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  1. If it helps the ring alarm has an Alexa skill and if you have an echo set up with c4 there might be something but I can’t say for sure and I believe it’s USA only at present??
  2. If you put a Dot in the rack connected to the c4 audio matrix input you can group that device within the Alexa app with another Dot/Echo and chose which speaker is used to output the response. Mine is set up this way and works great! Mitch (msgreen) did the remote programming for me.
  3. Thanks - it appears the remote has started to work again without any intervention except being left overnight
  4. Unfortunately my SR250 remote has just stopped working. I've removed the batteries and replaced with new ones but the display just says 'waiting for network'. Any ideas on how to fix please?
  5. Hi my system is currently running 2.8.2 . i have an HC800 as the director, a HC250 in the media room and SR250 i have 4sight and HE but can’t use this without the update Anyone able to help?
  6. Did you try the play button - I’m pretty sure mine is mapped to the play button ?
  7. Or the other dealers have included the fee in the quote. I’m in the hvac business and we often get asked to provide design work. We just let the client know that if we don’t get the job there will be a design fee. Whichever way these dealers operate you’ll be paying somewhere along the way for their expertise - which is kind of the point really?
  8. Ryan E so who is going to pay for this update? I have paid for HE and without warning or official notification from Control 4 i’m now being told via a forum that it is EOL. i don’t have a local dealer and use the excellent remote dealers on this forum; the reason I haven’t updated is because it’s not recommended to do so remotely in case of a a glitch. i believe the issue lies with expired client certificates so why can’t these just be updated and a Patch released to preserve functionality? There are lots of devices that are receiving updates over the internet all the time so surely it’s about time that C4 supported this model too. But then there’s no profit in that for a dealer.... and that is an old topic!
  9. So to be clear my system is running 2.8.2 without issue but I can’t use HE anymore unless I pay to update to 2.9?
  10. Another way to triim the budget is pre wire for 24 audio zones but maybe only start with 8? You can add the other hardware/zones as budget allows - same with cameras,lighting and video. The most important thing is start with a good network and and a good dealer - the rest you can build up over time.
  11. I'm in NZ and have CBus lighting interfaced with control4. Also happen to be an electrician, cbus approved installer and control 4 tech ( in my last job). If it's just lighting then cbus will be rock solid and as a product it's been around for 30 years. Imho the moment you want to add AV devices, security systems etc it becomes very limited and expensive. So far as integration goes it's simple; CBus installer does their programming then passes a list with every light/switch and the group address of each to the control4 integrator who will installer either rs232 communications or IP interface - then installs drivers and binds each one to the group address of each light. Suggest you look for a control4 dealer who also does cbus and you shouldn't have an issue. I personally prefer cbus lighting because- if power fails all lights will return to the last state when power is restored without any intervention if you move house you can leave the cbus stand alone and take control4 to your new home
  12. Without the blackwire driver you can enable the alexa skill and intergrate Ring with Alexa as per the details given on the website: https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Video-Doorbell/dp/B01JTL2PYE and/or you can intergrate with control 4 using the blackwire driver which gives the ability to programme off events triggered by Ring - typically 'presses' or ' motion'. Hope this helps
  13. Ok that's good to know - any idea if the blackwire ring driver would work as well?
  14. Bugger had a sinking feeling.... Any idea how long this might be or would the Epic driver work? Many thanks for the quick 👌
  15. Hi all, I'm in !! New Zealand and just encountered a problem with alexa voice control - Amazon echo has just been released (officially) and I received an email that stated I should change my amazon account to the.com.au domain with English(AU) as the language preference. I've had my Dot in the C4 system for about 12 months having purchased on a trip to the UK. My Amazon account had always been.com (US) and shipping had been via a postal service. I didn't have the Epic driver yet but am looking to add soon ( I have the native voice scenes driver). since making these two simple changes the Control 4 skill has gone and can't be found and I can't enable it to run device discovery. I've signed out/in on the app and lots of good things occurred, weather localised, flash briefing localised, etc etc but no Control 4 skill?? Tune in and Spotify also disappeared but after logging in/out again they came back, as did hydrawise. The other skill I'm missing is Ring video doorbell? Any ideas whether control 4 & Ring will reappear in the skills if I wait for the cloud to update or are they only available to US/UK accounts??
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