August and from the questionaire, it seems clear that we will finally see SONOS integration with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. This same questionaire asked whether one has "home automation" and things like NEST and VERA were on the list but not Fibaro
Hi All, I have the HA bridge setup all nice on my linux server, but I do not know much about REST commands and how to issue them. I have setup HA Bridge to set some devices on/off etc but I just cannot seem to be able to get HA Bridge to send the request to modify a global variable. I have verified that modifying the variable works using the api's at http:<my fibaro ip>/docs However, when I try to setup what I think is similar, it doesn't work, from the picture below, is there something obvious that I am missing? (what I am trying to achieve is to run a scene based on this variable changing - if there is another way to run a scene via the HA Bridge, the please do tell!) Cheers ice.