I recently purchased several Luxaflex blinds and the PowerView hub, which I want to integrate with my Homey Pro system. In my current setup, Homey requires a fixed IP for the PowerView hub and is only able to run pre-defined scenes from the PowerView app.
I was expecting more features and the ability to control the individual blinds.
Appreciates all experience from other users about this integration of Luxaflex Powerview devices. Thanks
PowerView Hub 2.0
PowerView app version 3.1.1
Homey Pro PowerView app version 1.0.0
You are right. You can only select scenes. But, is it a problem?
Setting individual blinds with Homey (or the Powerview app for that matter) is very difficult. You cannot get them exactly right, especially when two or more are next to each other. The physical remote does this job much better.
But, do I ever use that one? Not really. I have five scenes for different situations, which works perfectly. The whole point of automation is that you don’t have to touch anything (or much) anymore. The systems works for you. So, I think this implementation is perfect and I would say; give it a try. I bet you won’t miss anything if you program your scenes well.
You are probably right that the number of different scenes needed in “everyday life” is limited. However, it would be nice to have the ability to control the individual blinds in the Homey app, and have the ability to obtain current position of the various blinds in flow logics etc. E.g. a button is pressed, if open then close, if closed the open.
I get what you’re saying but the status is there if you use a specific scene. For example; fully closed, half open, fully open. You can use that in flows, just write it to a logic variable. And again; even if you had the ability to control an individual blind I’m sure you’d stop using it after a while. Because it sucks and because you don’t need it. But hey, that’s just me. It’s not there and they won’t add it, so that’s it.