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Using the Fibaro Flood Sensor with VERA

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is very easy to add to VERA, but there are a couple of things you need to be aware of when adding and configuring it.

Adding the Fibaro Flood Sensor to VERA

  • Make sure the Sensor is within 1m of VERA and put VERA into Inclusion mode
  • Press the Sensor's Tamper button 3 times
  • Allow VERA to save its new settings and follow any instructions on screen
  • In VERA's DEVICES tab you will see the Fibaro Flood Sensor as a single icon with a message "Waiting for wakeup to configure device"

Fibaro Flood Sensor waiting for configurationFigure 1: Fibaro Flood Sensor waiting for configuration.

  • Press the Tamper switch 3 times to wake the Sensor
  • VERA will finish configuring the sensor - after a few seconds three icons will appear in VERA
    • Motion Sensor (with battery icon) - this is the actual Flood sensor and 'parent' device
    • Motion Sensor (no battery icon) - this is a child device of the main sensor (it has no real use so can be ignored, but not deleted)
    • Generic I/O - this shows as an On/Off switch (it can be configured to work as a temperature sensor - see later)
  • For further information on adding devices to VERA, take a look at APNT-48: Adding Devices to VERA

Fibaro Flood Sensor's three device icons in VERAFigure 2: Fibaro Flood Sensor's three device icons in VERA.

Changing the Generic I/O to a Temperature Sensor

The Generic I/O device created while adding the Flood Sensor to VERA can easily be changed to work as a temperature sensor.

  • Click on the Generic I/O's 'Wrench' icon
  • Go to its Advanced tab
  • Scroll down until you see the device_file row
  • Change this row to D_TemperatureSensor1.xml (you can copy/paste)
  • Close the window and click the red 'SAVE' button
  • Allow VERA to save its new settings
  • You may need to wake the Flood Sensor to enable it to accept its new configuration settings
  • Note: You only need to do this as the Flood Sensor's configuration is not fully supported by default in VERA 1.5.622

Changing the Generic I/O device to work as a temperature sensorFigure 3: Changing the Generic I/O device to work as a temperature sensor.

Configuring the Flood Sensor

When configuring the Flood Sensor, you should bare in mind the following points:

Only make configuration changes on the main Sensor device

The main sensor acts as the parent device - all configuration changes are made in the parent device and not in the temperature sensor or child devices. The only exception is the configuration step to change the Generic I/O device to a temperature (shown above).

Wake-up the Door/Window Sensor

Remember that the Sensor is a battery-powered device - it will spend most of its time asleep. Like all battery-powered devices it must be awake to accept new configuration settings. The best process to update the configuration settings is:

  • Make the changes in VERA and click 'SAVE'
  • In the Flood sensor's Settings tab click 'Configure node right now'
  • Then quickly press the Sensor's Tamper switch 3 times to wake the Sensor

Using the Flood Sensor in VERA

The Flood sensor will send an alert when it detects water or tilt motion and will regularly report temperature.

  • Water Detection 1 - VERA icon will change to red - this state change can be used in scenes
  • Water Detection 2 - The sensor sends a BASIC SET or ALARM frame to Association Group 1 - this can be used to directly activate associated devices
  • Tilt or Tamper - The sensor sends an ALARM GENERIC frame to Association Group 2 when the tmpaer switch or Tilt sensor is triggered
  • Temperature - The Sensor's temperature icon displays the temperature - this can be used in scenes

The Flood Sensor fully configuredFigure 4: The Flood Sensor fully configured.

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Updated: 20/02/14

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