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General / Re: MIOS Acquisition
« Last post by ojovilla on November 13, 2018, 11:49:33 pm »
Vera still stands at the core of my home automation, its pretty much set it and forget it for my scenes and routines , whatever else I needed to do there has been some app by some smart person in the forums to create.

 I too like others have installations of homeassistant (homebridge, homekit ) mainly for aesthetics (lovelace UI) and voice control. There are certain things which I probably will never be able to do with vera like ask alexa to show a live feed of a generic ip camera on chromecast, and I am fine with that as I can figure it out in linux.

I do eagerly anticipate the new updates, it might not be everything we need it to be , but it's a step in the right direction .....as far as I can tell, and I have to give credit for that.
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Temperature Monitoring & HVAC Control / Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Last post by moschi on November 13, 2018, 11:39:19 pm »




Hello guys, as an update, dropping by to say that: I've added a device integration request for this Thermostat. We will be looking into integrating it in the future. It might not be much now, but give us a drop of time.

All the best!

Any update to this?
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Temperature Monitoring & HVAC Control / Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Last post by moschi on November 13, 2018, 11:37:58 pm »
Hello guys, as an update, dropping by to say that: I've added a device integration request for this Thermostat. We will be looking into integrating it in the future. It might not be much now, but give us a drop of time.

All the best!
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General / Re: Lua "less than or equal" question
« Last post by XA44Owq26HxCq88 on November 13, 2018, 11:31:52 pm »
I've used a number of battery powered 4 in 1 sensors for outside temp, but the most dependable has been the EZMultiPli Z-Wave Multi-Sensor. It's a plug-in (AC powered) unit but has worked flawlessly.  No batteries to change and very accurate. I tried the Weather Underground plug in, but the reporting stations (neighbors) would go off line frequently due to power and/or internet outages.
My Vera is powered via a UPS, and the critical sensors are also powered via UPS's.

Thanks for the LUA code, I'll be using snippets in a number of scenes
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Scene Scripting / Delay Zwave command
« Last post by spilote on November 13, 2018, 09:57:15 pm »
Hey Guys

I need advice, I have a large Zwave network with around 150 device; various IP device; total around 250-300 devices

I have developped all (almost) my scene with Lua. On various scene, I send signal to 50-60 devices and vera takes few minutes to fully execute my scene.

for exemple, in the morning, when motion is detected, I change the house status from night to home; open all the lights. The open all the lights may take up to 4 minutes to fully execute. It's pitch black for 4 minutes, then! boom! all on.

I call support and they suggest I delay my command and I'm looking at options on how to proceed.

I was looking at the call_delay; call_timer but needed advice.

Please let me know,

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General / Re: Lua "less than or equal" question
« Last post by Don Phillips on November 13, 2018, 08:34:32 pm »
Unrelated to this thread, but perhaps helpful, here is how I switch from heating to cooling modes.  Instead of hard dates, I look at outside temperature.  If > 65F, switch to cooling mode, and if < 60F, switch to heat.  Really helpful during spring and fall when you may be heating in the early morning and cooling in the afternoon.

thanks Don, what are you using for outside temp?  i find that the temperature the Vera gives me is very inaccurate.   Also, what do you do in the in-between temps, shut the ac off?

I am currently using the Weatherunderground plug-in but the API will be shut down at the end of the year.  I have the MIOS plug-in installed and will likely use it until I have time to mess with something else - perhaps Dark Sky.

Weatherunderground reports 32.9F and MIOS reports 35.0. Not wildly inaccurate but understandable.  Weatherunderground is reporting temperature from a station less than a mile from my house, and I suspect MIOS reports the central Ohio temperature - probably from the international airport, which is like 20 miles south and east from my house. But it is close enough for my purposes.

I am trying to figure out how to harvest sky conditions from Vera so I can just not use a weather service. I use it for exterior lights to offset from dawn and dusk. Cloudy and I offset 15 minutes.  Precipitation and I offset 30 minutes.  But like Rafale, ultimately I will lightly go with a light sensor so if it gets really dark mid-afternoon due to a storm, the lights would go on regardless of the sun's position.
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Weather Plugin / Re: No more free keys for Wunderground Plugin.
« Last post by Don Phillips on November 13, 2018, 07:56:52 pm »
Please just follow the link provided by Tomas above.  :)


Thanks for the help but that link takes me to the Dark Sky instructions. 

I re-found the MIOS plug-in so I can tweak my PLEG logic to look at that outside temperature when Weatherunderground stops working.  I just need to find conditions to complete the functionality I am using with Weatherunderground. The information is in Vera - just need to get at it.
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General / Re: Vera Native Integration for Google Home
« Last post by gregl on November 13, 2018, 06:16:47 pm »
Yes Homa Assistant will cost you $5/m to use its cloud service whihc is needed to connect Google Home with Home Assistant....
Or just use Openhab which is equally powerful and its cloud service for free. Ive been using my Vera as a simple Zwave gateway for years now talking to Openhab and its fantastic! I only ever access Vera to add/remove a zwave device...all logic runs on Openhab.

(The cloud services for both HA and OH are only needed for Google Home and remote access if you dont want to do port forwarding/webproxy setup )
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Lock, Motion & Security Control / Poll Setting for extending door lock batteries
« Last post by mikeyr on November 13, 2018, 05:49:46 pm »
My locks seem to smash battery life and thought i had adjusted the right settings, but seeking expert advice. (UI7)

Can someone advise:

 - In adv device setting "params" tab there is a "poll" box with a long string of numbers What does this do?
 - In adv device setting "variables" there are a who lot of poll settings, i changed "pollsetting" to a large number thinking this would reduce frequency of polling (216000 - 10 hours?)

Do i need to change anything else on this page?

Thanks

Mike

Would be great if there was a guide somewhere with definitions for each of the setting variables .....
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Getting Started & Initial Setup / Re: which controller
« Last post by rafale77 on November 13, 2018, 04:28:50 pm »
The difference is mere marketing vapor ware. From what I read from the OEM listing, the only 3 differences between the two are the battery, NAND storage size and the additional 433MHz radio.
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