Helios Binding

This binding integrates the Heliop door/videophone system (http://www.2n.cz).

Supported Things

Currently, the Helios IP Vario is supported by this binding, running the 2.7 or 2.21 version of the firmware

Binding Configuration

There is no specific binding configuration

Thing Configuration

The ipvario221 (or ipvario27) Thing requires the IP address of the videophone, and the username and password as a configuration value in order for the binding to log into the videophone.

In the thing file, this looks e.g. like

Thing helios:ipvario213:gate [ipAddress="", username="admin", password="mypassword"]


All devices support the following channels:

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescription
keypressedTriggerCode of a key pressed on the videophone keyboard
keyreleasedTriggerCode of a key released on the videophone keyboard
callstateStringState of the call being made
calldirectionStringDirection (e.g. inbound, outbound) of the call being made
cardTriggerID of the card presented to the RFID reader
cardvalidSwitchThe card presented to the RFID reader is valid (i.e. registered in the Vario)
codeTriggerNumerical PIN code (i.e. 1234) entered on the keyboard
codevalidSwitchThe code entered is valid (i.e. registerd in the Vario)
devicestateStringState of the device

In addition, devices running the v2.13 firmware support the following channels as well:

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescription
audiolooptestSwitchInitiate a audio loop test
motionSwitchIndicates if motion was detected by the videophone
noiseSwitchIndicates if noise was detected by the videophone
switchstateSwitchIndicates the state of an internal switch in the videophone

For most of the channels a "stamp" channel (of Type DateTime) (e.g. "keypressedstamp") is available and will be updated with the time stamp the relevant event happened on the device. For switchstate, there are as well the switchstateswitch and switchstateoriginator channels indicating the number of the switch that changed state (1 to 4, depending on the hardware configuration) and the source of the switch state change (keypad, DTMF signal,...)

Full Example


Thing helios:ipvario213:gate [ipAddress="", username="admin", password="mypassword"]


String GateKeyStamp "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:keypressedstamp"}
String GateCardSwiped "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:card"}
String GateCardStamp "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:cardstamp"}
String GateCardValid "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:cardvalid"}
String GateCodeEntered "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:code"}
String GateCodeStamp "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:codestamp"}
String GateCodeValid "[%s]" (helios) {channel="helios:ipvario221:gate:codevalid"}


rule SomeRule
    Channel "helios:ipvario221:gate:keypressed" triggered 
    var actionName = receivedEvent.getEvent()
    logInfo("org.openhab","Rule trigger " + actionName)