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  1. So now that there's a way to lock down individual touchscreens, is there also a way to lock down individual 4Sight users? They show up in the Identity agent, but aren't available as selections in the Access agent... From what I can gather, they all lump into the "Default" bucket, which could be customized, but it would see like a common request to limit some 4Sight users more than others (kids vs parents, owners vs visitors, etc).
  2. Is anyone aware of anything in the pipeline to add XTRA channels (streaming only channel numbers > 1000) to the SiriusXM driver (Or maybe there's already a way to do this that I just missed)? Right now I have a work around by playing it on a TV and joining rooms to the session, but that's not ideal. I'd rather just have a native way to do it in the Audio driver than having to use video as a bandaid.
  3. I know this is probably an odd ask, but I replaced a 1U amp with a different 1U amp. The amp had a blank 1u above it (which was snug). The new 1u amp is ever so slightly taller, and the 1u blank no longer fits. The top edge of the 1u blank is rolled 90 degrees to make it strong, so there's really no way to force it. It's a 42u rack, so outside of trying to slide everything above the amp (60% of the rack) 1/16" up, is there a known shorter 1u blank, vented or unvented to fix this? I didn't know where else to ask, so thought I'd check here to see if anyone else has run into this. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  4. Much of this comes from the security system - the motion sensors / door sensors / garage door sensors, etc are all tied to the security panel, and even though they aren't in the project as an official sensor, they show up under Security | Alarm | History tab. Under Locks and Sensors, there's the door locks, and they also have a "History" tab, where you can see when each door was locked. Garage doors show up here too, since they have a sensor tied to them (the "Garage Door (Sensor)" driver.
  5. This may be a dumb question, but I like having history on - it's helpful to troubleshoot devices, find where there's dead batteries (say in a Lutron occupancy sensor), etc. That being said, do you have to expose this to every user that has access to your Control4 system? We have nannies and housekeepers that have access, and I don't necessarily want them to be able to peruse through the history to see when I'm moving around the house based on occupancy sensors, when I leave based on alarm status, etc.
  6. Not sure if this has ever been shared, but if you don't want to go through the trouble of debugging an app to find the QLAUNCH command, and you have the app on your android phone, there's an app called "Fully" kiosk browser that's meant to lock the android device to only a specific app - well, as part of that, if you use single app mode, it shows the QLAUNCH command for an app. I quickly found the updated QLAUNCH for the peloton app by using my phone. Saved the time of debugging it...
  7. I have this panel, and I bought a connector that connects directly to the NX-8e panel (interlogix P-0003). Then I have a serial cable that connects from there directly to the serial port on a controller. I had to run through the setup steps in the driver documentation directly on the Interlogix panel to configure the NX-8e for automation integration modifying the locations and segments. If you don't do this, the panel will not communicate no matter what you do to hook things up. Here's what needs to be set depending on how you connect the panel: If you have no idea how to make any changes to the panel programming itself, there's many sites that have step-by-step instructions on how to modify, but you need to make sure to use the settings from the driver above, and just use the instructions to understand how to make the changes. Here's an example of step-by-step on how to configure for use with Vera - note this is just the instructions on how to do it, you'll have to substitute the correct values from the table above - for example, the table above shows a baud rate of 9600. The tutorial shows how to set it up for Vera, and sets it to 31600, which would be wrong for the Control4 driver: https://community.getvera.com/t/nx-8e-panel-programming-details/174871
  8. I ordered some last week and got them in a few days (US).
  9. So I'm tired of seeing keypads that are right next to each other with slightly different colors because one ambient light sensor is reading "dim" and the other is reading "bright". Stating this up front so this doesn't come up: these are brand new keypads with the new ambient light sensors with the black shaft. Here's what I'm thinking: Set backlight levels to "high" all of the time via "Fully Customized" backlight levels At a given time in the morning (say ~sunrise), set the backlight color to "White" - seems the most readable color for daylight At a given time in the evening (say ~sunset), set the backlight color to something dark, like dark navy Possibly handle well-lit night areas differently than bedrooms. Questions: What's the best way to programatically set *all* keypad colors at once? I can do these one-by-one if it has to be that way, but this is going to be tedious - this project has ~ 55 lighting loads with engraved keypads. Is there a way to manipulate the "level" from DIM to BRIGHT and vice versa? Is there a better way to deal with keypads all looking different because ambient light levels in different areas of a room are read differently (sometimes in keypads side-by-side? I can't believe there's not a way to connect all keypad light levels together, especially in the same room. For example, there's a room that has windows on 3 sides, and has keypads on all 3 sides of the room. All keypad backlight levels look differently (and the colors all look different then too).
  10. Correct, I did mean where aesthetics aren't top of list - I corrected it in my original post - thanks for pointing that out. The driver is a one-time cost, so if you needed 10 switches, you'd be looking at like $290 total (10 switches @ $20, and the $90 driver), or $29/each. Seems reasonable provided that wifi signal is decent at each location.
  11. I'm not sure why I hadn't even given this though earlier, but for closets and other places where aesthetics aren't top of list, is there any drawback to using TP-Link switches where I'd normally put C4-SW120277 switches if the zigbee mesh in those areas is already strong when Alan's driver is already part of a project? The HS200 switches are $20 retail, so for the spare bedroom closets where I find the traditional switches left accidentally on, it seems like a no-brainer...the only downside that I can see is that they look different and the TP-Link switches obviously wouldn't help to strengthen the zigbee mesh. Am I missing something?
  12. Can you elaborate on this more (what is needed between the two)? I'm trying to use a relay for this purpose with a newer MyQ opener 8160WB, and it seems that the wired connection between the opener and the door is a data connection, and not a simple relay...
  13. The IP drivers for Samsung QLED / Frame TVs have what seems to be some limited functionality around Ambient mode - there's reference to it in the documentation, but no instructions on how to implement Ambient mode on the QLED sets (there's more descriptive instructions for "Art Mode" on the Frame but it doesn't seem to apply). How do you go about sending the commands to get the TV into Ambient Mode? There's device specific commands on the TV driver for "Begin Art Mode", but that doesn't seem to do anything (I can have a custom button issue that command and nothing happens). There's the "Art Mode" mini app, that can be connected to Mini App 15 on the Samsung TV, but again, that doesn't seem to do anything. Am I missing something obvious? To get this into Art Mode, is this simply a binding, or is it custom programming? If it's the latter, can someone point me in the right direction?
  14. I see the Armed Away, Armed Night, etc on OS3.1 using elk_ip_security_panel.c4z driver version 19.
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