How to Connect HSTouch Designer to HS3 or HS4
After installing and opening the HSTouch Designer software, you will be prompted to connect it to your HS3 or HS4 installation. Whether you have one of our HomeTrollers or it is installed on your own hardware, you will have two options: Connect with MyHomeSeer or Host or IP Address.
If you select the MyHomeSeer connection, the Host or IP Address fields will become grayed out, as seen to the right. You will then want to enter the credentials that you use to log into myhs.homeseer.com with, then click OK. If you have more than one system on your MyHS account via a Premium subscription, you will be given the choice of which system to connect to. If not, you will be brought to the HSTouch Designer interface and are ready to start designing!
If you select Host or IP Address, you will then want to enter the IP address of your HS3 or HS4 system. The default port is 10200. If you are unaware what this is, leave it as the default. If HSTouch Designer is installed on the same Windows system as your HS3 or HS4 software, you will want to use localhost per the screenshot to the right. If not, you will want to use the IP address, which can be seen in the address bar of your web browser after connecting to HS3 or HS4 via find.homeseer.com.
Note: Find.homeseer.com will not detect HomeSeer software if using a VPN.