Setting up IKEA’s Fyrtur blinds with Home Assistant is easy. No gateway required.
My blinds were previously controlled with the remote control and repeater, aka a “working state”. I was able to switch over to Home Assistant just fine, without having to reset anything.
- Make sure to charge your blind battery to 100%. This helps with pairing.
- Press and hold the top and bottom buttons on the blinds for a couple seconds until they start breathing/flashing.
- Go over to your Zigbee setup in Home Assistant and press “Add Device”.
In about a couple seconds you should have a green box pop up that says “Pairing Successful”. You no longer need to use the repeater. The remote will not work anymore either.
That being said, you could probably find a way to connect the remote directly to Home Assistant but I haven’t done that.
I’ve noticed that
cover.set_position works much better than
close. This is running version
2020.12.7. Maybe it’ll be fixed by the time you’re reading this.