Has anyone experience, with Develco products or the (new) brand of them Frient (I think same products)
I’m interested in the Heat and Smoke alarms from Frient. But I like to know does have anyone experience about the stability and are the reliable?
And to be sure, the are connectable directly to Homey?
And to each other, so when one alarm goes off, all of them will go off? + Is it a standard function on its own or does is need Homey to connect them?
I am still searching for a decent smoke alarm. I found the Develco on the internet. While searching the internet I found this rebranded Frient device on Robbshop.
I am thinking about this Frient (zigbee) or Fibaro (z-wave). Hopefully this Frient zigbee device can also connect to deCONZ zigbee. The Develco branded has been tested with deCONZ. How are you going to connect the alarm sensor to Homey?
If connecting to Homey, do you have also Zigbee routers installed?
On the Homey version 5 compatible apps, just released the Frient app update, the sensors are operating stable.
Yes, connected to the Zigbee network of Homey
For now, only a single sensor will sound the alarm. I’m exploring options to trigger the siren from within Homey and to connect the sensors into a IAS cluster. Which will basically create a full alarm systems from within Homey.
The smart plugs are working fine and nicely small so able to connect at all places or in powerstrips
Why need to connect the products to deCONZ? Homey v5 with the updated app are working reliable.
Smart plug has arrived today, and indeed small and nice device!
I also ordered a Motion Sensor Pro. The motion and temperature part works great, unfortunately the light levels doesn’t show. It is just a “-”.
I think it is already supported at the V4 version of Homey?
@Liam239 I see that there is an issue with the luminance report parser within v0.0.6 (Homey v4.2.0) version of the app.
Unfortunately, fixing this issue would be straightforward but is not possible since the app has a Homey v5 test version in the app store; which is a limitation of the Homey app store…
The luminance reporting is working correctly with the Homey v5 version of the Frient app, but this is still based on the experimental Homey v5 software.
Okay thanks for the fast reply! I know that that is an unfortunately limitation of the Homey App store at the moment . But eventually the v5 of Homey will release as stable in the future and the importance is that I know, it will be fixed after that release.
I use it now for a light at my entrance door, now I use it time based (from when it is dark till when it is light again) to switch on the light when movement is detected. It also works like a charm in this winter period
The reason to connect to deCONZ (at this moment) is that I have a good working zigbee network with deCONZ.
If the Homey v5 upgrade will be as good as said I wil definitely transfer to the Homey zigbee network.
I am having trouble with the smoke detectors, i can only add 1 out of 3. After i add the first one Homey times out when i am trying to add the second one.
Reboot the app/Homey don´t help, V5 on early 2018.
Is the fault on my Homey or the app?@tedTolboom
Hm, I have no trouble connecting to the devices but they keep disappearing and need to be reconnected again. This does not happen with my Fibaro devices. The window sensor is also a bit big as it uses two AAA batteries instead of one as most others.