Heimdall - Let Homey watch over your home

Ahh f@#€k, sorry. Looking in the Heimdall options, not the switch. Looking to long at it and never saw that option :see_no_evil:

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Hi, my Heimdall app works great, but since today I have an issue with the talking of Homey.

When I set to armed, Homey told me when a windows was opened. Since today he doesn’t anymore.

I think it’s that option here:

It’s activated, but doesn’t work. What can I do?

Many thanks in advance!

Hi Tom, some things to check:

  • Are any of the other texts spoken?
  • Is the contactsensor you expect the text to be spoken for included in the Surveillance Mode you are switching to?
  • Is there a line written to the log when the window/door is opened while setting the Surveillance Mode?
  • Does the sensor actually register opening and closing?

Hi Danee!

Thanks for the support!
It works again. Homey said the open Sensors after the countdown. Somehow the following option changed. Now I set it back to activated, so it works…

Sorry, was my fault!

Great! Thanks for letting me know.

I’ve started to implement Heimdall at home as an alarm, and I was thinking about what to do when/if the alarm is triggered.

One thing I’d like to do is disable the lights in the house (controlled by a number of Fibaro Dimmer 2), so that the thieves can’t turn on the lights in the house.
But I can’t figure out how to do that.

Does anyone have any idea how it can be done?

No, its not possible to disable them if you have also local control of fibaro devices. What you can do, is to build a flow that will turn them off immediately if they are switched on only when the alarm will be triggered.

Guess only possible if you let all Switches transmit to Homey and switch all Lights from a flow. If Switch1 On - AND Not-Armed Then Switch Bulp1 On.

Or disable all the Flows that switch when Armed and enable when un-armed, but that is probably more work.

Guess I would choose to enable all Lights on when Armed and Alarm to let them leave as soon as possible. :wink:

Interesting choice. When the alarm triggers I turn on all lights inside and outside the house to a bright red color, open up the curtains and sound the sirens. This way thieves are in a true spotlight and definitely do not want to stick around. There is a reason why thieves try to break in into houses with poor lighting, if anything you’d make it more inviting for them to continue doing business…

@Hannes85 (and others :wink: ) Did you know there is an app now, Zone Memory created by @Shakesbeard , that you can use to easily save the state of lights and retrieve it to recreate that state with one flowcard:

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Interesting, need to think of some use cases but here I use a HUE scene that turns the lights with appropriate colors.

A new version has been published*.

Version 2.0.39

  • Updated Athom API to 3.1.20
  • Code cleanup

No functional changes, just keeping up-to-date with Athom.

*This update was published earlier, I no longer have control over when a new version is actually published unfortunately so announcing it is not in sync anymore

Hello @DaneedeKruyff, with the flows I would like to be notified when the alarm system is activated when a window is open. The motion sensors do not have to be reported. How can I exclude the motion sensors from the notification?


How can I exclude the motion sensors from the apps settings.

This can be done with the Pre-arming check settings:

I do see your flows now; when you use the Check status of all sensors (Überprüfe Status aller Sensoren) flow card it will do just that, it will check all sensors regardless the Pre-arming check settings and the Surveillance Mode you are selecting.

That card is added as an extra function to check all your sensors, the Pre-arming check is always executed when a Surveillance Mode is set, there is no need to invoke it seperatly.

The Sensor active at Status Check. (Sensor aktiv bei Status Überprüfing.) flow card is to be used with the Check status of all sensors (Überprüfe Status aller Sensoren) but I think that’s also not the one you want in your case.

The Sensor active at arming (Sensor aktiv bei Einschaltung.) is the flow card you want to be using. That card is invoked at the Pre-arming check.


Thank you @DaneedeKruyff . That helped!


is it possible to be notified by something more than a push-warning / notification on my phone if alarm is triggered?? Activate an alarm in Homey app f.ex?

Reason: As it is not possible to have different notification sounds on different apps (at least iOS), and since the one or two notification sound might get pass me - I would like an more ongoing intense alarm on my phone if the alarm is triggered.

I use the Pushover App on Homey and on my phone to have alarms /notifications with different length and volume.

I use Woopla call service and IFTTT integration. Works perfect. When there is alarm, beside the push notification, I get a call from woopla announcing what is happening. You just need to put some balance on woopla.

OKay, I finaly started venturing into Heimdall after making my own elaborate security flow.

Can someone help me though? I have one blacony door which I’d like to track if it is closed when the alarm is armed. However, during summer I have it opened when I know I’ll be back in less than 9 hours #work.

Is there a way to do this? or should I just put it to log and then deal with the one time log alarm?