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  1. Hi, looking for someone that can sell me an Axxess Relay / Contact Sensor model RCS-C4ZB-H2-21. Short story is I fried mine attempting to hook my doorbell button up to it and cooked it. Lesson learned! Please pm me if interested.
  2. Hi everyone, I have a useful programing idea that I'd love some thoughts on if anyone is in the mood to put their programing hat on. I have Ecobees installed / integrated in my home and I use the Ecobee scheduler to set the heat set points for each of the standard Ecobee "home" / "away" / "sleep" comfort modes. For sleep mode I have the heat set point at 67 degrees. On particularly cold nights, I'll manually override the 67 degree set point by a degree or two before jumping into bed for the night. I'm trying to think of a way to program this to happen automatically so that on mild evenings the Ecobee Sleep mode stays at 67 degrees and on the cold nights, it gives me a much needed boost without me having to remember to override it. One would think that I could just as easily change the comfort mode heat set point to 68 or 69 degrees and be done with it, but those one to two degrees do make a difference throughout the volatile Northeast heating season. Last year I modified the comfort mode set point several times up and down throughout winter and it started to become a pain in the arse. Here's what I've thought of so far: - Create a variable "outside temp less than 35 degrees" - Program based off of Ecobee thermostat state: when outside temp changes / if outside temp is <= 35 degrees set variable to true; if outside temp >= 36 degrees set variable to false. Now I just need to figure out the logic for how the thermostat responds to the true / false state of the variable. Initially I thought: when variable is true: increment heat set point by 1 degree. Then I realized that each time the outside temp state changes I could incrementally increase the set point by another degree and wake up in the middle of the night in a pool of sweat. Anybody have any ideas on how to do this right? Also, how would I program the stat to revert back to the baseline comfort mode heat set point (67) once the variable state changes back to false? This theory, if perfected, could also be applied to other comfort modes like "home" or "away" to boost the heat on cold days and nights without me ever having to put pants on, which was the number one reason I bought a Control 4 system, to alleviate the need for pants. Thanks everybody in advance for your ideas. Let me know if you have any questions.
  3. So sorry I’m late to this thread. Long live Zaphod. P.s. thanks for all the fish.
  4. Looks like you have plenty of wire there to do a pigtail. That would be my suggestion.
  5. I THOUGHT I wanted Composer Pro when I first got my system but I came to understand the conflicts and potential problems that would cause. I find that HE definitely scratches my personal itch to customize and do some light programming. Further, with folks on this board, I find there is always someone around willing to remotely handle issues that can not be addressed by HE, like adding drivers and troubleshooting. Those folks that do this (at least the ones I’ve worked with) are responsive, trustworthy, reliable, and very reasonably priced. What I’d like to see is a way for end users to get easier access to hardware. I know folks here will sell us things and that is greatly appreciated by me, but it would be great to be able to buy from C4 or NYCE or others directly. I wonder if there is a solution where we end users could buy online through our MyC4 page with the appropriate commission paid to our dealer of record. Not a complaint by any means but for folks like me who expand their system in drips and drabs I feel like it can be a real distraction for my dealer when I want to order two light switches and he is in the middle of lighting up an entire house.
  6. Thanks Mitch, you're a mensch!. Boy, I'm so out of my element on this stuff. Can someone suggest a reference I can use to get smarter on inserting code? My programming background is I used to wheel the projector down the hallway in grammar school.
  7. What's the purpose of the "# comment" field in the programing window?
  8. Think there’s a lot of ways to do this, even without a custom button. One way would be to set a timer such that when it expires -> send push notification -> set on and off LED color (on any preferred light switch) to red. This way when the notification comes and goes You still have that red LED to remind you to change the filter. Then set a double or triple tap of that light switch to -> restart timer -> set LED back to normal color. bada bing
  9. Thanks everyone for the responses, really appreciate it. Not the end of the world. Have been getting along so far with Sonos favorites, just hoping for a better way. So what do others that can take advantage of this feature use? Triad?
  10. Mitch, will this driver work with my Amcrest cameras? If so, can you add it to my system?
  11. Is this something that can be easily configured? Some folks may remember - I had my system installed by a novice dealer (extreme politeness on my part) and had tons of problems at the onset getting the system properly configured. This has been mostly fixed through the help of several kind and generous folks on this board who have guided me over the last three years. Most of that time has been spent on integrating my IoT equipment and I have put off most of the music related integration and relied on my Sonos app up to this point. For example, I have a NAS, it has tons of music and movies on it, but none of those are accessible through my C4 system. Thanks, again, all.
  12. Thanks, Mitch. So how can I add digital audio to a room? Note that I have Sonos, which I use for my music library, Pandora, Sirius, and other streaming.
  13. I don't. As I'm thinking this through I believe I have the wrong driver... I'm looking to be able to add streaming channels like Prime Audio, Spotify, etc. Sorry for my ignorance...
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