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  1. I have a hikvision security camera and the (i think houselogix) control4 driver which nicely integrates it. I had a plan of using a software solution for capturing the video, say Blue Iris. Unfortunately I discovered that Blue Iris is not on the Mac and we are a Mac household. (With a VM to run Composer HE, exclusively, sheesh...) So I am now thinking about a box NVR. My questions: 1. Does the C4 hikvision driver also control the hikvision NVR? 2. I see that the NVRs have their own POE ports. I assume that this means the camera is connected to the NVR. How is the network topology handled? Does the NVR just act as a pass-through? For example, the camera is currently on a fixed IP address. If I were to add the NVR and connect the camera to it, would I still access the camera by that same IP? Any other suggestions you have would be appreciated.
  2. I have a hikvision security camera and the (i think houselogix) control4 driver which nicely integrates it. I had a plan of using a software solution for capturing the video, say Blue Iris. Unfortunately I discovered that Blue Iris is not on the Mac and we are a Mac household. (With a VM to run Composer HE, exclusively, sheesh...) So I am now thinking about a box NVR. My questions: 1. Does the C4 hikvision driver also control the hikvision NVR? 2. I see that the NVRs have their own POE ports. I assume that this means the camera is connected to the NVR. How is the network topology handled? Does the NVR just act as a pass-through? For example, the camera is currently on a fixed IP address. If I were to add the NVR and connect the camera to it, would I still access the camera by that same IP? Any other suggestions you have would be appreciated.
  3. Alan, how do I as an end-user and not a dealer purchase the IFTTT driver? I can have my dealer install it.
  4. Hello, We have just installed a house full of Hunter Douglas Powerview blinds with Gen 2 hubs. Our dealer is coming in a week to integrate into our C4 (on 2.10) system. As usual it would be nice to know in advance what is going to be done and how it works. I was hoping the community could help clarify a few things. 1. Does the C4 driver talk to the PowerView hub? Does it have access to scenes that are programmed into the hub? When new shades/scenes are added to the hub will the driver see them (without having the dealer get involved again)? 2. In composer HE can I program actions like activating scenes, moving shades? 3. Is there feedback from the shades/hub to the C4 driver? In particular will C4 tell me the current position of the shades? Thank you and any other advice you can give would be very helpful.
  5. I have a related problem which I believe is new after a 2.10 upgrade last week. If I am playing sonos and an announcement plays the sonos does not come back on after the announcement ends. Do any of you know if this was part of the 2.10 announcement but and if so if the upgrade fixed it?
  6. what's the latest on this? is there an updated driver?
  7. Composer HE allows me to control the response of LEDs on dimmers to ambient light. So for example I can make the LED brighter in bright ambient light. However I don't see how to do this for the LEDs on, say, a 4 button keypad. I have a keypad with the bottom button bound to a chandelier and the other buttons I use for other purposes. In Composer HE if I look at the properties of the Chandelier I can change the ambient light settings for the LED bound to the chandelier, but I don't see any way to access the same settings for the other button LEDs. Anyone know how to do this?
  8. I have a push notification that tells me when a lighting scene is deactivated. The lighting scene tracks certain lights and when one of them goes off the lighting scene is deactivated. At the time the scene deactivates I would like to be able to tell which light it was that triggered the deactivation and put that in my push notification. Is there a way to do this?
  9. Logs

    What logs does C4 Director leave and what is the best way to access them? I can ssh into my controller and go to /var/log/ and see various logs. but 1. that's not a particular convenient way to access logs. 2. they seem to get overwritten when the controller reboots. is there any way in Composer HE or any other way to access these logs? are there any other logs to be found?
  10. Sonos Error

    thank you. apart from the small occasional hiccup i mentioned (which i now understand has a quick and painless solution) the driver works great for me. my system is 2.9.1 btw
  11. Sonos Error

    I would just like to share my experience with the Sonos driver. I believe I am using the "old" one and not the Sonos endorsed one. Quite often in my iPhone app or touchscreen i get the Error With Setup message. I used to just reboot the controller and it would restore Sonos functionality back to normal. I got tired of doing that so I explored a bit and in the Actions Tab for the Sonos device in Composer HE there is a Scan For ZonePlayers action. Clicking that will allow C4 to find the Sonos device and bring Sonos Favorites back to the Navigators. No reboot necessary. Incidentally I don't know for sure if I am using the old or Sonos endorsed driver. Composer HE reports driver version 8.1.2. Can anyone tell me which driver that is?
  12. Recommend a Security Camera?

    thank you. do you have a specific camera to recommend? they seem to have many many cameras. its a residence, front door camera, small footprint would be ideal.
  13. Hi I am looking for a standalone security camera for our front door. I have PoE. I need ample storage, cloud or otherwise, to save say a day or weeks worth of video. Ideally it has a small physical footprint and not too ugly. Can you recommend something? Control4 integration would be nice but not absolutely necessary.
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