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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2010, 08:10:43 AM »

(NOT) counting the beta testing we did before BlueWatch was released.... I've been using BlueWatch (in finished product form) for a couple months now. I am totally impressed with it. The price for the software is a bargain.... and the tiny little dongles are nearly free as well.

I now have true Occupancy Sensing for both my wife and I... and could do a house full if there was more of us.. and I needed to. BlueWatch works every bit as well as I could have hoped. I run BlueWatch on my Home Automation PC [24/7]. The one dongle location covers the entire home. I did have to move the dongle with 10 feet of USB extension cable... but that's all it took.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #121 on: February 16, 2010, 09:00:08 AM »

dbemowsk:
Do you have it send a X10 command on lost detect as well?
If so is it sending that as well every 10 seconds ?
Do you have dual lost detect enabled? If not see if enabling fixes the issue.
I've yet to be able to recreate your x10 sends  ::) :' :(
but I'm still digging ;)
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #122 on: February 16, 2010, 09:07:58 AM »

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Thanks for the testimonial! ;)
It's always nice to read success stories ;)
I never get enough of that warm fuzzy feeling I get when someone States a program I created works works as well or better then their expectation! :D
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #123 on: February 16, 2010, 09:26:15 AM »

I have x10 commands set for detection and loss.  It appears to only happen when the device is in range, I'll do some more testing though.  I am starting to wonder if it is some kind of issue with my bluetooth adapter.

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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #124 on: February 16, 2010, 09:53:53 AM »

The only way I can get BlueWatch to repeat a found x10 send is if it has detected a loss first.
(the way BlueWatch was built)
Even with a faulty Bluetooth device, You should be getting a loss event prior to a repeated found event, even if it is just for a second.
Check the AHP event log to see if that is infact the case.
Enabling the dual loss detect should fix that. ;)
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #125 on: February 16, 2010, 11:58:04 AM »

88 2/16/2010 4:54:45 AM Transmit O13 (Dan is home)
89 2/16/2010 4:54:45 AM Transmit O On (Dan is home)
90 2/16/2010 4:54:46 AM Transmit O14 (Karen is home)
91 2/16/2010 4:54:46 AM Transmit O On (Karen is home)
92 2/16/2010 4:54:55 AM Transmit O13 (Dan is home)
93 2/16/2010 4:54:55 AM Transmit O On (Dan is home)
94 2/16/2010 4:54:56 AM Transmit O14 (Karen is home)
95 2/16/2010 4:54:56 AM Transmit O On (Karen is home)

This is a snipet from my AHP log showing that there is no loss detected between them.  I have it set up to show Dan/Karen is home, or Dan/Karen is gone, so I would notice if there was a signal loss.  And you can see from the times that it does this continually. 

I will do some more research tonight and keep you posted.

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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #126 on: February 16, 2010, 01:55:02 PM »

I never get enough of that warm fuzzy feeling

I have a one word solution for that... kittens.


I have x10 commands set for detection and loss.  It appears to only happen when the device is in range, I'll do some more testing though.  I am starting to wonder if it is some kind of issue with my bluetooth adapter.

Because I have the whole-house speaker system setup with my PC... I setup a here/not here wav file [chime].. so I could test range issues and such. Of course I never hear myself leave... unless I turn the phone off. When I've tested other occupancy status things.. I've used a nightlight in a lamp module to monitor (watch) status.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #127 on: February 16, 2010, 02:36:12 PM »

I never get enough of that warm fuzzy feeling

I have a one word solution for that... kittens.
rofl the feeling is inside I don't want to swallow kittens!  rofl
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Because I have the whole-house speaker system setup with my PC... I setup a here/not here wav file [chime].. so I could test range issues and such. Of course I never hear myself leave... unless I turn the phone off. When I've tested other occupancy status things.. I've used a nightlight in a lamp module to monitor (watch) status.
I to use the sound notification but only for the found detection.
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Since I'm unable to reproduce your issues it may be cause from a bad install ??? ::) :'
Have you tried another house code?
Is it possible something else is causing the repeats (a repeater  ??? ) ?
Are you running the latest release version 0.0.5.2?

Looks like the Color change is a no go. :(
The way BlueWatch lists the watched devices (in a listbox) means all text inside gets the same color.  B:(
However I did add the colors to the Info screen. ;)
I'll look at possibly changing the notification icon on a lost signal so a quick look at the system tray will show if any device is out of range.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2010, 03:07:54 PM »

.... the feeling is inside I don't want to swallow kittens

OMG... is there a [do not swallow] warning label I've missed?
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2010, 06:34:08 PM »

OMG... is there a [do not swallow] warning label I've missed?

You mean this one?

Warning: Do not swallow.  Despite the warm fuzzy feeling experienced, swallowing baby kittens may be hazardous to your health.  If you accidentally swallow a baby kitten, DO NOT induce vomiting as further damage to the esophagus may occur if the kittens claws are extended when being expelled from the body.  CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY..  Swallowing baby kittens may cause serious injury or death.

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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2010, 07:06:53 PM »

dbemowsk
Since I'm unable to reproduce your issues it may be cause from a bad install ??? ::) :'
Have you tried another house code?
I have tried re-installing a few times before I did my complete system rebuild this past weekend.  I have not tried another house code yet, but will try that tonight. 

Is it possible something else is causing the repeats (a repeater  ??? ) ?
The only repeater I have is my XPCR at my breaker panel, so I doubt it is that.  I don't know if I mentioned this, but when I have the notification windows on, the notification windows pop up in the corner of the screen constantly.  Would a repeater or noise on the line cause the notification window to continually trigger?

Are you running the latest release version 0.0.5.2?
Yes, I have the 0.0.5.2 release.


Looks like the Color change is a no go. :(
The way BlueWatch lists the watched devices (in a listbox) means all text inside gets the same color.  B:(
Check out the last post in this forum thread from Dani web.  It appears that this guy has changed the color of items in a listbox control.

I hope some of this information helps.  I will try some more things tonight and see what happens.  I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks for all the feedback and help with this.

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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2010, 10:39:20 PM »

Check out the last post in this forum thread from Dani web.  It appears that this guy has changed the color of items in a listbox control.
That info is for VB and for initially adding BlueWatch is writen in C#.net.
The BlueWatch Watchedlist is a little more complicated since it has additional info associated with each string in the list. :(
I'll play a bit more with it to see if I can incorporate something. ;)
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2010, 10:01:47 AM »

Sorry dbemowsk I missed this bit
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I don't know if I mentioned this, but when I have the notification windows on, the notification windows pop up in the corner of the screen constantly.  Would a repeater or noise on the line cause the notification window to continually trigger?
must have been late when I first read it! :-[
No you never stated the pop up window constantly appears, nor did you state you enabled dual loss detection.
No a repeater won't cause the notification window to pop up version 0.0.52 doesn't have ability to see X10 commands
I have added some code that forces BlueWatch to confirm the device is listed in the disconnected list (Device Status Screen) before sending a connect notification. Hopefully that will remedy your issue. ::) :'
I've sent you a e-mail with a test file.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #133 on: February 17, 2010, 02:04:33 PM »

Thanks to  Blender I'm now able to play with X10 Receives in C#. :)%
BlueWatch should get a big improvement from this ability!
Knowing that this program is used as an enhancement to X10 Security by most of you, I'm adding over 60 possible X10 codes for each X10 address. ;) 
This should allow for an even more remote possibility of a false stop scanning (if option is chosen) as a x10 trigger
Very few codes will work from a PLC x10 receive, most will require a X10 capable remote. The RF Icon would be my first choice. ;)
A Lola remote probably my next on the list  but any should do.
So far I've added the same events as in the scheduling options if any of you would like to see a different x10 trigger option feel free to suggest it!
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2010, 02:04:08 PM »

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I finally got a solution for your colored text suggestion working.
The text doesn't change but I added a small box beside each device that changes color on found/lost.
Also system tray Icon will display number of disconnected devices on hovering over it with the mouse.
I don't think I'll remove the info screen just yet as it supplies a little more info (for me and other users using the dual loss option). ;)
Hopefully I can get this debugged and added to the server before weeks end! ::) :'
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