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Idea: keypad app


#1

I have an idea for an app for homey. I do not know if it is technically possible, but it seems convenient to me. I would like to have an app that installs a numeric keypad on the devices page and that I can then create a code for multiple users on the settings page. if I have done that I can use the code panel to start eg heimdall flows and the presence status of my house can change. unfortunately I do not have any programming knowledge, so I hope there is a developer who could help me with this.


#2

I`ve ordered this keypad at aliexpress, and are going to build a Fibaro binary switch into it and connect it to Heimdall app.


#3

And with this you could either unlock the entire lock (nuki for example) or maybe just open a key lock case? Is this what you are getting at, because I very much would like to see something like this.


#4

Not going to use it with a lock (too unsecure for me), but as surveilance system with Heimdall app - to arm and disarm.

But you should could do it, just some flows that has to be done.


#5

Yes maybe combine it with presence oid but the device looks pretty neat


#6

Lets see, haven´t got it yet.


#7

picture wise :wink: if you could make some real life pictures, it would be great!


#8

I`ll do that, hopefully I get it within 14 days :blush:


#9

Be careful with connecting it with to the Fibaro Binary Switch. The panel outputs the operating voltage on the switching contacts while the Fibaro Binary Switch would basically require a push button on its contacts. I have not tried connecting mine because of it and am awaiting some optocouplers.
I’m not saying you need an optocoupler, but I don’t want to risk frying my Fibaro Binary Switch.


#10

Is excatly what I`m going to use :slight_smile:


#11

If you get it to work, can you please make a how to (photo) tutorial of the binary connected to the keypad? I’m totally not technicall, but I like this sullotion a lot.

And maybe a small tutorial of a flow?
Many thanks in advance. I made a bookmark for this thread.

Greetings,
David