The Siren from Philio (PSE02) is sold as a multi sound device, but to make it play other sounds it has to receive a NOTIFICATION_REPORT. This report is normally sent out from a sensor such as a PIR or door/window-sensor. That means it's possible to e.g. play a Door Chime sound when a door/window-sensor is opened.
When sending a SWITCH_BINARY_SET (which is the default command that will be sent to this device from TellStick ZNet) will only make it play the default emergency sound.
In order to play other sounds, a NOTIFICATION_REPORT has to be sent out from TellStick - that can be done from a Lua-script.
We've put together a script that can send out the NOTIFICATION_REPORT when a device (or dummy-device) is turned on, it's available here: https://github.com/telldus/tellstick-lua-examples/blob/master/zwave/Philio/Siren.lua
Previously we hinted about more hackability and features in our new generation TellStick. It is now time for the next step, plugins.
With plugins you will be able to extend the functionality of your TellStick even further.
TellStick already supports a great amount of both Z-Wave and 433-devices already, but it is possible to integrate other types of devices available over the network. How does support for Philips Hue, Netatmo, Sonos, and Eliq sound?
We are ready for real world testing of plugins for TellStick ZNet Lite (v1/v2) and TellStick Net v2 and need you to help us test it.
The beta test is open for Pro users only. Sign up here.
Do you want to develop your own plugin? Please contact us and we will help you setup.
Initially we have created the following plugins for you to test.
Import Eliq energy data into Telldus Live!
Plugin that allows you to control Lifx bulbs.
Send emails from lua scripts
Use Netatmo weather station in Telldus Live!
Control Philips Hue lights
Pushover makes it easy to get real-time notifications
on your Android, iPhone, iPad, and
Desktop (Pebble, Android Wear, and Apple watches, too!)
Plugin that allows you to control Sonos speakers
Plugin to control Logitech Squeezebox from TellStick
Plugin that allows you to control TP-Link HS100/HS110
Plugin to read status from a Verisure Alarm
Control WEMO Insight
Import weatherdata from the current location from yr.no
How about the source code for the plugins? It's available here:
We are looking for a frontend developer to our office in Lund, please read more here:
Each day more people from all over the world are discovering Telldus Live! We want Telldus Live! to be as welcoming as possible for everyone. That's why we want Telldus Live! to be available in your language. Maybe you can help us with this? If you are interested in translating Telldus Live!, we can offer you a Pro subscription for a year, and continuing as long as you keep the translations up to date.
We are now especially looking for translations into
Norwegian, Finnish and German, but other languages are also of interest.
Telldus Live! is already available in English, Swedish, French, Polish, Croatian and Danish.
If this sounds like something for you, please write to fredrik.gullberg@…
We are about to release the IFTTT channel. It will hopefully be released at the end of next week, if all remaining tests performed by IFTTT will pass.
We will initially only release this for Pro users. Non pro users will have access to the IFTTT channel in may 2017.
Q: My triggers are delayed before they are executed.
A: This is due to how IFTTT works. IFTTT is requesting the status from our servers regularly. This means that the trigger can be up to one hour delayed.
Q: My sensor triggers are not triggered
A: To get sensor triggers to work the sensor must have history enabled on it. Try enabling history on the sensor first.
Q: My triggers are triggering twice
A: The triggers from IFTTT are requesting the device/sensor history. If the sensor have reported a value twice since last update the trigger will also trigger twice
Q: My sensor trigger is constantly triggering while the temperature is above the threshold. I am getting a lot of notifications!
A: For each value the sensor is over the threshold the trigger will continue to trigger. For a notification that only fires once, please use regular events instead.
Update: The channel is now released.
We've put together a Lua script to make sure your christmas tree doesn't run out of water! Watch it on GitHub: ChristmasTree.lua
The Aeon Labs Minimote is a nice looking remote control for Z-Wave devices. It might be a little hard to understand the manual and the scenes and associations described though.
This remote control does not support normal association where the main controller can set the nodes in association groups. Instead this is done on the remote control itself.
The remote control can only control devices that uses Switch Multilevel and Switch Binary, that means most dimmer and most on/off devices.
To make this device control other devices set it up by following these steps:
- Include it into the Z-Wave network: Add a new device in Telldus Live! Press the Learn-button on the remote control
- Press and hold the button you like to configure - the blue led will flash after 1 sec.
- While still holding the button, make the device you want to control send out it's Node Information Frame. The blue led will stay steady blue.
- Set the dimmer level or the on/off-state you want the button to set.
- Release the button.
Last year we announced two new TellStick. One to be released shortly after the announcement and one to be released later (at an unkown date). The first one (TellStick ZNet Lite) was release but the second (TellStick ZNet Pro) has still not yet been released. Let us explain what has happened since the announcement what the current roadmap looks like.
Let's first start with some history. When we decided to work with Z-Wave we needed some new hardware because TellStick Net cannot support Z-Wave since it lacks the required radio hardware. We wanted to create two new TellStick. One with a good price that would fit most of our users and one for our (hard)core users, a.k.a. "the hackers". To create an affordable product you need to compromise with the hardware. To keep the cost down you cannot add a lot of flash, ram, cpu and other goodies. Instead you need to keep it to what you really need and then optimize the software for this. This kind of product is not ideal for hackes since it can be quite limiting. This is the reason we started working on a Pro model. A model with more CPU, more flash, more RAM, and more other fun hardware upgrades that would benefit hackers.
At the announcement last year the Lite model was almost finished. We were ready to start selling but the Pro model was still on the drawing board. Some prototypes where made but not more than that. Since the development was in such early state we could not give you an estimated time for when TellStick ZNet Lite Pro would be released.
During the year we have trying to find a manufacturing partner for TellStick ZNet Pro. We found that all the goodies we put into the product made it either too hard to produce or to costly. The end price was going to be way to high.
A common misconception was that the difference between TellStick ZNet Lite and TellStick ZNet Pro was that Lite hade only 433 transmitting and Pro had both receiving and transmitting. Even though this is true it was not our goal. We believed the users for the new gateways where users wanting to fully adopt Z-Wave. Since we could add 433 transmitting without affecting the end price too much we thought it was a good idea to add that as well. We where wrong. You clearly wanted both Z-Wave and full 433 receiving and transmitting!
So, we needed to rethink.
First we needed to upgrade TellStick ZNet Lite with receiving 433 capabilities. We will release an updated version in
September or October or November 2016.
Secondly, since we have developed both 433 receiving and transmitting for TellStick ZNet (which is a completely different hardware platform from TellStick Net) we got an idea. We removed Z-Wave from it and will release it as an upgrade to TellStick Net. TellStick Net v2 will have the same capabilities as TellStick Net but also a lot of extras from the TellStick ZNet family. Such as:
So, what about TellStick ZNet Pro? Unfortunately this project is currently on hold. We need to redesign this to be able to have the correct control of the quality during production at the right price. We have some experiments and prototypes but this is still far from production ready. Please don't ask us when it will be ready because at the moment we cannot answer. There is still way to many factors. Ideally 2017 but it could also be 2018.
So, you may ask "what about the hackability?"? Since TellStick ZNet Pro is so far away we have been investigating the possibilities for hackability in TellStick ZNet Lite. We are going to open it up for you to add your own code. Actually, the Lua scripting was the first step for this. But I am not going to tell you anyting more about this now, it for future blog posts... ;)
One of the most requested features we get is to connect to the popular service IFTTT. For a long time we have tried to convince IFTTT to connect their awsome service with us. They never replied so we asked you, our users, to also ask them. Our plan was that when enough people requesting Telldus support they might listen. And they did!
We are very pleased to announce that Telldus is getting a channel in IFTTT!
What is IFTTT? IFTTT is a service that allows many different services to communicate with each other. That means Telldus products will be able to control any other service also connected with IFTTT. At the moment I am writing this IFTTT has support for over 300 channels. So at once you can combine Telldus products with Philips Hue, SmartThings, Netatmo, Nest, and more!
What can I do? You can do a lot. But here is some examples to get your imagination going:
- When an astronaut enters space, ring my bell.
- When I plug in my phone to the charger at night, turn off all lights in the house.
- Log my sensor data to a Google spreadsheet.
- When someone rings on my doorbell, tweet about it.
- When I leave home, lock my door.
Since we are still developing this channel we are not yet ready to launch it yet. But we would really like to have some testers. We have reserved 50 spots in a beta test for this. Since there is limited number of spots in this test they will be reserved for Pro users.
Using the Telldus Live! Events it is possible to create some really advanced scenarios. But sometimes this is not enough. To extend the possibilities further we are announcing Lua scripting support for TellStick ZNet Lite.
What us Lua?
Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. This means you can extend the functionality in TellStick ZNet Lite with your own code. Is can be as simple as turning a light on or off or maybe you want the adjust the reported value from a sensor? Maybe you want to use a wind sensor to calculate the real perceived temperature from a sensor? This can all be done with some simple Lua scripting.
How can I test it?
Currently we are working on documentation and examples for you. We need help with this. Please use the comments below and tell us what kind of script you would like to see. We will later open up the beta to everyone who wants to try once this is finished.
It's that time of year again, we're listening to our favourite music whilst we're testing out iOS 10. We're pleased to say that Telldus Live! mobile works like a charm so we can focus on implementing new features.
We'd love to know what you think of the upcoming releases that Apple announced yesterday. Is there something you'd like us to implement? We'd like Apple watch and today widget support...we're working on that! Opening up Siri is great, but Apple decided to not support home automation commands outside of their homekit system. So we can't fix voice control for your home yet :(
We are very excited to announce a brand new feature for the Telldus Live! mobile app: Push Notifications as an action to an event! Initially this is available only to Pro members, though will be released to all users after the summer. To add a push notification to an event, visit http://live.telldus.com
Please contact our support if you encounter any issues or have questions about this or any other feature in our products.
Our TellStick ZNet local api tests for TellStick ZNet Lite is going well. Most of the known issues has been fixed so it is time to invite everyone to this test.
Since version 1.0.8 in TellStick ZNet Lite the local API is included by default. Please note that this is still in beta and anyting can change before the final version.
The documentation for the local api can be found here: http://api.telldus.net/localapi/api.html
We have tried to mimic the same API as the Telldus cloud API. This to help you port any existing application. The documentation for the individual calls can also be found in Telldus Live! api explorer found here: http://api.telldus.com/explore/index
The user matzh have started a forum thread that you may follow and discuss this. http://www.telldus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5887
We are happy to announce an update for the Telldus Live! mobile app! Among some of the new exciting features is translations in Swedish and Norwegian, an addition we know will please many of our users, more translations are coming. After feedback from our users we have extensively developed the dimmer slider. Test it by pressing and holding on a button for a dimmable device in the dashboard or device list.
In the recent releases, including this one, we have focused a lot on the connectivity between the app and your TellStick. Your feedback has been very valuable and we encourage you to continue to give feedback on the app and all of our products. It all comes down to the fact that we want to give you the best experience so that you can reliably and conveniently interact with your Smart Home. We are continually investigating ways to improve the reliability of the connection, even if you are at home, in your summer cottage or laying on the beach in the Bahamas, you can be in control.
It's now possible to see all the sensor values from Z-Weather in Telldus Live!
Link to the manufacturer:
When we announced TellStick ZNet Lite we told you that the device was prepared for local control.
We have been working on this and it is now time to start testing. We want the input from all you developers out there.
We have prepared an early beta firmware with the local api activated. If you want to help us evaluate this and give your input to us, please sign up for this here.
This is a closed beta for now since a custom beta-firmware must be loaded into your TellStick ZNet Lite.
A public beta might be released in an official firmware at a later stage.
Some users have reported problems when using TellStick Net together with the Huawei router B593. Thanks to the users Ville and Nils, there is a solution to the problem.
1. Check firewall security level.
2. Find Telldus NET MAC address in ARP table.
3. Open Security / MAC filtering
4. Add the MAC address to the white list
5. Turn on ICMP
We have just released a well requested feature, hiding of devices.
Many Z-Waves support multi channels. This means that one device may have several devices in Telldus Live! This is for instance in-wall receivers with dual relays, power strips and others. Sometimes you don't need all nodes a Z-Wave device may offer and those devices will then clutter the interface.
By hiding unused devices it is also possible to prevent controlling of sensitive devices by mistake.
A new api-call has been added, device/setIgnore. This works exactly the same as for sensors. Ignored devices are not returned by devices/list. Just as sensors/list there is now a parameter includeIgnored to retrieve all devices.