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Heimdall - Let Homey watch over your home

A huge thank you for your Heimdall App @DaneedeKruyff. works perfectly. I sent a “beer” your way today :grinning:

I guess you’re Brad from http://www.smarthome.com.au ? Great to see Heimdall also found its way down under next to Homey! Your donation is much appreciated! :+1:

Smart avatar btw!

@Arie_Laxed published a new version (v0.7.4) of his Virtual Devices app with a fix for the flow card Set a virtual sensor value so you can set the alarm_motion capability.

If you have a device that does not have the alarm_motion capability itself you can now use that device with Heimdall by using a Virtual Device and setting its value in a flow.
To do that you need to use the Set a virtual sensor value flow card form the Virtual Device and use it like this:

(enable motion)

(disable motion)

In order to use a Virtual Device like this it needs to be added with the Device Class Home Alarm and at least the capability Detected Motion needs to be selected.

New version published to the beta channel

Version 1.0.19

The following API endpoints are available (from an authenticated session!):

  • GET /api/app/com.uc.heimdall/state/surveillance
  • GET /api/app/com.uc.heimdall/state/alarm

Version 1.0.19 has just been promoted to Stable


New version published

Version 1.0.20

Every sensor tripped during an Alarmstate will trigger this card, it can be used to ‘track’ movement.

Trying to get head round this use case… Can you give an example of how this might be used?

You can use this to be informed where a thief is moving after the alarm has been tripped as per feature request by @tweaqer on github.

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when do you think you will add Firealarm functionallity in Heimdall app? (sorry if i post this questions in wrong discusison/topic)

Hi @Perran83

This is the right spot to ask questions about Heimdall. :+1:

Adding fire alarm functionality to Heimdall has been discussed on the old forum, I am not really sure how I can improve on a flow that responds on smoke/fire sensor and take an action like send messages and sound a sirene.
All functionality that Heimdall offers over building an alarm with regular flows have to do with the fact that Heimdall simplifies the arming with delays, pre-arming check, Partially arming, Full arming etc.
For a fire alarm all these extra’s don’t apply, it just has to function always.

Maybe you can tell me how you’d like to see it integrated? Maybe you can convince me to add it anyway because I’m overlooking something :smiley:

New version published

Version 1.0.21

  • Added support for Vibration sensors

@TedTolboom just released version 0.4.2 of his Xiaomi Aqara ZigBee app with support for the Vibration Sensor.

This sensor can now be used with Heimdall

For more information on the Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee app visit its topic.


Great work and collaboration again @DaneedeKruyff!
Looking forward to seeing the first user experiences…


Me too, I’ve been running it for quite a while now and no false alarms in my testing. Sensitivity on my sensor looks ok to use it with Heimdall, but I have only on sensor to test with.

hi, sorry late reply. Yes you have a point. It was more to having all alarms connected together in one place but any way the user might want to have different flows triggering if its firealarm or burglar alarm.

Maybe it would be better to have the possibility to use Unifi cameras and / or other cameras that can be part of the input triggering sensors as well. But I dont have the knowledge if that would be possible or not. =)

Any camera that sends a message to Homey that results in an alarm_motion trigger in the app for that camera can be used as an input for Heimdall.

Like a Ring
Or Doorbird
for example.

If a camera sends some sort of message to Homey but not with the alarm_motion capability you can ask the app developer to integrate that into the app.

A workaround can be to create a flow that gets triggered by the camera and looks like this:
That way all other actions like logging and activating the alarm flow will be the same.

ok, great. thank you for quick answer. I have not bought cameras yet thats why I ask. =)
good work and great app you have developed=)

The xiaomi aqara human body sensors always fall out. Does anyone have any idea how that is possible. I use this in the Heimdall app. Or is this a Xiaomi problem?

@Ben can you explain what you mean with ‘always fall out’?
Heimdall ‘listens’ in on the alarm_motion reports that are generated by the Xiaomi app when it receives information from a device. Does the sensor report movement at all?

what I mean by failure is that I currently have two sensors in the room and one in the toilet and one in the garage and one on the landing. The 2 in the room I have no problem with and also not in the toilet. Heimdall recorded everything well except for the one in the garage and overflow. When I have paired it on the landing and garage, everything goes well for a while and heimdall registers everything but after a while nothing is registered by heimdall. I’m going to take out the battery again and again on new pairing everything goes well again and over time I have the same problem again.

Reading that I think you have range/zigbee issues and it’s not something Heimdall has to do with or can fix.