FIBARO Smart Home Bot – Frequently Asked Questions

FIBARO Smart Home Bot allows you to control lights, blinds/shutters, cameras, thermostats, sensors, scenes and even more with Messenger app.

Requirements

  • FIBARO Home Center 2 or Home Center Lite with firmware 4.160 or newer,
  • FIBARO ID account with Home Center added (FIBARO ID is an account that allows you to use all FIBARO services with one profile),
  • Facebook/Messenger.com account.

Regional accessibility and languages supported

  • FIBARO Smart Home Bot is available in English, but other language versions will be available soon
  • Integration can be used with both mobile and browser interface versions of Messenger.

Questions


FIBARO Smart Home Bot is an online text bot which allows you to control your FIBARO Home Center system by the Facebook/Messenger.com platform.


To control your system with FIBARO Smart Home Bot you need:
– FIBARO Home Center 2 or Home Center Lite with firmware 4.160 or newer,
– FIABRO ID account with Home Center added (FIBARO ID is an account that allows you to use all FIBARO services with one profile),
– Facebook/Messenger.com account.


FIBARO ID is an account that allows you to use many FIBARO services with one profile.


You can control FIBARO system with Messenger App and Messenger Lite App.


You can use it in a web browser as well as in the apps.


It is possible to use FIBARO Smart Home Bot through Messenger.com – apps (iOS and Android) and through the web browser.


One FIBARO ID account can be connected with many Facebook/Messenger.com accounts.


“Get started” and then “login”.


There are some device names that we don’t recommend. Don’t use words such as “scene, light, list, turn, switch etc.” as a device name. It is also not recommended to use the same word in various names (like “kitchen” as a room and “kitchen lights” as a device).


Yes, you can use one FIBARO Smart Home Bot to control all gateways connected to your FIBARO ID account.


Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite with firmware 4.160 or newer.


You can control lights, blinds/shutters, cameras, sensors, scenes and more.


You: “Discover [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows].”
Bot: “Start controlling Your home.”


Yes, by adding multiple Home Center controllers to one FIBARO ID and selecting one to control with “Tell FIBARO to list Home Center devices” command.


You can control them by or using room name from your FIBARO System. Alternatively you can create scenes that control multiple devices.


Devices are refreshed with every inquiry. You can also use “Discover devices” command to refresh them instantly.


Make sure that:

– Your Home Center is properly connected to Remote Access via FIBARO ID.
– Your Home Center is on the list of connected gateways on home.fibaro.com.
– Your Home Center is updated to version 4.160 or newer.

You can also try to use again the command: “Discover devices/List my devices.” and then choose your Home Center device.


For your safety FIBARO Smart Home Bot service does not allow to control devices connected with security. Devices of types listed below and scenes that control such devices will not be discovered:
– Doorlocks (e.g. Kwikset, Shlage)
– Intercoms (e.g. Mobotix, Helios)
– Alarms (e.g. Satel, DSC)
– Security sensors and barriers (e.g. motion sensors, door sensors)
– Virtual Devices


You: “Activate the scene [scene].”
Bot: “[Scene] scene activated. How else can I help you?”


You: “Turn on the [device].”
Bot: “[device] turned on. How else can I help you?”


You: “Turn off the [device].”
Bot: “[device] turned off. How else can I help you?”


You: “Turn on all lights.”
Bot: “All lights turned on. How else can I help you?”

You: “Turn off all lights.”
Bot: “All lights turned off. How else can I help you?”

You: “Turn on lights in the [room].”
Bot: “Lights in [room] turned on. How else can I help you?”

You: “Turn off the lights in the [room].”
Bot: “Lights in [room] turned off. How else can I help you?”

You: “Set all lights to [x] percent.”
Bot: “All lights are set to [x] percent. How else can I help you?”

You: “Set lights in the [room] to [x] percent.”
Bot: All lights in [room] set to [x] percent. How else can I help you?


You: “List all [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows].”
Bot: “The list of all [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows]: [list of names]”


You: “Is the [door or window] closed?”
Bot: “Yes. How else can I help you?”

You: “Are any doors or windows open at home?”
Bot: “Yes, some doors or windows are opened at home. How else can I help you?”
Bot: “No, all doors and windows are closed at home. How else can I help you?””

You: “Is any door or window open in the [room]?”
Bot: “Yes, some doors or windows are opened in {room}. How else can I help you?”

You: “What is the humidity in [room].”
Bot: “The humidity in [room] is [x] percent. How else can I help you?”

You: “What is the light intensity in [room].”
Bot: “The light intensity in [room] is [x] lux. How else can I help you?”

You: “What is the temperature in [room].”
Bot: “The temperature in [room] is [x] degrees. How else can I help you?”


You: “Take a snapshot on [camera].”
Bot: “Snapshot sent. How else can I help you?”

You: “Take snapshots on all cameras.”
Bot: “Snapshots from all cameras sent. How else can I help you?”

You: “Take a snapshot of the [room].”
Bot: “Snapshots sent. How else can I help you?”


You: “Activate the program {program} on the [device].”
Bot: “[program] program on [device] started. How else can I help you?”


You: Set the [device] to [x] degrees.”
Bot: “[device] set to [x] degrees. How else can I help you?”


You: “List home center devices.”
Bot: “[x] home center devices found. Please choose the number from the list. [list of numbers and HC IDs]”

You: “Set home center device to the number [x].”
Bot: “Home Center selected. How else can I help you?”


In Home Center configuration interface:
1. Open device configuration (wrench icon).
2. Select “Advanced” tab.
3. In “Controlled Device” field select “Wall lamp”, “Garden lamp”, “Lighting” or “Bedside lamp”.
4. Save configuration.


This option is not available at the time. Use separated commands to successfully perform the action.

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