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Heimdall - Let Homey watch over your home

No problem, happens to the best, glad I could be of help figuring it out.

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And i thought for a Second u had a mistake in my translation. :joy:

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Seeing the latest update to Heimdall you may wonder; What can I do with the dynamic configuration of device settings? Why have I’ve added a lot of flow cards in these last three update with which you can change the settings of your devices?
I will explain that in this post.

Heimdall is built on top of capabilities that your Homey provides and for the Surveillance Mode that gives you 3 separate options. The first one is Disarmed, the second Fully Armed and as an in between option the Partially Armed option.

Some Heimdall users have asked in the past if it was possible to add more Surveillance Modes, and while it is obviously technically possible it’s not the way I wanted to go because I want to stay as close as possible to Homeys builtin capabilities.

Now, Imagine you have 3 different zones in your house where you want to use Heimdall but you want to be able to independently Arm and Disarm these different zones. In this example I’ve named these zones Home, Office and Studio. For this example I’ve created Virtual Mode Devices to represent these zones

and created some flows that use these devices.
The first one to Arm and Disarm the Home zone

the second one to Arm and Disarm the Office zone

and the last one to Arm and Disarm the Studio zone.

These flows add and remove the devices in a particular zone to/from the Partially Armed Surveillance Mode so it’s very important you make sure the Surveillance Mode is set to Partially Armed and stays there!

Now you can easily Arm and Disarm the different zones in your house by clicking on the previously created devices!

When everybody left the house, you’re at the Office and the Studio is not occupied, switch it like this:

When work is done and you’re back Home, switch it like this:

You Airbnbed your Studio? Switch like this:

Any questions or remarks, just post them here.


Nice @DaneedeKruyff!

Hi DaneedeKruyff, first of all, thank you very much for your excellent work on this application.
I would like to point out another translation problem in the French version: translating “CONNECTION” into French of the term “LOGGING” is completely false and does not mean “LOGGING” at all. We are not talking about logging into a website here (se connecter à un site Internet). It took me a long time to understand this parameter, before I realized that the title was completely wrong. The correct translation in French is “JOURNALISATION” in this case. Thank you very much for the correction!

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Thanks @PhilS

@Picsou621 Thanks for reporting, it will be changed in the next release. Please let me know when you find any other texts that can be improved!

(Please remember that the people helping me with the translations may not have seen the context in which certain texts are used so give them some slack.)


You are right DaneedeKruyff, I know that both you and the translators certainly work almost for free.
I have tried to mention here as many corrections in French as possible for the parameters. Regarding capitalization, I propose to choose between capitalization everywhere or lowercase everywhere, but not to mix the two. Thank you very much :slight_smile:
(please enlarge the picture to see all corrections)

Thanks! The changes will be available in the next version.

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Great, thank you very much for the follow-up and professionalism!

New version published:

Version 2.0.35

  • Added Swedish language
  • Added Norwegian language
  • Localised notification on Surveillance Mode change
  • Fixed some French translations

Tack @johan_bendz, Takk @eval, Danke @RonnyW, Merci @Picsou621


Don’t know since when but in the Dashboard view there is shown logging even though the surveillance mode is Disarmed and the slide to only log when the surveillance mode is active is ticked in the settings. What am I doing wrong?

Heimdall notifications seem to be unclear now. See screenshot. It says disarmed is activated or armed is activated. (at least) In the Dutch translation that seems a bit odd. Just the term armed or disarmed would be enough. See below

The last term “ingeschakeld” wasn’t there in the past, untill recently.

Or did I make a setting which I shouldn’t have?

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@Rindler I have just checked but I can’t reproduce.
Does this happen for all devices?
Can you disable and re-enable the Only when a Surveillance Mode is active setting and check again?

@Henk_Renting you are right, it’s not really clear like this, I’ve changed it and it will be available in the next release.

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Now I feel stupid. Maybe it’s been like this all the time. Obviously the devices which are logged are the ones that have the setting “log”. They are not active in Armed or partially armed. I thought when I have selected to just log when the surveillance mode is active that those sensors would write to Heimdall dashboard, and not cause the alarm, but when the surveillance mode is disarmed that they wouldn’t be logged…

Great support @DaneedeKruyff! Thanks.
Keep up the good work!

@rindler Devices that have the setting Log will always log regardless of the Only when a Surveillance Mode is active setting(*). This setting is meant to prevent logging from devices with the Partial and Full setting when no Surveillance Mode is active.

(*) With the flow cards introduced in version 2.0.22 and 2.0.23 you can dynamically set the Log setting based on the Surveillance Mode like this:

@Henk_Renting Thanks!


Thanks for your help and explanation!

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Hello Danee,

I’m searching for a possibility to check the online state of my ABUS smoke sensors - to see if they are still connected to Homey or the zwave mesh.
I can’t see the time last seen in the development view (Z-Wave) or in the device itself. So I hoped to see the state in your app.
Perhaps this would be a reason to add smoke sensors?
-> see the state like time last seen, only in the devices/state page, not in the settings page (for alerts). I confirm, alers should be independent of arming with Heimdall.
-> check the last seen time with timeline comment like it is possible for motion sensors in the settings page.

So far my ideas…but perhaps you have another idea or app I haven’t ween yet where I can check the sensor state?

Thank you

Hi @RonnyW

You can see the last update from your sensors on the devices developer page where it is shown like this:

I have no plans to add this to Heimdall

Hello Danee.

Have one question/problem:
(Surveillance mode - SM)

When I change SM in the Homey to Armed then SM in the Homekit also changed for Armed - Everything fine and correct. But when I change Homey SM to the Disarmed, then SM in the Homekit changed to disable, and if I change Homey SM to Partially Armed, then SM in the Homekit changed to Home.

Ill use. Heimdall - ver 2.0,35 and HomeKit Sprut 3.1.0
Maybe you have any solution, or maybe im do something wrong?

Thank for your assistance and your time.