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  1. Thanks Karam - appreciate the update :) With...

    Thanks Karam - appreciate the update :)

    With this, I seem to be pretty much "there".

    I've setup a Motor Control object which I've assigned the roller-blind icon to in Plan View, and set the...
  2. I was purely intending for now to use this Motor...

    I was purely intending for now to use this Motor Control object (which I've chosen the roller blind icon for in plan view) for local control. Ie, the Motor control object shows up in the Mobile UI as...
  3. Indeed. Have fiddled a bit more, but can't get...

    Indeed. Have fiddled a bit more, but can't get anything suitable to work .. :(

    I managed to connect the Motor Object state output to an Virtual API Variable, and then connect this "On change" to...
  4. Thanks ... this kind of helps, but as you...

    Thanks ... this kind of helps, but as you suspected, I'm not actually in direct control of the motor.

    I appreciate what I'm trying to do here is fudge things a little beyond what Cortex was...
  5. Is there any way to show granularity here though...

    Is there any way to show granularity here though in terms of how "Open" a blind is? ... Ie, if I've got an extra position of "Half way open" for a roller blind, how can this be represented in Cortex?
  6. OK - not dissimilar to how I'd done the garage...

    OK - not dissimilar to how I'd done the garage roller door, only I've only gone with a single reed switch in the "Closed" position to infer the status which I've found sufficient.

    Blinds though .....
  7. Best way to represent a Blind / blind state in Cortex

    Hi All,

    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious, but how is it "best" to represent a blind / Curtains / Roller doors in Cortex?

    I've recently installed a motorised roller blind that I've got...
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    No worries - It never fails to amaze me how many...

    No worries - It never fails to amaze me how many people don't think about security stuff like this ... so good to point it out in case :)





    You can indeed do it direct from your iPhone :)...
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    I've tried all sorts of combinations of quotes...

    I've tried all sorts of combinations of quotes etc .. nothing;

    PS C:\Users\me> curl -X GET 'http://111.111.1.111:1111/api/v1/Objects/522' -H 'Authorization: Basic Y2xpZmZhcGk6Q2wxZmABbbse'...
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    OK .. I think I just needed play with it more...

    OK .. I think I just needed play with it more actually :)

    You can more simply just toggle a scene based on an API direct though right? .. rather that via a Virtual API object?

    To be more...
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    Sorry if I'm being a little dense here (I will...

    Sorry if I'm being a little dense here (I will have a think about this tonight when my brain is less work focussed) .. but in this example, this is basically creating the functionality of;

    IF - "A...
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    OK - so you've got a Virtual API object to now...

    OK - so you've got a Virtual API object to now have an On/Off Boolean state based on an input (in our case the DRB button) ... but my question is then, how do you (we) use that Boolean state to...
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    Hmm .. this sort of thing bugs me .. over Xmas...

    Hmm .. this sort of thing bugs me .. over Xmas where I've got some more time, I'll have a little play with a few things, but not having a Mac I can't really help on the Applescript front.


    On a...
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    I've never used curl before and from 5 minutes of...

    I've never used curl before and from 5 minutes of trying powershell and googling, I'm damned if I can get it to work with any header values ... however, if the "?" is your issue, can you encode this...
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    Yes - I think the key to effective usage really...

    Yes - I think the key to effective usage really is to keep the number of shortcuts to a minimum for the things you need to be most accessible if you're physically pushing the button. If you end up...
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    Great - glad you're up and running - pleasure to...

    Great - glad you're up and running - pleasure to help :)

    The Issue I found that Karam describes is with the GET requests from Cortex (outbound traffic from Cortex fetching data back into Cortex)...
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    Yeah - I'll have a play over the weekend to see...

    Yeah - I'll have a play over the weekend to see what I can enhance.

    How do you cut down shower water usage? Are you actually cutting off the shower water, or just warning "users" after a period of...
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    Ah good .. hopefully something simple then .. let...

    Ah good .. hopefully something simple then .. let me know how you get on.

    The GP was good .. I was pleased and disappointed with the result in equal measure :D

    Interesting points about "Sensor...
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    Sensor fusion? Sounds interesting ... what do you...

    Sensor fusion? Sounds interesting ... what do you mean by this?



    Hmm .. I'm not sure. I'm using an iPhone 12 Pro running iOS 14.2.1. I'm no "Apple fanboy", but (and in the context that in my...
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    Cool - great - pretty much there now! 26k...

    Cool - great - pretty much there now!

    26k lines?! :D ... how many objects /modules do you have in your setup!?! ... Do you live in a 42 Bedroom mansion?


    In iOS Shortcuts:

    * Select "+" to...
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    Ah OK .. this is good, it means you've sorted...

    Ah OK .. this is good, it means you've sorted your Authentication out ... 1 last thing to do then; if you go to the "Tools" menu in Cortex, then to the "Cortex API" option, select the "Options" tab...
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    If you've got solid Wifi around the house, then...

    If you've got solid Wifi around the house, then the advantage that "Zigbee can mesh" seems irrelevant to me (although I take your point where Wifi isn't solid). These days, even Wifi devices herald...
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    OK - hopefully the following helps - sorry if the...

    OK - hopefully the following helps - sorry if the detail is too low, but will hopefully cover off any detail that might be missing / tripping you up;

    1. Make sure the Cortex object you're trying...
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    Very interesting - thanks .. Like you, 99.9% of...

    Very interesting - thanks .. Like you, 99.9% of the time it's either Open or Close ... not 50% open etc so this'd work fine. I'll look into it :-)
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    I'm not sure about Applescript, but however you...

    I'm not sure about Applescript, but however you make the request, you need to set a header key-value pair in the API request of "Authorization" "Basic <your base64 encoded value that represents your...
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