BeNext / iHome tag reader

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BeNext / iHome tag reader

Postby gertjuhh » 14 Nov 2013 15:47

Has anyone tried the BeNext tag reader?

Does it play nice with Z-Way?
How is your experience with this device and in what scenario have you used it?
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Re: BeNext / iHome tag reader

Postby droll » 25 Feb 2014 23:45

The Z-Way server revision 1.5.0 RC1 solves a problem with the user code (0x63 - COMMAND_CLASS_USER_CODE) that is needed to report to the z-way server the incorrectly entered codes, or the code of your badges you are using together with the tag reader.

If you want to have your tag reader sending an audible acknowledge after having entered a valid code (or having presented a known badge), you need to bind the alarm command (0x71 - COMMAND_CLASS_ALARM_V2) to a function that sends a binary switch command to the tag reader (for both the "home" and "away" events). Example:

zway.devices[<TagReaderId>][6][5].status.bind(function() { zway.devices[22].SwitchBinary.Set(true); });
zway.devices[<TagReaderId>][6][6].status.bind(function() { zway.devices[22].SwitchBinary.Set(true); });

Add these commands into a custom JS script. Starting with revision 1.5.0 RC1 the custom scripts cannot be declared anymore inside the config.json file. You need to modify the main JS script (main.js) to execute your custom script:


The team promised a UI to configure custom code in the future.
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Re: BeNext / iHome tag reader

Postby alibab » 10 Apr 2014 19:08

We have the same benext tag reader, and have some pb to configure it.
The device is correctly include in zwave network.
We have set some code with no pb, but we can't add rfid tag, when I send the rfid Iobtain this error :

zwave error
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.134] SETDATA = 0 (0x00000000)
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.135] SETDATA = 0 (0x00000000)
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.135] SETDATA = "ϑ+м"
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.135] SETDATA = True
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.136] SETDATA = Empty
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.143] Custom: bind usercode2 clavier.js : ��+�|
[2014-04-05 17:49:07.154] Node 11:0 CC UserCode: user code should be 4...10 characters, "��+�|" rejected!

The commandClass UserCode seem to reject the code greater than 10 characters. what must we do? where i'm wrong ? must we convert the tag code?

Another question for this module management :
I use openremote to manage it, but how can I memorise the current status of the alarm?, open remote can only make a http request and if I understand, the alarm report is only a bind, not a status.

Thk in advance for your response.
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Re: BeNext / iHome tag reader

Postby pofs » 14 Apr 2014 07:38

The restriction on code length is declared in UserCode CC specification. More than that, it must contain only ASCII characters.
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