Aeotec Doorbel 6 is compatible device with Hubitat Elevation home automation platform. Doorbell can work in both modes with the hub or independently, but the device configuration can be done only in Hubitat. However, it adds extra versatility to the device. In case if you need to trigger the button click event, it does not work out of box. To fix this issue, the default device driver should be replaced with new one. A set of steps is pretty straightforward.

1. Add doorbell to your hub

The setup is completed with the default driver. It might be 1 (siren) or 2 (siren and button) devices shown in Devices list.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 Devices

2.Open device details

Device information section reveals a device driver.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 default driver

3. Replace device driver

The new device driver is Aeotec Siren 6 New.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 new driver

4. Save new driver

Click Save Device button.

5. Configure device

Click Configure button. It will be added new properties for extra buttons in Commands and Preferences sections.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 configure device

Aeotec Doorbell 6 new properties

6. Send notifications for button pushed event

Create a new notification, then select Button as a notification device, after select your doorbell, finally key in a button number and type of an event which in our case is pushed.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 send notifications for button pushed event

7. Send notifications for chime is playing event

Doorbell supports chime is playing and chime is stopped status events associated with the doorbell button. Those events can be caught in Rule Machine.

Create a new rule machine with Custom Attribute capability, then select status attribute, and finally select playing or stopped value.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 send notifications for chime is playing event

8. Troubleshooting

If pushed button event is not generated, click Configure button in device properties of doorbell.

Aeotec Doorbell 6 configure device



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