How to check presence of Beacon ?

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sbisbilo
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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby sbisbilo » Thursday 20 October 2016 15:14

Hi everyone,

Do you know if is it possible to use about 20 beacons in the same time with a bluetooth dongle ?

Thanks

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby jmleglise » Thursday 20 October 2016 22:16

@sbisbilo

For your question about the log :

* Do you notice that the python script can output some log depending of the "logLevel" variable ?
logLevel=logging.DEBUG
#logLevel=logging.CRITICAL
#logOutFilename='/var/log/check_beacon_presence.log'

* If you'd rather prefer to manage your log in LUA, you can do a :
variable script "script_variable_yourname.lua"

with something like that (not tested) :

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commandArray = {}
fileLog ='/var/log/domoticz.beacon.log'

if uservariablechanged['your uservariable of your beacon'] then
    os.execute('echo '..os.date("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S",os.time())..' - beacon :'..uservariables['your uservariable of your beacon']..' >>'..fileLog)   
end
return commandArray


And you have several usefull examples of Lua script in the thread to inspire you.
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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby sbisbilo » Friday 21 October 2016 15:29

Thank you so much jmleglise You made my day ! :)
I didn't know the filelog option and It will be very useful in my case !

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby nillix » Saturday 22 October 2016 19:52

Hi,

I orderes two of the nut minis and I think they are working better.
But there is a problem with the script now:

When I run it, it detects the first beacon (I have two) and it updates the uservariable for that beacon. After a few seconds the script runs in an error:


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[email protected]:~$ sudo python check_beacon_presence.py
2016-10-22 19:46:54,606 - root - DEBUG - Ok hci0 interface Up n running !
2016-10-22 19:46:54,610 - root - DEBUG - Connect to bluetooth device 0
2016-10-22 19:46:54,705 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Nils Detected xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx - RSSI (-64,) - DATA unknown (-102,)
2016-10-22 19:46:54,712 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Nils is still there with an RSSI of -64  : update presence with RSSI
2016-10-22 19:46:54,825 - urllib3.connectionpool - INFO - Starting new HTTP connection (1): 192.168.1.3
2016-10-22 19:46:54,844 - urllib3.connectionpool - DEBUG - "GET /json.htm?type=command&param=updateuservariable&idx=6&vname=Tag_Nils&vtype=2&vvalue=-64 HTTP/1.1" 200 58
2016-10-22 19:46:54,858 - root - DEBUG -  <Thread(Thread-2, started -1246759840)> -> <Response [200]>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "check_beacon_presence.py", line 190, in <module>
    le_handle_connection_complete(pkt)
NameError: name 'le_handle_connection_complete' is not defined



could anybody help?

Thanks

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby nillix » Saturday 22 October 2016 21:19

Update:

I just did a test on my laptop where I not get this error.
I don't yet know why, but maybe it has something to to with the different version of python or something...
My domoticz Installation where the script shall run on is a raspberry pi (Model B)

....

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby jmleglise » Sunday 23 October 2016 11:31

Hi,

I've never had your case so my script doesn't manage it... I'm not @home. Can you experiment ?

Please add this code in my script, for example just above the line "def request_thread(idx,cmd, name):"
Do you have some base in python ? (=you must respect carefully the nuimber of space in front of line)

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def le_handle_connection_complete(pkt):
    status, handle, role, peer_bdaddr_type = struct.unpack("<BHBB", pkt[0:5])
    device_address = packed_bdaddr_to_string(pkt[5:11])
    interval, latency, supervision_timeout, master_clock_accuracy = struct.unpack("<HHHB", pkt[11:])
    print "le_handle_connection output"
    print "status: 0x%02x\nhandle: 0x%04x" % (status, handle)
    print "role: 0x%02x" % role
    print "device address: ", device_address


Run it in a console and report the output please,
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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby nillix » Sunday 23 October 2016 17:54

Hi jmleglise,

thanks for your feedback. I tried to define that function before in a similar way but without success.
Now with your code provided it worked.
I think that was the trick and it should then be ok now. The user variables are set correctly and I can go ahead and play with some nice scenes and functions.

Thanks for your help!
Nils

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby jmleglise » Tuesday 25 October 2016 23:56

Hi,

Could you please publish (or send me a PM) the display of this new function ?
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Blinds Somfy RTS, Blinds Bubendorff, Portal Somfy Evolvia 400, IP Video Doorbell ATZ-DBV01P, chacon IO, Oregon THN132ES, THN122N, Chinese PIR sensor PT2262, Bluetooth low energy dongle, iBeacon

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby dfranco » Friday 09 December 2016 17:44

joshimosh wrote:
Raspberry Piet wrote:
joshimosh wrote:Hi paulD,
I've got a couple of those:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-1pcs ... 39b73c957a

Cost me 1,52€ at the time I have ordered. In the meantime the Euro went up against USD :-)

Cheers
Josh



Doesn't these BLE-tags power themselves off when there is no connection? (I think these tags were mentioned before in this thread and/or in the wiki)


I have one of them running for a couple of days. The tiny blue LED keeps blinking ...



I joshimosh

I have also two of this units, and everything works ok. My only problem is the battery of the beacons. In my two units the new batterys as drain after 3 days of working.

Do you have also this problem?

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby deennoo » Tuesday 13 December 2016 23:32

Hi there,

I try to use BLE for 2 kind of devices :
Beacon & Xiaomi Mi Flora ( viewtopic.php?f=56&t=13306 )

Running alone Beacon run fine
Running alone Myflora run fine
But running both on the same time handel HCI device to the first who need it.

Anyway to get a real BLE Scanner who can be use to reconize various devices (beacon, scale, flora, flowerpower etc etc etc) ?
Any one got some source ?
Have to wait for Domoticz Python Plugin interface to arrive ?
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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby tuspam » Saturday 17 December 2016 13:05

Please help with configuration:

TAG_DATA = [
["Tag_Mirek","F2:FB:9F:D4:3E:F0",30,0,336,REPEAT_MODE]
]


336 in my case is correct?

Any suggestions?


Error log:
2016-12-17 12:04:52,982 - root - DEBUG - Ok hci0 interface Up n running !
2016-12-17 12:04:52,983 - root - DEBUG - Connect to bluetooth device 0
2016-12-17 12:04:55,574 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Mirek Detected f2:fb:9f:d4:3e:f0 - RSSI (-65,) - DATA unknown (-16,)
2016-12-17 12:04:55,628 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Mirek is still there with an RSSI of -65 : update presence with RSSI
2016-12-17 12:04:55,631 - requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool - INFO - Starting new HTTP connection (1): localhost
2016-12-17 12:04:55,655 - requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool - DEBUG - "GET /json.htm?type=command&param=updateuservariable&idx=336&vname=Tag_Mirek&vtype=2&vvalue=-65 ('HTTP/1.1',)" 200 58
2016-12-17 12:04:55,657 - root - DEBUG - <Thread(Thread-2, started 1977799792)> -> <Response [200]>
2016-12-17 12:04:59,437 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Mirek Detected f2:fb:9f:d4:3e:f0 - RSSI (-71,) - DATA unknown (-16,)
2016-12-17 12:04:59,442 - root - DEBUG - Tag Tag_Mirek is still there with an RSSI of -71 : update presence with RSSI
2016-12-17 12:04:59,444 - requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool - INFO - Starting new HTTP connection (1): localhost
2016-12-17 12:04:59,469 - requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool - DEBUG - "GET /json.htm?type=command&param=updateuservariable&idx=336&vname=Tag_Mirek&vtype=2&vvalue=-71 ('HTTP/1.1',)" 200 58
2016-12-17 12:04:59,472 - root - DEBUG - <Thread(Thread-3, started 1977799792)> -> <Response [200]>


Error from domoticz:

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2016-12-17 12:10:35.289 Error: EventSystem: in TAG: [string "x = tonumber(uservariables['Tag_Mirek'])..."]:11: attempt to concatenate global 'x' (a nil value)
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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby xavierlp » Tuesday 03 January 2017 12:57

jnoel68 wrote:
jumbotroll wrote:
jnoel68 wrote:Unfortunately, still unable to install bluez on my synology
in fact, there is a package available for optware/entware (which are tools to allow install standard linux package) but the bluez version is 3.36, and the team don't want to upgrade to bluez 5 for compatibilty reason with other packages ...
Still trying to install it :oops:


I have compiled spk package Bluez version 5.41 for DS1511+ arch-x86 for DSM 6.0 for you to test . Binary files are located in /usr/local/bluez .
I have not tested this package even when I do not use bluetooth.
http://www.jadahl.com/synology6/?arch=x86

Thanks Jumbotroll, installation went fine -> Bluez is well installed in folder /usr/local/bluez
But still unable to import "bluetooth" or "bluez" in the python script provided by jmleglise, always the same issue :
No module named bluetooth._bluetooth

I'm not fine with python, so I'm not sure that the import can look in /usr/local/bluez, so I've tried to copy this folder in one of the PYTHONPATH, but still not working ... si maybe the bluez module should be compiled for python before ...
@jmleglise, if you have any idea, thanks to help




Hello

I'm currently trying to setup Synology and Beacon.
I could read your post this summer.
And I would like to know if you find a solution.

thanks a lot

happy new year 2017

best regards

Xavier

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby jadon » Wednesday 04 January 2017 11:52

I don't know if these were already mentioned, but I can confirm these beacons are working:

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Bluetoot ... 49350.html

Very cheap :) Aprox. EUR 4,-

Edit: I added the link to the wiki page

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby Stewie3112 » Wednesday 11 January 2017 11:29

xavierlp wrote:
jnoel68 wrote:
jumbotroll wrote:
I have compiled spk package Bluez version 5.41 for DS1511+ arch-x86 for DSM 6.0 for you to test . Binary files are located in /usr/local/bluez .
I have not tested this package even when I do not use bluetooth.
http://www.jadahl.com/synology6/?arch=x86

Thanks Jumbotroll, installation went fine -> Bluez is well installed in folder /usr/local/bluez
But still unable to import "bluetooth" or "bluez" in the python script provided by jmleglise, always the same issue :
No module named bluetooth._bluetooth

I'm not fine with python, so I'm not sure that the import can look in /usr/local/bluez, so I've tried to copy this folder in one of the PYTHONPATH, but still not working ... si maybe the bluez module should be compiled for python before ...
@jmleglise, if you have any idea, thanks to help




Hello

I'm currently trying to setup Synology and Beacon.
I could read your post this summer.
And I would like to know if you find a solution.

thanks a lot

happy new year 2017

best regards

Xavier


following this too, it would be great to have this on synology

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Re: How to check presence of Beacon ?

Postby Guiggess » Tuesday 17 January 2017 21:56

Hi everyone,

I ran across the entire tutorial and everything is working like a charm, up to starting the deamon automatically at reboot...

I get that naughty "active (exited)" message with any solving attempts...

- Changing user in the deamon from root to pi and the other way
- Adding root hciconfig hci0 up in cron @reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and I assume that bluetooth is not ready when the daemon starts. Any other thoughts ? Any chance someone has a solution ?

Thanks !


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