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  • toscal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    I have a client whose laptop died. They thought no problem I am covered by Know How insurance and they cover you when you are overseas too. So I was...
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  • toscal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    I decided to take the plunge and did the free upgrade to Windows 10. Don't do it. All went well until a week ago and the updates started to be...
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  • Vangelis's Avatar
    27th August 2015, 07:10 AM
    You could pick up a cheap Android phone or tablet and run Tasker. Create a shell script to ping an address and timestamp any interruptions. You can...
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • SensibleHeatUK's Avatar
    19th August 2015, 10:19 AM
    You must keep the existing floor thermostat (to which the floor probe is currently connected) as it is a safety feature to prevent excessive high...
    4 replies | 539 view(s)
  • SensibleHeatUK's Avatar
    18th August 2015, 04:13 PM
    That approach works just fine and providing the contactor is not somewhere where the noise of it switching would cause annoyance then there are no...
    4 replies | 539 view(s)
  • Paul_B's Avatar
    17th August 2015, 08:42 PM
    Hi Kevin, I was originally looking for an all-in-one sensor that would detect direction on the stairs due to slow trigger of PIRs in landing and...
    12 replies | 1691 view(s)
  • Karam's Avatar
    17th August 2015, 04:09 PM
    Karam replied to a thread Electric UFH + QAI How ? in Idratek
    You need to create a voltage divider at the QAI. The standard version QAI provides a 3.3V terminal. You connect your thermistor between the 3.3V...
    3 replies | 380 view(s)
  • Kevin's Avatar
    17th August 2015, 11:35 AM
    Hi Paul, If I'm understanding your intention with the second sensor, it's to know if someone is going up or down the stairs ? Cortex now has...
    12 replies | 1691 view(s)
  • Paul_B's Avatar
    16th August 2015, 08:17 PM
    Hi Chris, I'll take some pics once I have made the install permanent. It does help that I have removed the plasterboard in the adjacent room so I...
    12 replies | 1691 view(s)
  • Paul_B's Avatar
    15th August 2015, 07:44 PM
    Hi All, Got around to swapping out the original test analogue Sharp IR sensor for a new device that is digital and also detects over a greater...
    12 replies | 1691 view(s)
  • Karam's Avatar
    15th August 2015, 09:55 AM
    Karam replied to a thread Door status reporting in Idratek
    Yes I think most people don't quite appreciate how useful audio is, possibly because most home automation tends to be thought of and provided in the...
    7 replies | 819 view(s)
  • Karam's Avatar
    14th August 2015, 07:24 PM
    Karam replied to a thread Door status reporting in Idratek
    As Chris suggests you could have the individual names of the doors reported, or different sounds for different doors. You could trigger flashing...
    7 replies | 819 view(s)
  • Vangelis's Avatar
    11th August 2015, 11:31 AM
    My concern would revolve around Big Data....A lot of IoT technology utilise Cloud in their communication. For instance Nest (Protect) gives you data...
    3 replies | 820 view(s)
  • Karam's Avatar
    11th August 2015, 10:51 AM
    There is some internal filtering on the inputs but not so aggressive since they have to be able to pulse count at a fair rate. You can try putting a...
    8 replies | 905 view(s)
  • Karam's Avatar
    6th August 2015, 12:25 AM
    You can find the Update History files by visiting the Auto update menu and click on the top right wording 'Update History'. Regarding the Hot...
    7 replies | 884 view(s)
  • Vangelis's Avatar
    4th August 2015, 12:02 PM
    Vangelis replied to a thread Alarm System? in General Discussion
    Sure. I'm running a Comfort Alarm System (cytech.biz) with Indigo HA (running on a Mac Mini), and voice recognition (running on an Intel NUC). They...
    7 replies | 990 view(s)
  • Vangelis's Avatar
    3rd August 2015, 06:44 PM
    Vangelis replied to a thread Alarm System? in General Discussion
    Yes. The system I use has an Ethernet connection. I can monitor the protocols and perform actions (on my HA system) when sensors are triggered and...
    7 replies | 990 view(s)
  • Vangelis's Avatar
    3rd August 2015, 06:30 PM
    Vangelis replied to a thread Alarm System? in General Discussion
    Simple....Keep the two separate. You don't want a Windows Update (for example) killing your home security! There are many systems that allow the...
    7 replies | 990 view(s)
  • Kevin's Avatar
    3rd August 2015, 01:50 PM
    Kevin replied to a thread Cortex v27 update in Idratek
    Following some good tech support from IDRATEK I'm now on v27. It seems that I had some cached or corrupted files and so v26.10.4 thought it was...
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  • Kevin's Avatar
    2nd August 2015, 10:34 AM
    Kevin replied to a thread Cortex v27 update in Idratek
    60 views and no comments so I'm guessing the v27 update went OK for everyone ? I'm stuck on v26.10.4 which the updater shows as the latest...
    13 replies | 1563 view(s)
  • Kevin's Avatar
    1st August 2015, 01:17 AM
    Kevin replied to a thread Samsung Smart TVs in General Discussion
    I believe you will have to use IR to do this as it's not possible to turn the TV on via IP. K
    2 replies | 646 view(s)
  • Kevin's Avatar
    31st July 2015, 11:09 PM
    Kevin started a thread Cortex v27 update in Idratek
    Has everyone here managed to upgrade to Cortex V27 OK ... and it's only me having a problem with the updater ? K
    13 replies | 1563 view(s)
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