Soma Tilt appears to act on his own

Hi there,

I ave a very strange problem. I use the Soma Tilt to open and close the shades (Luxaflex). Close it in the evening, or when I am going to watch TV and open it in de morning.

Now every now and then the shades are closed 1 or 2 or sometimes 15 minutes after they have been opened in the morning (always 6.30). It is never 30 minutes or so later, or 5 minutes before…

There is no command in any flow directly to trigger this, so I think it is either another device which controls this, or it is … yeah, what can it be? I’m puzzled. In Homey it appears as an action by SOMA SMART SHADE… I have Homey add a timeline row every time it activates a move on the Shades thru a flow, but this extra action is not presented there…

Anyone knows how Soma tilt is responding to commands? Is it by frequency, like klik-aan-klik-uit?

I have looked at actions around the times the shades are wrongfully openend, but could not find any other actions at that time.

Hope anyone had experienced the same and has a solution :slight_smile:

Thanks upfront, Michel

The Soma Tilt motors use BLE to communicate.
Which Soma app are you using (direct control or via the Soma hub)?

Hi Marcel, I’ve added a log card to every flow action and, if present, every ELSE action. This way I can look up the time of the event in the log, and when it happens to be turned on or off by a (forgotten) flow, it ‘reveals itself’ that way :wink:

Hi. The app on my phone is direct, so not via a Soma hub. BLE…new to me…

Wow… Lotta work… But it will come in handy once finished… Thx for the tip!

BLE is Bluetooth Low Energy. Homey has BLE built in so there’s an app that communicates directly using that.
The Homey app I make talks over the network to the Soma hub and the hub communicates with the motor. I asked so I know how I could help.

@Adrian_Rockall Appreciate your response! Thx!

I only have 1 SOMA device (at this moment), so I thought that there was no need for a hub right now.

I presume there are no automations setup via the Soma phone app, such as open at dawn or when the light level is greater than x amount?

No. Had the same thought. I already checked that, even deleted and re-installed the app… But then again, it should happen every day and not irregular…

This morning all went well…

The automations you setup via the phone app are stored and executed in the motor, so reinstalling the app won’t remove them.
But as you say, it should be repeatable.

I have an automation setup for my of my blinds to open when it gets above a certain light level. That one runs at different time because it depends on the amount of light, but it is sort of predictable.

Have you tried to disable the Homey Soma app for a few days to see if the random operations stop?

Hi @Adrian_Rockall neat feature, to place the slides according to the light :slight_smile:

Good to know that the setup is stored in the motor. Ii thought I also removed the device, but when I re-installed the app, the device was already known. I needed to calibrate again, so I assumed previous settings were initialized.

But… I did set a wake-up right after I installed the device. I deleted it, but maybe this process was not done well.

Your last suggestion… did not test that yet. Thanks for that tip also.

So, today again, they were closed. And I noticed, yesterday they were also closed. Looked with my nose I guess :wink:

So since I know that actions are stored in the device itself, I am goin g to reset it to factury default and start all over again… Fingers crossed!