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they have prebuilt pi images, just burn the SD card and boot.. dont get any easier than that.
When I set Domoticz up, the prebuilt image didn't include openzwave.
 

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I have been doing Home automation for over 6 years it's been one of my favorite hobbies,I love when people start conversations like this.

Devices that I have are
15 hue bulbs (white)
6 hue bulbs (color)
4 echo dots
3 full size Amazon echos
3 Logitech harmony controllers (these can also control lights / scenes
5 sonos play 1s (one in every room)
8 ip cameras hikvision and dahua on BI
10 zwave switches (dimmers)
Zwave garage door opener
9 zwave motion sensors with temperature reading
4 zwave motion sensors outside
Garage door to enter house has a zwave lock with keypad
4 zwave smoke and carbon dioxide alarms
1 ecobee3
4 wall mounted tablets for home automation and BI
6 zwave water sensors

Some of my scenes are

If any door/window is opened it sends a push notification with what door/window was opened : example if the door do is open my Amazon echo will say: front door opened or bedroom window was opened ect...


Also I didn't want to buy a ring doorbell so I put a zwave motion sensor on my porch when someone walks up to the front door the echo will say (someone is at the front door) we also get a push notification to our phones in case it's the UPS guy or someone checking to see if we are home to break in. When I get this notification I always check the camera to see what's going on.

We use our phones as president sensors so if both mine and my wife's phone are not home it will automatically shut off all lights and if we forgot to shut the garage door within 2 minutes it will send a text saying you left with the garage open. Again only does this if are phone are gone.

If we leave and the Windows are open and it's has a 50% chance of raining that day or higher and both phones left it will send a push notification saying it's going to rain and windows are open.


In my living room I have motion sensor with a lux reading once the lux in the living room gets below 150 lux it puts the whole house into what we call "night mode" and night mode uses the motion sensors in the house to turn on/off the lights, so we walk into a room the motion sensor sees motion, it turns on the lights, once their is no motion for 3 minutes the lights turn off. This is something we have in every room and is nice if you have kids that leave lights on.


If any door is left open for 10 minutes it sends a push notification with what door. Also nice if you have kids that leave doors open running in and out.


If bathroom humidity reaches over 70% it turns on the exhaust fan



Once My wife and I plug in our phones to charge at night, this will trigger the home alarm to be set and also turn off all lights and devices


In the morning when I unplug my phone this triggers all the lights to turn orange and slowly dim up over a time frame of 45 minutes so my eyes can adjust to the lighting. It also starts my coffee machine and gets it warm. Turns on the sonos to my favorite tech new station. 30 minutes after my phone is unplug my garage opens only does this (m-f workdays) ( between certain hours )


We have water sensors so if their is ever a water leak it will send a push notification to our phones also shut off the main water valve this is handy if your on vacation.


I'm also afraid that our fridge will go out and stop cooling the food, and we would waste 200+ on food. So I put a zwave motion sensor with temperature in the fridge once the fridge temperature goes above 45 degrees , we get a push notification to our phones saying the fridge just died. Same with the freezer this way we know if they stop cooling.


If we have someone doing repairs or someone needs in the house I can open the garage remotely and give them a temporary pin for the door lock.


When we open the coat closet there is a zwave sensor that detects the door being open or closed once the door opens Sonos will play the weather forecast so we know to bring a coat or rain jacket ect...


All my porch lights turn on/off automatically at sunset / sunrise



Of course we can do all that Alexa tricks ,Alexa lights on Alexa lights off / dim . I can run any scene with Alexa


Okay so this is just a few automations in my house I can do, this is just kinda of hitting the surface here there is tons more things you can do your mind is the limit. Have fun with it !
Hey there Ryan, I'd be very interested in how you're currently sending push notifications to a specific Amazon Echo. Can you elaborate on the radios/Hubs (Vera, SmartThings, custom setup) that you're using and where the logic/automation scenes are running (Local/Cloud). I have a similar HA device list, and have had to rely solely on the SONOS for any Text-to-speech output when I'd much rather push to the specific Echo speakers in each room.
 

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Amazon Echo dont support notifications or voice alerts.. or I might of had one by now..

instead I just plugged some USB Speakers into my home automation server and hid em behind the coutch and I have a bunch of pre-recorded notifications that get triggered.. 'Pardon me, I wanted to let you know the load in the laundry has completed.. please move it to the dryer when you get a chance.." -- in a Sexxy British Accent.. if that function breaks my wife bitches.. and when your wife actually MISSES some home automation widget you know its critical functionality.

If anyone knows someone who can nail a perfect Marvin from Hitchikers guide impression, please put me in touch.. I'll pay good money for a quick voice acting gig
 

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Hey there Ryan, I'd be very interested in how you're currently sending push notifications to a specific Amazon Echo. Can you elaborate on the radios/Hubs (Vera, SmartThings, custom setup) that you're using and where the logic/automation scenes are running (Local/Cloud). I have a similar HA device list, and have had to rely solely on the SONOS for any Text-to-speech output when I'd much rather push to the specific Echo speakers in each room.
I have a nexus 7 connected to the Amazon echo thought bluetooth. I then downloaded app called pushover on my tablet. Pushover: Simple Notifications for Android, iOS, and Desktop Once that is done you can you can get voice notification read outs with app called notification avatar . Again must have a Bluetooth tablet connected to a echo for this to work and the apps downloaded, it's the tablet getting the notification then it sends it to echo Bluetooth. I wish everything was local I had but it's over the cloud I'm currently using Smartthings as my hub but I also have Veralite and wink
 

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Amazon Echo dont support notifications or voice alerts.. or I might of had one by now..

instead I just plugged some USB Speakers into my home automation server and hid em behind the coutch and I have a bunch of pre-recorded notifications that get triggered.. 'Pardon me, I wanted to let you know the load in the laundry has completed.. please move it to the dryer when you get a chance.." -- in a Sexxy British Accent.. if that function breaks my wife bitches.. and when your wife actually MISSES some home automation widget you know its critical functionality.

If anyone knows someone who can nail a perfect Marvin from Hitchikers guide impression, please put me in touch.. I'll pay good money for a quick voice acting gig
So you have smart washer or how does it know when laundry is done? I'm interested in stuff like that.
 

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stupid washer, with a Z-Wave Energy monitoring plug.. has a script running that is triggered when wattage goes above 0, then it flags the washer as running.. it then monitors the energy usage and when it drops back to 0 watts for more than Xmins it knows the cycle is done and triggers the voice alert and a pushover alert to our devices including my wife's smart watch.

Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher/Microwave were a piece of cake

used these, seem hard to find now Amazon.com: Aeon Labs DSC06106-ZWUS - Z-Wave Smart-Energy-Switch - 2-Pack: Home Improvement
 
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I have been doing Home automation for over 6 years it's been one of my favorite hobbies,I love when people start conversations like this.

Devices that I have are
15 hue bulbs (white)
6 hue bulbs (color)
4 echo dots
3 full size Amazon echos
3 Logitech harmony controllers (these can also control lights / scenes
5 sonos play 1s (one in every room)
8 ip cameras hikvision and dahua on BI
10 zwave switches (dimmers)
Zwave garage door opener
9 zwave motion sensors with temperature reading
4 zwave motion sensors outside
Garage door to enter house has a zwave lock with keypad
4 zwave smoke and carbon dioxide alarms
1 ecobee3
4 wall mounted tablets for home automation and BI
6 zwave water sensors

Some of my scenes are

If any door/window is opened it sends a push notification with what door/window was opened : example if the door do is open my Amazon echo will say: front door opened or bedroom window was opened ect...


Also I didn't want to buy a ring doorbell so I put a zwave motion sensor on my porch when someone walks up to the front door the echo will say (someone is at the front door) we also get a push notification to our phones in case it's the UPS guy or someone checking to see if we are home to break in. When I get this notification I always check the camera to see what's going on.

We use our phones as president sensors so if both mine and my wife's phone are not home it will automatically shut off all lights and if we forgot to shut the garage door within 2 minutes it will send a text saying you left with the garage open. Again only does this if are phone are gone.

If we leave and the Windows are open and it's has a 50% chance of raining that day or higher and both phones left it will send a push notification saying it's going to rain and windows are open.


In my living room I have motion sensor with a lux reading once the lux in the living room gets below 150 lux it puts the whole house into what we call "night mode" and night mode uses the motion sensors in the house to turn on/off the lights, so we walk into a room the motion sensor sees motion, it turns on the lights, once their is no motion for 3 minutes the lights turn off. This is something we have in every room and is nice if you have kids that leave lights on.


If any door is left open for 10 minutes it sends a push notification with what door. Also nice if you have kids that leave doors open running in and out.


If bathroom humidity reaches over 70% it turns on the exhaust fan



Once My wife and I plug in our phones to charge at night, this will trigger the home alarm to be set and also turn off all lights and devices


In the morning when I unplug my phone this triggers all the lights to turn orange and slowly dim up over a time frame of 45 minutes so my eyes can adjust to the lighting. It also starts my coffee machine and gets it warm. Turns on the sonos to my favorite tech new station. 30 minutes after my phone is unplug my garage opens only does this (m-f workdays) ( between certain hours )


We have water sensors so if their is ever a water leak it will send a push notification to our phones also shut off the main water valve this is handy if your on vacation.


I'm also afraid that our fridge will go out and stop cooling the food, and we would waste 200+ on food. So I put a zwave motion sensor with temperature in the fridge once the fridge temperature goes above 45 degrees , we get a push notification to our phones saying the fridge just died. Same with the freezer this way we know if they stop cooling.


If we have someone doing repairs or someone needs in the house I can open the garage remotely and give them a temporary pin for the door lock.


When we open the coat closet there is a zwave sensor that detects the door being open or closed once the door opens Sonos will play the weather forecast so we know to bring a coat or rain jacket ect...


All my porch lights turn on/off automatically at sunset / sunrise



Of course we can do all that Alexa tricks ,Alexa lights on Alexa lights off / dim . I can run any scene with Alexa


Okay so this is just a few automations in my house I can do, this is just kinda of hitting the surface here there is tons more things you can do your mind is the limit. Have fun with it !

A few questions, which zwave motion sensors with temperature reading are you using?

How are you tracking if your phones are in the house or not?

Do you have any integration with blue iris?

"If we leave and the Windows are open and it's has a 50% chance of raining that day or higher and both phones left it will send a push notification saying it's going to rain and windows are open." --- how do you do this one? lol.

"Once My wife and I plug in our phones to charge at night, this will trigger the home alarm to be set and also turn off all lights and devices" --- would love to know how you are doing that

Of course we can do all that Alexa tricks ,Alexa lights on Alexa lights off / dim . I can run any scene with Alexa ---- i've got an alexa i'd like to use in my home automation also, what all do you use for that?
 

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stupid washer, with a Z-Wave Energy monitoring plug.. has a script running that is triggered when wattage goes above 0, then it flags the washer as running.. it then monitors the energy usage and when it drops back to 0 watts for more than Xmins it knows the cycle is done and triggers the voice alert and a pushover alert to our devices including my wife's smart watch.

Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher/Microwave were a piece of cake

used these, seem hard to find now Amazon.com: Aeon Labs DSC06106-ZWUS - Z-Wave Smart-Energy-Switch - 2-Pack: Home Improvement
Nice, I'm assuming domoticz has places you can say run this script continuously or something like that? I haven't had a chance to install it yet.
 

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Hey there Ryan, I'd be very interested in how you're currently sending push notifications to a specific Amazon Echo. Can you elaborate on the radios/Hubs (Vera, SmartThings, custom setup) that you're using and where the logic/automation scenes are running (Local/Cloud). I have a similar HA device list, and have had to rely solely on the SONOS for any Text-to-speech output when I'd much rather push to the specific Echo speakers in each room.
Good to know... (I am painfully aware of the current inability to 'push' to Echo devices, still holding on to hope that that changes at some-point in the future.) I'm currently use the SONOS speakers as my current text-to-speech (from a SmartThings Hub) but only have 3 - PLAY1/PLAY3's and use my CONNECT-AMP for outdoor speakers. Since I have 10 Echos (one in every room) I would LOVE to find a way to use these as locally-addressable output devices, but I don't really gain in using a single ECHO over the SONOS.
 

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here's all my lua scripts: domoticz-scripts/lua at master · nayrnet/domoticz-scripts · GitHub

this is the washingmachine one, I grabed it off the forums tweaked and copied it for other devices:
domoticz-scripts/script_time_washingmachine.lua at master · nayrnet/domoticz-scripts · GitHub
Sweet, it seems the pre made pi image will no longer be put out so I'm about to go through all the stuff of setting one up from scratch and everything, doesn't look hard, just more tedius than having a ready to go image lol.
 

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So domoticz is alive, I used the install script, I see openzwave usb as a choice under hardware so hopefully support is compiled in. Now I'm just waiting for my gear to get here.
 

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So domoticz is alive, I used the install script, I see openzwave usb as a choice under hardware so hopefully support is compiled in. Now I'm just waiting for my gear to get here.
Make sure to check out the domoticz forum for domoticz specific questions
 

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Ive contributed a bit to Domoticz; largely the X509 Cert Auth portion of it and a bunch of MQTT work.

I dont update much; because when I do it takes a while to test everything and fix any new issues that popup.. but when I do update I usually sumbit a handfull of patches heh.. but im only #16 with a mere 20 commits and 500 lines of code written: Contributors to domoticz/domoticz · GitHub
 

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Ive contributed a bit to Domoticz; largely the X509 Cert Auth portion of it and a bunch of MQTT work.

I dont update much; because when I do it takes a while to test everything and fix any new issues that popup.. but when I do update I usually sumbit a handfull of patches heh.. but im only #16 with a mere 20 commits and 500 lines of code written: Contributors to domoticz/domoticz · GitHub
yeah I was playing around trying to just add my dahua starlight turret and it does not seem to be working lol and this port 9989 does not exist when I nmap the camera.
 
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