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  3. Hello all, I am new in this z-wave/home-automation world, so I don't know much about it. I would like to turn on/off my central heating - much like a thermostat would do - but the decision would be mine based on multiple factors, like the temperature in each room, if a window is opened or not, etc.The central is a fairly new one and its current thermostat is controlling it by 2-wire (24V) system. So, my question is - where can I find this kind of switch? I found a fibaro, but it looks like it is discontinued. All others seems to be very confusing. I was thinking also on a Qubino Flush & Cool thermostat - but I am afraid I cannot control it from outside.  Can someone with some experience in this domain advise me please? If you feel I haven't provided much information, please let me know what I need to look into it and I will. Thank you! Dragos.      
  4. Zwave Kwikset and Tuxedo Touch

    Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge Kwikset and Yale locks need to be right next to the controller while adding to be able to negotiate the security class when adding the lock. If you have been trying to add the lock in place - remove the inside of the lock where the battery pack resides, bring to to the controller ,delete or remove the device the try adding it again.
  5. New Z-Wave Products

    Z-Uno is here ! It's the first (easy to use) developer board that allows to create a Z-Wave device, apparently without deep knowledge of Z-Wave protocol or programming
  6. Z-Wave Promo from ASIHome

    For every $150 purchased from the linked category from July 31 through August 15, 2017, get $25 off a $100 order, valid September 1-15, 2017. We'll send you a coupon code for your discount when we process your order. This promotion is good while supplies last and subject to limitations. If products are returned, credit amounts will be adjusted to reflect the discount.
  7. So I'm about to order my first Z-Wave components, I'm just deciding on a controller.  I mainly only want the system to turn on all or certain zone lights in our shop, trigger certain lights when doors are opened and turn on lights when a motion sensor is tripped, all easy to configure. The other thing I want to do is have a program where a button is pressed to start a 1 hr timer.  When the timer ends an alarm goes off until the button is pressed again to reset the timer to 1 hr.  This is as a reminder for our operators to check certain equipment every hour.  I know some controllers are more customisable, some aren't.  I've read questionable things about Vera controllers, I was looking at the Samung Smarthings Hub because it is supposedly the easiest to setup, but I'm concerned about it being too limited. I want something easy, but mainly able to run my timed alarm program.  Any suggestions on what controller I should get, and how to program it?
  8. Virtual Machine for Hub?

    Message received.  I'm on my own.  I am doing New Science.
  9. I bought a SmartThings hub and discovered to my horror that it's inextricably connected to the Cloud.  So, Samsung, wants to know whenever I unlock a door or turn on a light, not to mention where I am at all times?!  pfff  Suck my azz. I find the Razberry, which can partition the hardware and software from the Cloud, and also there are z-wave USB sticks.  This leads me to believe that it would be possible for me to set up a Xen virtual machine to act as my hub, with a USB stick as the transceiver. I run CentOS and would set up a Minimal installation of it.  But what z-wave software would I use?  The intent would be that the VM serve as a server and other VMs and machines in the LAN are clients which run maybe OpenHAB or the like.  I will set up a VPN for phone connexion.  Ideally this should run on IPV6 but IPV4 is acceptable. Also, what client software is recommended for imaginative constructs, without too much brain surgery?
  10. Dear Members,     I am new to z-wave technology, had a knowledge of communication in z-wave network. I am trying to use raspberry Pi to control z-wave devices.,Is there any  way to use it without any external controllers like UZB,razberry.   Regards, Shreyas Shah.
  11. I would suggest you also check out Homeseer.  Also, go to the Vera forums and look for posts from unhappy users!  I use z-wave with Homeseer software running on a dedicated older PC and have been very happy.  Z-wave isn't perfect, but it's still much, much better than x10.  Sorry, I don't have any experience with the Dome or Aeotec devices you mention.
  12. Hello All;   Well my X10 controls have finally died.  I use most of the system to control my pool and a couple of indoor home lights.  The X10 worked for years, but as I have been automating more and more in my home, I want to make the shift over to a new technology.  Based on my research to date, I am heavily leaning towards a VeraPlus system that supports Z wave, but other wireless technologies as well.  While I am zeroing in on Z wave modules as my initial push for a "like for like" change out from X10, I was wondering if anyone on this forum might have any experience with doing what I am about to do. I currently have two types of X10 modules.  1:  WS467 (Wall switch module) to contol some pool lights.  I don't think I will need this type of remote switch (comparable z wave) as I am converting to LED lights in my pool/spa very soon.  2:  AM486 Appliance Module. So my questions are:   1.  Any comments/feedback (or pointers to other threads) about the VeraPlus system? 2.  For the VeraPlus system, any comments/experience with the web and mobile interfaces? 2.  Any suggestions/comments/experience with replacing the above mentioned X10 modules with something like the Dome Smart On/Off outlet or the Aeotec by Aeon Labs ZW096 Smart Switch outlet?   Thanks for any insight or information from all!!
  13. I am quickly converting my 4500 square foot home to home automation with a Wink 2 hub and Amazon Echo.  It has been going well for the most part.   Of course, in spite of it being less than 10 years old, the original wiring in my home was a bit wonky here and there, but I got it sorted out and where I have worked it is now wired conventionally.   It just slows me down alot.   I am now, however, quite stuck.  I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom which has a light kit.  It is controlled by one switch which looks something like this; I cannot seem to be able to find any zwave or other echo compatible controllers that can handle both lights and fan from one switch.   I usually will want to control it from the wall, but on occasion I'd like to be able to turn either on or off remotely.     Any suggestions?
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    glitch, double post
  15. I am using a WINK controller.  I have a Honeywell wireless controller for one part of my house and a NEST for the other.  They both work fine from my phone or via Alexa.   So far I have not been impressed with the extra cash I spent for the next (over twice what the Honeywell cost) I will give it a month or so.  It is nice eye-candy.  
  16. Three Way Dimmer Switch

    Is the living room light already wired as a 3-way using regular switches?  If so, then you'll need one z-wave switch and one matching [same manufacturer] "companion" switch [also called "add-on" or "accessory" switch].  You should inspect how your existing 3-way switches are wired before you select your z-wave switches!   Different manufacturers have different wiring requirements.  You'll probably have to download the installation instructions for the various switches in order to find the wiring diagrams showing their requirements. 
  17. Three Way Dimmer Switch

    Hello I am planning to install z-wave three way dimmer switch.  Switch Location A (Living Room): Z-Wave Switch controlling living room Switch Location B (Kitchen): Switch controlling living room as well (three way setting) Question - Can I achieve this using Z-Wave ? I saw some three way dimmer, not sure how it works. - Do i need Z-wave at both location or I can have Z-Wave at Location A and regular switch at Location B ? Thanks 
  18. newbie help needed

    I need some help here, i need to turn on a light every time a door is opened in a room, i have 5 doors and 1 light bulb, i am planning o have 5 magnetic door sensors all of them tied to one dimmer without any controller and of course, once the door is closed the light will turn off, could that be possible
  19. I have an actuator (Simon Sense, for generating scenes, which works with KNX technology, and I was wondering if it is possible to somehow transform the KNX signal to Z-wave? (so I can reuse it). Any ideas how to do it, if possible? Thanks
  20. I have an actuator (Simon Sense, for generating scenes, which works with KNX technology, and I was wondering if it is possible to somehow transform the KNX signal to Z-wave? (so I can reuse it). Any ideas how to do it, if possible? Thanks
  21. Hey folks, I hope this forum isn't dead.  I'm new to this technology and hoping for some ideas how to fix the problem. I recently moved into an apartment complex with about 60 units.  Each unit has an identical 2gig CT-100 z-wave thermostat. After a few nights of hearing the sound of an AC compressor humming away even though the weather is still fairly cool, I decided to see if it was mine.  I tripped the AC breaker and the noise stopped.  Checking the thermostat shows that it's still on heat mode from the winter.  The ventilation blower wasn't running, just the compressor for no apparent reason.  I left the breaker off for the night. I informed the property maintenance.  When the handyman was over, I turned the breaker back on to demonstrate the problem and the compressor kicked on again.  He replaced the thermostat with another identical one.  The next night the compressor was running again for no reason.  I turned off the breaker and let maintenance know the problem was still there.  They have been up twice since then but it turns out to be an intermittent problem and won't do it while the handyman is here.  Last time he pushed the reset button and said that was all he knows how to do. After researching the Z-wave technology, it seems the node ID only has 256 possibilities.  I'm thinking that the thermostat in another unit has the same network ID and node ID.  With 60 CT-100's in close proximity, they might be forming a network together and using the default setting that the handyman does not know how to change. Questions:  Is there a way to turn off the radio since I don't use a controller?  Is there a way to change the network and/or node ID's from the thermostat itself?  Do I need to buy a controller just to solve this problem? Thank you!
  22. Z-wave sniffer?

    A bit late reply, but I have been working on this for some time now. I have created a sniffer that show which nodes the traffic is going from/to and some basic package information. It should be enough to figure out where you have situations with certain nodes saturating your network. You can have a look here if interested: Best regards, Jon
  23. I had the GE Simon XT with four Trane TZ400BB3VZNNSL ZWave thermostats.  We flooded in August and lost two thermostats along with the panel.  We purchased a new panel, IQ 2.0, along with two new zwave thermostats.  I went to remove/unlearn the two existing thermostats and it will not remove itself from the network.  I've tried the following: 1) restore settings to factory 2)  use the new panel in the learning mode to remove the thermostat 3)  remove the face/power for long periods.  Nothing has worked.  Any help would be appreciated. 
  24. After doing some tests with the CommandClass Powerlevel, I got the problems that some nodes freezes in status "In Progress" When asking for a report I only get status=InProgress over hours & days, I can't start any further tests. I've tried a lot so far, but nothing helped. How to reset/stop Powerlevel testing on a node? Thanks    Achim
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  26. Hi, since about 1 year I'm creating an application based on OpenZWave library to manage room temperaturs. The application is running on a RasPi like embedded system with web frontend. I'm using the following devices: Qubino PWM and on/off thermostat UZB1 stick Philio PAN04 or PAN06 as repeater Secure SES303 and SES302 to measure climate data and some more for testing  Idea is: Planning events in the rooms with Google calendar Heat the rooms before the events begin to have it on-time at right temperature (this is an automatic learning algorithm)  monitor all temperatures over years to be able to adjust and improve settemps support radiators (usually driven by water at about 70°C) and underfloor heating (by about 30°C) measure electric power consumption remote access to the web-frontend reduce energy costs
  27. New Install in New Home

    Okay, I see what you mean.  The Windows HomeTroller boxes are "native" and the Linux ones include the emulation layer.  Makes sense.  My personal preference would be for Linux.  When I ran my business, I started with almost no money and needed an OS I could install on multiple machines and Linux was cheap.  So I got to know it very well and did a lot of coding and work on it, but in a situation like this, it really won't matter to me which OS it's on.  In this case, I'd go for Windows, since that'd give me the more solid foundation. Thanks for the clarification!
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