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  1. I automated something very basic but a little different today... We have had Hadedas (a fairly large annoying bird in the Ibis family) start visiting our garden regularly (15 or 20 times a day) to look at our fish (probably with nefarious thoughts in mind... ) They are an annoying noisy bird (although I can live with the noise but not with the mess they make as they eat a lot and what goes in must come out) and considered a pest (by many people) in South Africa. I have been looking everywhere for a solution (tried plastic snakes around the fishpond and not prepared to try any of the
    6 points
  2. i think all end users on this site want the platform to "open up" more. I wouldn't be shocked if some dealers would be happier if a customer could enter their own new TV and swap it from an older TV. I cannot believe there is much margin in that work for dealers (hence the online dealer but that is another story) even if they get to sell the TV and then do the C4 binding/install. But when you hijack every thread about opening up the platform and the HDMI cartel....you become Wap again I think most of this could easily be solved by some sticky's here on the forum. Have an entire on
    5 points
  3. I moved my support to Coolabode in August 2020 after finally tiring of the poor service from my original installer. Andrzej has helped me a couple of times since then with some remote control programming and a few issues with C4 and Sonos integration. And I recently worked with Kyle on another Sonos-related issue which ended up being hardware-related (old Sonos Connect output failed). In every instance, with both Andrzej and Kyle, I received a very quick response to my initial request and great communication and service throughout the entire process. And their pricing is very fair.
    4 points
  4. ejn1

    Pentair Intellicenter

    For sharing, I just finished installing the Pentair Intellicenter conversion kit (From EasyTouch Legacy 2007) in Pool/Spa configuration. I have it connected via wifi with the C4 integration in place. This kit was dated 4/21 so brand new and it comes with a new Wifi antenna and inside unit pairing device which is also recently updated. The Pentair support told me the prior antenna and base unit had issues so this may be why some of the comments on this forum around avoiding wifi. Of course, hard wiring is better but so far so good. With the new wifi adapter, you have to use the i
    3 points
  5. Thanks for the referral! Been working with Mitch and he is great! Have HA controlling c4 lights and more automation on the way.
    3 points
  6. Just curious why you take so much time and energy to steer folks away from Control4? You have some smart angles in your posts but just curious why you spend so much time and energy to crap all over another brand. Are you a consumer advocate making it your mission in life to help us stand clear of C4 or a dealer advocate trying to help others move away from the dark side? I myself have not been shy to state if I don't like something (eg Neeo), but I also recognize the many good features of the system. It just seems lately that if there is any form of a critical post / thread on C4, your B
    3 points
  7. My only point is that there have been a few more than normal of these "control4 sucks" type of posts recently made by someone with no other posts and then folks make a ton of comments most to help like in this thread and the person never responds again. Just making an observation that it smells funny.
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. Coookie, as you can see, there are some incredible members on this forum, especially honest and knowledgeable dealers that will make you do things with your system you never suspected and at very affordable costs. By the way, (and I don't want to start another endless discussion about the dealer/install model), there is no doubt that having local dealers asking $600 to set an account for someone not familiar with Control4 is what leads to bad rep, systems pulled... Dealers have to make a living and best ones are priceless! But is it really good for anyone when a new Control4 user (typica
    3 points
  10. Add the group dimmer driver. Add the loads you want in the properties. Bind the button to the toggle load. Will still give you single taps for full on/off, but certainly allows ramping based on what you set it to.
    3 points
  11. Please tell me what professionally installed automation system has more end user control than control4 between the OS3 app, Composer Home Edition and When / Then? Not Savant, Crestron, AMX, Elan, RTI..... Please tell me what I'm missing here?
    3 points
  12. I'm a remote Control4 dealer/programmer, have helped lots of others in your situation to get their system up & running, upgraded (if necessary), and humming like its supposed to. PM me if interested.
    3 points
  13. update is released
    3 points
  14. Not truly automation, per se, but programmed the Caseta remotes on my wife's and my nightstands, which normally just control the Hue bulb for that nightstand, to be able to go into 'dual' mode. Hold down the center button on the Caseta remote for 3 seconds and dual mode is triggered. Then instead of controlling just your nightstand, you're controlling both nightstands which are in sync. Your remote will stay in dual mode for 8 seconds after the last button press. Press a button at 6 seconds, the timer resets. After 8 seconds of no press in dual mode, your remote returns to single mode, co
    3 points
  15. Don't write off the whole system just yet......I use @msgreenf for all my programming and new equipment installs. He remotes into my system and makes the changes all for a very reasonable fee. He makes it far more convenient that trying to get on a dealer schedule. Just my .02......but he does fantastic work as do many others that are on this forum.
    3 points
  16. that's what she said
    3 points
  17. Sorry this is now fixed. The server that this was on filled up and we didn't clear it. This shouldn't be a problem in future as we've added in a cronjob that deletes the files periodically.
    2 points
  18. Our scheduler app for T3 / T4 touchscreens allows you to manage schedules easily including temporarily disabling them and setting once off schedules. http://www.chowmainsoft.com/scheduler-control4-driver
    2 points
  19. After the success of the Network Agent, we decided to up our game and provide dealers and customers with a real networking tool. Give your installations a distinct edge over the competition and customers THE POWER OF CONTROL. Introducing the UniFi Network Controller! What does it do??? What doesn't it do!!! With 5 drivers and an INCREDIBLE user dashboard, customers can get the control they want without dealers spending a week of labor doing it. Drivers included: * UniFi Network Controller. This is the brain, the connection to your UniFi system. It has the actions and events
    2 points
  20. Thank you for the fix Eggzlot. It has been 5 days and no issues!
    2 points
  21. I’d strongly recommend that you (everyone) put a notification in your startup programming for your Director. You will then always know when the Director Reboot’s for any reason (Wattbox failure, deliberate reset, hot fix reboot from C4 or any other driver, soft reset etc.). I have this and also monitor (and display) system uptime (just for fun).
    2 points
  22. Rex, You have that a bit backwards, but almost the right idea... In your example, those are all *from* the protocol *to* the proxy, and there's no '_HAS' in them... EXTRAS_SETUP_CHANGED is how you would dynamically change the set of extras from the driver side of things, and EXTRAS_STATE_CHANGED is how you'd change the current value of the extra(s). I prefer that to declaring them in the .XML part of the driver. If you want your extras to tell the driver when things change, you need to add a command and add a value to the extra object. Here's an example of setting up
    2 points
  23. +1 on the sticky idea. I made a similar suggestion a couple of days ago. Helping new Control4 owners navigate their new system is a no brainer. It would be good for everyone (Control4, installers, users and of course new owner!). I am sure it will be controversial but maybe reference a few (vetted) online programmers who would commit to a one-time fixed fee to transfer ownership of the system and offer basic training. Most people, when they buy a house with a Control4 system, have zero clue what to expect (features, cost, programing....). Having a place where you can get access to a few honest
    2 points
  24. Happy to help test out. Has anyone thought of building a reverse Homekit/Homebridge driver? Possible to bring IN homekit-only products into C4 through homebridge?
    2 points
  25. Usually a forum for a specific product is mostly filled with enthusiasts as most people like to chat about things they like - not hate. So yes - "groupthink" for a forum based on a product will tend to like the product - duh. No one is saying Control4 is 100% perfect. On this forum I've complained about the DS1, issues with the current lighting equipment and backlighting and a few other odds and ends. I do not own a Neeo but given the cost/features I wouldn't even consider a used one. Though OS3 is an improvement it is not as nice as Savant. So I don't think people here have blin
    2 points
  26. why are we still talking about this dude that has ghosted?
    2 points
  27. This exactly. There’s been more similar & super harsh posts like this in the past month than in the past year or two In 11 years I have yet to have a single client ever say that the app stinks and it’s not easy to use. Quite the opposite actually and when we consolidate 10 or more smart home apps into 1, they’re extremely pleased I feel that these negative posts are being fabricated by someone with an agenda of some sort OR if they’re genuine, the owner has more time than money to deal with a dozen apps and all the joy that comes with them
    2 points
  28. Maybe you can list all your gear on the For Sale tab on the site or PM me on your light switches. If they are latest generation, I will give you a price worthy of your opinion of them
    2 points
  29. The Domosapiens keypad audio control driver is well worth the investment. It takes the Room Control driver to another level.
    2 points
  30. Hi, Yes I can help you to register your controller with Control4 (this does require a dealer by the way), it will cost you around $100 most likely.
    2 points
  31. msgreenf

    Neeo Serial #

    Well that would explain why I can't find it 😁
    2 points
  32. You'll be creating a pathing blackhole that way. So no. And of course there are bigger audio matrices: https://www.zektor.com/p/5/proaudio-3248 Same really, as they now own Zektor: https://www.pulse-eight.com/p/212/proaudio-32
    2 points
  33. Personally i like having a fully integrated media system in Control4. Its definately the showpiece at my house when guests come around and I select a movie on my T3 in-wall touchscreen and have the magic of automation dim the lights (if they are on), close blinds (if they are open), turn on the receiver, turn on the projector, etc and bam movie is playing. Media players (and software) that work well for this are (in order of my preference Kaleidescape - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/kaleidescape Zappiti - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/zappiti-control4 Kodi - https://www.c
    2 points
  34. G'day OceanDad. I haven't had a chance to use the Berto drivers myself (although, I have heard of them). The best thing to do is to probably give the driver a try, and let us know how you go (we had really good feedback during the beta period), and if you do have any recommendations, we'd be certainly willing to listen. All of our drivers offer a 90 day trial, and if you're already using Shelly cloud, can be completely set up without additional configuration within 5 minutes (just jump into the Shelly Cloud Driver Agent, add the API key, Refresh Information, wait 30s, click Auto-Add and
    2 points
  35. Hmm… What is it that Control4 won’t let you do with the DS2 as it is? Let’s see: My DS2 has a Bluetooth module that works super awesome. I just touch it and instantly unlocks my Yale lock. I have custom programming based on who unlocks the door using the Bluetooth module. I mean, entering a code is so 2020. I have customers with on-site PBX and the DS2 is connected to both the PBX and Control4 with no issues. I can do programming in the “Automation” section of the DS2 and integrate that with Control4. I can send HTTP commands from C4 to the DS2 and viceversa for more
    2 points
  36. Best hardware they ever released as 2n is the Royals Royce , worst C4 implementation of any device its ever graced our installations with. If you login to the web interface and look at what it's capable of you will see they using 2% of it through the driver and the 2% is implemented shocking. I also doubt they going to evolve or maintain the driver as they now have the new devices and opened it up to other door bells. Such a pity
    2 points
  37. This update is now released and has been pushed out. If the system is offline at the moment you will need to enter your username and password in one last time.
    2 points
  38. So turning off fast roaming on all 4 APs worked with WPA2-PSK enabled, and even worked in getting the printer on the combined 2.4/5GHz SSID (though I also confirmed that it worked on the 2.4GHz only SSID) It's too soon to know if turning off fast roaming will effect our everyday wifi usage by our multiple network devices throughout the house Thanks again for all the help
    2 points
  39. Robot vacuum!
    2 points
  40. time2jet

    Josh Ai

    Josh is not without bugs... but if it had 5x the bugs it has right now, it's head's above anything in the voice control realm today. Most of the bugs are during setup and every now and then a system refresh (takes less than a minute) may be required. The tech support and setup support is also superb. I have a client that we just did 18 Micros (ultimately will add 18 additional Nanos and a few cores) with a Triad AMS24 and a MoIP switch. Threw 3 Sonos Ports on the AMS and it'll play anything you throw at it. You can deep dive all of the major video services (this client is Roku) "Play Seas
    2 points
  41. Matt Mackenzie

    C4-AMP108

    Hi everyone, I contacted control4 and they confirmed via the serial numbers the amp and audio matrix were first sold to a dealer in 2013! 8 years old! He claims he didnt know it was old products! (hes not a C4 expert) I have spoken to the company who installed it and they are due back today to install a new triad amp, audio matrix and controller. I am very luckily the amp didnt work otherwise I may not have worked out this was very old stock. I have learnt a valuable lesson, only use authorised dealers!
    2 points
  42. There's a driver specifically made to manage that for you. You set the lock time (up to 3600 seconds), you connect your lock proxy and your door contact input, and you're good to go. You of course turn off the auto lock on the door lock itself. You can enable/disable it through ComposerPro programming (which I do for all locks when we have guests over, for example), and there is a UIButton that shows the door's status, whether it's open unlocked / open locked / closed unlocked / closed locked, and can be allowed to either only lock, or can be allowed to lock and unlock the lock.
    2 points
  43. Will this support the new AppleTv being sold starting april 30?
    2 points
  44. Matt Lowe

    EA3 with yamaha reciver

    you can always use any driver for any device. the question will be will you have full control or unintended side effects. for your personal system do whatever. if in doubt for av stuff go to ir control. It could be if you dont have the end points correct it will not work. It could be the driver commands for zone 2 are different and dont work. you could go ir and setup codes for zone 2 separately and use 2 drivers to control the same unit. i have not done many panasonic. I doubt there is an ip driver for it. try serial otherwise ir is guaranteed to work.
    1 point
  45. Pretty much 2 out of 3 posts/threads you make or comment in is about C4 having issues that Savant or some other system does not have, or something that some other company does better, or suggesting to look into a different system because xyz, or stay with Savant, or use this other product because the C4 one sucks. Or about the rest of us on here are blind to whatever shortcomings you feel like pointing out in C4. So if people are 'attacking' you for being negative - then it's because you're being primarily negative. You're free to be negative - but don't complain about getting pointe
    1 point
  46. While I agree with some of your other statements re: the DS2, this one is outright wrong. Control4 has released a DS2 driver update since the Chime release, and is likely to continue to update the driver with bugfixes. Some of the limitations / issues are hardware issues (lower res camera, worse low light sensitivity, etc.), that obviously can't be fixed with a driver update, but driver bugs are still 'fair game'. RyanE
    1 point
  47. Gary Leeds UK

    Axis Gear

    Yes done it a couple of times When the Batteries start to go you will see them flash Red and get a bit and miss on Programming. When we changed the batteries they were still connected to C4
    1 point
  48. alanchow

    Chowmain - Tuya Agent

    Chowmain - Tuya Agent for Control4! Tuya enabled products are everywhere. You may not recognise the name but the technology is embedded in many brands for off the shelf home automation / IoT solutions that you can find at your local Home Depot, Walmart, Bunnings, K-Mart, Tesco, Costco and other retailers. Tuya Smart is a global IoT platform that enables smart home products to come to life for brands, OEMs, manufacturers, and retail chains. Chowmain has integrated the Tuya enabled Smart Home products into Control4 with two way control and feedback. This provides affordable easy to re
    1 point
  49. That totally makes sense now that you say that - and that did the trick! Thanks very much @South Africa C4 user!
    1 point
  50. zaphod

    Integrate a Jacuzzi

    I would say it is off marginal benefit but there could be some potential cost savings. For example, if you only use the hot tub in the evenings or on weekends then you can turn down the heater temperature from say midnight to 4 pm on weekdays and midnight to noon on weekends - you can (likely) do much more complex scheduling from C4 than from the Jacuzzi app. And if you have 4sight, then you could also easily control the tub remotely - so if you are away on Vacation and realize that you want to turn the heater of then you could do so. But these features you could likely do with the Jacuzzi
    1 point
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