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Offline petewill

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2015, 09:09:17 am »
@ando1

Great!  It's a lot of fun!  If you're new to Arduino make sure you check out the MySensors site for more info.  You will need a gateway to interface with the Vera.  If you are on UI7 I would recommend the Ethernet gateway.  It's a little more complex to build but it is easier to configure in Vera.  If you get stuck there are lots of helpful people on the mysensors forum.
My "How To" home automation video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_Evyh5PQALx4m4CQuxqkA

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2015, 08:42:06 am »
Hi Everyone,

I made a couple of videos on how I recycled a couple of old cell phones to use as home automation control panels.  I'm using the ImperiHome App and the videos are about how to set everything up.  I split them into 3 parts because they cover different parts of using the app on a phone/tablet.  I love the ImperiHome app and I hope these videos will help other people love it too. 

Part 1: Setting up the ImperiHome App - http://youtu.be/5W6C4psWs-4
Part 2: Turn on/off screen using Tasker - http://youtu.be/qIh1xXGVXeI
Part 3: Install & Configure the ImperiHome Vera App - http://youtu.be/wF88xN_pO54

I have uploaded the Tasker project so you can import it into your phone/tablet and hopefully save some time creating all the tasks.


Pete

Hello Pete

Thanks for your post.
I have followed your guide and got Motion Detector working (i can hear sounds).
I have imported the xml into tasker but nothing happen. If I click play on the scene it turn the screen off and therefore I assume it works but nothing happen automatically.. can you help me on this?
thanks

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2015, 08:34:37 pm »
I'm getting the same behavior as giove7223. I have all the pieces installed and configured and I hear an sound when the motion detector trips. But the screen doesn't automatically turn on. If I manually play the "screen off" Tasker piece it does turn the screen off.

I'm using an Amazon Fire tablet running the latest code (5.1.1 I think).

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Craig

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2017, 09:27:39 am »
I'm getting the same behavior as giove7223. I have all the pieces installed and configured and I hear an sound when the motion detector trips. But the screen doesn't automatically turn on. If I manually play the "screen off" Tasker piece it does turn the screen off.

I'm using an Amazon Fire tablet running the latest code (5.1.1 I think).

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Craig

Update: Action Variable has changed. It should be org.motion.detector.ACTION_GLOBAL_BROADCAST


Offline James92TSi

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2018, 06:10:47 pm »
Hey Pete, thanks for posting all this helpful info!

I made one tweak to your Tasker project in order to keep the screen from timing out if a user walks up to an already-lit screen and is standing there when the timer expires. (I saw some comments about this - might have been here or on Youtube, don't recall).

I cut the "variable set %Count to 0" action item out of the beginning of the Timer task and pasted it into the Turn On Screen task between the End If and the Perform Task Timer line. Like this:

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if %ScreenOn eq False
   Variable Set %ScreenOn to True
   Secure Settings configuration Screen Bright Manual - On
End If
Variable Set %Count to 0
Perform Task name Timer

This way whenever motion is sensed, it turns on the screen (if not already on), then resets the timer. The display times out 30 sec after the last motion sensing event but it shouldn't time out in front of any users.

I also changed the Motion Detector "suspend" setting to 5. I don't know how well my ancient tablet would have dealt with a notification every 2 sec.

Side note: I'm doing this on a Samsung P4wifi with AOSP Nougat on it - which IS compatible with the Imperihome native camera wakeup feature. Problem is, I really wanted to hide the bottom navbar (immersive mode) and I ran into issues with the screen backlight staying on if I managed the wakeup/timeout in Imperihome with the navbar hidden. Tried multiple immersive mode apps with the same result. Managing the screen wakeup/timeout your way let me keep both features. Thanks!

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Re: (Video) How to setup and configure the ImperiHome app
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 09:17:05 am »
Thanks for posting this James!  Like you said, multiple people have asked for this feature.  Great job.
My "How To" home automation video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_Evyh5PQALx4m4CQuxqkA