Need something that beeps when contact sensor opens/closes

Current projection is July.

Note that it requires hub support too, as it uses the sound switch zwave command class for full functionality (currently not available in HE).

(Side note: Zooz ZSE19 also supports sound switch CC, and without it you can't do all the sound selection functions).

Hopefully both hub support and product release will happen around the same time. :crossed_fingers:


I have had the same experience with both of the Dome chimes I have. Multiple chimes sometimes and sometimes not. Works great as a siren but annoying as a chime.

Does the NEO Z-Wave Plus Siren Alarm work with HE ?

Can't say for sure since I don't have one but it looks like a Dome. I have a Zooz that looks the same also and works with the same driver as the Dome. Both give me the same issues with repeating chime sounds. If this is the same Alarm with a different name, it may have the same issues. When I was on ST, I tried a couple different drivers with these but had the same issues no matter what.

I use the centralite keypad and it always works - it's just not loud enough.

I have two of the Xfinity keypads and they are not loud either.

Yep !
I’ve got the Neo and it has definitely got the multiple chime issue.
It DOES have USB power in addition to batteries though :+1:t3:
However the USB power does NOT charge batteries. :-1:t3:

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I've already written ST handlers for the Aeotec Doorbell 6 and Aeotec Siren 6 so if there isn't a dedicated Hubitat driver by the time it's released then I'll port mine.

ST doesn't support the Sound Switch command class either, but my handler is fully functional because I'm sending/parsing the raw z-wave commands. I've already tested that the raw commands work with Hubitat so that won't be an issue.

You need it to change the chime volume which I just added that functionality to my ST handler.

The major benefit to the Zooz Multisiren is that you can add your own sound files to it and I don't believe they're limited to 20 seconds which is the limit for the Aeotec Doorbell GEN5.

It has the same duplicate beep issue as Dome and Zooz ZSE19, but the version with the red LED will work with the Dome driver. The new version with the blue led should be able to play sounds using the Dome driver, but I believe some of the configuration parameters are different and sound #9 is silent which allows you to use the device like a strobe.

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That is what I was thinking too. Not a big deal parsing a single class that isn't implemented with the raw data - I've had to do it before, but has been a while.

Even better that you have already done it though. :smile:


So which one is this ?

For something completely different, any old computer or laptop or even an RPi can run VLC which will listen on port 8080 and VLCThing can send sounds or voice Porting VLCthing. I have my laptop (I work from home) on a static IP, and VLC running in the background, so I get notices for all kinds of things right at my desk. I also have another laptop that I use as a media center, and is always on, and has VLC running in the background to announce to whomever is listening. Tells me which door and when. Also announces presence arrivals and departures. It's 2019, why settle for just a beep?:wink:

Laptop speaks are the pits for one.

HaHa, I'm usually on headphones.. (tru HiFi!:wink:), and the other one is hooked to a speaker system.

Looks just like the one I have but mine is Blue not Green.
The multiple chimes is a source of bemusement as sometimes it'll just do a single chime when the front door opens, for days and then all of a sudden it'll do 2, 3 even up to 6 at once.
I initially thought it might have been contact "bounce" or multiple triggering but it is NOT. As others have discovered it seems to be a bug in the device, seen across multiple platforms.

It's been demoted to REDUNDANT status and replaced by a Google Home Mini which works great and can do so much more.

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I would like to do this with Alexa but can source out a good chime sound to use.

I've been using this ..Welcome


I think that might be a new version of the blue one and it will most likely work with the Dome driver, but I have no idea if the configuration is the same as the other versions.

How about this thing?

There's a built-in Hubitat handler and the device has a "beep beep" sound that would work OK for opening a door.

It also has a repeating beep sound that beeps about once per second and that's what I use during my entry/exit delays.

It's more reliable then some of the other devices mentioned, but it's not perfect.

There's a dial that allows you to adjust the volume, but it doesn't make much of a difference and it changes the volume for both the siren and beeps.

More details? What device are you using to beep?