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Repository for all things related to SmartThings.

  • SmartThing Node Proxy
    • Envisalink Vista TPI Plugin
    • AlarmDecoder AD2USB Plugin
    • Russound RNET Plugin
    • Monoprice 6-Zone Amplifier Plugin
  • SmartThings SmartApps
    • Honeywell Security
    • Russound RNET
    • Monoprice MPR6Z
    • Blink Home Monitoring
    • Yamaha Network Receiver

SmartThings Node Proxy

Node JS proxy service for connecting SmartThings apps and devices via local LAN to anything. Built the service as I needed to connect to a Russound multi-zone controller/amplifier via RS-232 and this seemed the easiest. Extended the service to connect to a Honeywell Ademco alarm system via Envisalink TPI all on local LAN. The service accepts inbound HTTP calls from your SmartThings apps and devices and is setup to support HTTP NOTIFY callbacks to SmartThings. This allows you to connect apps and devices to things asynchronously and not require refresh or polling from SmartThings to obtain status. This also allows you to setup local LAN communication between devices and forego the SmartThings cloud service for callbacks using OAUTH. Plugin support is available, allowing you to extend the functionality of the service.

Config

config.json
{
  "port": 8080,                   // REQUIRED: SmartThings Node Proxy service port
  "authCode": "secret-key"        // REQUIRED: Auth code used to gain access to SmartThings Node Proxy
  "notify": {
    "address": "192.168.2.31",    // OPTIONAL (will be set automatically): See /subscribe route below
    "port": "39500"               // OPTIONAL (will be set automatically): See /subscribe route below
  }
}

Installation

  1. Install Node
  2. Download smartthings-nodeproxy to local folder
  3. Download and install all package dependencies:
cd ~/smartthings-nodeproxy
npm install
  1. Rename config.json.sample to config.json
  • Set port
  • Set authCode
  1. Create folder ~/smartthings-nodeproxy/plugins
  2. Copy desired plugins in to plugins folder
  3. Download and install plugin dependencies:
npm run install:<plugin>
  1. Start the server:
npm run start
  1. Open a browser and test access:
http://<proxy-ip>:<port>

Usage

Routes

/

Default root which can be used to test if the service is up and running.

/subscribe/<host:port>

Called by the SmartThings app/device to set the callback/notify host address and port. This will usually be set to the SmartThings Hub IP and port. The notify host address and port will be saved to the config file.

Plugins

All plugins located in the ./plugins folder will be automatically loaded by the SmartThings Node Proxy.

  • To include a plugin, place it in the ./plugins folder.
  • To exclude a plugin, remove it from the ./plugins folder.

Configuration data for the plugins is also stored in the config.json configuration file.

Callback / Notifications

A plugin can post data to the SmartThings Hub asynchronously via an HTTP NOTIFY. The notify() method is exposed to a plugin by the SmartThings Node Proxy, to be used for this purpose. The plugin can call the notify() method to post data back to the SmartThings Hub whenever an update or change of state is required. It is the responsibility of the corresponding SmartThings app/device to process the notification.

Generic Plugin

SmartThings Node Proxy sample plugin with corresponding SmartThings SmartApp and DeviceType. The Generic plugin was built to demonstrate how the system interacts with SmartThings and also provide a template for building new plugins, SmartApps and DeviceTypes that leverage the power of the SmartThings Node Proxy. The plugin itself, the SmartApp and DeviceType are considered barebones, with minimum functionality so highlight how the the pieces tie together. The plugin provides the following functionality, showing how the system integrates with SmartThings;

  1. Generic Plugin will listen at http://stnp_ip_address:port/plugins/generic/ AND echo back the message
  2. Generic SmartApp will route inbound messages to Generic Device AND route outbound messages to SmartThings Node Proxy
  3. Generic Device will submit a message to Generic SmartApp (parent app) to send to STNP AND update the tiles with any message received and flip the on/off switch

Envisalink Vista TPI Plugin / AlarmDecoder AD2USB

SmartThings Node Proxy plugin to connect over local lan to a Honeywell / Ademco Vista 20p alarm panel.

Supports the following zone types:

  • Door, Window Contact
  • Motion Sensor
  • Smoke Detector

Supports the following actions:

  • Arm Away
  • Arm Stay
  • Arm Instant
  • Disarm
  • Chime
  • Zone Bypass

Config

config.json
{
  "envisalink": {
    "address": "192.168.1.11",    // OPTIONAL (can be set via SmartApp): Address of Envisalink Vista TPI module
    "port": "4025",               // OPTIONAL (can be set via SmartApp): Envisalink port - default is 4025
    "password": "user",           // OPTIONAL (can be set via SmartApp): Envisalink password - default is user
    "securityCode": "1234",       // OPTIONAL (can be set via SmartApp): Security code to arm/disarm the panel

    "panelConfig": {              // REQUIRED: Set this to define partitions and zones
      "type": "discover",
      "partitions": [
        {"partition": 1, "name": "Security Panel"}
      ],
      "zones": [
        {"zone": 1, "type": "smoke", "name": "Smoke Detector"},
        {"zone": 2, "type": "contact", "name": "Front Door"},
        {"zone": 3, "type": "contact", "name": "Back Door"},
        {"zone": 4, "type": "contact", "name": "Kitchen Door"},
        {"zone": 5, "type": "contact", "name": "Kitchen Window"}
      ]
    }
  }

  "ad2usb": {
    "serialPort": "COM2",         // RS-232 port connected to AD2USB
    "securityCode": "1234",       // OPTIONAL (can be set via SmartApp): Security code to arm/disarm the panel

    "panelConfig": {              // REQUIRED: Set this to define partitions and zones
      "type": "discover",
      "partitions": [
        {"partition": 1, "name": "Security Panel"}
      ],
      "zones": [
        {"zone": 1, "type": "smoke", "name": "Smoke Detector"},
        {"zone": 2, "type": "contact", "name": "Front Door"},
        {"zone": 3, "type": "contact", "name": "Back Door"},
        {"zone": 4, "type": "contact", "name": "Kitchen Door"},
        {"zone": 5, "type": "contact", "name": "Kitchen Window"}
      ]
    }
  }
}

Installation

  1. Verify that Envisalink EVL is correctly configured and functional with EyezOn.
  2. Verify envisalink.js plugin is in ./plugins folder
  3. Edit config.json
  • Remove all comments
  • Set envisalink configuration settings
  1. Restart the SmartThings Node Proxy service using the included script:
./restart.me
  1. Check log files to verify startup and connectivity to the Envisalink Vista TPI module

Russound RNET Plugin

SmartThings Node Proxy plugin to connect over RS-232 to Russound multi-zone controller such as CAA66, CAM66, CAV66, etc.

Supports by default 6 zones and 6 sources. The Russound multi-zone controller must support RNET over RS-232.

Supports the following actions:

  • Zone ON/OFF
  • Source assignment
  • Volume level
  • Bass level
  • Treble level
  • Loudness
  • Balance

Config

config.json
{
  "rnet": {
    "serialPort": "/dev/usbser",  // REQUIRED: RS-232 port connected to Russound controller
    "sources": [                  // REQUIRED: Set this to define sources
      "Sonos",
      "Airplay",
      "Apple TV",
      "Source 4",
      "Source 5",
      "Source 6"
    ],
    "controllerConfig": {         // REQUIRED: Set this to define zones
      "type": "discover",
      "zones": [
        {"zone": 0, "name": "Family Room"},
        {"zone": 1, "name": "Kitchen"},
        {"zone": 2, "name": "Living Room"},
        {"zone": 3, "name": "Patio"},
        {"zone": 4, "name": "Dining Room"},
        {"zone": 5, "name": "Office"}
      ]
    }
  }
}

Installation

  1. Verify rnet.js plugin is in ./plugins folder
  2. Edit config.json
  • Remove all comments
  • Set rnet configuration settings
  1. Restart the SmartThings Node Proxy service using the included script:
./restart.me
  1. Check log files to verify startup and connectivity to the Russound controller. NOTE: if you do not know the name of the USB serial device, check the logs after service startup as the plugin will dump a list of known/detected USB serial devices for you to identify.

Monoprice 6-Zone Amplifier Plugin

SmartThings Node Proxy plugin to connect over RS-232 to Monoprice multi-zone controller such as MPR-SG6Z (10761).

Supports by default 6 zones and 6 sources. Zones are numbered with the controller ID (1) in the 10s position. Might work on stacks with controllers 2 and 3 for up to 18 zones.

Supports the following actions:

  • Zone ON/OFF
  • Source assignment
  • Volume level
  • Bass level
  • Treble level
  • Mute
  • Balance
  • Do Not Disturb

Config

config.json
{
  "mpr6z": {
    "serialPort": "/dev/usbser",  // REQUIRED: RS-232 port connected to Monoprice controller
    "baudRate": 9600,             // REQUIRED: Baud rate supported by controller
    "sources": [                  // REQUIRED: Set this to define sources
      "Sonos",
      "Airplay",
      "Apple TV",
      "Source 4",
      "Source 5",
      "Source 6"
    ],
    "controllerConfig": {         // REQUIRED: Set this to define zones
      "type": "discover",
      "zones": [
        {"zone": 11, "name": "Family Room"},
        {"zone": 12, "name": "Kitchen"},
        {"zone": 13, "name": "Living Room"},
        {"zone": 14, "name": "Patio"},
        {"zone": 15, "name": "Dining Room"},
        {"zone": 16, "name": "Office"}
      ]
    }
  }
}

Installation

  1. Verify mpr-sg6z.js plugin is in ./plugins folder
  2. Edit config.json
  • Remove all comments
  • Set mpr6z configuration settings
  1. Restart the SmartThings Node Proxy service using the included script:
./restart.me
  1. Check log files to verify startup and connectivity to the Monoprice controller. NOTE: if you do not know the name of the USB serial device, check the logs after service startup as the plugin will dump a list of known/detected USB serial devices for you to identify.

SmartThings SmartApps

Honeywell Security

SmartApp and Devices to support full SmartThings integration with the Honeywell / Ademco Vista 20p alarm panel. This will allow you to view status of the zones, view the status of the alarm panel and arm/disarm the panel, as well as integrate with the SmartThings Smart Home Monitor. The SmartApp and Devices communicate with the alarm panel via the SmartThings Node Proxy Envisalink plugin (pictured below). Make sure that you have the SmartThings Node Proxy and Envisalink plugin installed and working before adding the SmartApp and Devices to SmartThings.

SmartThings Hub <-> SmartThings Node Proxy <-> Envisalink plugin <-> Envisalink Vista TPI module <-> Honeywell / Ademco Vista panel

Installation

SmartThings IDE GitHub Integration

If you have not set up the GitHub integration yet or do not know about it, take a look at the SmartThings documentation here. Note that if you do not have a GitHub account or are not familiar with GitHub, the manual method of installation is recommended.

  1. Add a new repository with user redloro, repository smartthings, and branch master. This can be done in either the "My Device Handlers" or "My SmartApps" sections
  2. Go to "My Device Handlers". Click "Update from Repo". Select the "smartthings" repository. You should see the device types in the "New (only in GitHub)" section. Check both boxes next to them. Check the "Publish" checkbox in the bottom right hand corner. Click "Execute Update".
  3. Go to "My SmartApps". Click "Update from Repo". Select the "smartthings" repository. You should see the SmartApp in the "New (only in GitHub)" section. Check both boxes next to them. Check the "Publish" checkbox in the bottom right hand corner. Click "Execute Update".
  4. In your mobile app, tap the "Marketplace" , go to "My Apps" in "SmartApps" tab, set up the "Honeywell Security SmartApp":
  • SmartThings Hub: REQUIRED
  • SmartThings Node Proxy: REQUIRED to connect to the SmartThings Node Proxy
  • Envisalink Vista TPI: OPTIONAL as this can also be set in config.json
  • Security Panel: OPTIONAL as this can also be set in config.json
  • Smart Home Monitor: OPTIONAL integration with SmartThings Smart Home Monitor
  1. Done! Note that all the zones defined in config.json will be loaded 10 seconds after the SmartApp is configured and all the devices should show up under your Things. If the zones/devices do not show up, simply open the SmartApp again and hit done to force a refresh of the zones/devices.

In the future, should you wish to update, simply repeat steps 2 and 3. The only difference is you will see the device types/SmartApp show up in the "Obsolete (updated in GitHub)" column instead.

Manual Installation
  1. Create a new SmartApp and use the code from honeywell-security.groovy
  2. Create the following new Device Handlers:
  1. Add the Honeywell Security SmartApp from the SmartThings marketplace
  2. Configure the SmartApp
  • SmartThings Hub: REQUIRED
  • SmartThings Node Proxy: REQUIRED to connect to the SmartThings Node Proxy
  • Envisalink Vista TPI: OPTIONAL as this can also be set in config.json
  • Security Panel: OPTIONAL as this can also be set in config.json
  • Smart Home Monitor: OPTIONAL integration with SmartThings Smart Home Monitor
  1. Done! Note that all the zones defined in config.json will be loaded 10 seconds after the SmartApp is configured and all the devices should show up under your Things. If the zones/devices do not show up, simply open the SmartApp again and hit done to force a refresh of the zones/devices.

Russound RNET and Monoprice MPR6Z

SmartApp and Devices to support full SmartThings integration with a Russound multi-zone controller. This will allow you to view status of the zones and perform actions against the controller. The SmartApp and Devices communicate with the audio controller via the SmartThings Node Proxy Russound RNET plugin (pictured below). Make sure that you have the SmartThings Node Proxy and Russound RNET plugin installed and working before adding the SmartApp and Devices to SmartThings.

These instructions are nearly identical for integrating the Monoprice device.

SmartThings Hub <-> SmartThings Node Proxy <-> Russound RNET plugin <-> Russound multi-zone controller

Installation

  1. Create a new SmartApp and use the code from russound-rnet.groovy or monoprice-sg6z.groovy
  2. Create a new Device Handler and use the code from russound-zone.groovy or mpr6z-zone.groovy
  3. Add the Russound RNET (Monoprice) SmartApp from the SmartThings marketplace
  4. Configure the SmartApp
  • SmartThings Hub: REQUIRED
  • SmartThings Node Proxy: REQUIRED to connect to the SmarThings Node Proxy
  1. Done! Note that all the zones defined in config.json will be loaded 10 seconds after the SmartApp is configured and all the devices should show up under your Things. If the zones/devices do not show up, simply open the SmartApp again and hit done to force a refresh of the zones/devices.

Blink Home Monitoring

SmartApp and Devices to support basic SmartThings integration with a Blink Monitoring System. This will allow you to view status of the monitoring system and arm/disarm the system, as well as integrate with the SmartThings Smart Home Monitor

Installation

  1. Create a new SmartApp and use the code from blink-home-monitoring.groovy
  2. Create a new Device Handler and use the code from blink-monitor.groovy
  3. Add the Blink Home Monitoring SmartApp from the SmartThings marketplace
  4. Configure the SmartApp
  • SmartThings Hub: REQUIRED
  • Blink Credentials: REQUIRED to connect to the Blink monitoring system
  • Smart Home Monitor: OPTIONAL integration with SmartThings Smart Home Monitor
  1. Done!

Yamaha Network Receiver

SmartApp and Device to support basic SmartThings integration with a Yamaha Network Receiver and natively support multi-zone control. This will allow you to view the status of each zone and the following actions:

  • Zone Status (on/off)
  • Zone Source
  • Zone Volume Control
  • Zone Mute (on/off)
  • Zone Party Mode (on/off)

Installation

  1. Create a new SmartApp and use the code from yamaha-receiver.groovy
  2. Create a new Device Handler and use the code from yamaha-zone.groovy
  3. Add the Yamaha Network Receiver SmartApp from the SmartThings marketplace
  4. Configure the SmartApp
  • SmartThings Hub: REQUIRED
  • Yamaha Receiver IP: REQUIRED to connect to the Yamaha Network Receiver
  • Yamaha Receiver Zones: REQUIRED zones that your Yamaha Network Receiver is capable of supporting
  1. Done!
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