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  Radio RA driver issue
Posted by: dogman - 11 hours ago - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

I have been using the Radio RA driver for a few years now with no issues.  Just did a bath remodel and added some devices so was going to update the CQC config.  I reread the documentation and discovered that the new version now has a client side driver for configuration instead of editing the text file.   Yeah!   .  However, when right clicking on the driver the client side driver selection is grayed out.   I am running 5.2.11 cqc and the driver is 3.6 IP V2.   Is there something else I need to do to get to the client side driver first since my existing system was originally configured manually with the text file?

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  Nest 3rd Generation
Posted by: EST - 04-19-2018, 07:15 AM - Forum: Buy/Sell - No Replies

I have a brand new Nest 3rd Gen, never opened.  $175 plus S&H.

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  Who's done Brultech?
Posted by: IVB - 04-18-2018, 11:55 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (2)

Who's done a full brultech install? I just had solar + powerwall put in (although won't be turned on for 4ish weeks). The Powerwall can't handle a full 24 hour cycle (although darn close), so now my next goal is to find out circuit-by-circuit, how much power i'm consuming.

I *think* I have 20 different circuits (not home right now, looking at a picture). Looks like the GEM can handle 32, so i'm set there.

Trying to figure out how i'd have the electrician wire this up, which is where my questions are. But I won't put them here if nobody has done much.

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  ARTIK Cloud
Posted by: whozeawhat - 04-17-2018, 08:20 AM - Forum: Third Party Development (General) - No Replies

While exploring the vast array of new voice command and integration options, I came across a cloud service that excited me as much as IFTTT. Since everyone’s experiences might vary, given the wealth of devices that CQC supports, I wanted to (possibly over-) explain my journey so far.

While IFTTT is awesome, in order to integrate CQC with Google Home or Alexa, it has a few short-comings that I was looking to improve on. I have tested both Google Home (via Google Home mini) and Amazon Alexa (via Fire TV), with my personal preference to the former.  I can say, ‘Ok Google, turn on <LightName>’ and it sends a HTTP request via IFTTT to my home CQC server. I can use the parameter <LightName> in the url of the web request for command parameter options.

My initial concerns with IFTTT were the lack of security (HTTPS is somewhat costly to implement) and dependency on a open port for incoming connections. Additionally, this also requires a dynamic DNS setup. While an advanced firewall could mitigate these concerns, I hoped to find an alternative connection method that would be persistent and low-bandwidth. Of course, many of the so called ‘smart hubs’ (Samsung SmartThings, Google Home Max, etc) do much of what I describe. Yet, IMHO, this is why I maintain a server with CQC, in my local network; another ‘hub’ would be redundant. Software smart hubs are seaming nonexistent since there are so many cloud services that are being born.

My search lead me to ARTIK cloud services, a subsidiary of Samsung. Over the past days of testing, I have prototyped light actions (dim and relay) and outlet power operations natively in google assistant, all from devices that only communicate locally to CQC, such as Insteon, X10, and APC Powerstrips via SNMP. This connection is persistent from CQC to ARTIK via a secure websocket.

Future improvements will hopefully allow for text parameters to ARTIK, as they can be parsed in IFTTT now (such as ‘Turn On <LightName>’), but these parameters don’t yet appear available to ARTIK response actions in IFTTT. However, the native device support capability and security improvements are likely enough drive for me to develop a ARTIK driver that allows for device communication between CQC and ARTIK.

Here’s the basic user actions once all the configuration is completed:

Upon “linking” Google Home and ARTIK cloud services using the Google Home app, your devices will be discovered if they match the following criteria:
    •    The device type contains the setOn and setOff Actions.
    •    The device type contains a percentage type Action, i.e. setLevel (0–100), setTemperature (0–100).
To interact with ARTIK cloud services devices on Google Home, say “Okay Google…”
    •    "turn on Living Room Light"
    •    "turn off Kitchen Light"
    •    "dim Living Room Light 50 percent"


PROs:
— Voice response latency has decreased due to websocket connection
— More secure than open HTTP port
— IFTTT setup/maintenance not required

CONs
— Only On/Off/Dim seems to be supported. Transmitting a text value is still unsupported.
— Requires setup/maintenance of light configuration in ARTIK cloud and new ARTIK driver config file
— Free service is limited to 100K messages per month


In time, if anyone else is interested, I'll post more details on how I created device templates and devices in ARTIK.

Anyone have any thoughts?

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  Moved my Master Server. Now no External Access
Posted by: RichardU - 04-14-2018, 04:56 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (2)

I moved my master server to a new location on my local network. Everything seems to work except the HTTP trigger. 

It works if I access it directly e.g. 192.168.1.123/test

But it doesn't work if I access it from the web: e.g. xxxxx/test

I set my router to port forward 11002 to 192.168.1.123 just as it was doing with my old network location. And dyndns provider is still correctly forwarding other ports to other computers on my network. 

I thought it might be a firewall issue, so in my Widnows Defender Firewall I set everything that starts with CQC to be available both Public and Private. Then I tried turning off the Firewall. Still not working.

Any ideas on what I am missing?

Thanks, Richard

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  Jandy Pool Control
Posted by: avtexan - 04-13-2018, 06:20 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (1)

I was running the Jandy RS - Serial Adapter and I think it got zapped or just died.
CQC was working great before it died.

My brother inlaw got a new pool and his has the Jandy / Zodial iQ20-RS
It links the Jandy RS system to the web and uses their phone apps

The Serial Adapter is making me a little nervous.  I have read a couple of posts online that they are pretty easily killed by power surges.
And at $400+ a piece I don't want to have to buy these things in bulk Smile

Before I replace the Serial Adapter I was curious if we could get a CQC driver to control the iQ20

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  Aprilaire T-Stats Issues
Posted by: avtexan - 04-13-2018, 05:05 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (5)

I had been running the following on the V1 Aprilaire driver for some time:

8870 T-Stats (3)
8818 Distribution panel (1)
8061 Module (3)
8811 Protocal Adapter (1)
8051 Flushmount Temp Sensor (5)

On many occasions I had the driver lock and the tstats would lock on whatever condition that they were last in.
So if the A/C was running it would run no matter what the temp was.  If the system was off it would never run no matter the temp.
I would cycle power on the Distribution panel and then all would work again until it locked again.
It would run fine for days, weeks or months but would always lock at some point.

I started pausing the driver after I made an adjustment then I would un-pause when I needed to update and then re-pause when I was done.
Not ideal.

Has anybody else had similar issues?
Is the V2 version more stable?
I know these T-Stats are a little dated.  Should I punt and go with something else?

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  Dim over time
Posted by: potts.mike - 04-11-2018, 07:44 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (8)

Is there a good way to dim a light or group of lights over time? Say I want to dim my bedside lamps from 100% to 0% over 30 min.

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  HAI Driver Issue
Posted by: avtexan - 04-01-2018, 01:31 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (6)

I upgraded to 5.2.11 and my HAI driver is not working.
The Driver Status is: Wait to Connect

I know the IP is working on the HAI panel because I can see and control it form my phone app just fine.

I have an old V1 driver that connects fine.

I tried to reconfig the driver
I also tried to delete and start from scratch...no Joy

Ideas?

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  Helios vs Nest Hello
Posted by: ewiz - 03-30-2018, 01:52 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

Hi all, I don't know whether to pay €1,200 and replace my 2N Helios Force which was recently fried by a lightning strike or just get a Nest Hello. Which would have the better CQC support. Thanks

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