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    I have 3 Nest Protects - Love them. Yes they are...

    I have 3 Nest Protects - Love them. Yes they are expensive, however with voice announcements / self checking / remote alerting they do alot more than standard units. I get info on how badly my 14yr...
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    You could pick up a cheap Android phone or tablet...

    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 then maybe have it interface to Cortex via an API...
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    My concern would revolve around Big Data....A lot...

    My concern would revolve around Big Data....A lot of IoT technology utilise Cloud in their communication. For instance Nest (Protect) gives you data regarding Functionality - Fast forward 5 years,...
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    Sure. I'm running a Comfort Alarm System...

    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 all talk to each other via IP

    Not played with...
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    Yes. The system I use has an Ethernet connection....

    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 the system arms etc.

    Vangelis
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    Simple....Keep the two separate. You don't want a...

    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 two to communicate however. Just make sure the...
  7. I currently run Software Automation on a Mac Mini...

    I currently run Software Automation on a Mac Mini - This gives me the flexibility to tweak things and also there is a great Plug-In community to support external hardware such as Sonos / Nest, which...
  8. Cost is an important factor as 'Ask' is quite...

    Cost is an important factor as 'Ask' is quite high....First of all is to choose your protocol - My advice would be ZWave as this gives 2-way comms.

    Next is Automation Engine. You can either go...
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    From the alarms perspective, and based on the...

    From the alarms perspective, and based on the fact it appears to be communicating within the same frequency bandwidth, it may interpret the 'chatter' as an attempt to 'block' the signals from the...
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    EvoHome WebChat

    Although I was unable to take part in this event, are there any plans to collate the topics discussed in the WebChat and post answers to the questions from this Forum and Social Media...

    I have...
  11. My Question.... Do Honeywell feel they can...

    My Question....

    Do Honeywell feel they can make any improvements with their 'Professional Installer program'?

    There have been documented failings whereby systems have had issues due to close...
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    You could always put a bog-standard alarm system...

    You could always put a bog-standard alarm system in (just a case of replumbing the wired zones), however if its integrated with CBus, this might be more challenging.

    I have hooked my current HA...
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    Might want to consider an IP Camera (as opposed...

    Might want to consider an IP Camera (as opposed to analogue), as this will give you more options. You can run PoE over Cat5e so negating a separate power feed.

    I am looking at these currently -...
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    It depends how intrinsic the HA is to the house...

    It depends how intrinsic the HA is to the house operation - Say if you remove some elements, will the lights fail to operate?

    I personally would remove the Comfort Panel as this is still quite...
  15. Ref Personal Information in the 'Cloud' - Why to...

    Ref Personal Information in the 'Cloud' - Why to ABC Corp need MY information to be sent to the cloud (using MY bandwidth). All my HA systems are modular and expandable and none of the information is...
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    Have you looked at the RazBerry Pi? I currently...

    Have you looked at the RazBerry Pi? I currently run an Aeon Labs ZStick on Indigo. This acts as the controller and enables easy node inclusion as opposed to other solutions (depends on how many ZWave...
  17. Definately brand awareness - Look at Apple...They...

    Definately brand awareness - Look at Apple...They have no HA products, but the impending HomeKit is enough to be making people hold-off taking the HA plunge.

    Others have sort of evolved from AV...
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    One thing to try (depending on IT proficiency) is...

    One thing to try (depending on IT proficiency) is a connectivity test to the 'Honeywell Servers' over WiFi and 4G

    Firstly you will need to find out what the FQDN of the 'Honeywell Servers' is (Top...
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    Could try re-flashing the firmware (download...

    Could try re-flashing the firmware (download available on Imerge site)

    Vangelis
  20. Try adding +44 and dropping the leading 0 of the...

    Try adding +44 and dropping the leading 0 of the mobile number (assuming you are in the UK?)

    Vangelis
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    Another option you could go with is to have a...

    Another option you could go with is to have a Fibaro Zwave Universal Sensor hooked into some of the Comfort Outputs and set these as an Action when the Comfort it armed. This would give you the Zwave...
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    Hey Ian, I am just going through the process...

    Hey Ian,

    I am just going through the process of enabling ZWave on my Comfort Ultra II.

    My interpretation is that Comfort acts as a secondary controller - where in your case the primary would...
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    Berg...

    Berg (http://bergcloud.com/case-studies/cloudwash) did a case study into a Cloud controlled Washing Machine whereby the electronics sat in-line with the control bus and monitored / replayed command...
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    Hey Mavis, There are a couple of options...

    Hey Mavis,

    There are a couple of options here....

    Airplay - Looks like you are already used to the system. Both ATV and Airports support this, and both have some form of audio output that could...
  25. Take a look at Fibaro on Vesternet.com. They are...

    Take a look at Fibaro on Vesternet.com. They are ZWave devices that allow for switch override

    Dual Relay - http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro-relay-insert-2-1-5kw
    Dimmer -...
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