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    Mios dashboard isn't displaying anything. Anyone know what is going on?

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    I have been using 4 x Yale Contactless Connected Door Locks for several years (they use either a rfid tag or code to enter)

    I have also been using 1 x Yale L1 Door Lock on the main front door and this connects via Yale Software

    Yale contacted me to advise the L1 Lock software was being withdrawn and I needed to install a Yale Access Module into the existing lock and a Wi-Fi Bridge to link it with the newly released software

    ALL of the above was working just fine.


    Yale emailed to advise I should add a Yale Access Module to each of the 4 other locks as this would link with the updated software via the Wi-Fi Bridge.

    They offered a deal of just £4 each for these Modules so I got them.


    I found that only 2 of these modules would slot easily into the locks - two of them bent the pins and one of those snapped the female part in a lock (I do have a spare lock but thats not the point).

    Anyway, I began to set-up the two fitted Modules with the Wi-Fi Bridge and I eventually found (thanks Google, NOT Yale) that I now need 1 x Wi-Fi Bridge PER LOCK (£50 each).


    Does anyone know of a compatible Wi-Fi Bridge which works with Yale AND can handle multiple connections (ie 5 all 5 of my locks) ?


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    @xAPPO i'm having a VM for all my stuff and I'm using a raspberry pi as a remote "zway" device using socat/ser2net to send back the USB dongle into the VM! Works like a charm for the last 4 years 😉

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    Why use any individual scene code at all? Per the reference docs you cited, if you define a scene_prolog global (presumably with the exact same code as your existing executeSceneNumber) that should work directly.

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    "Hi, I'm Troy McClure, famous from such posts as 'How to Send Data to Google Sheets from Rule Machine', and 'Creating Zero-CSS Animated SVG Backgrounds for Hubitat Dashboard Tiles Using Hidden iFrames', and other esoteric topics nobody wants to read."
    But srsly, I did expect more response when I recently released my very first full-fledged HE Device Driver which pits you against an AI bot in the game of TicTacToe on a gameboard created out of 12 button Tiles. 😉
    TicBot Game

    @toggledbits sure won't miss my MSR antics, but I do! What's the point of beta testing if you cannot first crush the everlivin' life out of something while probing its deepest, darkest recesses.

    Indeed, first thing I inquired about after joining HE Forum a few years back was "Can this thing tie in with X10?" (A: Yes and, more pointedly, no.)

    I would love to visit here more often, but must confess you guys are so awesome you've left me nothing to BREAK!

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    @gwp1 said in Fail safe condition for battery devices:

    Best thread ever given I have 13 iblinds and they get... cranky/fussy.

    I'm going to pile onto the "wait, I never knew about Repeat While - when was this added @toggledbits ?

    I'm going to say they been a lot less cranky since I added the dead node routine. It's not strictly for iBlinds, but the battery powered devices are the ones that tend to not report in quite as regularly.

    I also have a notification routine that sends me push notifications when battery level is below 35%. This used to be a huge problem when I ran Vera and the original iBlinds. Battery readings would go from 80% to dead overnight. Not so much a problem anymore with HA and the 3.1 version of iBlinds.

    This whole thread came up, because I got tired of walking into a room, and wondering if my wife closed a blind on purpose, or if the routine that opens them failed in some manner. I'm hoping this will reduce my questioning.

  • The goodness of vera without the bad. Discuss installation problems and improvements.

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    Easily answered: Whisper Database Format


    You should absolutely not create any extra files in the Historian folder.

    OK - assume it's all meant to be private to openLuup. Best not to mess with its own little world.

    IIRC, the Historian substitutes / in the file names it creates.

    However whisper.create (filename,archives,0) does not. The string


    is used as is.

    Ultimately I would like to have openLuup save the data for any variable I nominate and it gets saved no matter what the variable is called. I imagime forward slashes could be replaced with say dashes (underscores are already in use by Shelly).

    The openLuup instance where I have the em1/0/act_power.wsp variable does not have DataYours installed. You have said however that any files in a whisper directory will get updated. Is that right? I though the whisper directory had be specified in DataYours?

    So a little confused on how "em1/0/act_power.wsp" or any other variable with slashes can be charted. I can see how having children set up for each device could be set to do this but ultimately you need to be able to plot any variable of ones choosing.

    For example the Shelly Pro 4pm also measures power (very useful) but the variable is "switch/0/apower" ie a completely different layout.

    Variables don't have to be picked off a list - they could just be manually set up by ruuning a snippet of code such as "whisper.create" as seen above.

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  • Blog posts from individual members. Feel free to talk about your project, your smart home setup!

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    I’m curating a list of smart home automation ideas, and here are 15+ ones (and still counting).

    What do you think?

    smart home automation ideas.png

    The smart home trend is dramatically evolving with at least 69% households in US owing at least one smart device.

    So how could they ease your work and life?

    I gathered and asked 15+ smart home professionals a same question:

    “What’s your most favorite automation (ideas) for smart homes that is improving your life?”

    Let’s check their ideas:

    (source: https//www.leadsrating.com/security-cameras/smart-home-automation-ideas/)

    Routine Checking Smart Curtain and Blinds Smart Interaction Smart LED String Lights Turn Outdoor Water On/Off Automation NFC Tags Automation Remote Control and Scenes Smart Interoperability Reducing Your Home Cleaning Job Light Control Automation Smart Blinds Light Management Adjusting Natural Light Automation Seamless Connectivity Simple Switch Bot Changing My Overall Everyday Process

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