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toasterking

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Re: Replacing Ring Doorbell motion Alarm
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2021, 01:40:12 PM »

never again... will all my eggs be in one basket. (like I found myself with X10) 
That makes complete sense.  X10's product line also cannot currently compete with offerings from other vendors.  But I at least like to own the eggs, not rent them.  With the exception of the WM100 and, to a degree, AHP (neither of which I use), I feel like I get that with X10, which is part of the value for me.  :)

I don't really wish to start another cloud-vs.-autonomous war, but it's something I do think about every time I implement something new.
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Re: Replacing Ring Doorbell motion Alarm
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 02:52:57 PM »

... X10's product line also cannot currently compete with offerings from other vendors.  But I at least like to own the eggs, not rent them.  With the exception of the WM100 and, to a degree, AHP (neither of which I use), I feel like I get that with X10, which is part of the value for me.  :)

I am very dependent on X10 remotes (and X10 devices) in my theater. NOTHING beats an old fashioned handheld remote for controlling audio-video (or even lighting in a Home Theater).

But admittedly... we no-longer buy the DVD/Blue Ray movies (in the theater or living room). Mostly we stream from the services we use... FOR A (several different) MONTHLY FEE's. I HATE this (no ownership) part of modern life. But realistically I guess it means less crap to be settled via an estate sale (LOL).

I mounted a (very nice) antenna outside, and set it up so it can be shared among the TV's. So at least I CAN get some FREE (no fee) TV. But, I've had cable since 1976. So I don't really understand my own paradigm about free TV.

P.S. The Yolink stuff has/uses a little hub and will work when the Internet fails.
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Re: Replacing Ring Doorbell motion Alarm
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2021, 01:54:16 PM »

I think I have found a solution.  -:) I have been using UNIFI cameras for a while now and like them. No monthly fees and not too expensive. The G4 cameras or doorbell have a reasonable AI function for person and vehicle detection. Better than the Reolink cameras that I have also played with.

I have also been experimenting with Homeseer and discovered that they have plug-in to interface with UNIFI. I was able to create an event in Homeseer that takes the Person detected from the G4 doorbell and trigger a Routine in Alexa using a Skill called Voice Monkey to announce that "there is a person near the door". I maybe able to avoid using those dadgum X10 motion sensors.  :)
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