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  #1493916 17-Feb-2016 12:17
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Yep fair enough - openHAB is a steep learning curve and requires a fair bit of time to get setup. I would do plenty of research into the Fibaro controllers - I am not sure how easy it is to integrate into other protocols and systems. In saying that I have never played with a full HC2 so can't really comment with any authority.


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  #1493947 17-Feb-2016 12:58
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SumnerBoy:

 

Yeah sorry about that team - we welcomed our first baby a month ago and time is at a premium now. I just can't continue to work full time, raise a child, continue with my own tinkering :), AND run an online business!

 

 

congratulations, saw the note on your site, hope all is going well.


 
 
 
 


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  #1493950 17-Feb-2016 13:01
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Blanch:

 

congratulations, saw the note on your site, hope all is going well.

 

 

Really appreciate that - thanks. Yes, things are going very well thanks, after a fairly traumatic introduction (she was 7 weeks prem). 


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  #1493973 17-Feb-2016 13:22
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Blanch:

 

congratulations, saw the note on your site, hope all is going well.

 

 

Really appreciate that - thanks. Yes, things are going very well thanks, after a fairly traumatic introduction (she was 7 weeks prem). 

 

 

That explains the note; “fairly traumatic” might be a bit of an understatement ;)




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  #1493974 17-Feb-2016 13:25
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hmmm it looks like Fibaro disabled plugins a year ago and havent said when they will be back.... maybe ill look at openhab again....  sigh.... so much work....


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  #1493976 17-Feb-2016 13:28
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openHAB v2 is close to being ready, and the new version of the Z-Wave binding has just been released. Allows for much easier config, including device discovery and UI configuration (rather than trying to work out the command classes to use etc). It is still a WIP so there will be bugs but might be worth looking at? v2 should be a BIG step towards easier configuration. But all your existing rules and sitemaps should still work.

 

Haven't tried it myself, system is too much in PRODUCTION to risk touching it at the moment!


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  #1493977 17-Feb-2016 13:29
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Blanch:

 

That explains the note; “fairly traumatic” might be a bit of an understatement ;)

 

 

Yes - especially considering we were in Nelson for a mates wedding a very long way from home. Ended up being stuck in the Nelson neo natal unit for a month before they could transfer us back to ChCh. Very good story for the 21st!


 
 
 
 




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  #1493978 17-Feb-2016 13:31
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ben you know where in NZ I could buy a Gen5 Z-Stick?  $120ish isnt much to risk on something, $1400 is :)


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  #1493980 17-Feb-2016 13:32
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Yeah ActiveAutomation should have them. 

 

http://activeautomation.co.nz/aeon-z-stick-gen5-controller

 

 




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  #1493986 17-Feb-2016 13:41
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Yeah ActiveAutomation should have them. 

 

http://activeautomation.co.nz/aeon-z-stick-gen5-controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

filled out all my info, last step of checkout and they dont take credit card or Paypal.  Only bank transfer.  such a PITA, PITA because it takes an extra day to clear.


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  #1493988 17-Feb-2016 13:44
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Really? Didn't realise that - bugger. Send them an email, they might be looking to add that. I know bank transfers are preferrable, no fees! But I reckon I was about 98% PayPal at Smart Things.




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  #1493993 17-Feb-2016 13:48
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Really? Didn't realise that - bugger. Send them an email, they might be looking to add that. I know bank transfers are preferrable, no fees! But I reckon I was about 98% PayPal at Smart Things.

 

 

 

 

luckily I have a kiwibank account i keep a couple of hundred in (they do quicker transfer than my main bank) so was able to instant transfer with that.  but yeah, they really need at least paypal, so much easier.

 

 

 

ok, wish me luck, hopefully I can get it work, going to install the latest (might even do version 2) on a raspberrypi.  my main openhab is running on a windows server still.


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  #1493994 17-Feb-2016 13:50
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no https either. Seems super amateur.





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  #1494016 17-Feb-2016 13:53
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To be fair, my site was not HTTPS either - the payment gateway (i.e. PayPal) was, but nothing on my site itself contained any sensitive information so I didn't see the point.


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  #1494017 17-Feb-2016 13:55
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SumnerBoy:

 

To be fair, my site was not HTTPS either - the payment gateway (i.e. PayPal) was, but nothing on my site itself contained any sensitive information so I didn't see the point.

 

 

It has a registration form that wants personal information, so yes it is sensitive information.





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