Update: I now have 4 of the Keen Smart Vents paired with my VeraPlus. Here is the step by step process that has worked for me. It is a copy of the email I sent to the Keen Support Team:
Here is the process for successfully pairing and operating your smart vent with Vera Control Ltd. (formerly Mia Casa Verde Inc.)
From Vera’s main screen go to ‘Devices’
Select ‘Add Device’
Select ‘Generic ZigBee’ and begin Vera’s three step process
Step 1: Select Your Device
Click ‘next’ to get started.
Step 2: Pair Your Device
Pull the teal battery strip to power the vent
Click ‘next’ to begin the pairing process
Once the device is discovered and added you will be prompted to name the device and assign it to a room.
Step 3: Give it a name and assign it to a room.
At this point the VeraPlus will restart its Luua and you should see the device in the room you placed it in, however it has been incorrectly configured as a Door Sensor. You must refresh your browser?s screen to reload the Vera control panel. (I am using Google?s Chrome on a Surface 3 Pro). If you do not refresh the browser you will see the device and can access its settings screen but it will NOT have the correct options.
Once refreshed, access the devices’ ‘settings’ and select the ‘Advanced’ tab. Locate and change the following two items from this:
device_file = D_DoorSensor1.xml
device_json = D_DoorSensor1.json
device_file = D_WindowCovering1.xml
device_json = D_WindowCovering1.json
You must click outside the field’s input box for the changes to be sent to the controller. Once done, click the ‘Back’ button and select ‘Save Changes’. You should now see the device’s icon has changed to the Window Covering icon and you will have full control of your vent using the ‘Open’, ‘Close’ buttons as well as the percentage slider. The ‘Up’, ‘Down’, and ‘Stop’ buttons have no functionality. If I knew how to modify the json an xml files, I’m sure those buttons could be removed.
I have four of your vents and all of them were discovered and paired almost immediately (distance from VeraPlus hub approx. 15’). For unknown reasons, once or twice I have needed to pop the battery tray out of one of the vents in order to reestablish its connection to my Vera. Other than that they work flawlessly.
Here is what I would like to ask for help on. I understand that the vents have both a temperature sensor as well as a pressure sensor built into them. When I look at the device’s variables under the ‘Advanced’ tab, I do not see anything I recognize at a ‘current temperature’ or a pressure reading. Perhaps there a ‘capabilities’ item that I could add that would allow those two items to be accessed or perhaps they are there and I don’t realize it. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
I did NOT utilize a Keen Hub, ONLY the VeraPlus.
Again, the “Up”, “Stop”, and “Down” buttons do not work which is okay as they don’t seem applicable for an air vent anyhow.
Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me could modify the .xml or .json files to remove those controls and we could rename the files D_AirVent1.xml and D_AirVent.json. If that is even possible???