1. Introduction IKEA Fyrtur automation
We have an IKEA Fyrtur Block-out roller blind for one of our windows, which you can move up/down with a remote control. We wanted to automate the up/down of this roller blind based on sunrise/sunset.
This can be implemented by connecting the IKEA Fyrtur roller blind to our Homey Pro and creating the following Homey Flows with either the mobile app or with Homey Flow voor Web:
- Roller blind down at sunset & push notification
- Roller blind up at sunrise & push notification
- Warning when the battery becomes low via push notification
These Athom Homey flows are straightforward and simple to create.
The following devices are required:
- Homey Pro
- Ikea Fyrtur block-out roller blind or Ikea Kadrilj roller blind
- Optional: the signal repeater (included in the Ikea package)
2.2 Homey apps
The following Homey Apps must be installed on your Athom Homey:
Additionally the Athom Homey Pro built in push notification functionality will be used.
3. Creating the Homey flows
The following Homey flows will be created to automate the IKEA Fyrtur roller blind:
- Roller blind up
- Roller blind up at sunrise
- Roller blind down
- Roller blind down at sunset
- Warning when roller blind accu level becomes too low
The reason that we create separate flows for roller blind/up down next to the flows initiated by sunrise/sunset is to have the option to manually steer the roller blind in case the sunrise/sunset routine did not work (it happened in seldom cases in our situation). As we already have created these flows, we will also call them from the sunrise/sunset flows.
3.1 Finding the correct roller blind position
The IKEA Trådfri Homey app provides functionality to move IKEA Fyrtur roller blinds up or down based on a percentage.
At 100% the roller blind is completely up and at 0% it is completely down, having a length of almost 2 meters.
Unfortunately this is too long for our window and hence it is required to find out the correct percent down for our window. By manually moving up/down the roller blind (with the IKEA remote control) the correct position can be found, but the position in percent is still unknown. To find out the percentage a Homey flow is created which reports the actual percentage of the roller blind position.
This Homey Flow will provide for example the following message on a mobile phone.
Adjust the roller blind position manually till satisfied and use the percentage found in the next step.
3.2 Homey Flow – Roller blind down
The flow below is created to manually move the roller blind down and is also used in the flow to automatically move the roller blind down at sunset. This flow can be called from the Homey mobile app.
In this flow “Ikea Fyrtur Rolgordijn – Overloop 1” is the Dutch name given to the roller blind within Homey Pro.
3.3 Homey Flow – Roller blind up
The flow shown below is created to manually move the roller blind up. It will also be used in the flow to automatically move the roller blind up at sunrise in the morning.
3.4 Homey Flow – Roller blind up at sunrise
A Homey Flow is created which is automatically executed at sunrise. It calls the earlier created flow to move the roller blind up.
3.5 Homey Flow – Roller blind down at sunset
A Homey Flow is created which is called automatically at sunset. This Athom Homey flow calls the flow to move the roller blinds down as earlier created.
If the Homey Flows have been correctly setup a notification should be sent at sunrise and sunset. When the flows for the IKEA Fyrtur are working, the push notifications can be removed from the flows.