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  #1859538 6-Sep-2017 11:06
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Dingbatt:

I have an HTPC that runs 24/7. Can you give me an example of HA software that will run on a PC? Windows 7 actually, because I wanted to retain the Media Centre functionality.
What additional hardware is then required?

 

 

 

I ran OpenHAB and HABridge on a Windows 10 VM for a while (running as a Hyper-V) instance on my desktop. That worked fine. But it seemed overkill (and anyway I didn't have an activation code for the VM) so just moved it to a Pi3 which is fine also. It's just JavaScript after all.





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  #1867413 16-Sep-2017 22:57
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Just about to start setting up HA on a Pi.

 

Where is the best place to buy z wave bits and pieces? It sounds like we need to buy local for 230v and for the nz z wave frequency, is that right?

 

Is the z wave stick On Amazon the same as we can buy locally?

 

Can I buy the z wave key fobs, siren, switches etc off Amazon. Freq OK and any problem importing things with batteries? 

 

 

 

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  #1867416 16-Sep-2017 23:14
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Active automation, unless you want non nz frequencies.




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  #1867426 17-Sep-2017 06:48
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Thanks for the reply. What is the disadvantage to using non NZ frequencys?
Is it possible to mix and match freqs? Although I suppose the z stick would be one or the other, not both.




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  #1867428 17-Sep-2017 07:04
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AceVPD: Thanks for the reply. What is the disadvantage to using non NZ frequencys?
Is it possible to mix and match freqs? Although I suppose the z stick would be one or the other, not both.



 

the disadvantage is its illegal to use US frequencies in NZ

 

and no its not possible unless you run 2 different zwave controllers


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  #1867440 17-Sep-2017 09:13
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Thanks, makes aense

Is there any way to hack the devices to change the frequencys? So much more expensive buying them here. Are there other countries using the same freqs as us?

Thanks!

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  #1867453 17-Sep-2017 09:48
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AceVPD: Thanks, makes aense

Is there any way to hack the devices to change the frequencys? So much more expensive buying them here. Are there other countries using the same freqs as us?

Thanks!

 

No as the frequency is defined by the Zwave chip in the device. and no AU/NZ have different frequencies to the rest of the world so you need specific devices


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