HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:14 am
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HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

homebridge/HomeKit/Siri was working great when I started using it.

Now I have a situation where I say "Turn off Bedroom Light" and instead, it turns off the Kitchen Light. It has the wrong devices in HomeKit, vs what I have in Indigo.

How can I fix this? Thanks!

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:21 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

Some more data: If I open a HomeKit app, and look at the devices, they show up as 'Bedroom Light', but then when I click in to look at it, the 'Name' is listed as some different device completely.

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:27 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

I've had this issue as well, I first noticed it yesterday on all of my various iPhones and iPads. I restarted Homebridge twice and it didn't resolve, but my Eve app worked fine - that indicated that it's likely a Siri issue rather than purely a Homekit issue since Eve uses Homekit. After restarting Homebridge again and restarting one of my devices it seemed to go away.

I had experienced the same problem as you, I told Siri to turn on one device and a whole different device toggled.

All that being said, however, I did notice that one of my devices no longer would listen to commands at all, yet it worked in Eve. Siri always tells me she can't do that or "beyond her abilities" no matter what I say, yet Eve toggles it 100% accurately each time. Interestingly I added another device to Homekit that was a duplicate of the one not working and it didn't work either but the original one started working again - once I deleted my duplicate device (thinking all was well again) the original device broke again. This device that is no longer working worked perfectly for the couple of weeks that I had it in Homekit - so I think there's probably some kind of Siri change that Homebridge might need to incorporate.

Even just now I can ask Siri to do something with "Fireplace" and she pukes, but Eve will manage it just fine.

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:38 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

I had that issue a couple of times on iOS 9, but not (yet) had it in 10. Not that I'd recommend running that to fix a simple HomeKit issue.

Computer says no.

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:12 pm
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

I'm not sure if it's Homebridge-Indigo or Homebridge but the more devices I add to Homebridge the more devices just don't get recognized when I ask Siri. Case in point:

I have a device called Fireplace (ID 9341080) that Siri can't figure out and a device called Bedroom Deck (ID 85482761) that Siri can't figure out either. As you can see in the configuration, both these device ID's are being included (as indicated by the >>>><<<<, which is obviously NOT part of the config):

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"platforms": [
      {
         "platform": "Indigo",
         "name": "Indigo",
         "protocol": "http",
         "host": "127.0.0.1",
         "port": "8176",
         "path": "",
         "username": "",
         "password": "",
         "includeActions": true,
         "includeIds": ["1848934248", "228365860", >>>>"85482761"<<<<, "360930781", "1418968733", "393330899", >>>>"9341080"<<<<, "1517070290", "239040041", "374453874", "1710867272", "176004284", "840587606", "96740477", "969031306", "1021929362", "257473424", "507775184", "155506350", "1506273063", "170811618", "1010303036", "1183723174", "65853876", "1991190274", "1575464533", "1851465922", "683392491", "295276758", "1482477009", "510097113", "992524158", "810522988", "1507128055", "1656044892", "429276324"],
         "treatAsSwitchIds": ["374453874", "840587606", "96740477", "1506273063", "170811618", "1183723174", "1575464533", "1851465922", "510097113", "1507128055"],
         "treatAsLockIds": ["1517070290"],
         "treatAsGarageDoorIds": ["239040041"],
         "treatAsWindowCoveringIds": ["1848934248", "228365860", "1418968733", "969031306", "1248214404", "58342682", "1728004157", "1640537714"],
         "thermostatsInCelsius": false,
         "accessoryNamePrefix": ""
      }
   ],

   "accessories": [
   ]
}


Now the Fireplace stopped working a couple of days ago after working perfectly since it was added - I don't recall if I added more devices and that is when it broke or what. The Bedroom Deck was just added and while it doesn't work the other four devices I added at the same time with similar names (Side Deck, Main Deck) DO work, so it's quite a mystery. There is nothing special either of these devices, they aren't being treated as locks, windows or anything else, just plain-Jane devices being consumed by Homebridge-Indigo.

Side Note: In both cases, the Fireplace and Bedroom Deck, the Eve app will toggle them on and off without any issue.

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Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:38 pm
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

Siri has some serious issues since a few days for me too.

viewtopic.php?f=191&t=16584

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:08 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

One thing I did was add fingscan devices (a bunch) and DSC alarm devices (another bunch) before it started acting weird.

So I went ahead and excluded all of those, and then re-creatd my home. So far it's looking good.

It would be nice if I could just specify a certain type of device in homebridge to ignore. (IP-Device for fingscan, for example.)

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:39 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

blysik wrote:
It would be nice if I could just specify a certain type of device in homebridge to ignore.

That's coming, I'm working on a plugin that will do that.

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Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:31 pm
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

So, a new development in this saga...

This does seem to be Siri has gotten dumber. While messing around with my "Fireplace" light, I couldn't get Siri to find "Fireplace" in my Homekit, but if I say "Fireplace Light" (even though the device in Indigo is simply called "Fireplace") then it works every time. Still doesn't work for my "Bedroom Deck" but it's a start.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:12 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

Siri is a mess right now.

I can't even say open window blinds anymore. I have to set it to 100%...

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:11 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

Well, Homekit is still relatively beta and IOS 10 is just around the corner so lets just hope it's all about IOS 10 updates that make it a bit less useful under 9 or something. I'll bet that Cook's decision to remove the gun emoji with a water gun emoji has a lot to do with Siri not working, she's pissed about being having to be more politically correct.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:13 am
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Re: HomeKit and Indigo out of sync?

*Aims water pistol at C4W* I'll have you know Siri is pro gun control.. as far as she's concerned "The right to bear arms" means you're allowed to look all hairy and grizzly.

Computer says no.

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