SmartConnect easy

Operation manual

SmartConnect easy

Thank you for choosing SmartConnect easy. With the SmartConnect easy you can operate your FUHR motor lock and many other devices via your smartphone. In conjunction with the SmartConnect app, your home will easily become a smart home.

SmartConnect easy controls and communicates via Wi-Fi. With the intuitive SmartConnect app, you can operate the FUHR multi-point lock and query the state of your door. In addition, lighting, garage door, roller shutters and much more, can be operated anywhere via the app. As an administrator, you authorise and block users, doors and terminal devices, and keep track of all applications in the Logfile, also optionally on the Internet, at any time and in any location. With SmartConnect easy you always have your property in view.

Installing the SmartConnect easy is quick and easy and can be retrofitted at no extra cost. In this operation manual, all topics are explained step by step. In an overview, you will find compatible products that you can use for a wide variety of applications. Further application examples can be found on www.smart-door.net.

For your safety, all data is stored securely on your SmartConnect easy – not on the Internet!

Table of contents

1. SmartConnect easy

With the SmartConnect easy you can easily operate your FUHR multi-point lock and query the state of your door via your smartphone. The intelligent control system of the SmartConnect easy also allows further applications. Ignore darkness or rain: operate the garage door or the Lighting directly from your car via smartphone.

Additional components for modern living are already available: electric door opener, plug-in radio gong, switchable radio sockets and universal radio receivers for garages, courtyard gates or shutters. SmartConnect easy - ideas for living comfort beyond the door opening. After all, one of the leading German manufacturers of quality multi-point locks is behind the access system.

2. General Information

Scope of delivery

  • SmartConnect
  • QuickStartGuide

Optional

  • Smart radio module
  • SmartTouch master transponder

Safety instructions for the SmartConnect

For the correct use of the SmartConnect, please read the operating instructions carefully before using the product. Follow the instructions given and follow the described instructions. Failure to comply with the information and instructions, no warranty for the proper functioning of the product can be given. Do not disconnect the SmartConnect from the mains during configuration or updating. The resulting data loss can lead to the failure of the device and requires the submission to the service partner. The SmartConnect is intended for private indoor use only and must be protected against moisture and tampering. Any other use than that described in this manual is not intended and will result in exclusion of warranty and liability. This also applies to conversions and changes to the device. Do not open this device under any circumstances! It contains no user-serviceable parts. If an error occurs, send the SmartConnect to the responsible service unit.

Safety instructions for the smartphone

Be sure to keep the virus scanner and firewall of your smartphone up to date. Only in this way can you be protected against attacks from the Internet. Regularly check if your software is up-to-date and install the available updates. For your safety, use good passwords and change them at certain intervals. Recommendations for secure passwords can be found, for example, at the Federal Office for Information Security in the area of Recommendations: www.bsi-fuer-buerger.de.

Notes on radio operation

The radio transmission takes place on a non-exclusive transmission path. This can lead to interference from other radio applications. Switching operations, electric motors or defective electrical appliances can also cause interference. The transmission power and reception characteristics of the SmartConnect depend heavily on constructional and ecological conditions. Thus, the range in the open field differs from that in buildings. Also, the signal is transmitted differently at high humidity than at lower humidity.

SmartConnect complies with the requirements and regulations of Directive 1999/5/EC. The Declaration of Conformity can be found at www.smart-door.net.

Please make sure that in the case of a data interruption, for example due to a power failure, relevant applications such as door locks can be operated differently (e.g. mechanically with a cylinder key).

3. SmartConnect ecosystem

SmartConnect easy and SmartConnect door

The SmartConnect provides the connection between the applications, e.g. your FUHR multi-point lock in the front door, and your smartphone. The communication between smartphone and SmartConnect is done via Wi-Fi and optionally via the Internet (see Network Configuration in the chapter Administrator settings). Whereas the communication between SmartConnect and the individual components, such as the radio socket, is done using 868MHz radio.

For use, connect the SmartConnect to a suitable power supply (SmartConnect easy: 110 – 230V AC (Schuko socket) / SmartConnect door: 12 – 24V DC) and install the corresponding SmartConnect app on your smartphone (see chapter Set up the SmartConnect).

SmartConnect easy
SmartConnect door

SmartConnect App

The smartphone communicates with your SmartConnect through the SmartConnect app. This allows you to control the individual applications, such as the opening of the FUHR multi-point lock, and query the state of the device (if your application allows feedback). It is also possible to create additional users and assign them - also temporary - authorisations for applications (user administration). For a list of compatible applications, see www.smart-door.net.

The SmartConnect app can be found in the following app stores:

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

If you have any questions, you will find many answers in the chapter FAQ.

SmartConnect App

Additional components

With SmartConnect, you can control applications and query their state. For the SmartConnect to be able to receive, forward and trigger actions, special transmitters and receivers are required. Below you will find which components you need exactly for your desired applications.

To open the door by smartphone, you need a motorised FUHR multi-point locking system autotronic 834/834P or multitronic 881, which is usually equipped with a control or a radio reception module. If you also need the feedback on your smartphone, a smart radio module is needed to see if your door is open or closed. This can be ordered individually or alternatively with the comfort access SmartTouch, which allows you a non-contact KeylessGo opening of the door. If you would like to retrofit your existing lock (mortise lock or multi-point lock) for the door control via smartphone, we recommend the FUHR digital cylinder.

With additional transmitters or actuators, many other possibilities of SmartHome control are available. For example, you can monitor the condition of your casement windows (open or closed) via the app or open your garage door with your smartphone. Roller shutters can also be opened and closed.

DOOR OPENING TRANSMITTER - It transmits a radio signal to the SmartConnect

4-channel radio keyTo operate up to 4 applications with only one radio key, for example front door, side entrance and garage door, the SmartConnect allows you to manage both channels and assign a time profile.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80319 (4-channel radio key)
Radio fingerprint scannerFor a convenient, biometric door opening of 2 applications, via the SmartConnect, you can manage both channels and assign a time profile.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80178A
Radio keyboardFor a convenient door opening of 2 applications by number code, via the SmartConnect you can manage both channels and assign a time profile.
FUHR art. no. VNB702N

TRANSMITTER - It transmits a radio signal to the SmartConnect

Radio window contactFor monitoring the sash position of windows, doors or gates The status change is transmitted by radio to the SmartConnect app.
FUHR art. no. VNB0127001F
Radio window handle contactFor monitoring window handles The status change is transmitted by radio to the SmartConnect app.
FUHR art. no. VNB0127002F

DOOR OPEN - To receive a SmartConnect radio signal to open the door

Motor controlTo open the door, the signal from the SmartConnect is received and fed to the motor lock, the radio receiver is integrated in the control.
FUHR art. no. depending on the version
Radio receiver moduleTo open the door, it receives the signal from the SmartConnect and directs it to the motor lock, the radio reception module is plugged onto the motor.
FUHR art. no. VNBFP490
SmartTouchFor a convenient door opening by touching the handle bar or the activation button, including the Master SmartKey and Smart radio module It is plugged into the motor, it receives the signal from the SmartConnect and forwards it to the motor lock, the door status can be queried via the SmartConnect app.
FUHR art. no. depending on the version
Smart radio moduleTo open the door, it is plugged onto the engine, it receives the signal of the SmartConnect and passes it on to the motor lock The door status can be queried via the SmartConnect app.
FUHR art. no. VNBFP931R
Digital cylinderFor retrofitting doors with mechanical locks For a convenient door opening via smartphone, manageable via the SmartConnect, it gives feedback about the battery status.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80178A

ACTUATORS - They receive a radio signal from the SmartConnect and trigger an action

Radio socketFor controlling devices, e.g. lamp, pluggable between the socket and the device to be switched.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80134
Plug-In radio receiverFor controlling existing external drives, such as garage doors.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80088
Universal radio receiverFor controlling existing external drives with external power supply, such as garage doors.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80023
Plug-In radio gongTo receive a bell signal.
FUHR art. no. VNZ80122
Radio receiver for e-openerFor opening doors equipped with an electric door opener.
FUHR art. no. VNBFP675
Rolling shutter controlFor controlling roller shutters, radio receivers for flush mounting.
ELDAT art. no. RCJ01-E5002-01-23K

WIFI-ACTUATOR - It receives the wireless signal of the SmartConnect

Belkin WeMo radio socketFor controlling devices, e.g. lamp, pluggable between the socket and the device to be switched.
WeMo Switch Box: EAN 0722868905814 and
WeMo Switch Insight Box: EAN 0722868992975
Philips HUE LampTo turn Philips Hue lamps on and off via the SmartConnect app.
Philips art. no. depending on the version

4. Set up the SmartConnect

In order to be able to use your SmartConnect with your smartphone, it must be set up via the SmartConnect app. To do this, you need:

  • Your SmartConnect (easy or door)
  • Your smartphone or tablet
  • The SmartConnect app
  • if appropriate your network key (SSID+password)
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Integration

The SmartConnect can be used in different ways:

Wi-Fi Integration: Integration into existing Wi-Fi network (recommended for SmartConnect door and SmartConnect easy)

Connection via network cable: Direct connection to SmartConnect door via network cable (Only SmartConnect door). To do this, a network cable must be connected to the SmartConnect door and led out of the door. This network cable must then be connected to the router. (Recommended for SmartConnect door).

Access point mode: Direct connection to SmartConnect via Wi-Fi (factory default). This method should only be used if no home network is available, since to operate the SmartConnect you always have to switch to the Wi-Fi of the SmartConnect and therefore no Internet is available.

Commissioning your SmartConnect

1. Connect to the SmartConnect

  1. Open the SmartConnect app and select Set up new SmartConnect.
  2. You are now informed that the SmartConnect requires location authorisation to enable connection from different networks. Confirm the message by tapping OK.
  3. Confirm the system pop-up by tapping Allow while using the app.
  4. Choose whether you want to use a SmartConnect easy or a SmartConnect door.
  5. If you have not yet connected your SmartConnect to a power supply, connect it to a suitable power source.

    SmartConnect easy: Schuko socket
    SmartConnect door: 12 - 24V DC

    After about a minute, the SmartConnect is up and running and you can continue by tapping continue.
  6. Your SmartConnect will now establish a free Wi-Fi signal (access point). Now switch to the Wi-Fi settings of your smartphone or tablet.
  7. Connect your smartphone or tablet to the “SmartConnect-XXXX” Wi-Fi and then switch back to the SmartConnect app.
  8. The SmartConnect is now displayed in the overview under Available SmartConnects.

    Tap on your SmartConnect.

    Please follow the steps described in the next section.

2. Network configuration

Option 1: Wi-Fi integration

Recommended for SmartConnect easy.

  1. Tap on your desired Wi-Fi network.
  2. Enter the password of your Wi-Fi network and tap Connect.
  3. Confirm the system pop-up by tapping Connect.
  4. Define your username and a secure password. Each user password must meet the following requirements: Min. 6 characters – at least one upper case, one lower case and one number.

    Write down your administrator password as a reminder, e.g. in the QuickStartGuide.

    Note that the first user is also an administrator of the SmartConnect. Confirm your entry by tapping Save.

    A system pop-up may appear asking if your password should be saved in the keychain. Make a choice.
  5. Enter a unique name for your SmartConnect. The name is used later in the SmartConnect selection and helps to identify the right SmartConnect. Confirm your entry by tapping Save.

Option 2: Connection via network cable (Only SmartConnect door)

Recommended for SmartConnect door.

  1. Choose how to connect the SmartConnect to the network. In this case, select Connected by cable.
  2. Make sure the SmartConnect door is connected to the router via cable. Tap Connect.
  3. Make sure your smartphone is connected to your home network. You may need to change to the network settings of the system.

Option 3: Access point mode

If a home network is not available, a direct connection can be established between the smartphone and SmartConnect.

  1. Choose how to connect the SmartConnect to the network. In this case, select Use as an access point.
  2. Set a secure password for the WI-Fi of the SmartConnect and tap Connect.
  3. Confirm the system pop-up by tapping Connect.
  4. Define your username and a secure password. Each user password must meet the following requirements: Min. 6 characters – at least one upper case, one lower case and one number.

    Write down your administrator password as a reminder, e.g. in the QuickStartGuide.

    Note that the first user is also an administrator of the SmartConnect. Confirm your entry by tapping Save.

    A system pop-up may appear asking if your password should be saved in the keychain. Make a choice.
  5. Enter a unique name for your SmartConnect. The name is used later in the SmartConnect selection and helps to identify the right SmartConnect. Confirm your entry by tapping Save.

3. Log in to the SmartConnect

  1. The SmartConnect is now displayed in the overview under Available SmartConnects. Tap on the SmartConnect.
  2. Log in with your previously defined access data and tap Login.

    Activate the option Auto Login or Sign in with FaceID/TouchID to log in automatically and conveniently the next time you log in without entering your access data.
  3. Well done! You have successfully put the SmartConnect into operation. Next you can add applications or users.

As soon as the smartphone is connected to the Wi-Fi of the SmartConnect, LED 2 (SmartConnect easy) or LED 1 (SmartConnect door) lights up blue.

SmartConnect easy
SmartConnect door

5. Structure of the App

Door area (only SmartConnect door)
Home area with all existing applications

The app is divided into two areas: the content area and the menu bar.

The menu contains the following menu items:

  • Door: Shows the video image and enables its operation (only SmartConnect door).
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  • Home: The home area is the start page of the SmartConnect app. All configured applications are displayed and operated here. The displayed applications vary depending on the rights of each user.
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  • Logfile: The logfile shows the progress of the executed applications, with user, date and time. Their visibility can be set for each user.
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  • Settings: The settings allow you to configure the app and the SmartConnect, as well as manage users and rights.
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  • Schedules (Android only, if logged in as administrator): Schedules, e.g. automatic switching on of the lights at 8 a.m., can be created and managed here. On iOS, the schedules are in the settings area.
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6. Administrators and Users

Administrators

Administrators are users who have the full functionality of the SmartConnect app and can fully operate all applications.

There must be at least one administrator to manage the SmartConnect app. This is specified by default during the initial setup of the SmartConnect App and cannot be deleted. Additional users with administrator rights can be created. All administrators have equal rights. Ideally, only one user with full rights should exist to avoid abuse. Therefore, when creating users, be sure to know what rights you assign (see chapter Add user. For the daily operation of the applications, it is recommended to log in only as a user without administrator rights.

Log in as administrator

In order to make certain settings on the SmartConnect or to be able to use the entire range of functions of the device without restriction, it is necessary to log in as an administrator. To log in as an administrator, please follow the steps below.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. You are now logged in as an administrator. At the bottom of the content area of the app, you will now see a green bar indicating that you are currently in admin mode.

Users (without administrator rights)

Users without administrator rights are all regular users, e.g. family members. Each of these users has the right to set and change the own password. Assign unique names and secure passwords to protect your system adequately.

The administrator can lock a user and grant him further rights, for example the right to activate applications. If a user has been locked, he cannot access any SmartConnect applications.

Individual users are authorised with name and password, and no devices (smartphone, tablet). You can access the SmartConnect from various devices via your login data.

The following icons can be displayed to users:

The user is an administrator
Logged in user
The user is authorised for the application for a set time
The user is locked for the application
The user is authorised to access the logfile
The user receives push notifications
The user has access to the camera
The user is allowed to use Alexa to control doors

7. Home

The home area is the start page of the SmartConnect app. All configured applications are displayed and operated here. The displayed applications vary depending on the rights of each user. All devices connected to the SmartConnect are called applications. These can be, for example, the door with a FUHR multi-point lock multitronic 881 or autotronic 834, a radio-controlled socket or a radio gong.

Applications can be operated via the SmartConnect app and - depending on the product - their status can be queried. Depending on the logged in user, different applications will be displayed in the app and permissions will be released.

Home-Screen

8. Set up and pair an application

Only an administrator is authorised to set up an application. Log in with your administrator access data (see chapter Administrators and Users) and follow the steps below.

Not every product is able to send feedback. The choice of the product decides whether it can be displayed, for example, whether the door lock is locked or not. If, for example, the FUHR radio receiver NB506NR is installed in the door, the status of the lock can be queried in the app. Your dealer will be happy to help you choose the right product.

Creating an new Application

  1. Tap the Plus icon in the top right of the header and select Add application.
  2. Name your new application. The name can be up to 20 characters long and should be chosen to avoid confusion with other applications, e.g. main door or radio socket.

    Then determine the product which you want to use for the application. Tap Device.
  3. Select the appropriate product from the list and tap Select.
  4. Depending on the product, you can define an icon that is displayed on the home screen for the application and choose between different functions. Now save the application.

Pair an application

To operate an application with the app, it must be paired with the SmartConnect.

Option 1: Pair immediately after creating

After the successful creation of the application in the step before, a dialogue window appears. You now have the option to pair the application immediately.

  1. Tap Pair now.
  2. Now please follow the instructions described in the SmartConnect app exactly and complete the process by tapping Application paired.
  3. The application has now been successfully paired and can be used.

Option 2: Pair later

If you have not paired an application immediately after creating it, you can also do so at a later time. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Press and hold the button of the application you want to pair and then release it. A dialog window will now open. Tap Edit.
  2. Tap Pair.
  3. Now please follow the instructions described in the SmartConnect app exactly and complete the process by tapping Application paired.
  4. Tap Save.
  5. The application has now been successfully paired and can be used.

After creating applications, only administrators are authorised to use them. See chapter Authorisations for Applications or User administration for instructions on how to activate users for operations.

9. Un-pair and delete an application

To successfully delete an application, the application must first be un-paired. Only an administrator is entitled to un-pair and delete an application. Therefore, log in with your administrator access data (see chapter Administrators and Users) and follow the steps below.

  1. Press and hold the button of the application you want to un-pair and then release it. A dialog window will now open. Tap Edit.
  2. Tap Un-pair.
  3. Now please follow the instructions described in the SmartConnect app exactly and complete the process by tapping Application un-paired.
  4. Tap Delete.
  5. Confirm the pop-up by tapping Delete.
  6. The application has now been successfully un-paired and deleted.

You can also tap Delete directly on the first step. This will open a pop-up indicating that the application has to be un-paired before deleting it. Tap Un-pair now and then follow the steps described above.

10. Application settings

Only an administrator is authorised to edit the settings of an application. Therefore, log in with your administrator access data (see chapter Administrators and Users) and follow the steps below.

  1. Tap Home in the main menu to display your applications.
  2. Press and hold the button of the application you want to edit and then release it. A dialog window opens with the menu items Edit, Delete, Push Settings and iOS Widgets.

Detailed information on the different settings can be found in the explanations below.

To change the arrangement of the applications, press and hold the button of an application until it enlarges. Now move the button to the desired position and release it again.

Edit

In the editing area of an application, you have the option to make various settings for the application.

  • Change name
    You can change the name of the application.
  • Set Icon
    Depending on the application or device, you can specify an icon that will be displayed on the home screen for the application.
  • Authorisations
    For detailed information on granting and managing authorisations, see chapter Authorisations for Applications.
  • Security
    Here you have the option to set up an additional confirmation in the app for remote access to the app (two-level opening). This prevents accidental operation of the application.
  • Blocked
    By activating the Blocked switch, the application can no longer be operated. In the home screen, blocked applications are displayed grayed out.
  • Pair / Un-pair
    For detailed information on how to pair / un-pair an application, see chapter set up and pair an application / un-pair and delete an application.

Depending on the application, you may have more or less settings.

Delete

How to delete or un-pair applications is described in detail in the chapter Un-pair and delete an Application.

Push-settings

Here you have the option to manage push-settings for all applications. Depending on the application, you can specify exactly which application events you want to receive push notifications for. Tap on the name of the application and activate the corresponding buttons.

The push-settings can also be edited by users without administrator rights.

iOS Widgets

In the iOS Widgets area, you have the option to create widgets for the applications you have created. These are then available for quick access in the widget area or in the home screen of your smartphone. Depending on the application, you can precisely define for which events you want to create a widget. Tap the application to define the exact definition and activate the corresponding switches in the list.

To use the widgets created in the SmartConnect app on your smartphone, you need to add them to the widget or home area via your smartphone (see Use widgets on your iPhone and iPod touch).

The editing of iOS widgets can also be done by users without administrator rights.

11. Authorisations for applications

Administrators are always authorised to operate applications. In the following steps you will learn how users without administrator rights are also authorised to use applications. Each user can be assigned a permanent or temporary authorisation for an application.

Only an administrator is entitled to assign and edit authorisations for an application. Therefore, log in with your administrator access data (see chapter Administrators and Users) and follow the steps below.

Grant permanent authorisation for an application

  1. Tap Home in the main menu to display your applications.
  2. Press and hold the button of the application for which you want to assign or edit authorisations and then release it. A dialog window will now open. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap Access rights.
  4. An overview of the existing users and their authorisations appears. Now select the user for whom you want to manage the authorisations.
  5. To grant the user permanent access to an application, activate the switch Access right granted and confirm your selection by tapping Save.
  6. You will now see the overview of the users again. A check mark icon indicates that the user now has permanent authorisation to use the application.

Grant time-restricted authorisation for an application

  1. Tap Home in the main menu to display your applications.
  2. Press and hold the button of the application for which you want to assign or edit a time-restricted authorisation and then release it. A dialog window will now open. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap Access rights.
  4. An overview of the existing users and their authorisations appears. Now select the user for whom you want to assign or edit the time-restricted authorisation.
  5. Tap Add access right.
  6. Enter the conditions Name, Beginning, End and Frequency in the window and confirm your entries by clicking Save. Further information on the different terms and conditions is provided below.
  7. Check whether the switch Access right granted is activated and complete the process by tapping Save.
  8. You will now see the overview of the users again. A tick and clock icon indicates that the user now has time-restricted authorisation to use the application.

Make sure that the Authorised button at the top is always active. If this switch is disabled, the time-restricted rights are also inactive and the user cannot switch applications.

Terms and conditions of time-restricted authorisations:

  • Name: Unique name of the separate authorisation, e.g. “Cleaning lady”.
  • Start: Time from which the user is authorised to use this application.
  • End: Time when the user no longer has rights to use the application.
  • Frequency:  Interval of how often the user is authorised to use this application: once in the set time window, repeated weekly, monthly or annually.

To give a user access to multiple applications, you can also manage authorisations via Settings. To do this, follow the instructions described in the chapter User administration.

12. Add user

We recommend that you create users in a secure environment (the home network), as this requires the extended rights of an administrator. For everyday use, a user without administrator rights is recommended. This way, abuse can be avoided as best as possible.

Only an administrator is authorised to create users. Therefore, log in with your administrator access data (see chapter Administrators and Users) and follow the steps below.

  1. Tap the Plus icon in the top right of the header.
  2. Tap Add user.
  3. Tap the plus icon below the user list.
  4. Enter the name of the user and define a secure password (see chapter General information). Only assign unique names in order to be able to assign the user precisely later.

    Alternatively, you can also invite the user via a link. To do this, activate the switch Invite user. The user can then use the link to assign a personal password. For security reasons, this link is no longer valid after 24 hours.
  5. Define the rights of the user by activating the respective switch. A list with explanations of the respective rights can be found below.

    As an administrator, you can edit the rights of users at any time. To do this, follow the instructions described in the chapter User administration.

    Save the new user by tapping Create or Send Invitation.
  6. You will now see the overview of the users again. The icons next to the username indicates what rights the user has.

Administrators can set the following rights for each user:

  • Administrator: Activate this switch if the user is to be granted administrator rights. These rights may be granted or withdrawn at any time.
  • Blocked: Activate this switch if you want to temporarily lock the user. He can then neither log on nor operate applications.
  • Logfile access: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to read the logfile entries.
  • Push: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to receive push notifications.
  • Alexa access: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to use Alexa.
  • Door: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to access the camera.

13. Logfile

Using the logfile, you can see all the applications that have been made with the SmartConnect using the date and time.

You can search the logfile for specific entries. Tap in the Search field and enter the desired search term. For example, if you enter a username, all operations that originated from that user will appear. You can also search for a specific date, e.g. 29.06.2021, or a month, e.g. 02.2021. After entering the search term, tap Done. All results found for this search term appear.

If you have installed a SmartConnect door, you can also view the events of the applications assigned in door mode directly in the door area (see chapter Door (Video).

By default, logfile entries are only visible to administrators, but can be released for users without administrator rights (see chapter user administration).

Events to which a photo has been assigned (SmartConnect door only) are marked with a small camera icon. By tapping the event, you can view details or the associated images.

14. Settings

This menu contains all settings for the SmartConnect app and the SmartConnect. Both users and administrators are authorised to edit the general settings. Only administrators are allowed to administer user lists and schedules and edit advanced settings (e.g. network configuration or reset to factory settings).

User settings

For more information about the general settings, please refer to the chapter User settings.

Administrator settings

For more information about the advanced settings, refer to the chapter Administrator settings.

Learn how to edit user lists or administer schedules in the chapter User administration or schedules.

15. User settings

This chapter summarizes the general settings for the SmartConnect app and the SmartConnect. Both users and administrators are authorised to edit the general settings.

The general settings are explained in more detail below.

Only administrators are authorised to administer user administration and schedules as well as to edit advanced settings such as network configuration or resetting to factory settings. For more information about the advanced settings, refer to the chapter Administrator settings.

App settings

Change language

  1. To change the language, tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Now tap Change language.
  3. All languages ​​that are available for the app are listed. Select your preferred language. The check mark indicates which language is currently selected. After changing the language, the SmartConnect app switches back to the settings overview. The language was changed successfully.

Manage Widgets

  1. To manage the widgets of the SmartConnect app, tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Now tap Manage widgets.
  3. A list of the available SmartConnects is displayed. By tapping on the desired SmartConnect, you will be shown the applications for which a widget has been set up. You now have the option to delete the corresponding widget by tapping the trash can icon.

To learn how to create widgets for applications, see chapter Application settings.

FaceID/TouchID login

  1. To conveniently log in to your SmartConnect via FaceID/TouchID, tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Activate the FaceID/TouchID switch. The next time you open the SmartConnect app, you can now log in easily using FaceID/TouchID.

Sign out

If you change a user or want to log in to another SmartConnect, you must log out first. With the log out step, you will also deactivate the Auto Login switch for this SmartConnect. You must therefore log in manually when you reconnect to the SmartConnect and you can activate the Auto Login switch again.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Tap Sign out.

SmartConnect settings

Administration (Administrator rights required)

The Administration area is reserved for administrators only. Once you log in as an administrator (see chapter Administrators and users), you can configure advanced settings in this area, such as the SmartConnect network configuration (see chapter Administrator settings), manage user settings (see chapter User administration) or set up schedules (see chapter Schedules).

User settings

In the User Settings you have the option to change your username and password. You can also edit the settings for push notifications. You can specify whether you want to receive push notifications in general, which applications you want to receive push notifications for, and on which devices you want to receive them.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Tap User settings.
  3. Make the desired changes and confirm your settings by tapping Save.

If you are logged in as an administrator, this menu item does not exist. You can find out how to make the appropriate settings as an administrator in the chapter User administration.

Select SmartConnect

  1. To connect to another SmartConnect, tap Settings in the main menu.
  2. Tap Select SmartConnect.
  3. All available SmartConnects are now displayed. Tap on the SmartConnect you want to connect to and log in with your access data.

As a user without administrator rights, you can also log in automatically – the login data will then be stored on your smartphone.

The demo mode shows the basic functions of the SmartConnect app even without accessing a SmartConnect.

Privacy Policy

Here you can find the privacy policy of the SmartConnect app.

About

Here you will find basic information about the SmartConnect app and the SmartConnect.

The following information will be displayed:

  • SmartConnect app Version
  • SmartConnect software version
  • SmartConnect basis system version
  • Date/Time of the SmartConnect
  • RF modul software version
  • Serial number
  • UUID

16. Administrator settings

This chapter summarizes all advanced settings for the SmartConnect app and SmartConnect. Only administrators are authorised to administer user administration and schedules as well as to edit advanced settings such as network configuration or resetting to factory settings.

The advanced settings and the administration area are explained in more detail below.

For more information about the general settings of the Smartconnect app and SmartConnect, please refer to the chapter User settings.

Administration

The Administration area is reserved for administrators only. Once you log in as an administrator, you will be able to manage user lists and schedules and edit the advanced settings of the SmartConnect in this area.

Login as administrator

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. You are now logged in as an administrator. At the bottom of the content area of the app, you will now see a green bar indicating that you are currently in admin mode.

Administration

User-list

You can learn how to edit user-lists or manage users in the chapter User administration.

Schedules

You can learn how to create or edit schedules in the chapter Schedules.

Advanced settings

Network configuration

Option 1: Wi-Fi integration

Recommended operation of the SmartConnect easy.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap Network configuration.
  4. Select Wi-Fi in the header area.

    Make sure that the Use as an access point switch is deactivated.

    Select your personal Wi-Fi. Leave the assignment of the BSSID / MAC address to Automatic and enter the password of your personal Wi-Fi.

    If you want remote access to your SmartConnect via the Internet, activate the corresponding switch.

    Confirm your details by tapping Apply.
  5. Connect your smartphone to the previously defined Wi-Fi and then select the appropriate SmartConnect in the SmartConnect app.

Option 2: Network cable (only SmartConnect door)

Recommended operation of the SmartConnect door.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap Network configuration.
  4. Select Connected by cable in the header area.

    Warning: the network cable can be used to gain unintentional access to the network!

    If you want remote access to your SmartConnect via the Internet, activate the corresponding switch.

    Confirm your details by tapping Apply.
  5. Connect your smartphone to your home network and then select the appropriate SmartConnect in the SmartConnect app.

Option 3: Access point mode

If a home network is not available, a direct connection can be established between the smartphone and SmartConnect.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap Network configuration.
  4. Select Wi-Fi in the header area.

    Activate the Use as an access point switch.

    Assign a secure password for the Wi-Fi of your SmartConnect.

    Confirm your details by tapping Apply.
  5. Connect your smartphone to the Wi-Fi "SmartConnect-XXXX" and then select the corresponding SmartConnect in the SmartConnect app.

Edit Date/Time and time zone

  1. To set the date and time of the SmartConnect, tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Tap Date/Time.

    If the SmartConnect is connected to the Internet, it automatically retrieves the time via a time server.
  3. For manual setting, deactivate the Automatic time setting switch.
  4. Enter the correct data and select the applicable time zone. Check the time of the SmartConnect regularly. This is the only way to correctly track which user has used an application and when in the logfile.
  5. Confirm your entries by tapping Save.

Software update

The software of your SmartConnect and the SmartConnect app should always be up-to-date to ensure maximum security. The SmartConnect app is usually updated automatically via the App Store.

  1. To update the SmartConnect software manually, tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Tap Software update.
  3. Now you can check whether an update is available for your SmartConnect. If necessary, tap Download & Install to start the update. The update is first loaded to the smartphone and then transferred to the SmartConnect and installed. Depending on the size of the update, it may take several minutes to complete. If the LEDs of the SmartConnect are flashing, the process is not yet complete; the installation can take up to 20 minutes.

Never disconnect the SmartConnect from the mains during the update process. This may damage it so that it needs to be sent to the support unit.

Online software update

If your SmartConnect has an internet connection, it checks for updates on a daily basis. If an update is available, the administrator receives a pop-up notification in the SmartConnect app to approve the execution of the update.

Offline software update

If your SmartConnect does not have an Internet connection, updates can also be performed offline. To do this, make sure that the SmartConnect app is not connected to a SmartConnect. You can find out how to log out of your SmartConnect in the chapter User settings.

  1. Tap App settings in the main menu and then tap Software update.
  2. Select whether you want to download an update for a SmartConnect easy or a SmartConnect door. Then tap Download Update.
  3. When the update is finished (100%) click on SmartConnects in the main menu at the bottom to connect to the appropriate SmartConnect.
  4. Select the SmartConnect on which you want to install the update. You are now connected to the SmartConnect.
  5. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  6. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  7. Tap Software update.
  8. The previously downloaded update is displayed in the lower part of the content area. To install the update, tap Update SmartConnect device.
  9. When the update has been transferred to your SmartConnect, tap OK.

    The SmartConnect will now install the update. This process can take a few minutes and is indicated by flashing LEDs. Wait until LED 2 on your SmartConnect lights up again permanently.

Change name

You can change the name of your SmartConnect in the Settings. When using multiple devices, it makes sense to use as accurate a description as possible to differentiate the SmartConnect, for example SmartConnect Home or SmartConnect Practice.

  1. To change the name of your SmartConnect, tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Tap Change Name.
  3. Enter the new name and confirm your entry by tapping Save.

If you change the name of the SmartConnect, the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID) that the SmartConnect uses in access point mode remains unchanged.

Send system info

If a service case occurs, you can send information about your SmartConnect to the manufacturer via e-mail. Information contained in the logfile is also transmitted. In addition, no personal or security-critical data is transmitted.

  1. To send system information to the manufacturer, tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Tap Send system info.
  3. Describe your concern as precisely as possible in the text field.
  4. By tapping Send system info, the e-mail client of your smartphone opens and generates an Email - if this has been set up. Check your details and send the e-mail with the attached log file to the address already entered.

Factory settings

Using the factory settings you can reset the SmartConnect to the delivery state. All applications, users and settings are deleted. The settings of the smartphone, such as the language of the app, are not reset.

  1. To reset the SmartConnect to the delivery state, tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Tap Factory settings.
  3. Tap Reset SmartConnect.
  4. Confirm the pop-up by tapping Reset.

This action cannot be undone!

How to reset the SmartConnect without the app can be found in chapter Reset (Factory Settings).

17. User administration

Administrators can grant or revoke rights to users at any time. To manage the general rights of users, please follow the steps below. Rights include access to the camera of the SmartConnect door or the use of Alexa to operate applications.

General settings (rights)

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap User-list.
  4. Select the user whose rights you want to edit.
  5. Set the rights of the user by activating the corresponding switch. A list with explanations of the respective rights can be found below.

    Confirm your selection by tapping Save.
  6. You will now see the overview of the users again. The icons next to the username indicates which rights the user has.

In this area you also have the option to delete already created users. To do this, tap delete at step 5.

Administrators can set the following rights for each user:

  • Administrator: Activate this switch if the user is to be granted administrator rights. These rights may be granted or withdrawn at any time.
  • Blocked: Activate this switch if you want to temporarily lock the user. He can then neither log on nor operate applications.
  • Logfile access: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to read the logfile entries.
  • Push: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to receive push notifications.
  • Alexa access: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to use Alexa.
  • Door: Activate this switch if the user is allowed to access the camera.

Manage Access rights

In addition to the general rights, administrators can grant users permission to access specific applications at any time. This can be, for example, opening the front door or the possibility to switch a radio socket. To manage authorisations on user applications, please follow the steps below.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap User-list.
  4. Select the user whose rights you want to edit.
  5. Tap Access rights.
  6. Select the application for which you want to authorise the user.
  7. To grant the user permanent access to an application, activate the switch Access right granted and confirm your selection by tapping Save. To add a time-restricted authorisation, select Add access right.
  8. Enter the conditions Name, Beginning, End and Frequency in the window and confirm your entries by tapping Save. Further information on the different terms and conditions is provided below.
  9. Tap Save again.
  10. You will now see the overview of the users again. A check mark and clock icon indicates that the user now has time-restricted authorisation to use the application.

    Note: Make sure that the Access right granted switch at the top is always active. If this switch is disabled, the time-restricted rights are also inactive and the user cannot switch applications.

Terms and conditions of time-restricted rights:

  • Name: Unique name of the separate authorisation, e.g. “Cleaning lady”.
  • Beginning: Time from which the user is authorised to use this application.
  • Ende Time when the user no longer has rights to use the application.
  • Frequency: Interval of how often the user is authorised to use this application: once in the set time window, repeated weekly, monthly or annually.

You can also assign authorisations through the application itself. To do this, follow the instructions described in the chapter Authorisations for Applications.

18. Schedules

By setting up time schedules, applications can be switched automatically at certain times. For example, the light in the hallway can be switched on automatically from sunset to sunrise. In the following steps you will learn how to set up and edit schedules.

Create a new schedule

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap Schedules.
  4. Tap the plus icon below the schedule list.
  5. Enter a name for the schedule and then tap the plus icon to set the rules.
  6. Set the rules Time, Frequency, Every and Validity. A table with explanations of the individual rules can be found below. Then tap Applications to specify which application should be switched.
  7. Select the appropriate application from the list. You can also activate multiple applications. Return to the overview of the rules by tapping the arrow in the top left corner.
  8. Check your rules again and confirm your selection by tapping Save.
  9. Make sure that the Active switch is activated and create the new schedule by tapping Create.
  10. Your previously created schedule is now displayed in the list. The small arrow next to the name indicates that the schedule is active. A crossed circle indicates that the schedule is currently deactivated.

Explanations of the rules of schedules:

TimeSpecifies the time at which the application should be switched.
FrequencySpecifies whether the application should be switched daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.
Every (Interval)Depending on which selection you have made with frequency, you now have the option to define the interval or specific days precisely.
ValiditySpecifies how long the schedule is valid. You have the option to activate the schedule forever, up to a date or based on the number of repetitions. If you set the validity up to a date or based on the repetitions, the schedule is disabled after the date or the defined number of repetitions expires.

Edit schedules

To edit already created schedules, please follow the steps below.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Tap Schedules.
  4. Select the schedule you want to edit.
  5. You now have the option to make changes to the schedule. For example, you can change the name, activate or deactivate the schedule by tapping the Active switch, or edit the rules. When you are finished editing, confirm your changes by tapping Save.

    To permanently remove the schedule, tap Delete.

19. LED signals

You will find two LEDs on your SmartConnect easy, which signal a specific device status depending on the colour and flashing status:

LED 1 flashes for approx. 60 seconds while the device starts up and then lights up permanently.

LED 2 lights up in different colours during the Wi-Fi connection.

StateLED 1LED 2
Device startflashes redoff
Normal operation, no WLAN connectionlights up redoff
Normal operation, WLAN access point modelights up redlights up blue
Normal operation, WLAN integrationlights up redlights up green
Normal operation, Internet connectedlights up redlights up orange
Normal operation, WLAN connected, Radio to an applicationlights up redflickers

20. Reset (Factory Settings)

Factory settings

Factory settings allow you to reset the SmartConnect to the delivery state. All applications, users and settings will be deleted. The settings of the smartphone, such as the language of the app, are not reset.

  1. Tap Settings in the main menu and then tap Administration.
  2. Enter your administrator password and tap Login.
  3. Scroll down and tap Factory settings.
  4. Tap Reset SmartConnect.
  5. Confirm the pop-up by tapping Reset.

This action cannot be undone!

Factory reset on the SmartConnect easy

The factory reset clears all stored data on your SmartConnect easy. For example, if you have lost the administrator’s log in data, you can re-set all the data. See chapter Set Up the SmartConnect.

To perform the factory reset, pick up an approx. 1mm thin object, such as a paperclip. There is an antenna symbol on the front of the housing of your SmartConnect easy. In the middle of this symbol is a small opening behind which the reset button is located. The illumination of the two LEDs indicates the reset state (see table below). For a complete factory reset, press the reset button min. 21 seconds until LED 1 lights up and LED 2 flashes.

NoteLED 1LED 2
Normal operationon
The reset button is pressed under 3 sec.offoff
The reset button is pressed for 3-10 sec.WPS button * of the SmartConnect easyoffon
The reset button is pressed for 10-20 secReset of the WLAN connectiononoff
The reset button is pressed for 20 sec.complete factory resetonflashes
The reset button is released after factory resetDevice startflashesoff

Reset the Wi-Fi connection on the SmartConnect easy

With a connection reset you can reset the Wi-Fi connection. This can be helpful, for example, if a connection to the SmartConnect easy can no longer be established after a faulty change of the network configuration. The SmartConnect easy then activates the access point mode again (see chapter Set up the SmartConnect). Already configured applications and users are retained during this reset.

Example of a complete factory reset

  1. Press the reset button for at least 20 seconds.
  2. After 3 seconds, LED 1 will light up (signalling for the WPS button).
  3. After 10 seconds LED 2 starts to light up and LED 1 goes out (connection reset).
  4. After 20 seconds, LED 2 goes out and LED 1 starts to flash (factory reset).
  5. Release the reset button now. All information is now deleted.
  6. Reconnect after restarting the SmartConnect easy.

21. Technical data

Voltage:110-230V AC, 50-60Hz
Power consumption:13mA, 3W (max.)
Dimensions I x w x h:140 x 75 x 70 mm³
Protection type:IP 40
Operating temperature:5°C - 50°C
Air humidity:10% - 90%, non condensing
Radio:WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Optional Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c
868,3 MHz and 868,92 MHz
Wi-Fi Security:WPA 2 after assigning the Wi-Fi password
Connection encryption:SSL with RSA Certificate
Conformity:Richtlinie 99/005/EG
Declaration of conformity under:www.smart-door.net

22. FAQ

General

Why is the pairing of the SmartTouch application unsuccessful?

Check the order of your pairing process: First, confirm the Pair now button in the SmartConnect app and then place the SmartTouch receiver pairing mode (see chapter Set up and pair an application and the operation manual of the SmartTouch receiver on www.fuhr.de).

Does the data remain in the SmartConnect in the event of a power failure?

Yes, all data is permanently retained. Thanks to an internal energy storage, the clock of the Smart Connect will continue to run for up to 4 weeks after a power failure.

How safe are my applications when operated over the Internet?

All data is SSL-encrypted, comparable to the security level of online banking.

Is there an app for Windows smartphones?

No, no app is currently available for Windows devices.

Can unauthorised persons connect to the Wi-Fi of my SmartConnect?

No, no connection is possible without the necessary WLAN password. When assigning the passwords, ensure sufficient security.

If the Wi-Fi password is known, can an unauthorised person operate my applications?

No, without knowledge of the login data (administrator, user) it is not possible for unauthorised persons to operate applications in the app. When assigning the passwords, ensure sufficient security.

Can several applications be created that operate the same device?

No, you can only create one application for one device at a time. As soon as there is a duplication, an error message appears.

What happens after incorrect entry of the password?

If you have entered the password incorrectly, re-entry is only possible after a time delay of 2 seconds. If you make another mistake, the delay increases to 4 seconds, then to 8 seconds, and so on. A complete lockout does not occur.

What settings can a user without administrator rights change?

A user without administrator rights is only allowed to set and change his password. The administrator can unlock his applications and extend his rights (see chapter Authorisations for applications and User administration).

Can a user with multiple smartphones be logged in at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to log in several smartphones of the same user (same user name and password) on the SmartConnect.

Can multiple smartphones access the SmartConnect at the same time?

Yes! For example, you can access the SmartConnect with your smartphone and tablet at the same time.

How do I know if the smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network?

Data can only be transferred from the smartphone when connected to the SmartConnect. If this is done via Wi-Fi, it makes sense to check the Wi-Fi connection. If the mobile connection is active, this is no longer visible in the upper status line of the smartphone. To check the Wi-Fi connection status, turn on Airplane mode, and then only Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you can check in the Wi-Fi settings whether and with which Wi-Fi the smartphone is connected.

I lost my smartphone, what should I do?

You can log in from any smartphone with an administrator account and make any changes. Assuming you are near the SmartConnect and have the SmartConnect app installed.

Use the administrator account to lock the user who is logged in to the lost smartphone. Afterwards, applications can no longer be accessed by this user. At best, also change the passwords of your home Wi-Fi network or SmartConnect (in access point mode).

How do I ensure the best security of my applications?

The SmartConnect uses the latest encryption methods. In addition, the security of data transmission is ensured by a secure Wi-Fi password. Only assign secure passwords and change them from time to time.

SmartConnect easy

Is it possible to open my door after a factory reset of the SmartConnect easy by unauthorised persons?

Yes, individual applications (those without status message to the SmartConnect easy) can also be taught in again without a master key. Please make sure to install your SmartConnect easy within a building and protect it from unauthorised access.

Why is the LED 2 of my SmartConnect easy not lit?

LED 2 indicates the connection to the network. If you have not yet connected your SmartConnect easy to the smartphone or Wi-Fi router of your home network at the start of setup, LED 2 does not light up. As soon as your SmartConnect easy is connected to the network, LED 2 flashes green (= connection) or lights up orange (= connection successful).