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Somfy IO - sunshade integration


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In a few weeks, there will be a sunshade installed with a Somfy IO system. In advance i am

searching for a solution to integrate this into the HC3. The results for now dont make me really happy.

 

So, there is some sort of API. And it is possible to connect to IFTT. And thats it.

But again nothing concrete, or worked out for the HC3. That makes me a little sad.

But that was also the problem with my Powerview setup, and this wonderfull forum 

helped me to get that working. So i have hope :)

 

Well, anyone got some ideas about this ?

 

 

 

 

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This can be  solution?

FGR-223-Rollershutter.

//Sjakie

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  • 41 minutes ago, Sjakie said:

    This can be  solution?

    FGR-223-Rollershutter.

    //Sjakie

     

    Well, it is already a "Smart" solution.

     

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    Hi ppeterr,

     

    I agree with Sjakie. Call you supplier and ask him to deliver a manual operated motor without IO or RTS. The Somfy WT motors are normally wired, so you can connect a FIBARO Roller-Shutter module (FGR-223) yourself and have a 'real' Smart solution (not just a IO Remote). Somfy IO is a closed 'Smart' system. Integration into FIBARO can only be done 'hard wired'.

    Somfy and Nice (owner of FIBARO) are in the same 'shading' business, so I don't expect any 'better' integration soon 😉.

     

     

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    We have "smart" devices every where but if you have several different manufactures you need to be smart to have a smart home.

    When I have my Somphy blinds even Somphy informed me that only Somphy equipment is working together and that was it.

    I explained the "Somphy remark" and was going to change my order>>manual and a ordered two rollershutters and since 4 years my blinds goes up and down with HC2/HC3.

    Succes,

    //Sjakie

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  • @Sjakie @deSmartHomeChef

     

    I directly called the supplier. I discussed it, and i will be called back about it. Its already been 2 weeks since the

    order was placed, so i hope the order can be changed.

     

    So just to make it clear.  I need a Somfy WT motor.  Thats a normal motor with a wired wall switch.

     

    How easy is it to place the FGR-223 ? 

     

    I am not technical, no elecrician. It worries me :)

     

     

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    Found this - this is not something i see myself do....  :(

     

     

    @deSmartHomeChef Found your website, and Youtube. Nice :)

     

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    of course it's possible to control Somfy IO over Somfy Connexoon IO gateway, over their cloud API. But it does add extra 150EUR, and their cloud availibility. There are 3 versions of Connexoon IO, so one need to take the proper one (e.g. when controling gate and shades, must be version which support both). Another disadvantage is, that Somfy didn't managed yet to include all their products into the API, so while one can control shades/motors over cloud API and App, gates are only working over app. Soon one will be able to use Velux KLF series gateways, the necessary TLS functionality on HC3/Yubii is under beta now. That will be killer, because Velux allows much more funny things, and afaik one can connect locally. 

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  • 1 hour ago, tinman said:

    of course it's possible to control Somfy IO over Somfy Connexoon IO gateway, over their cloud API. But it does add extra 150EUR, and their cloud availibility. There are 3 versions of Connexoon IO, so one need to take the proper one (e.g. when controling gate and shades, must be version which support both). Another disadvantage is, that Somfy didn't managed yet to include all their products into the API, so while one can control shades/motors over cloud API and App, gates are only working over app. Soon one will be able to use Velux KLF series gateways, the necessary TLS functionality on HC3/Yubii is under beta now. That will be killer, because Velux allows much more funny things, and afaik one can connect locally. 

     

    Thats the path i intended to follow. With a extra hub, and  the somfy API. Thats also how the installer suggested it. I think i can manage that with a little help of the forum. Changing it to the FGR 223 method brings a few disadvanteges for me. The installer wont do the electrical part, and i 

    will kind off loose the guarantie doing it myself. (if i can do that)

     

    Well, for a system cost over 3k euro, thats a risk. I'm in doubt.

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    @ppeterrIsn't it always nice to have a choice. Maybe I'm more of a 'wired unless'-type 😉. I normally work with the wired WT motors and a roller shutter module (often with wall switch so there is always a button to push 😁). It's pretty straight forward without to many dependencies. I don't think it will effect the guarantee since you're not doing anything the sunshade system itself, just adding a extra 'up/down' switch (aka FGR-223) in the electrical feed. But your right, it takes some electrical knowledge.

     


    Thanks for positive remark!

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    So, i spoke to the installer. It seems they dont know that much about home automation. Nice to know once a little

    bit more about it then usual. Anyway decided to stay with the IO version. I think this is the "new" approuch.

    Also, i dont want a rebuild of the current electrical situation, and i want a normal remote.

     

    I agree, somfy API in the cloud is not the best idea. Also, them banning people who make too many requests to the api.

    Well...thats just not oke. That sayd...i probably need a lot of help from this forum to get it working.

     

    I am up to it :) And i am sure some some of you will help me.

     

    Thanks already - to be continued. (few weeks)

     

     

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