I finally got my Axis Network 8004 and 8005 doorbells to work with Homey & Webhook Manager App.
Here is a short “how to”
1. Install Webhook Manager App
Webhook Manager support URL GET’s - so http://url.com/xyz/&agument=1&argument2=data2
That means you can call URL’s that then turn into something usable in homey
Once you have installed Webhook manager - go to the settings page and select Webhook Manager.
There it will show you how to implement it - and it shows URLS. Make note of the main URL and the token and write them down.
So this is the example - you URL data will look different:
https://webhooks.athom.com/webhook/57274085acb3bd6d24b3d200/?token=[your token here]&event=your_event_name_here&data1=data_field_1_here&data2=data_field_2_here&data3=data_field_3_here
Now take the base URL:
And the token :
[your token here]
2. Create a flow with Webhooks Manager as the trigger. Enter an event name - I named mine “Doorbell”. Webhooks
Manager supports up to 3 arguments - so I use the “data1” argument as the door (Front Door or Back Gate)
Then I made a phone notification to my phone - with
[[data1]] doorbell has rung (data1 arg dragged to notification)
3. Now time to setup Axis Door bell. It is a very versatile doorbell with good camera quality and works with SIP/IP etc.
Go to the Axis Setup web page and click on [Events] then [Recipients]
Setup as shown below where the URL is the main url you extracted above with NO trailing ‘/’
Name is one you choose:
Type : set to
URL: enter the BASE URL
Don’t test the URL yet!! It wont work without the TOKEN & arguments!
Now click [Close].
Now click on "[Action Rules] and then [Add]
First give it a [NAME] (Mine is Homey Call)
Then under [Condition] set
First line - to ‘Input Signal’
2nd line to ‘Digital Input Port’
3rd Line to ‘Call Button (Port 1)’
And that is it for the trigger. You can experiment with other things yourself.
Now jump to the [Actions] part:
Set [Type] to ‘Send Notification’
Select the Recipient as the one you defined earlier (Mine is called ‘HomeyMSG’
DO NOT put anything in to the Message Paramter - leave it blank. But go and define your own.
So *Custom Parameters to be created:
- token - set to the [TOKEN] value from step one
- event - set to the name of your event (mine is Doorbell)
- data1 - set to (in my case) the “name” of the doorbell as I have two.
Now you can click the View URL - and try to open it.
If everything is working you should get a and open web page with a simple [OK] message on it - and a notification on your phone.
If you get “ok but no matches” as the response - try to restart the Webhooks manager in the Homey app (and then double check your tokens are still the same!) - or check your Webhooks Flow setup!
I hope this helps someone have a great day.