Homebridge Lutron Homeworks Plugin
This is a HomeBridge plugin to integrate Lutron Homeworks lighting systems to Homekit. This will help control your lights of your lutron system with Apple Homekit.
In the current version the plugin only works with lights or 'Outputs' and it has only been tested with Homeworks QS systems. It should work with any Lutron processor that has network (telnet) capabilities and conforms to the lutron integration protocol (like Caseta/RadioRA I, II).
I plan to integrate more devices like viartual keypad presses and sensors if the plugin gets enough traction.
Also included is a small helper web-app that will help with the process of creating your setup a lot easier. See the Setup section below.
We are in Beta:
This plugin is in beta phase. So please keep in mind that we are updating master branch often. Please file an issue to contribute to our progress or even better... A pull request!.
To install, please follow normal Homebridge install procedures, and use the config UI to add lights. This plugin is available thru NPM so you can go to your Homebridge UI and search for the plugin name 'homebridge-lutron-homeworks' and it should appear for installation.
Processor Network Access (telnet)
You will need access to your processor via the network. In lutron lingo this is called telnet access. You will need to gather the username/password from your installer. You may also try the default credentials: (username: lutron | password: integration) (username: nwk | password: nwk)
The processor credentials/address and the lights or loads that you will like to control should be configured in the homebridge json setup file. You may also use the Homebridge UI addon to set your options and lights.
This is a platform plugin. Meaning that when homebridge boots/starts, this plugin will add or update all the lights to reflect the options in your setup file. If you later change a name in the config the name will be updated automatically to Homekit. However if you change the name from the homekit side, your setup names will take no effect in HomeKit anymore. If you remove or add lights in the future in your config file, the plugin will remove or add them to HK as required. This update cycle happens everytime homebridge boots or starts.
Lutron/Homekit Setup Helper Tool
When your lutron processor is setup for your home or office, the light names and zones are stored in the processor in an XML (file) database. This file is accesible from the processor. You will need an endpoint or access to the web UI of the homeworks processor. The file is a plain text file, but is optimized for machine reading and not human reading, which makes it difficult to understand. We have included a small app that will help convert this XML file to a JSON configuration that is compatible with this plugin.
Note: that it does not do validations of data, so double check your configuration fields like host, port, username, etc.
The config helper is located here: https://github.com/kikolobo/homebridge-lutron-homeworks/tree/master/LutronXML_Parsin_Tool
More info on the extraction process here: https://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/HWQS_XML_Extraction_FAQ.pdf