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ecschnei last won the day on April 24

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About ecschnei

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    kansas city, mo
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    STEM, robotics, automation (duh), target shooting, more....

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  1. I'm not able to recall the part but I had to get an extra wired door button put in line due to the security 2+ that my garage doors have. Then soldered my relay from the ea-5 to each. This gives a hardwired connection to each door for control. I use the nyce garage tilt sensor for position. I had my dealer program them in so i can't help there. The chowmain ifttt driver is how my Google voice sends commands to my c4 system. Once again i made the ifttt recipes and had my dealer add the programming. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I have mine working perfectly...I even use my google voice on my phone so I don't even need a remote in my truck or open an app on my phone. I just give it a voice command and presto the garage door opens, the door unlocks, and the light comes on. It also works in reverse when I'm going to work.
  3. ecschnei

    am i just nuts?

    I didn't think I could program the card access mini remote to operate my truck. I need a vehicle remote that I can solder connections to and run to my relays. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    Experience Button Icons Drivers

    In another thread I was talking about locking/unlocking/ remote start on a vehicle with a extra remote hardwired into the relay module. How do you create experience button icons? Thank you Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    am i just nuts?

    There would be no way to get feedback on the status unless it was a aftermarket remote start system like a viper. I'm not sure if the api is open on something like that. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    am i just nuts?

    So am I just nuts for thinking about this or has it already been done? I was wondering if it would be possible to have a extra car remote start/lock/unlock/trunk release remote control hardwired to relays on an ea-5? I could mount the remote in my garage and run cat5 to it and solder to the right points with connections back to relays on my ea-5...right? Of course this particular vehicle is outside my garage but you could have programming to open the garage door just before it starts your car. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts. 😊
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    New Home - Framing

    Molly is our Roomba 980. She turned 3 last Feb and my wife loves not carrying the vac upstairs.
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    Network Video Recorder

    I just use a rack server and run Blue Iris on it. @Audio Obsessions makes a rock solid driver for it. I do have one question for them. When you upgraded the driver to automatically import camera's for 2.9+ you seem to have dropped the feature for virtual keypads and triggers...? Am I missing something? Back on topic...you can use any camera with that NVR
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    Pics before I break the racks down and move

    these orange rings are what I was talking about...how do they finish out?
  10. Is there a way to program composer to show a button on the main navigator screen that has either different colors for disarmed, armed - stay, and armed - away...or maybe even different icons for the status? No control just a status indicator? Thanks everyone!
  11. I like to be informed and I read everything I can find on control4. I tend to research stuff after getting hosed by a couple of dealers. I screwed up by not doing my research before I made my first purchase. I've been correcting that so please don't pass judgement on me when you haven't walked in my shoes. that is why I typically keep my mouth shut and just read posts. Thank you for reminding my why I should stay fast to that rule.
  12. I've had Mitch help me out...he can attest that I am a helpless/hapless user...LOL
  13. Actually, yes. My system went down and so I call my dealer of record and they troubleshoot and we end up re-registering my controller. I get a bill for their time. Don't misunderstand, the dealer should get paid for their time, but because all this stemmed from a failed rollout I do feel as though I've been impacted. I'm currently on 2.91 so the only point that I discussed that I'm not affected by would be the forced upgrade, but I'm quite certain I'm not the only one contributing an opinion about this that has very little skin in the game...???
  14. I think some of this is because that consumers were not informed if a product was EOL. Microsoft is very clear about their EOL deadlines. Since this is a forced upgrade due to security issues you have to see both sides. Yes the PR should have been handled differently and then we could all have the time back spent on this thread. I definitely wish this had played out differently because I still want to have faith in c4 and the direction it's going. We need a company that fills the space between the high end and the diy boxes that are flooding the market. I truly wish I had some of the guys on here closer to me...it would have saved me thousands on wasted spending if my system had been built properly from the beginning. I'm still trying to not bail on this system but when things like this happen it makes me cringe to know I'm going to have to tell my wife," Well dear, I need to spend a little more on this....."