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Linkind Siren Hub (ZS120000118)

Image of Siren Hub ZS120000118

These keep popping up as part of a "Linkind Wireless Smart Home Security System, DIY 5 Piece set" that include this hub. Wonderful thing about this device is the community discoverd it was running OpenWRT

It has a QCA4531-BL3A QUALCOMM WiFi Module, running OpenWRT and has a EFR32 Zigbee module. We obviously don't want to use it as a zigbee hub here but more for what other things we can hack it and make it do. This page will cover how to connect it to your Wi-Fi and use MQTT to control the siren via Home Assistant.

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Default Credentials

  • username: root
  • password: lds_123456

These credentials work via SSH or web interface

Button Commands

Factory Reset

Hold the button for 10 seconds

Setup Mode

Press the button 3 times within 3 seconds

Reprogram via Wi-Fi

If your device is vanilla and never paired up with the Linkind app then it will broadcast and SSID that you can connect a device to. Something like Siren-Hub-XXXX.

Picture shows the broadcast SSID you connect to

Connect your phone or laptop to this access point and visit http://192.168.10.1/ Login with the credentials listed above

Change the root password

Once logged in visit System -> Administration There will be a form to change the password. Fill it in and save the changes.

Turn off services

Visit the top menu and choose System -> Startup

Picture of the menu to get to startup services

This will show a list of services that start on the devices boot cycle.

Disable the following services:

  • mosquitto
  • freifunk-watchdog
  • subdevice
  • ota
  • lagent
  • smart

Scroll to the bottom where there is a Local Startup section where you can paste in the following script:

for i in mosquitto freifunk-watchdog subdevice ota lagent smart; do
if /etc/init.d/"$i" enabled; then
/etc/init.d/"$i" disable
/etc/init.d/"$i" stop
fi
done
if ! /etc/init.d/siren_client enabled; then
/etc/init.d/siren_client enable
/etc/init.d/siren_client start
fi
exit 0

Picture of the script in the Local Startup field

Now hit submit.

Join the device to your Wi-Fi

Visit the top menu and choost Network -> Wifi

Picture of the menu to get to Wi-Fi service

You'll see two networks. The Siren-Hub-XXXX Access point network and a disabled Client network.

Picture of the default Wi-Fi networks

We will want to edit the disabled client network and change the SSID to match your wireless network you want this hub to connect to.

Then check the lan checkbox

Picture of the SSID configuration screen

Then click on the Wireless Security tab and type in the password you use to connect to your Wi-Fi

Picture of the wireless client security tab

Click Save at the bottom.

Revisit the top menu and choost Network -> Wifi Click the enable button on the client network you just configured and it will try to connect to your Wi-Fi

Picture of the enable button on the Wi-Fi network

Visit your router / DHCP server and find what IP address it picked up.

If you were able to access it via the new IP address now we want to clean up the Siren-Hub-XXX SSID broadast.

Revisit the top menu and choost Network -> Wifi

Click the delete button on the network that shows the SSID as Siren-Hub-XXXX

Picture of the remove button for the Siren-Hub network

Neuter Linkind Agent Configuration

You'll need to SSH into the ip address that your hub has gotten as the root user

Edit the file /etc/lagent/lagent.conf

[email protected]:~# vi /etc/lagent/lagent.conf

We want to remove all of the Linkind endpoints to make sure the device doesn't pick up changes from Linkind. Look for the these lines and change them like shown below.

Before:

mqtt_host azuremqtt.arnoo.com
srv_addr us-smarthome.arnoo.com

After:

mqtt_host 0.0.0.0
srv_addr 0.0.0.0

Create our own service

Now we'll want to create a script that can subscribe to your MQTT server. Create the following script:

[email protected]:~# touch /usr/bin/siren_client.sh
[email protected]:~# chmod +x /usr/bin/siren_client.sh
[email protected]:~# vi /usr/bin/siren_client.sh

With content:

username=<YOUR MQTT USERNAME GOES HERE>
password=<YOUR MQTT PASSWORD GOES HERE>
broker=<YOUR MQTT BROKER IP GOES HERE>
mqtt_path=linkind/siren/01
wlan_ip=$(ip -4 addr show wlan0-1 | grep inet | tr -s " " | cut -d" " -f3 | head -n 1 | awk -F "/" '{ print $1 }')

mosquitto_pub -h $broker -u $username -P $password -t homeassistant/siren/linkind/01/config -m '
{
"payload_available": "online",
"payload_not_available": "offline",
"availability_topic": "'$mqtt_path'/status",
"device": {
"configuration_url": "http://'$wlan_ip'/",
"identifiers": [
"linkind_sirenhub_01"
],
"manufacturer": "Linkind",
"model": "Siren Hub ZS1200000118",
"name": "Siren Hub",
"sw_version": "1.0"
},
"available_tones": ["fire","burglar","doorbell","fault","arm"],
"command_topic": "'$mqtt_path'/command",
"support_duration": true,
"support_volume_set": true,
"unique_id": "linkind_siren_hub_01",
"name": "Siren Hub",
"optimistic": true
}'

while true
do
mosquitto_pub -h $broker -u $username -P $password -t $mqtt_path/status -m online

mosquitto_sub -h $broker -u $username -P $password -t $mqtt_path/command --will-topic $mqtt_path/status --will-payload offline --will-retain | while read -r cmd
do
state=`jsonfilter -s $cmd -e @.state`
echo $cmd

case "$state" in
ON)
echo "Turn On command"
tone=`jsonfilter -s $cmd -e @.tone`
tone=${tone:="fire"}
duration=`jsonfilter -s $cmd -e @.duration`
duration=${duration:="120"}
volume_level=`jsonfilter -s $cmd -e @.volume_level`
volume_level=${volume_level:="1.0"}
volume_name=low
if [ $volume_level == "1.0" ]; then
volume_name=high
fi

echo "Parameters: Tone: $tone, Duration: $duration, Volume: $volume_name"
ubus -t 1 call device set_prop '{"siren_level":"'$volume_name'","strobe":"on","strobe_level":"high","warning_duration":'$duration',"warning_mode":"'$tone'"}'
;;
OFF)
echo "Turn Off command"
ubus -t 1 call device set_prop '{"siren_level":"high","strobe":"off","strobe_level":"high","warning_duration":0,"warning_mode":"fire"}'
;;
*)
echo "Unknown Message: $cmd - $state"
;;
esac
done
sleep 10
done

Now we'll create our service script

[email protected]:~# touch /etc/init.d/siren_client
[email protected]:~# chmod +x /etc/init.d/siren_client
[email protected]:~# vi /etc/init.d/siren_client

/etc/init.d/siren_client:

#!/bin/sh /etc/rc.common

USE_PROCD=1
START=99
STOP=13

start_service()
{
procd_open_instance
procd_set_param command /bin/sh "/usr/bin/siren_client.sh"
procd_set_param stdout 1
procd_set_param stderr 1
procd_set_param respawn
procd_close_instance
}

reload_service()
{
stop
start
}

Then enabled the service:

/etc/init.d/siren_client enable

Now reboot the system by either power cycling it or running the command:

Home Assistant

The device should auto discover in Home Assistant and you'll be able to trigger the siren with a button push!

Home assistant instance ID

Make a backup

Now that you have everything setup properly then make a backup of the configuration and download the tar.gz file for easier restore if something gets messed up.

Picture of the menu option for backup

Picture of the generate the backup button

Manual Commands (SSH)

You can control the siren via the command prompt of the SSH shell.

Example 1 (Loud and flashing lights) for one second

ubus -t 1 call device set_prop '{ "siren_level": "high", "strobe": "on", "strobe_level": "high", "warning_duration": 1, "warning_mode": "fire"}'

Example 2 (Quiet and no lights) for 10 seconds

ubus -t 1 call device set_prop '{ "siren_level": "low", "strobe": "off", "warning_duration": 10, "warning_mode": "fire"}'

Example 3 (Medium sound and lights)

ubus -t 1 call device set_prop '{ "siren_level": "medium", "strobe": "on", "strobe_level": "medium", "warning_mode": "fire"}'