INSTEON Locks and Lock Controllers

Currently, INSTEON only supplies a single lock controller.

MorningLinc

The MorningLinc controller uses RF to control locks and deadbolts from Morning Industries. Because the RF communication is one-way, there is no status presented from the lock to the MorningLinc, so Indigo can't know the status of the lock (locked or unlocked).

The controller has an additional INSTEON security feature which requires special linking steps. Specifically, you must use the technique of holding the MorningLinc's SET button when defining it and not try entering the INSTEON address directly into Indigo, and you must perform the Define and Sync process in Indigo twice as detailed below.

To define the MorningLinc device in Indigo for the Locked (Turn On) Command:

  1. Make sure the MorningLinc is in the locked state. Single tap the SET button on the MorningLinc to toggle between the states if it isn't currently locked.
  2. Select the File→New Device… menu item to create a new Indigo device.
  3. Press the Define and Sync… button inside the device dialog.
  4. Press and hold the SET button on the MorningLinc module itself for 3 seconds. The INSTEON address should automatically fill in to the Define and Sync dialog. If it does not, then try plugging the MorningLinc into the same outlet / circuit as the PowerLinc.
  5. Press the Start button.
  6. Indigo should now start the linking process. If Indigo is unable to communicate with the MorningLinc RF, then again press and hold the SET button on the MorningLinc for 3 or 4 seconds.

Next we need to re-Define and Sync the module again for the Unlocked (Turn Off) Command:

  1. Make sure the MorningLinc is in the unlocked state. Single tap the SET button on the MorningLinc to toggle between the states if it isn't currently unlocked.
  2. Press the Define and Sync… button inside the device dialog.
  3. Double tap the MorningLinc SET button and wait 3 seconds before the next step (the 3 second wait is important).
  4. Press and hold the MorningLinc SET button for 3 seconds. The LED should flash once and turn OFF.
  5. Press the Start button.
  6. Indigo should now start the linking process. If Indigo is unable to communicate with the MorningLinc RF, then repeat steps 3 to 5.

Once this is completed you should be able to both lock and unlock the device by using the Turn On and Turn Off buttons in the UI. If locking works but unlocking fails then repeat the last section of steps above.

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insteon_devices/locks.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/25 22:53 (external edit)
 

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