Setting up Somfy shades

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:03 pm
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Setting up Somfy shades

We are getting some new Somfy rollup shades installed and I am trying to figure out how to integrate them with Indigo. I've got the MyLink module that will at very least allow me to connect them to Alexa. What is the best way to connect them to Indigo. From what I've read so far it looks like I need an ADDITIONAL device to plug in to my Mini, but there are no USB ports available. Is there not just a simple plugin that will connect to the MyLink module?

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:28 pm
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

Hi,

I've few SOmfy and I think the best integration with Indigo is the zWave module ZRTSI:

https://www.somfysystems.com/products/1811265/zwave-to-rts-interface

This is a bridge between RTS and zWave. I think the API for the MyLink is not offcially available!

Thanks!

Joël

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:06 pm
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

If you have the my link ip interface you can just run a script from indigo and control them... works great
And there is a plug-in too but not sure it is out of beta

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:38 pm
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

This is what you do

You can set up a python script in a schedule or action - looks like this (for up) -- just replace the xxx in both auth and targetID with your info. And replace the IP 192.168.1.XX with yours. You don't need the commented out lines.... For the up command just change mylink.move.up to mylink.move.down

use embed python
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import telnetlib
payload = '{ "id":1, "method": "mylink.move.up", "params": { "auth": "xxx", "targetID" : "CCxxxxx.1"} }'
tn = telnetlib.Telnet ("192.168.1.XX", "44100")
# Write the JSON payload
tn.write(payload)
# Close the connection
tn.close()

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NOTE — You get targetID auth from the SOMFY IOS app - one is under integration and one is under info (tap the hamburger on the top left of the app to see choices) The current system ID (on the integration page) is what goes after auth. The ID (under info ) - is what goes after the target ID. I think you will need to add a .1 to it....

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:34 pm
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

Wow, I’ve never done any kind of scripting. I’ll see if I can figure that out! As far as the ZWAVE TO RTS INTERFACE that’s really pricey, that will probably be my second choice.

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Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 am
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

If you need any help just let me know, it is pretty easy and works great! And of course you should assigns a static IP to your MyLink device.

It will look like this.... you put your info in where the orange boxes are.
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 pm
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Re: Setting up Somfy shades

Great, thank you!

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