I have some issues with my Aqara curtains. Since a few weeks they dont open and close at times when they need to. In Homey i see a red triangle at the curtains and when i restart the aqara app sometimes it works again. I also tryed to reinstall the curtains in Homey but it has the same problems. Do more people have issues with the curtains?
You’re assuming that your sensors are the culprit, which they very likely aren’t. It’s more likely an issue with your Zigbee network (perhaps with router devices that don’t play well with the Aqara sensors, or just an unstable network).
But how do I debug this?
I recently moved, so I built up the Zigbee network from scratch. First installing routers (Silvercrest and Philips Hue plugs).
The weird thing is that Aqara sensors are the most ‘lazy’ (no updating their status).
Press the button on the sensor (at the location where you’re using it, so don’t pick it up, move it somewhere else, then press it) and see if the value in Homey gets updated. If not (and the device flashed its LED when you pressed the button), chances are that the sensor is working fine but the issue is somewhere else.
I have about 35 Aqara sensors (motion, contact, light, water) and never have issues with them (not using Homey though). Obviously a sensor can fail, but if all your sensors are failing, there’s something else going on.
Just came to add: my P1 also has weird lux values. Doesn’t matter much now because I can use the lux value of another sensor: My own crude way of a somewhat cat-proof sensor until we have true presence detection - hoping in time the FP1 will be the game-changer it’s advertised to be - is to have one very sensitive and one much less sensitive PIR in one room, where only the less sensitive can switch a light on, but it only goes off once the more sensitive one is not reporting anymore. So I have another PIR in the same room that also reports lux.
But yeah, the P1 lux values are a bit weird here too, and unusable for my use case. Not sure if that’s the software though, in my experience even lux sensors of the same type and brand can vary widely in their reporting. Couldn’t that mean it’s more a hardware issue?
Thanks @TedTolboom for adding the P1 btw! I was stupid enough to buy one a while ago without checking if there was app support, so I shelved it. Hadn’t been following the thread, so it was exciting at the end of last year to suddenly see it was added to the app. Thanks for making me feel a bit less foolish for impulse-buying it
Seems that “Enable LED notifications” doesn’t have any effect, LED is still blinking regarding of the settings.
Also testing the minimal Lux value - either this sensor is way too sensitive or it never gets to 0lx - so far it looks like 26lx minimum ? Checking in progress.
Wow, that is great news, @TedTolboom!
Does it change the roadmap you already shared in the past evt?
We have seen some companies also ending their support for Homey. Like Duux some while ago i.e.
Will you (or another developer) still be able to continue maintaining this app?
Do not want to be critical of course, because I think it is good that companies get involved in Homey themselves, but the Aqara app is sooooo widely used and important to so many users. All thanks to you!
The goal of the collaboration is to provide better and earlier support for the commonly available Aqara devices (ie. released to the EU and US regions).
Duux is IMHO not the right example. Due to firmware changes, the communication protocol between the Duux devices and Homey became incompatible.
Therefore it was no longer feasible to maintain a working app.
Fully recognized. For that reason Athom is also involved in the collaboration.