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  1. Hi David, Just came across your Drivers on GitHub.

    Seems really nice, where do I find some more infos?

    Christophe

     

  2. david@berto.co.uk

    IFTTT geofencing with Alan's driver

    I’m just saying you can’t rely on it. Yes I have seen similar issues and they come and go, beyond our control.
  3. david@berto.co.uk

    IFTTT geofencing with Alan's driver

    Either way you are relying on an external provider/service to manage your event which is fine if this is adhoc information. Realtime events require realtime data. You will not get that accuracy from IFTTT. It may work some of the time but never all of the time.
  4. david@berto.co.uk

    IFTTT geofencing with Alan's driver

    The transport is not reliable ie. the Internet whether via Wifi, 3G or 4G etc. On top of that you hit IFTTT which will have its own latency issues. Passed on to Pushover, or whatever mechanism you are trying to get data into your Control4 system, further latency and another step. All single points of failure. If what you are looking for is information only on roughly the location of a device then this is probably fine 50% of the time. If on the other hand you need to action events based on your specific location, 99.99% of the time, then you need to look at tech that does not rely on any of the above. RF 433 with a button press or BLE automatically sensing proximity with in metres, both will do the job.
  5. david@berto.co.uk

    Flic Buttons

    I'm putting together a PI setup with MQTT broker and FLIC server plus any other services I write. One gateway to cover all integrations. If you would like to test get a PI 3 B+ and I'll send you the SD image.
  6. david@berto.co.uk

    Flic Buttons

    Not sure about Xiamoi but the Flic hub has does not have a open API as far as I can find hence why I used the PI. The install ins simple but a PI and insert the SD card with the software on it and all done. I'll publish the SD image with the drivers. From Control4 you can then Identify buttons which allows you to pair the Flic button to the PI and then associate it to the Flic Button driver in Control4. The setup is as simple as the Flic app.
  7. david@berto.co.uk

    Flic Buttons

    Amr, I now have Flic buttons working direct wit Control4, no IFTTT or Internet access required, thanks to https://github.com/50ButtonsEach/fliclib-linux-hci I've got the setup working on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ which acts as the BLE hub. I've then used my MQTT Bridge to manage the messages between the Flic buttons, the Pi and Control4. Communication is virtually instant. Works a treat. Thanks David
  8. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    If you need some help email me. Cheers David
  9. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    Without playing with the kit I can not say for certain but I strongly suspect that there are different MQTT publish topics/messages per load.
  10. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    If they run Tasmota or ESPurna then yes they will work. Look like nice switches.
  11. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    Sorry not used Torch Light switches. Are they wifi? Do they use MQTT?
  12. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    Zuhair, You only need one instance of the Cloud driver installed. When this is installed you will be able to install the MQTT Bridge from the properties page, you need an instance of this per MQTT broker you want to connect to, normally one. You then install the Sonoff Relay driver, one per 4 way relay unit. Set the Topic name to be the same that you set in the Tasmota or ESPurna config page on the Sonoff. Thanks David
  13. david@berto.co.uk

    ITEAD Sonoff WiFi Wireless Smart Switch

    Luis, This looks correct and is the same way that I trigger things. See enclosed. I have used my IFTTT driver to send a message when the light is turn on or off and all appears to work fine. The only thing I can think of is that the variables in programming do not match the ones being updated which can sometimes happen when adding/deleing variables when the driver is loaded. May be worth clearing the current programming, rebooting and trying again. David
  14. My master Berto Cloud driver gives the ability to execute system commands. My systems are all UPS backed and in the event of a power cut I do gracefully shutdown the controller after X minutes depending on the runtime of the UPS. I've only started to release my drivers for public use. See https://github.com/davidmassot/Berto. Thanks David
  15. david@berto.co.uk

    Flic Buttons

    Amr, I believe Flic buttons use BLE to communicate, not sure if they are iBeacon, Eddystone or proprietary. I have just put some BLE drivers up at https://github.com/davidmassot/Berto which allow advertisements from iBeacon devices to be used in Control4. I'm using this for proximity. If Flic advertisements can be received by a standard BLE receiver eg. https://blog.aprbrother.com/product/ab-ble-gateway-4-0, then this would be relatively easy to implement. David
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