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Wizenet

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How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« on: July 04, 2007, 08:24:07 PM »

I am new to the X10 community. I bought AHP with RCA starter kit and eagle eye sensor. I am trying to automatically turn on all the house lights when someone stops by on the front door. With all the information I had, I was able to turn on only one lamp using TM751 Transiver module by keeping the sensor and the TM751 on the same code. I like to turn all lights on. Any ideas? Help appreciated..Thanks in adv.
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 08:48:24 PM »


I like to turn all lights on. Any ideas? Help appreciated..Thanks in adv.

Set your motion sensor AND all your other modules to the same unit/house code (say B1). Then set your TM751 Transiver to the same house code (say B).
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 09:26:02 PM »

I bought AHP with RCA starter kit and eagle eye sensor.

You stated having AHP, so you can have all the light switches and lamp modules on unique addresses and create a macro to be triggered by the motion sensor to turn all the lights on.

Note: care must be taken when using AHP (the CM15A) and other transceivers (like the TM751) simultaneously to avoid signal collision problems.
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 11:28:37 PM »


I bought AHP with RCA starter kit and eagle eye sensor.


Oops....great catch Puck! I missed the AHP.
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 09:22:20 AM »

Thanks for the response. Do you have sample macros? I tried doing such but no luck..
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 09:36:29 AM »

Thanks for the response. Do you have sample macros? I tried doing such but no luck..

What plug-ins do you have? Mainly do you have Smart Macros? I don't know what the limitations of macros are without it.

But first, did you create a switch in AHP for each of your lamp modules and light switches? You will need those in order to add them into a macro.

I am away from home so I cannot post a sample macro for you, maybe someone else can. Plus it would be helpful if you tell/show us what you do have/tried for a macro.
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 04:15:53 PM »

I do this by having a very good non x10 motion sensor outside that can detect motion at 75 feet or more.
The motion sensor base unit triggers a X10 powerflash unit.
The power flash unit triggers a macro that turns on all kind of lights, take still shots if needed, sends an email if needed, etc.

I have that project on my site here if you are interested.
http://www.el34world.com/Misc/home/X10_0.htm

 
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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 08:07:43 PM »


I have that project on my site here if you are interested.

 

Wow! Nice..... and Helpful. Thanks EL34

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Re: How can I have lights come on when someone stops by
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 11:31:13 PM »

Nice site EL34,

I particularly like your solution for the dust collection system (that epoxy glass material is nasty stuff) - current sensing transformer rectified and fed into the powerflash unit.  I can think of two places that I can use this now.  Proof of the old adage "necessity is the mother of invention".

Thank you
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