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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #225 on: January 05, 2012, 12:55:20 PM »

New BlueWatch(bt) 1.0.1.4
Adds updated bluetooth dlls
Adds support for widcomm bluetooth stacks.
See here for more details.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #226 on: January 10, 2012, 01:52:35 PM »

For those with Android devices that use this and have a wireless home network.
If you wish to have more control with this you might consider beta testing T.A.C.
Although originally designed to work with PCC, BlueWatch can also interface with it.
Testers will designate which direction this Droid app takes. ;)
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #227 on: January 17, 2012, 10:22:06 AM »

***New versions now on server***All flavors have been updated
Full versions are 1.0.1.5
trials are always one version less 1.0.1.4
Added new x10Relayer
Fixed issues with TAC (android app) requests
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #228 on: April 01, 2012, 09:26:46 PM »

I was thinking a few days ago about having a main computer that would be hooked up to the CM15A interface and then a few computers connected to it through a network. Now I know this is nothing new and has of course been done before but then I was thinking about BlueWatch. Since the Bluetooth dongles have such a short range I was wondering if BlueWatch could access them via Network. For example BlueWatch is on the main computer some where in the house. Then each room has a computer in it with a dongle that is networked to the main computer. Would it be possible then for BlueWatch to query each computer in the network to find out if using it's BlueTooth dongle it could detect the device? If so this would be really helpful for finding out which room a device is in and would make it a lot easier to find lost cell phones, ipods, etc. If this isn't possible could you (Tuicemen) implement this?
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #229 on: April 02, 2012, 07:45:41 AM »

Since developing this small app users have been doing things with it I hadn't imagined.
I believe KENRAD is doing what your looking to do.
You'll need PCC and X10Relayer setup and running. (you might get away with out PCC running)
Then each instance of BlueWatch networking option setup.
It is also now possible to have both the wifi and BT versions running at the same time and on the same PC.
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PS sending the Home command will have each BlueWatch instance report what it sees.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #230 on: April 02, 2012, 11:22:21 AM »

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If this isn't exactly what your looking for add a post to the BlueWatch wish list.
I usualy review these wish lists posted there when I program new code into BlueWatch.
Currently X10Relayer adds a client number to each connected program.
This currently wouldn't tell you which room something is located from but I could add something to BlueWatch.
Maybe read the computer name or add the option for the end user to specify a location.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #231 on: April 02, 2012, 03:44:58 PM »

I was thinking a few days ago about having a main computer that would be hooked up to the CM15A interface and then a few computers connected to it through a network. Now I know this is nothing new and has of course been done before but then I was thinking about BlueWatch. Since the Bluetooth dongles have such a short range I was wondering if BlueWatch could access them via Network. For example BlueWatch is on the main computer some where in the house. Then each room has a computer in it with a dongle that is networked to the main computer. Would it be possible then for BlueWatch to query each computer in the network to find out if using it's BlueTooth dongle it could detect the device? If so this would be really helpful for finding out which room a device is in and would make it a lot easier to find lost cell phones, ipods, etc. If this isn't possible could you (Tuicemen) implement this?

Bluewatch will currently do this, you need x10 relayer to make it work with the network and PCC would make it alot more functional and easier to setup.  What I have running is 5 clients  and one that is the server.  all of my clients have a bluetooth dongle on them.  I use bluewatch and a few shields made from soda cases and a little aluminum foil where needed to limit the bluetooth range then you can create macros. I use Ihouse for this ITS FREE and AWESOME.  it has allowed me to make my lights turn on and off as I move through my house based on my phone and laso I have macros that will set flags so I can control I house by voice and it will announce what room a device was left in.  IF you have more questions or need help please come over to Tuicemens Forum.  I am there at least once daily and will be glad to help as much as I can. 


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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #232 on: April 02, 2012, 03:48:34 PM »

Glorfindel
If this isn't exactly what your looking for add a post to the BlueWatch wish list.
I usualy review these wish lists posted there when I program new code into BlueWatch.
Currently X10Relayer adds a client number to each connected program.
This currently wouldn't tell you which room something is located from but I could add something to BlueWatch.
Maybe read the computer name or add the option for the end user to specify a location.
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Hey T, adding the computer name to the bluewatches would be a great idea instead of the number.  I find that with system restarts the numbers never remain the same and sometimes makes it confusing at to which instance is running where.


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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #233 on: April 03, 2012, 11:39:47 PM »

Yeah that does sound like a good idea about having them keep a constant name. I wouldn't even care if it was a number, I can memorize a number but it is an issue if it changes everytime a client computer is restarted.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #234 on: April 04, 2012, 07:44:32 AM »

Please add this to the wish list so I don't over look it.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #235 on: April 12, 2012, 06:39:49 PM »

All versions have now been updated to include this.
For more info see the BlueWatch latest info thread
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #236 on: June 04, 2012, 07:45:13 AM »

Many users use this as a means of Occupancy Sensing for the home but what about at work?
Last night I discovered X10relayer will allow connection from outside the Home network if all paramiters are correct.
If BlueWatch is connected to X10Relayer you should be able to check who is home from any where.
I have yet to test this out fully.
However one maybe able to set BlueWatch up at work to watch for activity there as well and see this from home.
You'd have to change the serrver IP info in BlueWatch to the IP your ISP hands out to your home network.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #237 on: February 09, 2013, 04:22:50 PM »

I've been working on BlueWatch(wifi) interfacing with the new TAC security module.
It had been suggested to use it as a fail safe for Home Occupancy Sensing.
Once all the bugs have been worked out I'll get the same code added for the bluetooth version ;)
for those wishing more info  see the BlueWatch Developement news thread on my forum.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #238 on: March 25, 2013, 06:24:50 PM »

OK finally the new version 1.0.1.9 is on the server.
All flavors have been updated
You can read about the new version adds on my site.
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