Terk

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    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
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    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.
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    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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    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Oh, ok I kept trying the Hubitat Device Network ID and even the signee ID. Thanks.
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    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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    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?
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    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.
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    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!
  9. Looks like they finally shutdown the official Iris by Lowe's forum.
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    Six weeks with Hubitat

    Thanks that would be awesome if you have the time. I'm hoping to get started working on this on Friday night. It looks like a very nice interface. Thanks.
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    Six weeks with Hubitat

    @Vettester Do you have any information you can share on the components to get Hubitat and BI working through Homekit? I`d like to try this but have no experience with Raspberry PI or Homekit, even on the Hubitat side I see there are a few different Homebridge integrations which did you use? I should have a Raspberry PI 3B+ Thursday to start getting this setup. Thanks.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Yeah, what product are you referring to?
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    Page load speed?

    It looks like the developer of the Ecobee suite has heard about this issue: https://community.hubitat.com/t/arrrgggh-here-be-zombies/15998
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    Page load speed?

    We have Nest but not integrated with Hubitat. The only 3rd party apps I have installed right now are BI Control, Combined Presence, and Super Tile, the Drivers are Axis-Gear-V3, Custom WU Driver - New Format, iPhone Wifi Presence Sensor, Lightify Zibee Button, and SuperTile Display Device. We use Life 360 presence sensors rather than physical fobs but SHM has been working great, we haven't had a false alarm since moving from Iris except when I tried to add some motion sensors which our cat triggered almost immediately.
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    Page load speed?

    Are you connecting to your hub via the local IP address rather than the original cloud address they give you to get your hub setup? I'm guessing your talking about the pages like apps, devices, settings, ... that are loading slowly? The pages like settings, Apps, and Devices all load pretty quickly via my local IP (around 2 seconds over my VPN connection since I'm remote at the moment). My 1 cloud dashboard loads fairly quickly ~4 seconds sometimes but often it has issues if I try to refresh it, but my local dashboards load quickly ~2 seconds and refresh just as fast.
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    Six weeks with Hubitat

    I moved many devices from Iris to SmartThings a few years ago but still had about half the devices on Iris still and when Iris announced the shutdown I started moving things to Hubitat and have since moved everything from SmartThings to Hubitat as well, I still have the SmartThings hub running only to start our Neato vacuums cleaning every few days only after we leave. I'm hoping someone will port that app/driver pair from SmartThings at some point. My wife never even noticed either change from Iris to SmartThings or to Hubitat since she controls thing via Alexa or they are automated via buttons, switches, or motion, The only thing I still wish was better on Hubitat was the dashboard interface is difficult to setup one interface that will work well on all of my devices where the SmartThings app and even the Iris app for a while (although they broke iPads later) displayed great on my iphone, iPad, and Android tablet. My Blue Iris server started acting up about the time I started moving to Hubitat so it took a while working with Ken to figure how to fix it. The issue was I had one of the check boxes marked for Until triggered in the profile screen which caused it to try to change to scheduling once motion was detected so I was never being alerted. I unchecked those boxes and changed the time on the profiles to 0 which Ken said makes it stay until manually changed, now my Hubitat changes the BI profiles based on the Hubitat Modes so when we leave the house more alerting happens and at night as well, all controlled by Hubitat. I had this working with SmartThings for the last year and hadn't changed anything on the profile page in a long time so still curious as to what changed other than I had updated the BI server around that time too. I now understand what the until triggered check box is for but am a little surprised they where honored since the schedule was disabled on the BI server and cameras.
  17. If your forking someone else's code then yes.
  18. I can't imagine there are many people who use GitHub as the only repository without having a copy local that they work on. I'd imagine it might be the only location of older versions for many though.
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    Gen 1 device limit?

    I haven't paired any v1 devices to my Hubitat environment yet but I've seen discussions claiming that you should change your hub to zigbee channel 20 in order to get the best results from the v1 devices, and that the change can take 24 hours to complete.
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    Device that can show power failure

    It is a good way to know if the internet went down though. The only downside is I would need to turn on ICMP responses which I currently have off to attempt to limit the number of tries against it.
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    Tips for migrating to Hubitat

    The only issue I have with the Iris v3 keypad on Hubitat is that the lights never turn off so it drains the batteries (rechargeable) in a little over a week.
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    Device that can show power failure

    500ma is the output rating, I haven't put a meter on it.
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    Device that can show power failure

    The relay is powered by 12v DC which the transformer supplies.
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    Device that can show power failure

    I bought a USP Power Loss Sensor and simply connected the yellow and black wires to the two terminals in the Ecolink Z-Wave Plus Door/Window contact sensor then setup a Rule Machine rule : when the sensor is open on true send a Pushover message that the power is out and on false send a Pushover that the power returned. This works great and was very easy to setup in about 5 minutes. Of course my Hubitat hub is connected to a UPS and the Power Loss Sensor is just plugged straight into an outlet. The Power Loss Sensor pretty much snapped into the bottom of the Door/Window sensor so I didn't even bother taping them together since I don't expect it to get moved or bumped much were I have it, but they could be taped together for better rigidity.
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    GE Z-Wave Plug-in Dimmer

    Sorry, I missed the part about it not even turning the lights on. That sounds like an air gap switch issue (small tab under the switch you can pull out and push back in after a minute to reset power to the switch) or possibly just a dead switch.