Created At

Feb 23, 2020

Last Update

Sep 17, 2021

Platforms

HC 2

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Main features

 Watch and control Gardena Smart System devices.

Connects to your Gardena account, retrieves information about smart devices configured within that account, and allows you to control them. Installation if fully automated: there is only a single scene to provide status gathering, sending commands and creating virtual devices in HC2.

Advantages

  • Detection of new Gardena devices and automatic creation of corresponding Fibaro virtual devices.
  • Polish and English languages are supported.
  • Easy installation: just put your account information and start the scene.
  • Source code is easy to maintain and develop (rich debug information, separation of supported device types from data presentation, translation system included, etc.).
  • Six categories of Gardena devices are supported: gatewayirrigation control, watering valve, sensorsensor2, and mower (needs update).

 

What you need 

At least Gardena Smart Gateway configured and access to your Gardena account. Any sensor, watering device, or mower connected to that account will become available in the Fibaro ecosystem.

Installation

  1. Create LUA scene with the file provided in the archive.
  2. Put your Gardena account details (GARDENA_ACCOUNT and GARDENA_PASSWORD).
  3. Start the scene - it will automatically create global variables and virtual devices based on your account information.
  4. Update virtual device: set names, icons, and categories as you wish.

Optional configuration

Read comments in Lua scene.
Each configuration parameter is described there in detail.

FAQ

I don't want to import all devices from my account. How to achieve that?

You may do that by configuring IGNORE_CATEGORY variable if you would like to exclude all devices of a given type (like "sensor") or you may remove unwanted VDs manually and change CREATE_VIRTUAL_DEVICES to false so as not to recreate deleted devices.

Can I use two or more Gardena accounts in my HC2?

Sure. Just make a clone of the main Lua script, update account details and give a unique value to ACCOUNT_UNIQUE_ID variable.

Can I provide my own translation or change fields displayed in a virtual device?

Yes, it is simple. All language-specific information is given in two variables: translations and repeatedTrans. Look for them in source code and that should make things clear. Also field definitions are provided in the source code. Look for "TYPEconfig" variable (mowerConfig, e.g.) and change what you need. For labels the first value in each item is a number used for ordering elements, the second is a default (English) label, the third is a format ([d] is for timestamps, [u] is for units retrieved from Gardena API). In the end, remember to use UPDATE_DEVICE_DEFINITION variable to apply changes in virtual device definition.

 

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Hi Marcin. I changed the device name to 'Mower', changed my account details (email-adr. and password) to only latin char. without spezial char. ..., nothing works, got the same msg.

9d160a652c163ea85b9da47b9e21b1d9

Hi Marcin. I use HC2 v4.620, I've got only mower and changed the device name to 'SILENO', but I got the same msg.

Da54c20566015cb188b16106e0cb981e

The problem is somewhere beyond my code. I can only make two suggestions: (1) update your HC2 firmware, (2) do not use special characters in Gardena device names (try using Latin characters only).

9d160a652c163ea85b9da47b9e21b1d9

Hi Marcin. I need help, I always get the following debug msg.: [DEBUG] 10:10:21: GardenaSmart - scene version 1.2 [DEBUG] 10:10:21: Automatic update runs every 60 seconds. [DEBUG] 10:10:21: Getting data from Gardena services... [DEBUG] 10:10:21: 2021-10-06 10:10:20.946277 [ fatal] Unknown exception: /usr/share/lua/5.2/json/decode/util.lua:35: unexpected character @ character: 1 0:1 [S] line: [DEBUG] 10:10:21: S THX Peter

Da54c20566015cb188b16106e0cb981e

Update v1.2: Gardena mower is supported again.