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 on: July 13, 2019, 08:05:53 PM 
Started by SmikeCarl - Last post by SmikeCarl
THANKS! you just saved me from lots of frustration.  I will definitely check out the Harmony package.

 on: July 13, 2019, 08:22:35 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
I've not been able to keep up with the RC testing for the HG helper untill recently. Bwssystems has added the ability to see lights,switches,dimmers and options to add additional HA types one may configure in HG like Sensors. However these additional types must have the ability to turn on/off. This allows HA-Bridge to give Alexa control to a broad range of devices, more then the HG Echo Bridge service currently supplies.  :)%

 on: July 12, 2019, 09:55:16 PM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by HA Dave
...... I now think the way to go is a mix of protocols for ones Automation setup. Saddly nothing I've used is 100% reliable but what I have is close.

With the right hubs and integration.... everyone should be able to run whatever protocol devices they choose.... and they should all play well together. Like others here.... I run a real mixed-bag of automation products. I can't really recall the last time I've had any errors, misfires, or failures.

So MUCH has changed in the last (what?) three years. I no longer look for ways to accomplish/do automation tasks I want to have as part of my set-up as I did [previously] for a decade or more. I now look for ways (or products) that require me to alter my own behavior to incorporate the newer automation activities. I am convinced there is NO WAY a lifestyle [that was] developed prior to today's automation capabilities will find uses for today's automation products.

We have to grow to make room in our lives for today's automation. That might even mean.... figuring out a way to appreciate an AM clunk.  rofl

 on: July 12, 2019, 09:07:58 PM 
Started by SmikeCarl - Last post by brobin
You can't do two WM-100's from the same the phone. You'll need a second phone or tablet. Also, beware that if you open the app from a different timezone it will reset the WM100 clock to that timezone.

If you're going to spend money on a new device for your summer home look at the Smartinet P2 ( The app supports multiple locations and the P2 supports X10, Insteon & Zigbee devices.  It plugs into your router or switch (no WiFi). If you need WiFi look at the G1 (no built in Zigbee) or G2 (has everything).  You'll need the 2412U PLM they bundle too.  The P2 and 2412U bundle is $75 + postage. All three devices work with Alexa & Google Home. 

 on: July 12, 2019, 07:55:06 PM 
Started by SmikeCarl - Last post by SmikeCarl
VERY happy with X10WiFi in our Phoenix area home base. Access from outside the LAN works beautifully & allows us to present an ever changing light show while we are on the road.

Am getting ready to set up a SECOND X10WiFi in our summer place & wonder if I can control both systems from the same WisFi APP?

I assume that I'll have to use separate house codes ... but is that all I need to do after setting up the new controller?

Anyone else have experience with multiple locations?

Thanks in advace

 on: July 12, 2019, 11:58:17 AM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by bkenobi
That reminded me that I also have 2 in the attic controlling my gable vent fans.  When the one over my bedroom kicks on at night I can DEFINITELY hear it.  I was told the WAF for that fan would increase if I added a check for time of day, but the arduino doesn't have a RTC in it, so not easy without a redesign.

 on: July 11, 2019, 06:58:33 PM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by Brian H
I got a second one today. Saying exactly the same thing.

 on: July 11, 2019, 12:28:30 PM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by Tuicemen
 rofl I actually used one old clunking module just so I could hear when a specific device turned on at my Off grid place.
I've yet to replace this with one of the more reliable less noisy ones, it is also in the basement and echos throughout the house.
They have their place, no guessing if they turned on or not. rofl.

 on: July 11, 2019, 11:08:11 AM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by bkenobi
I know when my front lights turn on before the chime sounds because the clunk echos from the basement!   rofl

 on: July 11, 2019, 09:13:08 AM 
Started by ceedee - Last post by Tuicemen
The old clunking modules are saddly what most use and what they switch to another protocol from.
Both my places still primarily use X10 for automation however I have very few old clunking modules still in use. The new modules do still make a sound when switching but this is no louder then my Zwave, Wemo, Sonoff, or Wijit modules I have in use.
Originally I had planed to use all Zwave for my off grid place however I had reliability and other issues with it as with all protocols I tested there. I now think the way to go is a mix of protocols for ones Automation setup. Saddly nothing I've used is 100% reliable but what I have is close.

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