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  1. Why does Control4 put the spec sheet behind a dealer login for the Cameras, but not most of the other products? Anyone care to post these 3 spec sheets? https://www.control4.com/solutions/products/cameras
  2. I’m not a fan of the company, their contracts, their sales tactics or their products.
  3. Yeah. OpenVPN is free and works great...has pretty wide spread support too.
  4. Impossible to answer without knowing a lot more. Those thermostats will work on their own, or with a Control4 system. Certainly there must be more to the system than the thermostats. Lights? Audio? Etc...
  5. Sounds like you’ve got it right! I don’t have an EA1 or EA3 (my only EA is an EA5) but I think the EA3 has some contacts/relays while I don’t think the EA1 does. I could be wrong on both counts.
  6. Sure. Most Control4 controllers have contacts and relays on them. The contact can open/close most garage doors. They work on a simple switch. When you press the button the wall, it momentarily completes the circuit and triggers the door going up or down. A Control4 relay can do the same thing. You just programmatically toggle the relay, and run a wire (in this case one pair of the 4 bundled a CAT5 cable) from the controller to the two inputs on the motor that the current button is wired up to. Just hook them up in parallel. Same for the contact. You run a wire from that sensor switch I linked you to, back to a contact on Control4. Then it also knows whether that sensor switch is open (magnet is not near the plat) or closed (magnet IS near the plate). No cost involved other than buying those 2 $21 sensors. Make sense?
  7. Can you get a single CAT5 from wherever your equipment is to the garage? If so, assuming you have an equal number of free contacts and relays to garage doors, you can do the opening/closing part for free and the status part for the cost of a magnetic sensor switch (as little as $2 or as much as about $80 depending on how robust you want them to be). Something like this would be perfect wired up to a Control4 contact. Honeywell Ademco 958 Overhead Door Contacts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006M1I1W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KGpFDb5MGDRY6 I ran a single CAT5 and used the 4 pair to connect to 2 contacts and 2 relays. Done. Open/close and see status.
  8. That’s crazy. A good friend of mine is a buyer at a large ($1B + revenue in Utah) home goods store that sells TV’s. He said most TV’s are sold at a loss, and then they get a reimbursement from the manufacturer that leaves them with less than a 2% margin.
  9. Here’s a video and a screenshot showing the two errors I’m getting. Anyone have any ideas what’s going on? I do have a valid 4Sight subscription. BFED5D5B-E5D7-4A8B-80E3-00E1BFDC2601.MP4
  10. When I go to the Google Home app on my phone and try to link something, I selected Control4 and put in my credentials. It says "Control4 is Linked" - wheel spins - it says "Something went wrong. Try again.". Over and over. In customer.control4.com I go to Voice Control and see Google. I select "Discover Devices" and it tells me that it's unable to add any devices from Google Assistant and to try later. I must be missing something.
  11. Have you been able to get it to work? When I go to the Google Home app on my phone and try to link something, I selected Control4 and put in my credentials. It says "Control4 is Linked" - wheel spins - it says "Something went wrong. Try again.". Over and over. In customer.control4.com I go to Voice Control and see Google. I select "Discover Devices" and it tells me that it's unable to add any devices from Google Assistant and to try later. I must be missing something.
  12. Get a Control4 matrix amp if you have 8 zones or less. They’re awesome and can be bought fairly cheap secondhand.
  13. All my cameras work, LUMA and otherwise. So does Composer Express.
  14. Is anyone else struggling with how to enable this? In the "My Home" section at customer.control4.com it tells me there aren't voice control devices detected. I have 3 Google Home devices. How do I need to get them detectable? Well, I found it in the Google Home/Assistant App, but when I login it thinks for a second and then says "Something went wrong".
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