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  1. Just got this reply from Jandy: We made updates for improvements to our API a few days ago and have communicated with the various home automation systems (not sure which system you use- but we alerted them all). Unfortunately, they need to address the changes on their side now. We wish there was something we could do on our end. We suggest you reach out to your home automation company to see when they will fix their connection issues.
  2. Mine is still offline..... This was posted a few days ago from C4: Unfortunately we have not been able to get an ETA for a fix (ref: DRIV-6057) on this issue from Jandy. This outage is affecting any automation integration into iAqualink - including Crestron and Savant systems as well. We will continue working with them but may need your help on pushing them - please email their team at productsupport@fluidra.com
  3. This holds true for shades, but for curtain tracks I am not so sure. The curtain set I priced from Lutron were nearly $5k per window and you can't self install. There are many makers of reliable curtain tracks that have been is business for decades. Not everything needs to be a Rolls Royce..... (Note: I have a full RA2 system tied into my C4 project with lights, shades, etc..., so I appreciate Lutron quality, but their curtains are nuts.
  4. You can also integrate Somfy: https://www.draperyrodsdirect.com/motorized/somfy-motorized-rods?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsLWDBhCmARIsAPSL3_2wf3uz9JzLlFW6i7XuTGJSm9fi6KzgjzRWWEvbw5ndjq383P2sl4QaAsWHEALw_wcB
  5. I had a bad driver do this to me once. Ecobee as I recall. I had to remove drivers one by one until I found it.
  6. Light meter on security cams or an ambient light sensor would do it with some IFTT programming.
  7. Yes, i have also used them with relays to power on and off the heater and pumps. Works well.
  8. My wife and I are on teams and zoom all day long simultaneity while streaming music and never see more than 5mps throughput needs.
  9. also a big fan of Unifi and never had a problem over many years on large complex projects. Much of the Unifi criticisms thrown around are just baseless parroting from an old very narrow and mostly non-existent issue with multicast control that was long ago resolved.
  10. Sorry, but there are no simple answers for you. There are just too many variables. But let me see if I can summarize... You alarm panel communicates within its own system with sensors, keypads, sirens, etc....and does not need a communications card such as the TL280 to do this. If you want to communicate with third parties then you need the communications card. Certain ones are used for certain things. For C4 you need either TL280 ethernet card with power neo boards. There is a rumor you can also use the TL280 serial card, but I have not seen it actually done or had it verified by anybody. For monitoring you need either the ethernet or cellular card or the dual band. Most people use cellular over ethernet for monitoring if you have a good signal as its more reliable. Many people use the dual band so you have both forms of communication as a fail safe. Since you need Eth for C4 you might as well get the dual band. If you know you never want monitoring the Eth card is fine. The Qolsys panel is an alternatives to the DSC panels that uses same PowerG sensors from DSC, but has all communications built in and will also integrate with alarm.com. All around more simple, cheaper, and good integration. But not as robust of a pure alarm panel from a security installer perspective as to features and flexibility. But that doesn;t seem like it matters to you. Alarm systems are complex. You might consider just hiring somebody and being done with it.
  11. Yes it can be 3rd party monitored. You can also use the DSC powerG sensors with the Qolsys panel and get 3rd party monitoring, Alarm.com, and C4 all at the same time: https://qolsys.reamaze.com/kb/faqs-for-iqp2/how-to-integrate-your-iq-system-with-control-4
  12. https://www.alarmgrid.com/ is also very good for DIY, both they and Alarmsystemstore will preprogram the whole system for you in advance for a small fee. You then just install and pug it together. What you don't get is onsite testing and walkthroughs to QC it all. Note that with the Neo system there are limitations on what you get in your navigators for alerts and feedback. For example you can get notified of alarm events, but you cannot see what zone was triggered in the notification. You also cannot bypass specific zones when arming, etc... Its very stable and reliable though once set up.
  13. Yw I have used Altona a number of projects, and then replaced them all with AVpro when they kept failing to connect....AVPro is a million times more stable. I have an Atlona AT-RON-442 for sale if you want to test one.
  14. Yes. Having EA3s serve as Roon endpoints would be ideal. I hear it’s in the works but no date for release yet. I’m also told I can 1) Use a USB bridge to connect the Nucleus directly to the SPDI input on the Ea3 and stream Roon through the controller that way so as to not reduce the audio resulition since otherwise Roon uses airplay to connect to C4 or 2) use a Bluesound Node SPDI out to EA3 digital In and same results but you loose the native steaming on the BlueOS but keep native streaming on the EA3. This may be best option vs Bluesound directly to the matrix.
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