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KNX experiance


#1

My homey loses connection with the KNX sometimes. I don´t know were it goes wrong but when it not work I have no messages on the bus when I am whatching the activety i ETS.
When I restart the KNX app in homey settings it mostley works fine again.
Any one else that have the same problem or have any suggestion on what to try?


#2

Either no-one is using the KNX-app or no-one have the same problem…
Not to hijack your thread - but I would like to hear if you think the app is any good - whats your experience? (besides your problems).


#3

Becides the connection problem I have right now I think it’s easy to set up.
I like the use with flows where you can build tour own scenarios in many many ways.
For example I did a simple welcome home button and a good night button using a viritual button in flows.
The downside I think is the big layout of the buttons in the app that you can’t change. Lets hope this is different egen the full V.2 is relest.
It can only do basic commands in the knx from homey like set temperature, switch and dimm lights, control curtains for example. You can not comunicate for example with a wetherstation.
I am novice on this so mabey There is ways of do more things with the knx that I don’t Know about.

But I defenetly think you schuld try it out.


#4

Did you contact Athom? mailto:support@athom.com


#5

I have KNX working now. Should be easy to set up with ETS, but most users do not have it. I did use the ETS diagnostic tools and was able to extract the addresses.

@Pettsson I also have occasional loss of connectivity. Most cases I was able to restart the KNX Homey app and get it working again. However just now I had to reset the Weinzierl 731.

So in general I am far from satisfied with Homey. The KNX solution is rudimentary and in experimental phase. Implementation requires too much effort. Connection is NOT reliable, where KNX in itself is VERY reliable (I have Hager).

Also a major flaw from Homey solution is you can not draw a map of the house with all devices. Compate this to other solutions eg. ComfortClick bOS. Much more mature and thought out.

I also strongly disagree with the V2.0 mobile only approach. Bad decision. Windows or iOS should be the configuration platform (due to larger screens and faster hardware), while the control can be via Android or iPhone next to Windows.

I am starting to regret my choice for Homey perhaps I should have chose a more expensive but more mature solution.


#6

Please stay on-topic. Off-topic posts will be deleted withouth further notice.


#7

What is not on-topic? Subject is KNX experience. My experience with Homey KNX is not very good.

I find your reaction offensive.

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#8

This all is not on-topic. If you have any problems with that please contact me via PM.