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  2. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Nice, I didn’t think to look there, I tried to add a widget and was surprised not to be able to find one to add. The control center provides what I was looking for in a widget. Thanks
  3. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    You can also quickly access your first 9 favorites and scenes through Apple's Control Center and Homekit adds additional automation functionality. Win win for WAF!
  4. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    I agree, this is the kind of app I wish they had come with. I think they have a great product and team, and if they could get the dashboards to rotate and scale proportionately I'd be happy with the dashboards most of the time. I do like the way the Home app rotates and keeps the icons arranged based on the ID your signed into so you only have to set it up on one device and it will look similar on all devices. I was concerned it would add latency but I click a light and it instantly turns on. I also like the ability to tell Siri to close the garage door and she does with the phone locked but if you tell her to open it she requires you to unlock the phone first for security, and the remote capabilities are nice, I don't have to VPN in before I can check on things.
  5. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    You're welcome, I'm glad you got it working. I think you're going to like it. In my opinion it's a much better interface than the Hubitat dashboard app.
  6. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    I got the temperatures excluded from my outside doors and windows and the contact status excluded from my dedicated temperature sensors. Everything looks great in the Home app now! Thanks!
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  8. Terminal

    System backup

    So the SystronicsRF system has at least one huge, IMO, advantage over my ST system. For some reason the SD card on my system crashed. It would not boot and I was dead in the water. I bought a new SD card installed the a new control system then SystronicsRF was able to put my system back just as it was before it crashed. All my rules and devices came back just as they were. I had to go around to some of my V1 sensors and remove and re-install the battery, which could be a bit of a pain on a large system but beats the crap out of starting from scratch.
  9. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Oh, ok I kept trying the Hubitat Device Network ID and even the signee ID. Thanks.
  10. AndrewX192

    GE/Jasco Have Some New Wall Switches Coming Out

    Looks like these still require the GE/Jasco addon switches. Anyone using the Zooz ZEN26/ZEN27 which appear to only require a single switch to be replaced in a three-way?
  11. Same here. I'm not going back and retro-fitting now.
  12. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Excluding the temperature for your contact sensors should be fairly simple. First within the home app open the device you want to exclude and go into settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings and you'll see a device serial number. Add this device number to the "excluded_attributes" section of your config.json file of the homebridge instance that contains the device along with the attribute you want to exclude. From the example above your config.json file should look something like this: { "bridge": { "name": "Homebridge@2", "username": "AB:22:3D:E2:CE:32", "port": 51827, "pin": "033-44-255" }, "accessories": [], "platforms": [ { "name": "Config", "port": 8081, "auth": "form", "theme": "teal", "temp": "/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp", "tempUnits": "f", "sudo": true, "standalone": true, "restart": "sudo -n systemctl restart homebridge@2", "log": { "method": "systemd", "service": "homebridge@2" }, "platform": "config" }, { "platform": "Hubitat-MakerAPI", "name": "HomeBridge2", "app_url": "http://192.168.86.25/apps/api/234/", "access_token": "9c2198be-89e6-48b2-ab21-7cfd725e7dde", "polling_seconds": 300, "temperature_unit": "F", "mode_switches": false, "hsm": false, "excluded_capabilities": {}, "excluded_attributes": { "456": [ "temperature" ] } } ] } Save the file then restart the homebridge instance and the temperature button for that device should be removed.
  13. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Turning off the HSM and Modes for one of the instances was easy, I couldn't figure out how to turn off the temperature items for each zigbee window and door sensor though, maybe I have to put in the exception than uncheck the object save and add it back in? I may have to try that later, for now I'm still trying to get it setup how I want it. Thanks for all the tips!.
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  15. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    You can disable the HSM and Modes in your second instance by modifying the config.json file. Under the Hubitat-MakerAPI Platform section modify the following lines from true to false: "mode_switches": false, "hsm": false, Just keep in mind that you need to restart homebridge whenever you modify the cong.json file before the changes will take affect. You can also hide the temperature attributes by device. You just need to add the device id and the attribute you want to exclude to the "excluded_attributes" section of your config.json file. Here's one of my config.json files as an example: { "bridge": { "name": "Homebridge@1", "username": "AB:22:3D:E2:CE:31", "port": 51826, "pin": "033-44-254" }, "accessories": [], "platforms": [ { "name": "Config", "port": 8080, "auth": "form", "theme": "purple", "temp": "/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp", "tempUnits": "f", "sudo": true, "standalone": true, "restart": "sudo -n systemctl restart homebridge@1", "log": { "method": "systemd", "service": "homebridge@1" }, "platform": "config" }, { "platform": "Hubitat-MakerAPI", "name": "HomeBridge1", "app_url": "http://192.168.86.25/apps/api/899/", "access_token": "dd253efa-3be9-468b-80fd-9c7aa8ca14b9", "polling_seconds": 300, "temperature_unit": "F", "mode_switches": true, "hsm": true, "excluded_capabilities": { "169": [ "Switch" ], "706": [ "Switch" ], "707": [ "Switch" ], "708": [ "Switch" ], "709": [ "Switch" ], "710": [ "Switch" ], "711": [ "Switch" ], "712": [ "Switch" ] }, "excluded_attributes": { "33": [ "temperature" ], "34": [ "temperature" ], "37": [ "temperature" ], "38": [ "temperature" ], "39": [ "temperature" ], "40": [ "temperature" ], "42": [ "temperature" ], "43": [ "temperature" ], "45": [ "temperature" ], "46": [ "temperature" ], "47": [ "temperature" ], "50": [ "temperature" ], "55": [ "temperature" ], "57": [ "temperature" ], "59": [ "temperature" ], "61": [ "temperature" ], "62": [ "temperature" ], "67": [ "temperature" ], "69": [ "temperature" ], "72": [ "temperature" ], "76": [ "temperature" ], "77": [ "temperature" ], "78": [ "temperature" ], "79": [ "temperature" ], "86": [ "temperature" ], "87": [ "temperature" ], "105": [ "temperature" ], "106": [ "temperature" ], "141": [ "temperature" ], "142": [ "temperature" ], "143": [ "temperature" ], "144": [ "temperature" ], "149": [ "temperature" ], "150": [ "temperature" ], "151": [ "temperature" ], "169": [ "battery" ], "225": [ "contact" ], "269": [ "contact" ], "360": [ "temperature" ], "376": [ "temperature" ], "377": [ "temperature" ], "450": [ "temperature" ], "451": [ "temperature" ], "452": [ "temperature" ], "453": [ "temperature" ], "454": [ "temperature" ], "456": [ "temperature" ], "457": [ "temperature" ], "756": [ "temperature" ], "770": [ "temperature" ], "771": [ "temperature" ], "772": [ "temperature" ], "773": [ "temperature" ], "775": [ "temperature" ], "776": [ "temperature" ], "777": [ "temperature" ], "961": [ "temperature" ], "1122": [ "temperature" ] } } ] }
  16. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    The issue with my first instance was an comma it didn't like after one of the } brackets. I love the web interface, being able to administer it all without even having to RDP in is great and I like the json error checking built into it although I wish it would point you to the issue instead of just saying there is an issue I guess I'll eventually get used to json's syntax and it will be easier to find my mistakes. Did you end up with three sets of HSM and Modes or is there a way to turn them off for an instance?
  17. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Thanks, I had it all setup with the systemd services as well but riginally i thought that web interface was only for monitoring since it wasn't working but it was the json file all along that was the issue. Once I updated that it started up and is working fine at least for my second instance. There is still something preventing my first instance from starting homebride so I'll need to spend more time on that. Thanks for all the help! This interface is really nice so far, I just wish I could choose to hide some of the temperature devices but not all of them.
  18. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    You cannot resize the buttons but you can rename them in the Home app to make them more readable. Just tap on the button and then go into settings and change the name. The button is essentially a link so changing this has no effect on the name of the device in Hubitat. Did you create a separate config.json file for each instance and save it in the correct directory (/var/lib/homebridge@1 and /var/lib/homebridge@2)? All three of my instances of homebridge are configured to start automatically. I did this by creating a systemd service. This is outlined in steps 7 and 8 of the homebridge installation guide. https://gist.github.com/swiss6th/dfb74278d8318d4e66408c992a3216c8
  19. Terk

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    It took a while there are a lot of moving parts, I`m not really comfortable with Linix and its tools, and I was having a hard time getting the config.json file right with the commas and brackets. I did manage to get it working enough to see commands execute instantly which is awesome and to start playing around with the interface. Can you stretch specific buttons to be able to read them better, like my modes? I set it up for the two directories and homebridge instances however when i run homebridge it was always complaining about a missing json file since it was looking in the /root/.homebridge/ folder instead of /var/lib/homebridge@1 and 2 so I only have 1 instance running from at the moment, not sure what i did wrong there. Also do you have yours starting homebridge automatically on a reboot, if so how did you set that up? Thanks!
  20. Anyone heard from John. He is hard at work on ARCUS I guess.
  21. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    I've only been using this for a few weeks but can tell you that it's an awesome configurable interface with more improvements to come in iOS 13. Also, the ability to use Siri is an added plus and it looks great on both an iPhone and an iPad.
  22. I agree. I had my share of problems with the early GE Z-Wave switches too.
  23. Otto Mation

    GE/Jasco Have Some New Wall Switches Coming Out

    The size was always my problem with the GE switches. Glad to see them reduced in size but it is a day late and a dollar short. I have already replaced every single switch in my house with the original Zwave switches. If I had to do it all over again, I'd go with the Zigbee ones. Anyone know if they will shrink too?
  24. Yes, the old switches were tough to fit in multi gang boxes, especially if you had a dimmer or something other than your standard on/off switch.
  25. With the Iris shutdown driving everyone to find alternative solutions, I imagine many folks are splitting their time between here and forums specific to their chosen alternative SH system. For instance, I'm spending most of my time with the gamma testing for SystronicsRF, but keeping an eye on my friends back here to see what systems they are migrating to and the problems they face. Regarding the new Jasco switches, I particularly like the physical changes they've made which should make installation much easier: "Jasco and GE have shrunk down the depth of its new switches by 20%, making it easier to fit in tighter spaces and making it more accommodating for homes new and old. The design duo have also eliminated heat tabs on the sides of the switch, which is designed to make it easier to install. . . . new smart control features including line-load sensing terminals. This is designed to eliminate any of the guesswork that comes with testing line and load wires while installing your switches. Dual offset ground ports also save time during the installation process, making it easier to install the switch and reducing the amount of wire congestion . . ."
  26. Vettester

    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Here you go... Install Raspian on your Raspberry Pi. Since you're new to the pi world I would recommend using NOOBS. Instructions can be found here After you've installed the OS the next thing you should install on your pi is remote desktop. This give you the ability to run the pi headless so you can put it anywhere. Even though you can enable wifi on your pi I would recommend connecting it directly to your router for reliability. You can use this as a guide to install RDP on your pi. From this point on you should be able to RDP into your pi so you can complete the rest of the steps on your computer. Add the built-in Maker API to Hubitat. To accommodate the number of devices on my system I added 3 separate instances of Maker API and named them HomeBridge1, HomeBridge2 and HomeBridge3. Install HomeBridge on your PI using this guide. Install enough instances to accommodate the number of devices you want to include. HomeBridge may create multiple instances of the same device depending on the device's capabilities/attributes so keep this in mind when you are deciding on how many instances to create. You can exclude capabilities/attributes as needed. You can always add additional instances later if needed. Install the HomeBridge MakerAPI plugin starting with step 2 at this link and setup your HomeBridge config with the appropriate app url and and access token. Add the devices you want to include in Homekit using Maker API. Keep in mind that you need to restart HomeBridge when you add or remove devices in Maker API. Add the Home app to your iOS device from the app store. Add the HomeBridge accessory to your Home app by scanning the HomeKit setup code created by HomeBridge. Adding Cameras Install the ffmpeg plugin for HomeBridge using sudo npm install -g homebridge-camera-ffmpeg Install IP camera plugin for HomeBridge using: sudo npm install -g homebridge-ip-camera Add the IP Camera platform to your HomeBridge config file. You can use this link for a reference. I put this together from memory so I might have missed something. If you get stuck or you need examples of my config files feel free to PM me. and I'll do what I can to help.
  27. Summer may have somewhat of an impact but I think the majority of the regulars on this forum have moved on to bigger and better things.
  28. Wow, I though that happened a long time ago.
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