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What cool HA projects/configuration can I work on with my current configuration?
#1
I am off for the next two days from work. I have a z-wave lights, elk alarm, and nest thermostat. My main controller is CQC.

What cool actions, or home automation projects can I work on? I am looking for something to get me excited about HA again.

Thanks
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#2
Have an Amazon echo?

For our house, wife would literally never pull up the CQC app. But she'll use voice control.
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#3
(07-04-2018, 02:35 PM)IVB Wrote: Have an Amazon echo?

For our house, wife would literally never pull up the CQC app. But she'll use voice control.

Yes, that is something I can do thanks for the idea. But what can I do with that that would be different then amazon echos integration with lets say smartthing?

Thank you
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#4
I don't now the Smarththings Echo integration works, but probably they just use the basic 'turn this off/on' type generic automation skill, right? With ours you can create custom queries and commands, which is a lot more powerful than the generic stuff.
Dean Roddey
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#5
SmartThings can't do Elk. Beyond arm/disarm, see which windows or doors are open, how many windows/doors. With my system if you have Alexa arm the system in stay mode, it tells you if any non-alarm zones (ie doggy door) are open. You could also have it warn you if certain lights are still on in case you don't want to automatically turn them off on system arm.

Same thing for lights, you can ask Alexa which or how many lights are on. If you do items other than lighting with zWave you could get more interesting.

Dean is also correct on the SmartThings is just on/off.
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#6
(07-04-2018, 08:05 PM)IVB Wrote:  if you have Alexa arm the system in stay mode, it tells you if any non-alarm zones (ie doggy door) are open.

how do you do the doggie door? is it automated? Been wanting to do something with the 2 I have.
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#7
It's connected to the Elk, so it's treated like any non-alarm zone.
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#8
(07-06-2018, 09:33 AM)IVB Wrote: It's connected to the Elk, so it's treated like any non-alarm zone.

Got the Echo talking to my system. Do you by any chance have your config file that you can share so I can see how you have it talking to and from the Elk?

Thank you
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#9
happy to upload whatever, but it's been eons. Are you talking about the file on my PC, or the cloud thingey?
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#10
This is the EchoCFG.txt
Code:
EchoConfig
MyKey=LIEK-SO-SECRET-TOTALLY
EndEchoConfig

RunMap
Action=/User/Echo/BypassZones
   all windows, windows, bedroom window
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-Eighties
   eighties, features
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-PartyEarly
   party early
EndAction


Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-VivekWorkout
   workout, my workout
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-HBNY
   hb, hbny, h b n y, hb ny, hbn y, h. bny, h. ny
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-GoldSchool
   gold school, gold schools, gold
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-HetalGroovin
   groovin, grooving, groove, dancing, dance
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-FastKidFriendly
   fast kid friendly, fast kid, kid friendly, fast kid, fast, fast friendly
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-GoodSongsKids
   good songs kids, good songs
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Spot/Spot-HappyHour
   happy hour
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Sonos-StopMusic
   stop playing, stop playing music
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Sonos-StartMusic
   start playing, start playing music, start music
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Sonos-PauseMusic
   pause music
EndAction

EndRunMap



SetMap

Action=/User/Echo/GroceryList
    remember, the remember, remember list, the remember list
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/SetHeat
    heat, thermostat
EndAction


Action=/User/Echo/BedroomSpeaker
   Bedroom speaker, bed room speaker, bedroom speakers, bed room speakers, on bedroom speakers, on bed room speakers
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/BathroomSpeaker
   Bathroom Speaker, bath room speaker, bathroom speakers, on bathroom speakers, on bath room speakers
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/KitchenSpeaker
   kitchen Speaker, kitchen speakers, on kitchen speakers
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/DiningRoomSpeaker
   Dining Room Speaker, Dining Room speakers, on dining room speakers, Dining Room, On Dining room
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/LivingRoomTV
   TV, t.v., t. v.
EndAction

  Action=/User/Echo/ArmStayMode
    stay mode, arm stay mode
  EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/Stereo
   stereo, receiver
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/MBRTV
  master bedroom t.v., bedroom t.v., bedroom t. v., master bedroom t. v.
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/PJ
  projector, Screen, projector screen
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/LockFrontDoor
  front door locked
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/UnlockFrontDoor
  front door unlocked
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/WaterBamboo
  bamboo
EndAction

EndSetMap



QueryMap
  Action=/User/Echo/Thermostat
    Thermostat, thermostat is set to, heat, heat is set to
  EndAction

  Action=/User/Echo/OpenWindows
    zones, windows
  EndAction

  Action=/User/Echo/DoggyDoor
    doggy door, dog door, dog
  EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/IsFrontDoorLocked
   front door is locked
EndAction

Action=/User/Echo/GasInNissan
   nissan, my car
EndAction
EndQueryMap
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