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How to add the gateway to the Apple Home app

Using the VELUX gateway with HomeKit enables you to control your VELUX products by a simple tap in the Apple Home app, by asking Siri or to carry out tasks automatically.  The following instructions explain how to install the gateway using the Apple Home app only (and not the VELUX ACTIVE app)

 The overall procedure to install the gateway is divided into three steps:
First you add your gateway to the Home app and connect to Wi-Fi.  First you add your gateway to the Apple Home app and connect to Wi-Fi. Secondly you pair your VELUX products to your gateway. Finally, you pair your sensors and departure switches to your gateway.

1: HomeKit Setup

To add the gateway to the Home app, please do the following:  

  1. Connect the gateway to power using the power cord provided.
    (the LED on the back, will glow in green while the gateway is booting)

  2. Wait until the LED starts to glow in white. Now the gateway can be added to the Home app.  
    In case you see no white light, then press the central button marked with a “Settings” icon until the LED starts to glow in white. 

  3. Add the gateway to the Home app: Open the Home app : Open the Apple Home app > select Add Accessory > scan the eight-digit HomeKit code on the back of the gateway. Automatically the gateway should appear in the Home app.

  4. Allow the gateway to connect to the same Wi-Fi your mobile device is using.

Note: If the gateway software is not up to date, then the gateway will automatically be updated after Wi-Fi connection is established. The LED will glow in green while processing the update.
Please wait until the LED starts to glow in white before moving to the next step.
 

2: Pairing of window, shutter and blind

Pairing of windows, shutters and blinds to the gateway, is done by the use of your existing VELUX remote control(s) used for controlling the products.

In case you control all (or some) of your products using a 2-way controller (controller providing feedback), then please follow process 2a as described below. 

If you only control your products using 1-way controllers, then please go to 2b and follow this process.

 

2a: Pairing using a 2-way remote control


(on KLR 200)
 
  1. Prepare your 2-way remote control (KLR 200) to send a copy of the products to the gateway:
    Turn on the controller (house icon in lower right corner) > select More > select New product > select Copy control pad > select Next.
    Now proceed to the gateway.
(1) More
(2) New product
(3) Copy control pad
(4) Next
(on Gateway)

2. Set the gateway in receive products mode: 
Make a short press (less than 2 seconds) on the gateway left paperclip button marked with a “Key” icon. The corresponding LED will blink several times in green, indicating that the products are being copied.

3. Wait until the LED stops to blink confirming that the copying of new products has completed. The successful copy is also indicated on the remote control.
 
Automatically your products should appear in the Home app shortly after.

 

2b: Pairing using a 1-way remote control

(on KLI 3xx / KLI 110 / KUR)

  1. Use your remote control (KLI 3xx / KLI 110 / KUR) to prepare your products for registration in the gateway:
    Press and hold the settings button on the side / reset button on the back of the remote control for at least 10 seconds until the windows, shutters or blinds starts to move back and forth. Now proceed to the gateway.

(0n Gateway)

2. Set the gateway in product registration mode:
Make a long press (approx. 10 seconds) on the gateway central button marked with a “Settings” icon until the corresponding LED starts blink in blue.
 
3. Wait until the LED stops to blink confirming that the copying of new products has completed. Automatically your products should now appear in the Apple Home app shortly after.

3: Pairing of sensor and departure switch


To prepare your sensor(s) and departure switch(es) to be paired to the gateway, please do the following:
  1. Collect all the sensors and departure switches that you want to pair to the gateway and bring them in close range (max 1 meter) of the gateway.

  2. Open the sensors and switches using a small flat screw driver. Insert the screw driver in the two openings on each side of the product. Carefully lift the screw driver upwards (toward the front) to open the product. Now proceed to the gateway.
Note: If batteries have already been inserted, then remove them from all sensors and departure switches and wait for 30 seconds before you continue.
(on Gateway)

To pair your sensor(s) and departure switch(es) to the gateway, please do the following: 

3. Set the gateway in sensor/switch registration mode:
Make a long press (approx. 10 seconds) on the gateway central button marked with a “Settings” icon until the corresponding LED starts blink in blue.
Now return to the sensors and switches.

4. Insert the batteries in all sensors and switches at the same time. The LED on each product should blink green until the pairing has ended.

5. Wait until the LED on the back of the gateway stops to blink confirming that the registration of the products has completed. Automatically your products should appear in the Home app shortly after. In case not all sensors and departure switches appear in the Home app, then remove the batteries in the undetected products and perform step 3 to 5 once again.

6. Assemble all the sensors and switches by clicking the front and rear parts together.
Tip: If the products are to be fixed to the wall by screws, then fix the back part to the wall before assembling the product.

From here, you can customize the name of the VELUX products, the sensors and the gateway, as well as adding them to rooms, zones, scenes and automations.

You are now ready to control your VELUX product from the Apple Home app or by asking Siri.