HomeTroller S6 Getting Started Guide

HomeTroller S6 Getting Started Guide
HomeTroller S6 Getting Started Guide
Congratulations on your purchase! Your HomeTroller S6 is ready to put you in control
of your home. Please take a few minutes to read through this guide to familiarize
yourself with the steps required to set up your Z-Wave network and your HomeTroller.
STEP #1 – HomeTroller S6 Initial Setup
To begin using HS3 you will need to setup your HomeTroller S6. Follow these steps:
HomeTroller Hardware Installation
a) Unpack the HomeTroller and AC power supply.
b) Connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for initial set up. (The unit is also
accessible remotely using VNC, Remote Desktop, or find.homeseer.com)
c) Connect an Ethernet cable to your HomeTroller and to a network port on your
internet router. (Wifi can be configured if desired)
d) Connect the AC power adapter to your HomeTroller to begin the boot process. The HomeTroller will power on by
itself.
Accessing the HomeTroller Web Interface
Once the unit is set up you will want to access the web interface to set the system up. First you must register the unit
though. Please skip to Step 2 to access the HomeTroller remotely if you do not have a monitor and keyboard set up with
the S6 or are not local to the HomeTroller.
The method below should work with any browser on any device
(mobile or desktop).
a) Navigate to http://find.homeseer.com
b) Click the “Search” button. Your HomeSeer system should
now appear at the bottom.
c) Click the IP address hyperlink to access your system’s
web interface.
Registering your HomeTroller
You must register your unit to allow HS3 to boot up fully and automatically every time a restart occurs. Your licenseID
and password is located on the bottom of the unit. Note: License codes are included on a sticker on the bottom of your
HomeTroller SEL.
a)
b)
c)
d)
Go to the Tools dropdown navigation at the top and click on Setup.
Once the setup page loads, at the very top there is a License section. Click Register Online.
Enter your License ID and Password located on the bottom of the unit.
Once completed fill out the form and proceed to your next step.
Changing the Username and Password
The default username is: default and the default password is: default. It is highly recommended that you change the
username and password to something more secure. Please make sure to save this information.
a) Go to the Tools menu and click Setup.
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b) Click on the Network tab at the top and you will see a list under Web User Settings.
c) Enter a User Name and Password in to the respected fields and then choose the User Rights.
d) Click Add User once all fields have been completed. Click Delete to remove a User.
Updating Your HomeTroller S6 and Setting the Time Zone
Be sure to check for updates and install any that are available and set the time zone. To do this, follow these steps:
a)
b)
c)
a)
Upon HomeSeer booting it will check for updates.
You can either restart your HomeTroller or just restart HS3.
HomeSeer needs to be shut down once the update procedure begins.
Double click on the time in the bottom right of your screen in the system tray and then click Change Time Zone.
Restoring back to Factory Default
The HomeTroller S6 comes with a built in restore drive. This restore will set your system back to exactly how you
received it (factory default). Doing a system restore will reset your HomeTroller SEL back to factory default and wipe all
user data. WARNING: Make sure to make a backup of your HomeSeer HS3 folder (located C:\Program
Files(x86)\HomeSeerHS3) if you want to save anything from your previous HS3 install. All user data will be erased.
a)
b)
c)
d)
Attach a monitor and keyboard to your HT-S6.
Restart your HomeTroller.
Upon restart wait for the HomeSeer Start / Restore Menu to show.
Select the System Restore option.
e) Press Enter when it prompts to you select the restore option (ie S6_SYSTEMRESTORE_XXXXXX)
f) Your HomeTroller will restart once finished
STEP #2 – Local and Remote Access
Welcome to the new MyHomeSeer Remote. MyHS will allow you to access your
HS3 system from anywhere without having to touch your router. There are requires
for MyHS to work. HS3 must be version
3.0.0.97 or later. HSTouch Android client
requires 1.0.0.76 or later. Please make sure
to update to these versions. It is
recommended that you uninstall the
application and then reinstall it from the Play
Store/iTunes Store. (This guide assumes you
have HSTouch Server already set up. If you do
not, please refer to the HS3 Quick Start Guide
on setting that up). Now, let’s get started!
To begin using MyHSRemote you will need to
register your HS3 software with the connected service.
Registration
a) Once the HSTouch has finished installing, go ahead and open it up. You will
be prompted with a Log In to MyHS screen.
b) Click Register. Your default browser will come forward and load the
registration page.
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c) Enter in the preferred email address you would like to use to be tied
to your MyHS for the Account Email Address. This will later be used
as your MyHS username.
d) Enter a preferred Account Password. You will use this as the
password to enter in your MyHS settings.
e) The License ID you are asked for is your HS3 licenseID. The same
goes for your License Password. (For HomeTroller HS3 users, this is
located on the bottom of your unit. For HS3 Software users, this
information was emailed to you.)
f) Click Register. You will receive a confirmation on the next screen
unless errors are detected. You will also be emailed an email that
requires a confirmation. Click the link in the email.
Using VNC for Local or Remote Access
RealVNC is a freeware software tool that will allow you to access the Windows® interface of the HomeTroller from any
remote computer via home network (LAN) or the internet (WAN). The HomeTroller is shipped with RealVNC pre-installed
for remote access.
To Access the HomeTroller from Any Computer on your Home Network
1. Open any Java-compatible browser and in the address box enter HomeTroller:5900. Alternately, you may use
the LAN IP address for your HomeTroller. Example: 192.168.0.100:5900
2. If a security message appears, click the run button.
3. A small box titled “VNC Viewer: Connection Details”. Click ‘OK’ in this box.
4. Another small box titled “VNC Authentication” now appears. Use the password “hsthst” and hit the ‘enter’ key.
The Windows interface for the HomeTroller should now appear.
To Access the HomeTroller from Any Computer on the Internet
1. Open any Java-compatible browser and in the address box enter
http://[IP Address]:5800 (where [IP Address] represents the physical or virtual internet IP Address for your
HomeTroller). Example: 77.324.445.103:5900 or hmydomain.com:5900
2. If a security message appears, click the run button.
3. A small box titled “VNC Viewer: Connection Details”. Click ‘OK’ in this box.
4. Another small box titled “VNC Authentication” now appears. Use the password “hsthst” and hit the ‘enter’ key.
The Windows interface for the HomeTroller should now appear.
NOTE: If your internet connection is protected by a firewall or router, you’ll need to open port 5900 to allow internet
access to your HomeTroller. Check with your firewall or router manufacturer for details on how to do this.
NOTE: VNC Viewer can also be downloaded and used as an application on your remote computer to access your
HomeTroller.
STEP #3 – Installing Plug-ins
HomeSeer works with many different protocols. All of these protocols require a plug-in to be installed. There are
HomeSeer Tech plug-ins and many 3rd Party plug-ins. Please follow the instructions below on installing a plug-in or you
can click here to watch a video tutorial. Note: Some plug-ins will
be in the BETA section at the very bottom.
5. Locate the Plug-Ins drop down at the top of the screen.
With that dropdown click Manage.
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6. Click the yellow circle to right of the Additional Interfaces. This will present you with a list of categories. Each
category has a list of plug-ins that can be installed.
7. Click on the circle next to the category that you wish to expand.
8. Once you see the list of plug-ins, click the check box to the left of the plug-ins that you want to install. (You may
check more than one at a time.)
9. After you have selected the plug-ins you wish to
install, a Download and Install button will appear.
Click this button to proceed with the install.
10. You will be given a progress bar under the Installed
Plug-ins section indicating the status of the install.
11. You must now Enable your plug-ins to use them. Once
they are enabled they will be available to configure.
Some plug-ins will require you to enter a COM port
before going into the configuration pages.
12. To get to the configuration pages, go back to the top
where the plug-ins menu is and you will see a list of
your installed plug-ins. Within each plug-in there is
another menu that has a link to the configuration
pages.
STEP #4 – Adding a Z-Wave Controller
In order to control Z-Wave devices, such as light switches, thermostats, door locks and sensors, they must be added
into a Z-Wave “network”. Follow the steps below to add your Z-Wave controller and create a Z-Wave network. For a more
visual walkthrough, click here (http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=162907).
a) Go to the Plug-ins drop down menu and
hover over Z-Wave. Select Controller
Management.
b) Click the Add Interface button to begin the
management process.
c) You will now be prompted to add an
interface name, interface type, and the
COM port of the interface. A good naming scheme is either the name of the interface you are using or the
location of your Z-Wave controller (if you have multiple). The interface type corresponds to the type of Z-Wave
controller you are using. If you have using an IP2SL/WF2SL, select the Ethernet option.
d) Go ahead and click Add and let HomeSeer initialize the unit. Once initialized, you will be brought to a new
screen.
e) You must now enable the controller. Click the red circle with a line through it (“No symbol”) to enable it. You will
see a green checkmark if the interface enabled correctly.
f) To add another Z-Wave interface simply follow these instructions again.
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STEP #5 - Z-Wave Network Setup
In order to control Z-Wave devices, such as light switches, thermostats, door locks and sensors, they must be added
into a Z-Wave “network”. Follow the steps below to create your Z-Wave network and to add devices. Note: the steps
below assume you’ve already physically installed Z-Wave devices in your home.
Adding Z-Wave Devices (wall switches, receptacles, plug-in modules, sensors, door locks, etc)
a) From the web interface, use the pull down menus to navigate to the Z-Wave Controller Management page
(PLUG-INS > Z-Wave > Controller Management).
b) Locate the “Z-Wave Interfaces” area and expand your Z-Wave Controller section.
Open the “Actions:” menu and choose “Add/Include a Node”.
c) Click the ‘Start’ button below the Actions menu. Your HomeTroller is now in
inclusion mode and is ready to communicate with your device.
d) Activate the network button (or button sequence) on your device and observe the
inclusion process in the green log window. When done, you’ll receive an
acknowledgement such as “Finished.”. Your Z-Wave device is now removed from
your Z-Wave network!
Battery operated devices should be right next to the Z-Wave controller when adding. Door Locks should be no more
than 10 feett away when being added and should be removed first.
Removing Z-Wave Devices
Follow the procedure below to (a) reset the device to its factory settings or (b) remove the device from your Z-Wave
interface.
e) From the web interface, use the pull down menus to navigate to the Z-Wave Controller Management page
(PLUG-INS > Z-Wave > Controller Management).
f) Locate the “Z-Wave Interfaces” area and expand your Z-Wave Controller section. Open the “Actions:” menu and
choose “Remove/Exclude a Node”.
g) Click the ‘Start’ button below the Actions menu. Your HomeTroller is now in inclusion mode and is ready to
communicate with your device.
h) Activate the network button (or button sequence) on your device and observe the adding process in the green
log window. When done, you’ll receive an acknowledgement such as “DONE - Remove Node Operation is
Complete.” Your Z-Wave device is now removed from your Z-Wave network!
STEP #6 – Importing, Editing and Controlling Your Z-Wave Devices
Importing devices is only necessary if you are using the Aeon Labs Z-Stick to configure your Z-Wave network, otherwise
that step can be skipped. You’ll need to import that network into your HomeTroller, so that your devices can be
monitored and controlled. Here’s how to do that:
Importing Z-Wave Devices
b) From the web interface, use the pull down menus to navigate to the Z-Wave Controller Management page
(PLUG-INS > Z-Wave > Controller Management).
c) Locate the “Z-Wave Interfaces” area and expand the section of your Z-Wave Controller. Open the “Actions:”
menu and choose “Import Node Info from Controller and Scan Devices”.
d) Click the ‘Start’ button below the Actions menu. Your HomeTroller will now import your device information from
the Z-Stick. When done, you’ll receive an acknowledgement such as “Finished with Z-Wave device
synchronization”. Your Z-Wave devices may now be monitored and controlled from the HomeTroller!
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Editing and Controlling Your Z-Wave devices
a) From the web interface, use the pull down menus to navigate to the Device Management Page (VIEW > Device
Management). Click the “Show All” button in the upper right hand area of the page. A list of all your devices will
now be displayed.
b) To edit the name, location and other properties of any device, click the Name.
c) To control the device, use the buttons in the Control column.
d) The Last Change column specifies when the device was last controlled via locally, HS3 (manually or event), or
HSTouch.
e) The Address represents which Z-Wave network the device is added to and then the Node ID is after the hyphen.
f)
Configuring Device Settings
a)
b)
c)
d)
From the web interface, go to your Device Management page and click on the device you wish to configure.
Click on the Z-Wave tab.
Here you can Rescan, Remove, Test, Optimize, and Audit the node. Associations can also be set here.
Expanding the Settings section will allow you to change the wake-up interval for battery operated devices. Here
you will also see many settings for different parameters depending on the device.
e) Below the settings will be Associations which will be available for devices that support associations. Here you
can set up companion switches to work with Z-Wave associated master switches.
STEP #7 – Creating Automation Events
Simply put, an automation event consists of an action (or actions) that are set into motion by one or more triggers.
Example: Turning on lights at sunset. Trigger = sunset, Action = turning lights on. With HomeSeer, you can quickly and
easily create all the events you need. Here’s how to create the sunset event above:
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Creating Events
f)
From the web interface, use the
pull down menus to navigate to the
Events page (VIEW > Events).
g) Change the event group name from
“New Group” to “Lighting”.
h) Now expand the “New Event”
section and rename the new event
to “Lights on at Sunset”
i) In the shaded blue “Trigger”
section, choose “The Time Is…” and then select “The Time is Sunset”
j) If the shaded green “Actions” section, choose “Control a Device” and then select the device you wish to control
and the method of control (on / off) you wish to use. The resulting event will look like this:
STEP #8 – HSTouch Server Setup
After you have successfully connected to your Wi-Fi network, you will need to make sure HSTouch Server is properly set
up before connecting the client to your HomeSeer system. Follow the instructions below to set up HSTouch Server
(Below instructions are for Android).
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Go to the Plug-in’s menu within your HomeSeer Web Control and click on Manage.
If HSTouch Server is not installed follow these steps, otherwise skip to step f
Click on Additional Interfaces to expand the plug-in updater.
Scroll down to User Interfaces and expand that. Check the box next to HomeSeer HSTouch Server.
Scroll back up and click on Download and Install.
Now that HSTouch Server is installed you will need to enable it. Underneath the Enable column click on the red
toggle. It should become green with a check mark in it.
g) HSTouch Server is now enabled. You can now go into HSTouch on your device to configure HSTouch.
Setting Up IP Cameras
For setting up an IP Camera within HS3, follow the instructions below. Note that all Foscam IP Netcams will be
automatically detected by HS3 whereas other cameras will not.
a) Now that HStouch is enabled you should be able to go to Plug-ins->HSTouch Server->HSTouch.
b) At the bottom you will see an IP Camera section. All Foscam cameras will automatically show up here. Yoou will
need to enter the username and password for each camera.
c) For other branded cameras click the Green Plus to add a camera.
d) Here you can name the camera, add the snapshot url (this will include the username and password), and then
set up pan/tilt controls.
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STEP #9 – HSTouch Client Setup
Here you will configure your settings and connect to your HomeSeer system to allow for control from your device. Follow
the instructions below to set up the HSTouch Client. To configure these settings on iOS, go to the Settings app and
scroll down to HSTouch and proceed with step b.
a) HSTouch will prompt you to select a
server or settings. Click settings. (The first
launch will require an initial setup.) A
menu on the bottom right will pop up.
Click Settings again. (This menu can also
be used to switch between servers, go to
settings, or exit the app.)
b) Within the settings you are given multiple
options. Servers 1-4 allow you to
configure each server for different
locations.
c) Select the server you would like to have
as your Home setup.
d) Configure a Label for that HomeSeer
system. Click Address to enter the IP
Address or Domain of the HomeSeer
System.
e) Now that you have set up the connection
address, go ahead and enter in your
Username and Password for that server.
There is no need to change the port.
f) You can follow steps c-e for the remaining
3 connections.
g) If you go back to the main settings
screen, there are other options for setting
up HSTouch.
h) Connection Mode allows you to choose a
default connection for each time you start
HSTouch. (HSTouch will no longer prompt
to choose a connection at the beginning.)
i) Dim Systembar allows for the bottom
systembar to be dimmed. Font Scaling
allows for changing the scaling factor.
j) Auto Size allows for auto-sizing of the
project being used for your device. Client
Name will allow you to change the name
of your device’s HSTouch Client. (For use
with HSTouch Designer). Zipcode is used
for weather.
k) Now that your Client has been set up, go back to the Main Screen and go to the settings menu on the bottom
right. Click Exit. Now go to your app drawer and click HSTouch. This will allow for any changes to take place.
l) You are now ready to control your home via your device!
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Setting Up MyHS
The next step involves going into the HSTouch application and entering in your
Account Username and Account Password.
a) Open up the HSTouch application. It will give you the same prompt as
earlier to Log In to MyHS.
b) The email you used to register is your Username and the password you
used will be used as the Password.
c) Click Ok and HSTouch will now connect.
d) HSTouch will now always connect through MyHS when launching. This will
work from any location and any network.
Icon Legend for HS3
This is a list of the icons that are found in HS3 with a description of their function.
Note: Some buttons are multi-functional.
ICON
DESCRIPTION
Add / Delete
Copy Event
Standard Editing / Advanced Editing
Toggle Edit Mode
Enabled / Disabled
Error communicating
Expand / Collapse Section
Marked Devices Shown/Header and Menus Shown –
Marked Devices Hidden/Header and Menus Not Shown
Access Log Settings
Poll Devices for Status
Reset Layout to Default
Run Event
Devices Ungrouped / Grouped
Add a Keyword or Pair
Group Conditions are used / not being used
Expand Device Management Page / Collapse Device Management Page
*If you want to know what that button will do, just hover your cursor over the icon and small text will appear to provide
definition.
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Troubleshooting Your HomeTroller
All customers have lifetime support. Initially you have 30 Day Priority Phone Support and after that you have support
through our Help Desk (helpdesk.homeseer.com) and our community based Message Board (board.homeseer.com).
Symptom
Unit Won’t Power On
Unit Powers On But Won’t Boot
Z-Wave Devices Cannot Be Added
Into Z-Wave Network
HSDiscover Cannot Locate Device
Cause
Ac Adapter Unplugged
AC Adapter Bad
Power Cable Bad
USB Hardware Conflict
Software Failure
Hardware Failure
Device Was Previously Installed On
Another Z-Wave Network
Device Failure
Z-Stick Failure
HomeTroller Not Powered On
HomeTroller Not Fully Booted
HomeTroller Not Connected To LAN
Door Locks Won’t Add Or Can’t Be
Controlled
Inclusion Process Incorrect Or
Incomplete
Sensors Won’t Add Or Can’t Be
Monitored
All Other Problems
*Note that Add = Include, Remove = Exclude, and Copy = Replicate
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Solution
Plug-In Adapter
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Detach USB Device And Reboot
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Use “Remove Device” Procedure To
Reset Device, Then Try To Add
Replace Device
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Power Unit On
Wait 2 Minutes For Unit To Boot
Connect Unit To Router And Reboot
Remove Devices and Repeat
Procedure Outline In “Adding Battery
Powered Devices” Section
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