BMS Monitor

MSRP: $350.00
Janus Technology
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Version: 128
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Overview

Control4 BMS Monitor is a unique driver from Janus technology for monitoring thermostat and consumption data, providing a simple web interface for viewing this historic data.

The driver allows key parameters from any thermostat in your project to be monitored (current temperature, setpoint, HVAC mode and HVAC state). Additionally, outside temperature is obtained from an Internet service, together with a temperature forecast for the rest of the day.

The solution supports any thermostat proxy, v1 or v2 - no special thermostat drivers are required. Furthermore, no additional devices/interfaces are required - all data is stored directly on the main controller, and backed up in persistent memory, so it is preserved across power cycles and even system restores. Up to 30 days' data (or 10K samples) are stored for each of the monitored elements, with simple navigation between daily and weekly views.

While BMS Monitor allows you to view any number of thermostats, utility drivers and more simultaneously, you may be interested in BMS Monitor Lite - which is a perfect lightweight alternative to BMS Monitor if you only need to monitor a single zone (e.g. tracking rack temperature to confirm safe operation).

 

 

Webview Compatibility

The webview interface is compatible with any Control4 T3 touch screen.

You can also view the interface from any browser by navigating to the following URL, substituting in the IP address of your main processor;

http://<controller_ip>/driver/hvac_generic_bms_monitor_dc/dist

 

 

Whats New?

v127 - 05/07/2021

  • Added support for Shelly IoT EM, available here.
  • Allow choosing custom colours and states for timeline variables.
  • When viewing the yearly view of a bar graph, you can toggle between a window size of 1 day and 1 month.
  • Displays usage for the viewed time period for bar graphs.

v125 - 11/03/2021

  • Exposed OpenWeatherMap API key in driver properties
  • Reduced price

v123 - 18/02/2021

  • Added support for YATUN Modbus generic monitor, available here.
  • Added support for Eaton energy sensor.
  • Improvements with screen visibility and scaling type.

v120 - 29/01/2021

  • Added support for YATUN Number Variable drivers.
  • Added additional screen configuration options.
  • Improved variable registration reliability.

v117 - 10/12/2020

  • Introducing customisable screens! Add your own screens to BMS Monitor, allowing comparison of any monitored variable within the same view.
  • BMS Monitor on your phone! Mobile compatibility added via web browser, with support for adding a shortcut to your device’s home screen.
  • Added additional icons to the screen icon selection

 

 

FAQ

What driver types are compatible with BMS Monitor?

  • Control4 Zigbee to IO / Contact Sensor (temperature and humidity)
  • Eaton xComfort energy sensor (energy, power, current, voltage)
  • eGauge Monitor (energy usage)
  • Flo by Moen (water consumption)
  • HeroLabs Sonic (water consumption)
  • KNX Generic Monitor (any KNX datatype) – available here
  • Shelly IoT energy meter – available here
  • Thermostats (V1 and V2 proxy)
  • YATUN modbus generic monitor (any NUMBER_VARIABLE connection)
  • YATUN Variable Number driver

 

Which variables are monitored for thermostats?

Depending on the thermostat driver capabilities, the following variables can be monitored

  • Temperature
  • Setpoint C/F (single setpoint, or seperate Heat/Cool setpoints according to capabilities)
  • HVAC Mode
  • HVAC State
  • Humidity

Additionally, the following data will also be visible alongside the aforementioned variables

  • Outdoor temperature + forecast
  • Outdoor humidity + forecast

 

Can I use BMS Monitor from my phone/tablet?

You can! Ensuring that your device is on the same local network as your Control4 processor, in your device's native browser navigate to http://<controller_ip>/driver/hvac_generic_bms_monitor_lite_dc/dist to access the BMS Monitor interface.

For iOS devices, you can favourite this web page to your home screen by tapping the upload icon, then tapping Add to Home Screen.

For android devices, you can favourite this web page to your home screen by tapping the menu icon (upper-right corner), then tapping Add to Home Screen.

WARNING due to web page caching, after updating BMS Monitor you must either re-create this favourite or restart your device to access the new updates from your device.

 

I would like a new driver type / variable to be monitored

We are actively working on this solution to bring other data visualisations into Control4. Please contact us with any suggestions or if you have any specific requirements!

Driver Download (Control4_BMS_Monitor_v128_DriverCentral.zip, 3,326 Kb) [Download]

KNX Monitor (Control4_KNX_Generic_Monitor_v005_DriverCentral.zip, 876 Kb) [Download]

YATUN Modbus Monitor (Control4_YATUNModbusGenericMonitor_v002_DriverCentral.zip, 665 Kb) [Download]

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CHANGE LOG
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BMS Monitor for Control4 driver
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v127 Date 05-07-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Shelly IoT EM

ENHANCEMENTS
- Allow choosing custom colours and states for timeline variables
- When viewing the yearly view of a bar graph, you can toggle between a window size of 1 day and 1 month
- Displays usage for the viewed time period for bar graphs
- Allow creating a custom instantaneous (pie) view
- Minor style changes to the devices sidebar and speedometer graphs
- Enabled LuaJIT

BUG FIXES
- Custom screens that were deleted prior to a driver reboot now stay deleted

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v126 Date 09-04-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Allows changing the colour of line/bar graphs for device screens

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where switching to an instantaneous view from a historic one would sometimes fail
- Fixed a crash that occurred when restoring data to a variable without much stored data
- Combined Instantaneous/Scatter variable types now display dynamic scaling correctly
- Increased CloudBackup timeout to prevent backup failures
- Daily average indication always shown for monthly consumption views, even if out of range of displayed data

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v125 Date 11-03-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Exposed OpenWeatherMap API Key in driver properties

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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v124 Date 19-02-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed display for pie charts which was broken in v123

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v123 Date 18-02-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Eaton energy sensor
- Added support YATUN modbus generic monitor

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added button on the webview to show hidden screens
- Added the option to choose dynamic or set scaling for custom screens
- Introduced interpolation type configuration properties for certain driver types

BUG FIXES
- Adding a new custom screen now defaults to 'Visible'
- Outdoor temperature & humidity forecast will now match colours on custom screens
- Temperature/humidity forecast is now visible in hourly views

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v122 Date 02-02-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Multiple instances of KNX monitor should allow for interpolation type to be adjusted separately

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v121 Date 01-02-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Improved data compression

BUG FIXES
- Custom screens now correctly go through the update procedure
- Data compression now ensures data is drawn fully to the end time where applicable

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v120 Date 29-01-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for YATUN Number Variable drivers

ENHANCEMENTS
- Custom bar views now have dynamic scaling set as default
- Added screen configuration options for view range
- Added option to hide a screen within configuration options
- Custom screens now included in cloud backups
- Added an event for when a cloud backup fails
- Allows KNX Monitor driver to display current value as scatter or staircase

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where you could not restore a cloud backup
- Fixed a few issues in view switching for bar graphs
- Fixed issue where you could not change the line colours on a previously created screen
- Fixed issue where the most recent 2 values would be ignored during data compression

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v119 Date 15/12/2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Improved variable registration reliability

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where a monitored driver with a delayed startup would log incorrect values

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v118 Date 11/12/2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Text colour is set to black for light backgrounds
- Variable registration improvements

BUG FIXES
- Fixed startup crash for BMS Monitor Lite

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v117 Date 10/12/2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added customisable screens - create your own combinations of devices and variables to be monitored on the same view
- Added new app icons for iOS and android webpage favourites
- Added additional icons for screen icon selection
- Y-axis scaling shows more sensible intervals
- Database cleared of old screens that are no longer monitored on startup
- Added a custom command, allowing cloud backups to be scheduled
- Added key events to buttons with click events, allowing full control of BMS Monitor without a mouse

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where custom scaling would sometimes be lost on a driver reboot
- Fixed issue where instantaneous views would not show the correct current value
- Fixed issue where renaming some drivers would not update the webview
- Temperature display drivers prevented from showing HVAC mode/state graphs
- Z2IO and Z2C drivers no longer show a duplicate 'Humidity' field in the edit popup
- Fixed issue where saving a backup to the cloud would not save all data if the DB has expanded since the last reboot

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v116 Date 14-10-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added compatibility with Control4 Z2IO and Z2C drivers

ENHANCEMENTS
- Enabled KNX Monitor to display a history for some instantaneous values
- Enabled Humidity view to be visible for Control4 Residential Thermostat drivers
- Added driver sorting mechanism
- Behind the scenes cloud backup improvements

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where blank views would exist for KNX Monitor drivers if only 1 datapoint was being used

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v115 Date 17-09-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Rate-limited cloud backups to 1 per 8 hours

BUG FIXES
- Cloud backup failures in European locales handled to fail gracefully - cloud fix to follow

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v114 Date 15-09-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for KNX Generic Monitor

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where deleting a monitored driver would cause a startup error on next reboot

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v113 Date 15-09-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for eGauge Monitor
- Added support for North Generic Monitor

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added screen configuration popup, accessed by holding a device on the sidebar
- Screen configuration - added icon selector
- Screen configuration - added adjustable Y axis limits
- Screen configuration - added view title & y axis label fields
- Outdoor Temperature & temperature forecast scale (C/F) now taken from project properties
- Added text to indicate when there is no data to be displayed

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where no data would appear when switching from a thermostat with humidity to one without
- Setpoints and HVAC mode/state are now monitored for the Control4 residential thermostat V2

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v112 Date 23-07-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where drivers displaying multiple bar vars would have a data resolution that is much too small

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v111 Date 20-07-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Increased startup delay - for heavily loaded systems

BUG FIXES
- Fixed calculate of daily consumption for Flo by Moen
- Work-around for DAILY_CONSUMPTION variable for Flo by Moen sometimes showing a small reduction (without wrapping around)

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v109 Date 17-07-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Flo by Moen water meter

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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v108 Date 09-07-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Thermostat V1 drivers

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added 'Lite' version of the driver, supporting monitoring of only 1 driver of each type
- Added outdoor humidity monitoring, displayed alongside any humidity view for compatible thermostats
- Added warning message in webview, indicating when the driver is unlicenced (demo expired)

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where the driver icon would not be displayed correctly in the Control4 UI
- Reduced rate that OpenWeatherMap requests the forecast, minimising the risk of number of requests exceeding the daily maximum

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v107 Date 02-07-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Set date range to 'today' for instantaneous views

BUG FIXES
- Fix hard-coded driver name that caused 404 error on T3 screens

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v106 Date 20-06-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue with invalid data not being excluded from Database (eg 0 TEMPERATURE on startup)

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v105 Date 19-06-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Herolabs Sonic Leak Detector, which monitors water consumption
- Added support for KNX utility metering
- Added humidity support via ThermostatV2 proxy

ENHANCEMENTS
- Implemented new time selector controls, allowing custom data ranges
- Added ability to smooth excessively noisy data to reduce number of samples sent to webview
- Added icons to the device selector to indicate device type
- Added localization to support Slovak and Czech characters in device names

BUG FIXES
- Fixed startup issue where thermostat temperature/setpoint would jump to 0 for a moment
- Temperature display drivers no longer display irrelevant HVAC mode, HVAC state and setpoint
- Removed horizontal line in outdoor temperature (thermostats) line that appears 48hours+ into the future
- Fixed comms failure with OpenWeatherMap API
- Fixed issue where a UUID for cloud backups would not be assigned on initialisation

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v104 Date 12-05-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added cloud backup/restore functionality
- Added outdoor temperature + forecast to be displayed alongside thermostat temperatures and setpoints
- Graph control timescales start and end at 00:00 on the respective days

BUG FIXES
- Fixed BMS Monitor appearing as a monitored device in webview
- Fixed crash when viewing a range that had no data

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v103 Date 27-04-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for split setpoints
- Added support for both fahrenheit and celsius

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added horizontal stacked bars for HVAC Mode and State (monitored thermostats)
- Added user guide
- Added DriverCentral licensing version
- Supports driver name changes

BUG FIXES
- HVAC Mode and HVAC State always display in the same order for all thermostats

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v102 Date 11-04-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Clears the database when a driver is removed from the project
- Added lights as a monitored device type
- Added icons for the Control4 UI
- Added 'yesterday' scale option for the webview graph
- Improved calculation for min/max variable values for the webview graph

BUG FIXES
- Retrieval of staircase values fixed so that it doesn't overflow to before the variable was being monitored

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v101 Date 03-03-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed webview so that it displays on both browsers and T3 touch screens

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v100 Date 02-03-2020

- Initial release