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  1. Thread: Cameras

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    If it can connect to the PC as a live webcam...

    If it can connect to the PC as a live webcam (presumably longish USB cable) then probably a good chance of integrating it.
  2. Thread: Cameras

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    I see. It doesn't look like it has a networking...

    I see. It doesn't look like it has a networking output.
  3. Thread: Cameras

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    Are you sure this is the correct link? Seems to...

    Are you sure this is the correct link? Seems to lead to an In Car Dash type DVR camera with GPS tracking.
  4. Thread: Philips Hue

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    Forgot to answer the other question. All I can...

    Forgot to answer the other question. All I can guess at is it might be due to the current leakage through the output filter capacitors. If, for experimental purposes and you have some soldering...
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    Might be worth sending us the log file that would...

    Might be worth sending us the log file that would have been generated at the time (note date and time of fault entry and then look in log folder). This should have more detail on the nature of the...
  6. Thread: Philips Hue

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    Ok we'll look into it. My guess with these things...

    Ok we'll look into it. My guess with these things is - never as simple as it sounds :)
  7. Anyone experience remote access problems using O2 network?

    As subject suggests - wondering if anyone has experienced problems connecting to Cortex mobile server using an unconventional port (or otherwise) when their device is connected to the internet (3G or...
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    It will install ok as per Windows 8.1 and it will...

    It will install ok as per Windows 8.1 and it will run, however some malinteractions with other applications have been noticed. For example there appears to be a definite problem with Skype and...
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    That's great to see. Also, as I was mentioning to...

    That's great to see. Also, as I was mentioning to someone else, this need not be limited to display within the home.
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    Yes you can achieve that. You need to create a...

    Yes you can achieve that. You need to create a decode structure for the weather data, i.e so that Cortex knows which particular item/s you want to then do something with. See an example of this in...
  11. Thread: Android app

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    Yes I'm sorry, its a bit rough and ready so not...

    Yes I'm sorry, its a bit rough and ready so not much error checking. I have updated the guide document to include the Web API settings mentioned above but I suppose there may be one or two other...
  12. Thread: Android app

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    Not quite sure what that one is yet, but a few...

    Not quite sure what that one is yet, but a few things to be aware of in terms of settings:

    - In Tools | Cortex API menu you should have the webAPI Enabled check box ticked

    - Right click on the...
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    Just happened to see this in passing by. In...

    Just happened to see this in passing by. In principle we can do it but its not a one device neat solution. Out of interest though, here is how (for insight into what might be involved):

    Ok so in...
  14. Looking for suitable electricians in Bolton area

    Looking for an electrician to help someone with an IDRATEK install in the Bolton area. If anyone can recommend an electrician operating in that general area with past IDRATEK experience then that...
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    Could have sworn that someone reported using an...

    Could have sworn that someone reported using an Intel NUC not so long ago. Must admit they look nice but I personally have tended to use notebooks in the past because they offered a reasonably priced...
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    I don't think anything has changed wrt to the...

    I don't think anything has changed wrt to the camera object and certainly the ones I have connected are working as normal and haven't needed any changes after Cortex updates. You can try the...
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    Shouldn't be, but wonder if some Cortex version...

    Shouldn't be, but wonder if some Cortex version update since that database has caused this. If it happens again then suggest you shut down (without saving) and then relaunch Cortex. When it...
  18. Thread: Heating logic

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    Just a quick one .. so is what you want that...

    Just a quick one .. so is what you want that whenever a room calls for heat it needs to operate its own valve AND the valve which supplies hot water to the whole floor? If so then why not connect the...
  19. Thread: External PIRs

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    Must admit to acquiring a pet spider which makes...

    Must admit to acquiring a pet spider which makes its appearance quite regularly on an external IR/IP camera. Makes for some interesting video clips... I saw somewhere you could get some spider...
  20. Thread: Email rules

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    You can read multiple commands either in one...

    You can read multiple commands either in one e-mail or via separate e-mails and even read from multiple e-mail accounts. So I think the main problem for you is somehow being able to send the command...
  21. Thread: Email rules

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    Commands can be sent to Cortex via e-mail but its...

    Commands can be sent to Cortex via e-mail but its not a case of matching an arbitrary string, though you can get close to that by making a command for example start an arbitrarily named macro (but...
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    Whilst mechanisms exist to detect mains signal in...

    Whilst mechanisms exist to detect mains signal in both the IPD and in QLDs and SLDs, the problem is how to use these to achieve what you want. So for example the IPD(S) has a connection within Cortex...
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    You need to create a voltage divider at the QAI....

    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 terminal and the desired input channel and you connect...
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    Yes I think most people don't quite appreciate...

    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 realm of mainly remote control and rudimentary...
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    As Chris suggests you could have the individual...

    As Chris suggests you could have the individual names of the doors reported, or different sounds for different doors. You could trigger flashing lights (though this won't tell you which door unless...
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