BMS Monitor

MSRP: $350.00
Janus Technology
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Version: 205
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Now available on the Control4 iOS and Android apps!

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 UI. This includes T3/T4 touchscreens, and the iOS and Android apps*.

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

 

* iOS and Android apps require OS3.2+

 

Whats New?

v205 - 31/03/2022

  • Added Romanian localisation.
  • Added support for UI Key - Status Button driver.
  • For portrait displays, the sidebar can now be hidden.
  • Fixed startup issue on OS3.3+

v201 - 10/12/2021

  • Added Italian localisation.

v200 - 03/12/2021

  • Introduced compatibility with the Control4 iOS and Android apps!

v142- 24/11/2021

  • Improved compression for cloud backups
  • Prevents temperature displays on the graph from sporadically dropping to 0.

v139 - 11/11/2021

  • Added Czech localisation.
  • Added support for the pool proxy.
  • Added support for power consumption & usage variables in updated Shelly EM driver (ChowMain).

v134 - 19/10/2021

  • Allow the week to start on different days (Monday/Saturday/Sunday).
  • Improved reliability of thermostat temperature readings for those using the Fahrenheit scale.

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.

 

 

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
  • Pools (any driver using the C4 pool proxy)
  • Shelly IoT energy meter – available here
  • Thermostats (V1 and V2 proxy)
  • UI Key - Status Button
  • 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! From OS3.2, you can now access Colour Wheel from the Control4 iOS and Android apps.

 

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!

 

I would like BMS Monitor to be translated into my language

If you would like translations in your language added, please contact us to discuss how we can achieve this for you.

Driver Download (Control4_BMS_Monitor_v205_DriverCentral.zip, 3,647 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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Version 205
Date 31-03-2022

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for UI Key - Status Button driver

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for Romanian translations
- Added property 'Webview Link' to provide browser access to the BMS Monitor interface
- When editing variable colours for a custom screen, the device name is visible in the popup title

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 204
Date 02-03-2022

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- For portrait displays, the sidebar can now be hidden
- Improved localisation responsiveness

BUG FIXES
- Fixed startup issue on OS3.3+
- Views with 2 instantaneous values appropriately displayed
- Added missing translations for Italian and Czech localisation

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Version 202
Date 13-01-2022

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where screens could not be edited on mobile devices

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Version 201
Date 10-12-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for Italian translations
- Changed device selector toolbar to use icons

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 200
Date 03-12-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added mobile webview functionality from the iOS/android app

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 143
Date 29-11-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Cloud backups are split into multiple banks to allow larger backups

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 142
Date 24-11-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Cloud backups are compressed to save storage, and allow larger backups

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 141
Date 17-11-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Variables in the European locale format no longed discarded
- Fixed startup issue affecting processors on European locales

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Version 140
Date 12-11-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Prevents temperatures for the pool proxy from sporadically dropping to 0
- Prevents temperatures for the thermostat proxy from sporadically dropping to 0
- Connect state no longer shown in English for Czech locales

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Version 139
Date 11-11-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for the pool proxy
- Shelly Module (Chowmain) - added power consumption and usage variable that had been changed

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added Czech localisation
- Added warning indicating if the driver filename has been changed

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where an invalid controller locale would cause a crash on initialisation
- Non-ascii characters in screen/driver names no longer prevent the webview from rendering

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Version 136
Date 20-10-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where temperature and setpoint variables would always be hidden on systems in F

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Version 135
Date 19-10-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where an attempt to compress timeline variables would prevent data from being displayed

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Version 134
Date 19-10-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Changed temperature variables for thermostats to use TEMPERATURE_C and TEMPERATURE_F
- Allow the week to start on different days (Monday/Saturday/Sunday)
- When viewing the daily view of a bar graph, you can toggle between a window size of 1 hour and 10 minutes

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where data resolution wouldn't change for bar+timeline graphs

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Version 133
Date 10-09-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for the third phase in Shelly IoT 3EM devices

ENHANCEMENTS
- When viewing the weekly view of a bar graph, you can toggle between a window size of 1 day and hourly

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where duplicate view names would not be cleared from the view switching buttons
- Custom views displaying pie charts now refresh their displayed data regularly

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Version 131
Date 27-08-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Shelly IoT EM (by ChowMain)
- Added support for Shelly EM (by Kiwifarm)

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 130
Date 17-08-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Variable Logger by Janus

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where adding consumption variables to a new view sometimes failed
- Consumption usage labels now accurate for slow variables that reset on regular intervals

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Version 129
Date 02-08-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- T4 screens are now selectable for the 'Clear Touchscreen Cache' action
- Added Singleton driver warning

BUG FIXES
- Consumption usage labels now accurate for variables that reset on regular intervals
- Fixed issue introduced in Version 128 preventing custom screens from being added

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Version 128
Date 08-07-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Units for eGauge energy consumption set to 'kWh'
- Added comma separators for reported usage (e.g. 1000 -> 1,000)
- Check backup size, and if it would exceed AWS Lambda limit, then reduce number of days of data backed up

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 127
Date 05-07-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Shelly IoT EM (by Janus)

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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Version 126
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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Version 125
Date 11-03-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- Exposed OpenWeatherMap API Key in driver properties

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 124
Date 19-02-2021

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- N/A

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed display for pie charts which was broken in Version 123

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Version 123
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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Version 122
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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Version 121
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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Version 120
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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Version 119
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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Version 118
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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Version 117
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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Version 116
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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Version 115
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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Version 114
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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Version 113
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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Version 112
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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Version 111
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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Version 109
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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Version 108
Date 09-07-2020

DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Thermostat Version 1 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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Version 107
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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Version 106
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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Version 105
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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Version 104
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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Version 103
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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Version 102
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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Version 101
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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Version 100
Date 02-03-2020

- Initial release