Vettester

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    Vettester reacted to scunny in Iris GL08_2 Wi-Fi Smart Outdoor Plugs   
    Can someone explain to me how to use the Iris cameras independent of the Iris servers?
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    Vettester reacted to Alisia Aall in How to Take Total Control of your Iris Cameras with the API   
    Thanks a lot everyone, I read through this thread and it really helped me to solve some issues with my device. You guys are awesome.
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    Vettester reacted to Otto Mation in I sure do miss the activity that we used to have here   
    Like the title says, I miss the activity, discussions and exchange of information that we used to have here.  I recognized all of the characters by their avatar and pretty much could predict how they would respond to certain posts.  I had moved on to SmartThings and then quickly to Hubitat and I am active on both of their respective forums but what we had here, is missing there. 
     
     
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    Vettester got a reaction from scunny in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    Here you go....

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    Vettester got a reaction from rdisom in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    Where there's a will there's a way...
       
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    Vettester got a reaction from sparc in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    Here you go....

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    Vettester got a reaction from sparc in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    I have found that historical data can be very useful. It helps in making minor adjustments to my home automation system.. I typically monitor the last 6 hours but can go back as far as I need to. I’m exporting all my Hubitat events to an InfluxDB running on a Raspberry PI. The reason I bring this up is since SystronicsRF runs on a RPi it should be possible to integrate this functionality. Here are some examples of what should be possible.

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    Vettester reacted to Terminal in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    Here is a better one.
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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    I don't care for any of the Hubitat dashboards so I use the Home+ 4 groups to provide a quick reference for battery levels so for me it is worth it. 
    Check this out....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmm2FmgtYPk
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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in NFC Tags & iOS 13   
    For anyone who is using iOS 13 check out what you can do with NFC tags.  The tags are fairly cheap (less than $1).  This opens up a ton of possibilities in the HA world.
     
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    Vettester reacted to scunny in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    You need to turn the heat up, way too cold in your crib.
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    Vettester got a reaction from sparc in SystronicRF system is now available to general public   
    Hmmm... when I was beta testing this my system crashed a few times as well.  To restore it required re-pairing all my devices which wasn't an easy task. 
    Reviewing the cost of this system I believe they are going to eventually price themselves out of the market.  Why would someone pay $332.95 for all components necessary to run SystronicsRF when you can buy a Hubitat Elevation right now for $74.95?  The only advantage SystronicRF has is they support WiFi so you can use your Iris V1 cameras with limited functionality.  In my opinion the Iris cameras are junk so the extra cost for WiFi is not justified.  You could use the $258 cash savings and build a Blue Iris server which would give you full local control of your IP based cameras.
     
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    Vettester got a reaction from theprep in Arcus Smart Home   
    Sorry, I may have misinformed you,. I assumed you were referring to a Sercomm gen1 or gen2 camera.  The camera you have is gen3 which was manufactured by SWANN.  You can try to reset it by pressing and holding the Reset and Pair buttons simultaneously (for 5 seconds). Let go of the Reset button and continue holding the Pair button for about 12 seconds until the camera's LED turns blue. Let go of the Pair button. The LED turns off and your camera will reboot to its factory default state.
    If this works you can try and connect to the camera using rtsp://username:password@IPAddress/h264Preview_01_main.  
    This also may help :
    https://www.ispyconnect.com/man.aspx?n=Swann#
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    Vettester got a reaction from theprep in Arcus Smart Home   
    The cameras will work with Blue Iris.
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    Vettester got a reaction from scunny in Arcus Smart Home   
    The cameras will work with Blue Iris.
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    Vettester reacted to Dredwolf in Is there an Idiots Guide to Rule Machine for Hubitat?   
    Well, I feel even more dumb than usual.  If you are like me, and apparently living under a rock, the Hubitat Notifications App (which I did not have installed) makes this about as simple as Iris made it, and will send a notification to your phone, or repeat the notification until you do something.
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    Vettester got a reaction from Dredwolf in Is there an Idiots Guide to Rule Machine for Hubitat?   
    Rule Machine can be a bit intimidating, but once you get the basics down it is not that difficult.  This may provide some insight:
    https://docs.hubitat.com/index.php?title=Rule_Machine
    If you just want to get a simple notification that the contact sensor has been open for x minutes, I would recommend you use the built in notification app. 
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    Vettester reacted to pavalov in Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread   
    It continues to develop sophistication in the control system, with custom dashboards and apps, along with the ability to create even more complex actions and activators.  The system works very well locally when broadband is out. I just added my second Iris camera today, although that is still in the development phase. One thing I especially like is the ZigBee routing information and control.  I have found that my ZigBee smart bulbs are poor routers of commands. SRF gives you access to routing information in mesh and list form, so I can see what route the signal is taking for each device. If I don't like the route, I can manually change it. In my case, for problem devices, I can create a manual route that only uses Gen 2 smart plugs, which creates dependable routes.
    That said, there are still a few devices that have not been profiled successfully, and they have not yet created a facility for Alexa or Google voice control.  I miss that a great deal, and will be glad when it is enabled.  I am pleased that the cameras are able to be put to use, since I have 9 cams that I never switched from Iris.  I appreciate the help you and Otto gave us in getting that worked out.
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    Vettester got a reaction from sparc in Do You Miss Iris? and General BS Thread   
    It seems like things have been been quiet on the SystronicsRF front.  How is the their system progressing?
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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in How to Take Total Control of your Iris Cameras with the API   
    Here's my audio out settings for the Iris camera:
    [AUDIO]
    audio_in=1
    in_volume=1
    in_audio_type=1
    audio_out=1
    out_volume=8
    out_audio_type=0
    audio_mode=1
    operation_mode=1
    au_trigger_en=0
    au_trigger_volume=50
    au_trigger_method=0
    in_pcm_sr=8000
    audio_in2=1
    in_pcm_sr2=5512
    in_audio_type2=3
    And here's how I have it configured in Blue Iris:


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    Vettester reacted to Terk in 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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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in 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.
     
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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in 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"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
                    "450": [
                        "temperature"
                    ],
                    "451": [
                        "temperature"
                    ],
                    "452": [
                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
                    "454": [
                        "temperature"
                    ],
                    "456": [
                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                    ],
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                    ],
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                    ],
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                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ],
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                        "temperature"
                    ]
                }
            }
        ]
    }
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    Vettester got a reaction from Terk in 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
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    Vettester got a reaction from sparc in 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.