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Beacon - An app for presence detection using BLE beacons

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#122

Are the devices always outside or inside range? Have you other apps that uses BLE?


#123

I have 3 of these and they work great with Homey Firmware 1.5.x. They have a range of approx. 5 meters.


#124

No it’s first time using ble, no other apps.

The beacons are frozen in or out of range. Not always in or out.

It feels like that the ble module freezes up. And no idea what the trigger or couse is.


#125

They work very good in deed, the range is not that far however.


#126

The issue you describe looks simular as issues i’ve had when Homeys BLE was in its early days. I’ve first developed xiaomi mi flora, on that app the firmware 1.5.3 required a reboot every now and than.

However i cannot verify the issue from the logs.

Can you try the follow:

  1. Remove all beacons from the app.
  2. Remove the app from Homey.
  3. PTP of Homey and wait 10 minutes.
  4. Install tile app on mobile and attach the beacons to it.
  5. Test if the beacons respond from the mobile tile app.
  6. Disable BL on your phone.
  7. Install ‘beacons app’.
  8. Pair your beacons again in Homey. (They are inside range)
  9. Wait 1 minute.
  10. Enable BLE on your phone (They connect to the beacons, and they are not discoverable anymore)
  11. Wait 1 minute.
  12. The beacons are outside ran? Go further.
  13. Disable BLE on your phone.
  14. The beacons are inside ran? Try 10 again.

If either 12 or 14 failed, send a log to the developer and note the time the action failed.


#127

First of all, thanks for all the help so far.

I did all the steps. All the steps were successful. I did like 10 times enabling/disabling BL on my phone. And each time it works flawless.

Now time will tell if it continues to work.

I’ll do a donation when i have this up & running :slight_smile:


#128

I checked the release notes, but can’t find the answer. Does the latest version of this App work with the latest Homey firmware (v.2.0)?

If it works, do I need to re-add the beacons?

Thank you!


#129

Read the Q&A in the OP.

Q3 Is the app compatibel with v2.0.0?

All the functionality is the same in the v2 compatibel version: v1.2.0 . All issues of not triggering flowcards are resolved in the newest RC as wel. Except for the discovery of the beacon itself. That does not give 'live results as mentioned in de skd-app issue ticket to athom on github. Athom is looking for a fix for this issue ‘soon’ untill than the app wil not be compatibel.

You don’t have to re-add the beacons if the issue is resolved, there is nothing changed about the driver and devices itself.


#130

This is what Emile said yesterday: All BLE issues: We will address this issue in a 2.x release. Sorry for the delay!


#131

Thanks @Koktail and @Peter_de_Vos

So, your App is working but it’s a Athom issue that prevents the beacons from being discovered in the current v2.0 firmware.

I guess I’ll wait for the v2.x (hope that it’s not v2.9…) release :slight_smile:


#132

Unfortunately it didn’t help. It stopped working again after x-hours. I’m mailing Athom support…