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  Rekey Lock
Posted by: potts.mike - 12-11-2017, 11:20 AM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

I am looking at getting a Yale touchscreen lock with Zwave but I would like to have it keyed to match the other locks in the house. The other deadbolts are all keyed the same with KW1 tumbler. Can the Yale lock be rekeyed to these?

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  Upgrading to 5.x cost?
Posted by: Deane Johnson - 12-11-2017, 09:25 AM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (1)

Is the upgrade to 5.x covered by the Annual Maintenance fee, or is it a separate upgrade cost?

I'm running on a 7 day trial and will need a new install key one way or another soon.


P.S.  I'm really liking the new 5.x interface.  Much quicker and clearer.

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  Event entry not responding!
Posted by: Deane Johnson - 12-11-2017, 09:18 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

This situation was discovered before the Windows 10 Update and the upgrade to CQC 5.x I recently completed.

My Z-Wave controller is the ISY.  That system has been working without a single known Z-Wave failure for about 2 years or so.

One of my CQC Events is to turn off all of the lights in the house at 10:00 pm. The only exception was that I had an Insteon Hub in my bedroom with 2 Insteon dimmer lamp modules.  I grew tired of the Insteon failures and replaced the two lamp modules with Leviton Z-Wave Lamp Dimmers and retired the Insteon Hub and Dimmers.

The Leviton lamp dimmers work well and the jump from the nearest Z-Wave device to the lamp dimmers is about 7 feet.  No network problems.

I added the two dimmers to the 10 pm Lights Out Event.  Testing them confirms they work when the Event string is tested in CQC, they work normally in the ISY Administration Console, and they work 100% of the time with Echo.  In other words the installation of the two lamp dimmers has been 100% good except in one crucial place.

When the 10pm Lights Out string of commands is executed at 10 pm by CQC, the dimmers do not react.  The lights stay on.

Since every other test and usage of the two dimmers shows a perfect performance, I am terribly puzzled by what could cause it to fail in the Event action.  The two lamp dimmers are the first two on the list, and the wording is precisely the same as the other Z-Wave lighting actions below it.  They show up everywhere they should, they perform everywhere else they should, including the "test" feature in CQC.  But no joy at 10pm.

Any ideas where to look?  This issue is a carry over from 4.x where is had the same problem and did not originate in 5.x.

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  Windows 10 barely moving after upgrade.
Posted by: Deane Johnson - 12-10-2017, 07:14 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (7)

Microsoft did one of their "shove it down your throat" upgrades last evening and now my CQC computer will hardly operate.  There are some other apps on it such as Word and Excel, Chrome, etc., but they are not active.  It's primarily a stand alone CQC computer, but of course connected to the LAN.

It's at a barely crawl, taking 5-10 minutes to perform a command.  I got task manager open finally and it shows 99% CPU steady usage.  Most of the usage is with CQC.  CQC server 27%, CQC Client 21%, and the other files ranging from 5 to 10%.  Adds up to close to 90% CQC CPU usage on a steady basis.

I haven't upgraded yet to the 5.0 series of CQC, still on whatever the basic version was prior to the beginning of the changes.

CQC seems to still operate, the Client still responds, but it takes about 30 seconds for as function to activate.

Moving around to check what's going on is virtually impossible with the CPU being jammed with activity.

I assume it's one of Microsoft's famous driver conflicts.

Where to begin?

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  Generate Random Number in a Trigger
Posted by: batwater - 12-10-2017, 05:29 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Dean, All,

How does one generate a random # in a trigger.  I want to have a value set randomly between 1 -5?  I did not see a random function in any of the menu options.


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  How to Use Runtime Value
Posted by: Jnetto - 12-09-2017, 05:40 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

How do I use the value of a runtime value? I'm trying to get the value of StdRTV:SelectedIndex. However, I've tried the following permutations but the literal string is logged to the log server, not the value:


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  Power on using Harmony Hub
Posted by: tom - 12-05-2017, 05:18 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (25)

Can I power on my Sony projector from my watch tv activity in the Harmony Hub, through CQC? Will it also apply to the hard button Harmony remote? The projector is running in CQC now.

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Posted by: jkmonroe - 12-03-2017, 06:00 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (2)

So I am automating all of my windows (finally!) with Rollertrol shades.  They are apparently compatible with the Broadlink RM, RFXCom, and through some trickery Z-Wave.  For those keeping score, Serena shades were just under $700/window while the Rollertrol shades come in at $235/window.  So, yeah ...

But has anyone ever successfully pulled these guys into CQC?  I saw some chatter about RFXCom a while back with no resolution, and that looks like a popular automation option, but they are sending me the Broadlink RM for free.   The only thing I know is that both RFXCom and Broadlink have github integrations for HomeKit, HASS, etc, so somehow they have an API.

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  Test to Speech TTS - No voice available
Posted by: NightLight - 12-02-2017, 08:24 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I just upgraded my windows OS for my CQC server and I don't seem to have any voices showing up for the TTS driver. I ran into this last time I upgraded I believe but can't remember the fix. I've installed Speech platform 11 and a voice. Also selected the voice in windows. Everything seems to work in windows but no voices show up to select in CQC.

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  At a crossroads, stay with CQC?
Posted by: Sendero - 12-01-2017, 09:03 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (30)

Whenever my annual fee comes due I start evaluating if I'm getting enough of out of CQC. This year its a harder call that previously. I've had CQC for I don't know how years, way back when there was no maintenance fee and I'm now in the Unobtainium tier due to having purchased so long ago. 

My system UI used to allow for viewing or controlling lights (ISY), HVAC(AprilAire), Logitech/Squeezebox + Nuvo Grand Essentia, Geovision cameras, SmarterRFID Tags in vehicles & trash cans to show location, and my Elk alarm. But in recent years SmarterRFID seems to have gone under and I've moved to using an Ecobee for HVAC, BlueIris for cameras, and mostly Echos around the house for mutli-room audio. I'm going to put the Nuvo & Logitech audio devices up for sale shortly. 

CQC was nice for a control panel to play music in a room but that feature is lost now with the Echo. 

CQC control of the thermostat was great, especially when travelling and wanting to pre-cool/heat the house on the way home. But there is no driver for the Ecobee.

I did some efforts to integrate Echo voice control with CQC but since I mainly use it for lights I found it easier to hook up Echo to the ISY portal for control. 

I also would really like support for push notifications from CQC to mine or my wife's phone but I don't see a way to do that. 

What are people using CQC for that can justify the ongoing $100/year price? I'm partly inclined to re-up just to keep supporting Dean and the program. But I fear that CQC is falling behind in terms of drivers and ease of hooking up new technologies/products.

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