(Bond Bridge Pro) Set Up Guide

Setting up on your Android or iOS Device

WiFi

Ethernet

Adding and using Widgets (Android)

Siri shortcuts (iOS)

Widgets (iOS)

Setting up and Using Amazon Echo

Setting up and Using Google Home

Setup

Set up BOND Bridge Pro using WiFi

  1. The Bond Bridge Pro can be connected to a WiFi network or an Ethernet cable and depending on this connection the center ring will be different on initial set up.  If you are using a RJ45 connection powered or not, the center ring will be solid green at initial set up verses flashing green.
  2. Provide power to the Bond.
    1. Using the USB power adapter and cable or POE.
  3. If this is going to be a wired data installation, plug in the Ethernet cable to the Bond Bridge Pro.
  4. Open the BOND application.
  5. If you already have a BOND account, simply log in and continue to the next step. If you do not have a BOND account press “Create account” and enter your name, email, and a password.
  6. Select to add a device 
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  7. Select Bond Bridge Pro
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  8. Select how your Bond Bridge Pro is connected to your network.
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  9. Select WiFi
    1. If the center ring is not flashing green, please select "It's not flashing green" and you will be directed to a help file for instructions on a hardware reset.
      1. Green WiFi reset
  10. Select Continue.
  11. Select the bond Bridge Pro configuration WiFi (Serial number) in the Android application.
    1. Go to settings / WiFi and select the Bond Bridge Pro serial number as a WiFi connection in iOS and go back to the Bond Home application.
  12. Select a location name from the list or choose other and add your own.
    1. Give your Bond Bridge Pro a Unique name.
    2. Select Continue.
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    3. Select the network you wish to connect to and enter the network password. If you do not see your network, refresh the list by pulling the list down and releasing it.
      1. If connecting to a Hidden network.
          1. Select OTHER in the WiFi network List
          2. Enter the name of the WiFi network
          3. The password

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  13. After connected to your WiFi network select Done.
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Set up BOND Bridge Pro using Ethernet

  1. The Bond Bridge Pro can be connected to a WiFi network or an Ethernet cable and depending on this connection the center ring will be different on initial set up.  If you are using a RJ45 connection powered or not, the center ring will be solid green at initial set up verses flashing green.
  2. Provide power to the Bond.
    1. Using the USB power adapter and cable or POE.
  3. If this is going to be a wired data installation, plug in the Ethernet cable to the Bond Bridge Pro.
  4. Open the BOND application.
  5. If you already have a BOND account, simply log in and continue to the next step. If you do not have a BOND account press “Create account” and enter your name, email, and a password.
  6. Select to add a device 
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  7. Select Bond Bridge Pro
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  8. Select how your Bond Bridge Pro is connected to your network.
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  9. Select Ethernet.
    1. If the Bond Bridge center ring is flashing green, please confirm the Ethernet connection being used is working.
    2. If the center ring is not green, please select "It's not solid green" and you will be directed to a help file for instructions on a hardware reset.
      1. Green WiFi reset
  10. Select Continue.
  11. Choose the serial number for the bond bridge pro you want to set up.
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  12. After the bond is connected set up is complete.
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  13. Select Done.

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Siri Shortcuts

The link below will open a new tab with a video for setting up and using Siri shortcuts

Siri shortcuts

***Important Note***

The Siri shortcuts will only work on iOS devices using software version 13 and above. 

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iOS Widgets

  1. In order to add widgets to the Today View, you must first setup the SBB device. If you have not done that, please do so before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Swipe right on the home screen to access the Today View.
  3. You should now see the Bond widget under More Widgets, select it.
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  4. Once the bond widget is in the list of activated widgets, select Done.
  5. Select the blank Bond widget to start adding devices from your bond bridge.
  6. Select the device you want to control.
  7. Select the specific functions for the device you want to control through the widget.
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    **note - selecting Edit will allow you to change the position of the Bond device or the function.
  8. The widget is now available to operate the bond device.
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  9. If you would like to add additional Bond devices to the widget select Manage Widgets.
    1. You can also add commands from the the settings menu for the Bond device.

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Setting up and Using Amazon Echo

  1. In order to connect Alexa and Bond, you need to create an account in the Bond app and connect it to your Alexa account. If you already have a Bond account, go to step 3.
  2. Open the Bond Home app. and select “Create account”. Enter your name, a password, and your email.
  3. Once a username and password are created, go to the Alexa application. Click more located menu on the bottom right corner of the screen and choose “Skills & Games”.
  4. Select search and type Bond Home into the search bar.  Next, click on the Bond Home skill and choose to Enable the skill.
  5. You should be prompted to enter your Bond user and password to authenticate the Bond.
  6. You should see a “Discover Devices” pop up. Select the “Discover Devices” option. You should then see your devices listed in "All Devices" or the fan lights in "Lights" and "Switches" will list your fans. If your devices are not found, select "+" followed by "Add Device", "Other" and "Discover Devices". If that doesn’t work please try the following:
  7. Restart your Alexa device and the Bond.
  8. Disable and re-enable the skill for the BOND in the Alexa application.
  9. Download and install any software updates available for Alexa and Bond.
  10. Make sure Alexa, the device the Alexa application is on and the Bond are on a network that has a connection to the Internet.

If you are still having trouble discovering your devices, please contact us at customerservice@bondhome.io.

 

***Important Note*** How to interact with Alexia.

This LINK opens a page with all of the current Alexa commands.

Example A:

Alexa, turn OFFICE FAN to 50%

Example B:

Alexa, turn OFFICE FAN LIGHT ON

Example C:

Alexa, set OFFICE FAN LIGHT to 80%

Example D:

Alexa, turn on OFFICE Fan breeze

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Setting up and Using Google Home

  1. In order to connect Google Home and Bond you will need to create an account in the BOND app. If you already have a BOND account, proceed to step 3.
  2. In the login screen, select “Create account”. Enter your name, a password, and your email.
  3. Once you have an account go to the Google Home app. (make sure you’re logged in). Click on “+”.
  4. Select "Set up device".
  5. Select "Works with Google".
  6. Select search.
  7. Type Bond into the search bar and click the search button.
  8. Select “Bond Home”. (DO NOT USE Bond Smart Home.)
  9. You should be prompted to enter your Bond user and password to authenticate the Bond. Once the pairing is complete, your devices should appear.
    1. Assign the devices to the proper Home and location if requested.
  10. If the devices do not appear please try the following:
  11. Restart Google Home and the Bond.
  12. Unlink and then relink your Bond account to Google Home.
  13. Download and install any software updates available for Google and Bond.
  14. Make sure Google Home, the device the Google application is on and the Bond are on a network that has a connection to the Internet.

If you are still having trouble discovering your devices, please contact us at customerservice@bondhome.io.

 

***Important Note***  How to interact with Google Home.

This LINK opens a page with all of the current Google commands.

Example A:

Ok Google, turn OFFICE FAN ON

Example B:

Ok Google, turn OFFICE LIGHT ON

Example C:

Ok Google, set My Fan to Speed 3

Example D:

Ok Google, set My Fan to Low

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Adding and using Widgets (Android)

  1. On your Android device Home screen press and hold to bring home screen options.
  2. Select Widgets.
  3. Select Bond 3x2.
    1. DO NOT USE Bond 1x1 as this is for the older Bond Bridge application.
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  4. Select the Bond device for Widget control.
  5. Select the functions for the Bond device you want to control through the widget.
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  6. Select the check mark to finalize.
  7. When you want to control a Bond Home device select the function you want from the widget.
    1. You will see a green bar moving at the top indicating the command is being executed.
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    2. If the bar is RED it indicates the command was not processed.  Please confirm there is power to the Bond Bridge or SBB device and try again.
    3. If you are still having an issue with widget control, please contact us at customerservice@bondhome.io.

**Important Note**

The widget does not indicate the true state of the device.  If you have Trust Tracked State turned on for a Bond Bridge device it is still functioning.

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