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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1
does the previous generation work? edit: just looked, no go for either generation....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1
[link=(http://www.amazon.com/Aeon-Labs-Aeotec-Z-Wave-Multi-Sensor/dp/B00S68NUSW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1461861334&sr=8-3&keywords=aeotec+multisensor+6)]multi sensor[/link] You can add one of these to each room you want to monitor temperature....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1
Can your controller poll your zwave devices, say every 5 minutes, then report back to you any that are not "alive". Pretty sure all the ones I've seen that plug into the wall don't have battery back ups, so you wouldn't know if the breaker tripped except that the device is now dead....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
Do you have your house pre-wired with a security system? if so could save some money on buying equipment. I'm looking at upgrading light switches first, and at ~$45 a switch it'll take me awhile to get my house going. ...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
let me know if you can discover it on your work laptop. i have a windows 10 laptop i could try it in also if needed....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
so finally found my USB stick. can say connected it to HomeGenie was super easy. I have never connected it to my Pi before. It was automatically detected. Selected the usb drive in settings and it was working. Clicking on discover network, required me to press the button on my one outlet and ...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
Inigo, were you able to get your usb stick working? did you try it in another pc?...
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re: Does anyone have Cox HomeLIfe with home automation? What tech do they use? - mchias1
looks like homelife devices are Zigbee devices. Wink works with Zigbee. You'd need to find out from cox if they take all their equipment when your contract runs up. Be 100% certain you read all the fine print before signing up with cox, like any company who says we'll give you equipment for "free...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
and you have the black usb stick and not the white one?...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
i would uninstall current drivers through device manager and then try to reinstall don't know if that would fix. by the way, which drivers did you download? the SiLabs ones or the UZB ones? just trying to rule things out....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
I'm pretty sure it doesn't natively. HG is more geared towards single action widgets and scripting. If you know how to code and Kodi has an api, you could always write something to work with Kodi. If it was me however, I'd prefer to use Kodi to do interface with whatever program and do my home...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
don't know. I don't run Kodi. Are you trying to get either Domo or HG to control Kodi away from the house?...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
[quote]unless/until the geofencing allows you to manually set the boundaries or extend the time for assuming you have left/entered the fence, i don't see the point.[/quote] Geofencing apps like Tasker allow you to set your fence manually. So if you want something to trigger within 1, 5, or 10 mi...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
[quote]Can anybody give me some guidance with this? I bought the same USB stick and door tripper as the OP. I plug the controller into my PC and I see nothing. I *think* i linked the controller with the device, but I'm clueless on what to do next. I downloaded Domoticz but it doesn't see anything, e...
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re: DDNS Services - Looking for a cheap/free option - mchias1
I had my IP not updating for awhile due to reinstalling pc, maybe thats why I was getting emails then....
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re: DDNS Services - Looking for a cheap/free option - mchias1
freedns.afraid.org has a 90 day log-in requirement....
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
from reddit: "Right now, when you turn on a light switch through the Wink app, it goes from your phone, to Wink's Servers, then back again. With local control, your phone will talk directly to the hub when you are at home, and then update the server after. This is much faster." Basically the hu...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
[quote]What's the advantage of going this route vs. just using Wink? (I'm a n00b, so this is an honest question.)[/quote] The biggest advantage of using these over Wink/Smarthub is customization. The controllers in a box work, but if you want to do real complex stuff it's better to use software ...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
I got my email/text message notifications to work on my Pi. I set up a email server. [link=(https://samhobbs.co.uk/2013/12/raspberry-pi-email-server-part-1-postfix)]instructions[/link] I didn't open up port 25 on my router because I'm only using it to send out email messages. Had to tell my g...
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re: Not-so-official Open Source Home Automation Thread - mchias1
which machine are you running the software on? I'm having a hell of a time trying to get email notifications to work on my Pi with HomeGenie. If Domo is easier, I may have to switch to it....
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