Figure 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
Figure 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