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Offline SquareConnectJohn

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SQ Remote and Door Locks
« on: April 08, 2010, 11:29:43 am »
This morning when I woke, I came across a post (somewhere) about door locks and PIN codes. Try as much as I can,  I cant find out where this post is, so I am posting here in the hope that the original poster sees this. (Does that sentence make sense?)

We raised the question of PIN codes with MCV during the beta testing as this was a question that was brought up. Currently there is no way that SQ Remote (with its current form of communication with Vera) can pass PIN codes through Vera to a Lock to lock or unlock it. My understanding (and I might be very wrong here) is that Vera allows you to set PIN's but the use of the PIN is only available "at the door".

We think that a PIN entry system within SQ Remote is a good idea, but we are not able to implement this at this point. So we STRONGLY recommend that anyone with door lock controls that uses SQ Remote to set the "Passcode Lock" (Settings > General) on their iPhone or iPod touch and to treat their device with the same care as another door key!

John
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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 12:28:41 pm »
Hi John,

You're not wrong at all. The use of the pin codes can be accomplished only from the physical door lock. You can set/remove codes with no problem using the UI, but you cannot unlock the door from Vera using a pin code, you just press "Lock/Unlock".

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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 08:17:33 pm »
John,

I believe you are referring to my post on the square connect forum. I was actually looking for the capability to remotely create temporary PINS for the Schlage door lock. In other words, from the office I could potentially create a temporary PIN for the cleaning people and then remove it at a later time. The smartphone plugin allows this level of control through the iPhone, etc... It would be nice to have this same capability with SQ Remote.

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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 12:48:55 am »
I like the ability to temporarily create the pin for the door.... I would also like to see the ability to set a pin for the door lock control on SQ remote....


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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 06:07:55 am »
Mat, one could probably do what you want using scenes - one for every number 0-9, and place them on a c-pad laid out like a number pad. Using luup in the background, you could keep track of the correct keypress sequence. 

Not pretty, but should be doable. Of course it means pin validation would be done on Vera which would in turn send an unlock command.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2010, 06:12:30 am by woodsby »
Vera1 (1.1142), Vera2 (1.1182), VRI06 (12), VRS15 (3), VRS05 (2), VRF01 (2), VRCS4 (2), ZRW113, ZRF113 (2), 45602, 45603, TZMT400 (2), FE599 (2), 99100, Thinkstick, Harmony 890Pro (2), Harmony RF Extender, Nevo S70, Nevo NC-50, Minimote, SQ Remote, SQ Blaster, EtherRain-8, Cliste ActiveRFID, TED5002

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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 06:46:40 pm »
Oooo I like to ingenuity of that.... And the fact we can implement without with a new release of sq remote - anybody up for developing the lua scripts?


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Re: SQ Remote and Door Locks
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 07:57:16 pm »
I can when I get the time... you can set up all scenes the same... with the exception of the number they represent... without really thinking about it, the scenes might work like this for a 4-digit code...

If pincode < 1000 then pincode * 10 + [scene number]
if pincode = [unlockcode] then unlock door
If pincode > 999 then pincode = 0
« Last Edit: April 10, 2010, 08:36:46 pm by woodsby »
Vera1 (1.1142), Vera2 (1.1182), VRI06 (12), VRS15 (3), VRS05 (2), VRF01 (2), VRCS4 (2), ZRW113, ZRF113 (2), 45602, 45603, TZMT400 (2), FE599 (2), 99100, Thinkstick, Harmony 890Pro (2), Harmony RF Extender, Nevo S70, Nevo NC-50, Minimote, SQ Remote, SQ Blaster, EtherRain-8, Cliste ActiveRFID, TED5002