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[APP] DoorBird for Homey
DoorBird for HomeyApp Store Page: https://apps.athom.com/app/com.doorbird
Latest version - 2018-04-26 -- v2.2.1
- FIX: fixed a bug which would cause issues with notifications for DoorBirds paired on v2.2.0
Use Homey together with the DoorBird IP Video Door Station. Let the DoorBird notify Homey when the doorbell is rang or when motion is detected or use Homey to control the DoorBird and trigger the IR light or send a snapshot through email.
- [TRIGGER] Doorbell rang
- [TRIGGER] Motion detected
- [TRIGGER] Door opened
- [ACTION] Send snapshot through email
- [ACTION] Turn on IR light
- [ACTION] Open door through relay
Adding the DoorBird as device
After installation of the Homey app you need to add your DoorBird(s) as device in Homey. This requires you to enter the local IP address of the DoorBird and the credentials of a valid user account. This account can be created through the DoorBird smartphone app. Best is to use a seperate account for this. The IP address of the DoorBird can be found in your router, best is to have the router assign a static IP address for your DoorBird. During pairing of the device you will be able to test the connection and will see a snapshot if the connection has been tested succesfully.
Setting up notifications
For the doorbell alarm, motion alarm, doorbell rang, motion detected and door open trigger flow cards to work in Homey the DoorBird needs to be configured to send HTTP notifications based on these events to Homey. The DoorBird company recently changed they way this works (as of DoorBird firmware 0110). If you have added your DoorBird to Homey before 2018-02-20 follow these steps first.
- Open the DoorBird smartphone app, go to the administration area and select the user you have used to add your DoorBird to Homey
- Go the the permissions of this user and grant this user API-operator permissions
- Go back and select the HTTP calls option under the Favorites section, delete all legacy HTTP calls containing your Homey IP address
After these steps or when added a DoorBird for the first time follow these steps (make sure you have added your DoorBird as device within Homey using a user with API-operator permissions):
- Go to the DoorBird general settings within Homey under the settings section.
- Click the button to add the HTTP notication URL's and wait for the succesfull confirmation
- If you want to use the door open / relay trigger card also click the button to schedule the relay trigger event
- Open the DoorBird smartphone app, go to the administration area and select the '3D motion sensor settings' option
- Set the pause between alarm option to your preference (during the period no new events will be send to Homey)
- After that select the the 'Schedule for actions' option
- On this page select 'HTTP calls' from the top left icon pull down and select 'Homey Motion Trigger' from the top middle menu and click op the top left menu to fill the schedule (or configure it to your preference, this determines when the DoorBird will send motion events to Homey)
- Go back and select the option 'Schedule for doorbell'
- On this page select 'HTTP calls' from the top left icon pull down and select 'Homey Doorbell Trigger' from the top middle menu and click op the top left menu to fill the schedule (or configure it to your preference, this determines when the DoorBird will send doorbell events to Homey)
- Test your settings, everything should be setup now to receive events from your DoorBird within Homey
Setting up email
To be able to send snapshots through email you will need to configure an email account which sends out the email. In the general settings of the DoorBird app there is a section to configure your email account. Please pay attention to the extra information when adding a Gmail account, this requires you to use a specific app password which needs to be setup within your Google account.
Is it posible to send the video stream to chromecast with a future update?
To use doorbird with chromecast I need a URL with username and password in it. Don't know if it's possible
Do you have experience with the doorbird connected to a synology NAS system ?
Some question's i have:
I've found some information that 720p in the Synology system is not supported ? (link here)
Can you live view from the synology surveillance station ?
Can you use the motion detection from synology surveillance station?
How did your installation go with connecting to your old door "ring/bel"
Any other experience you can share i would like to buy one if it meets al my requirements.
I haven't tried it yet but it should work.
Have you seen this
Installation went well. I have changed the original wires from my old doorbel. I now use a utp cable.
The he doorbird is very big compared with the ring pro.
and the video is dark.
Yesterday I had some problems to connect the doorbird on my phone on 4g
And I have missed some notifications from the motion sensor.
but the the fact that they have a open API makes my happy
When hooked up with surveillance station it acts as a regular IP camera, so yes, motion detection events will also work.
I deceided to connect my DoorBird through Power over Ethernet (PoE). I was lucky my old doorbell was already connected through a UTP cable which saved me the time of having to replace the cable from the fusecloset to the doorbell. So I used the supplied materials to connect the DoorBird to the cable which only needs 4 wires connected (and some handy connectors are supplied). I connected 2 of the 4 remaining wires of the UTP cable to the regular doorbelll output of the DoorBird. Inside my fusecloset I split the UTP cable where the 4 wires of the DoorBird are connected to a PoE adapter which is hooked to power and my router and the other 2 wires I have connected to my exisiting doorbell transformator (beltrafo). So I have it power, have a cabled network connection and when somebody rings the doorbell my regular chime still rings as well. It took me some time to figure this out as I'm not very technical but in the end it only took about 45 minutes to get this setup.
About the dark picture, you can adjust the brightness through the app. The app itelf is pretty good. As Jovink mentioned, sunday and monday there where issues with the cloud of DoorBird which resulted in notifications not being send when using cloud connection. This has been fixed now but is something that should not happen, at least not to often (but all cloud based services deal with these issues).
- Can it be connected with the normal wire of current door bel? So replacing the current basic button and connect through the wire wich is already there.
- If Yes, do all the functions work over two wires?
And the power also needs two wires.
So the minimum is 4.
And you can choose for Ethernet that's needs another 4 wires.
New version 1.1.0 published in app store
And is your DoorBird connected through WiFi or through PoE?
The red triangle shows: connect ECONREFUSED 127.0.0.1:25
Ethernet connection is wired + separate power supply (2 wires)
DoorBird IP address is 10.0.1.11
DoorBird Homey App
This is a test email which confirms your email settings in the Homey DoorBird App are correct.
If it does show your settings, which provider are you using to send the email?
I was of the assumption that the "generic" "Email versturen" that I used in the flow as well contained the settings. It might be worth using those so one only need to setup the email settings once.
Again, many thanks and please continue issuing new versions with more functionality.
A happy user
Version 1.2.0 - 2017-04-01
Version 1.3.0 - 2017-04-12
Thanks for the great app @Phuturist
Just a question for saving snapshots to local network.
The mail function works well if the button is pushed, but it would be great if you can also save snapshots to local network when there is motion so my mailbox won't get full of pictures.
Is this possible, maybe with Telegram app or other?
In short, technically pretty much anything is possible but if you want to use the Doorbird as security cam to monitor motion then the Doorbird app for Homey might not be the best solution as motion snapshots will have to be saved elsewhere. Either in your mail, on a webserver with a script or in the cloud.
The best local solution for using the Doorbird as security cam is using the ONVIF stream with software to monitor this stream and has the capability to save snapshots and send alerts on it's own. You would need a local webserver and for instance something like this: https://sourceforge.net/projects/onvifdm/ or a Synology NAS with Surveillance Station.
Think ill go for Surveillance Station, i have a Synology DS213 which is some years old and to slow, so maybe a good excuse finally for a new one
But i'm waiting a few weeks, maybe around this time of year they come with a new model, otherwise i'll go for that one.