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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2018, 05:38:24 PM »
>multiple

I saw your post.

Here's a related post:

Ordering second HE for another location: Should use different email address?

https://community.hubitat.com/t/ordering-second-he-for-another-location-should-use-different-email-address/6627

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 04:18:16 PM »
>How can you tell if the are Hubitat compatible

I usually pick devices that have been mentioned as installed & working in forum threads. My device needs so far have been pretty simplistic.  But I did screw up and buy a keypad that was a new version (v3) thinking that it was the version HE had working.  As mentioned upstream, the devs are adding devices at a blazing pace, so I just put it aside and waited rather than whine for help in the forum.  Looks like they've fixed it.

https://community.hubitat.com/t/the-best-wireless-keypad/3981/51

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2018, 04:39:03 PM »
Got a range as I said.  Hoping some of it will work.  Some cheap, some premium.... I have to say it seems a vague area. Hoping the Ikea stuff works, its zigbee I think.
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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2018, 03:52:27 AM »
>TP-Link

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Supports automated hub or cloud installations. Also supports manual hub-based installations.

Supported Devices:  Supports all TP-Link plugs, bulbs and switches.

https://community.hubitat.com/t/release-tp-link-plug-switch-and-bulb-integration/1675

>IKEA (US 120v, but I'd bet UK 220v will work)

https://community.hubitat.com/t/ikea-tradfri-outlet/5820

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2018, 07:11:43 AM »
Ah, great find, thank you . You are a star.
found this:
https://community.smartthings.com/t/converting-dumb-rocker-switch-to-smart-zigbee-switch-for-7/116384

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAjfH7Ycfc&feature=youtu.be

Quite a fun hack. That chap is clearly using a cloud service though, due to the delay.
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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2018, 03:58:25 PM »
>star

The forum is good, though the software takes some time to learn its nuances. I start here
https://community.hubitat.com/latest

But work right-to-left if there are 'Unread' or 'New', then scan 'Latest'.

>nuance
Click the number of replies (3rd column from right on desktop) and it'll show links to both first and last post.

>software
It suffers from ajax overload, glitzy features, and mediocre nav ui, but the content is worth the pain.

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2018, 04:46:47 PM »
<added>

You're going to be naming devices as you set them up.  Avoid special characters % $ : , . # < > / \ { } [ ] @ ` ' "

https://community.hubitat.com/t/device-name-vs-device-label-in-drivers/5735/6

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2018, 05:12:42 PM »
I love being able to follow people over the wall :) Such vital info.
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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2018, 02:21:25 PM »
Yesterday, I finished swapping out 2 tp-link in-wall switches with jasco zigbees. This leaves 2 Broadlink IR mini blasters, then I'm off the (Chinese) cloud.  I'll add that I only allow the Chinee heathens to rifle through my guest network for 10 minutes x 5 days/week by programmatically killing power other times.

This is not counting AlexaAmz already knows me in the biblical sense of the word), push notifications, or the Ecobee thermostats. I'm eyeing the Ecobees as Hubitat now has a native app for porting them to local control, but the WAF is so high on them that it would be a near-certain suicide mission.

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>eyeing the Ecobees

I've found that the Ecobee Integration app just taps into the Ecobee cloud in order to use the tstat sensors and/or give commands via the hub.  For now, if it's not going local-only, I see little need to merge the two systems. 
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 03:48:10 PM by rcjordan »

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 05:17:27 PM »
The forum is really starting to sizzle.  Looks to be a sizeable new influx of experienced SmartThings users.  App development has been brisk, too. 

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2019, 05:01:42 AM »
My house talks to me now, hhh.

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2019, 07:30:13 AM »
Just found the voices. What is your set up?
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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2019, 02:34:38 PM »
>setup

I ordered 2 Google Minis; one upstairs, one down.  I set up a new, separate G account for them before I installed them.  I did not provide a phone number on that account.  After setup, I flipped the mic switch to 'off,' so they are only speakers --no voice control/listening.

On HE apps, I added the built-in Chromecast app.  I then searched for devices and linked the 2 minis.

Once linked, they show up as a message output option on the Rule Machine.  You just type the message you want voiced, tick the checkbox to designate the speaker.

Mostly, I added it for 21st Century fun, though I do see it useful for notifications or warnings that might otherwise go missed.  Right now, mostly just for testing, when the outside driveway light pedestals go off or on, HE announces it.  Same for when I pause the vacuuming shedules for the Roombas.  Debbie sees more serious use for intruder alerts, etc., but I'm not as advanced as she is.

BTW, Louise isn't keen on it --finds it sort of a creepy nuisance.  ....ESPECIALLY if I use a male voice.

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2019, 04:23:35 AM »
<added>

I found another tidbit on setup.
"Just be sure to make a DHCP Reservation for your Google Home devices to prevent their IP address from changing. It was easy to fix when it happened to me (reran discovery process), but best to prevent it from happening in the first place"