I bought mine at Costco.ca without reading fine print and I get this notice that the service department will contact me re:Installation. I raised hell and the installation package was dropped.
By now you probably realized that it really isnt costco you are dealing with. Some 3rd party dealing via Costco web site.
To costco’s credit, when I complained they really made an effort to correct the problem.
The tapt switch looks interesting if there is a device driver someone has, it looks like it has 2 switches. The desc isn’t quite clear if each button is on and off or if there is 2 separate ccts. The latter would be great as I have some boxes with 2 and 3 ccts and I can’t get all the wires in for 3 zwave switches and barely 2 cuz those damn units are sooooo deep.
Was on V1 and just migrated over to V2. Overall pretty easy, except having issues with the Dlink cam. Horrible customer service so far from ST.
Purchased a bunch of sensors from Home Depot - the GoControl ones - 50$ for two window/doors plus a motion - all connected very easy.
Kijiji’d a Schlage Door Lock for about half price. And bringing in some ZSMOKES from the US since I cant find any smoke alarms here. Bought a bunch of used Wemo wall switches too. The rest so far direct from ST. Always looking for more!
Man, Canadians really get shafted when it comes to HA. I moved up to BC for a while now and I have to constantly going back down to Washington to get my stuffs. The border guards are starting to give me a hard time. They think I am running a business.
If anyone here is interested in finding a decent priced solution for a button remote Philip Hue Dimmer switch can be purchased at Best Buy Canada for $19 and joined to ST and used as a 4 button controller so you can use it to trigger things. It can be mounted magnetically on the wall and removed as a remote button controller.
Here is the community device code:
I bought three of them to use with my Hue setup so there is a manual way of turning off my hue lights without killing the actual switch controlling them, which causes ST to lose control of the Hue lights since they are powered off.
Planning on picking up a couple more to use as a 4 button controller to trigger different events from ST. Cheaper than the minimote and I can get it here in Canada LOL
Just an FYI here that I wouldn’t classify the Hue Dimmer Switch as working with ST. While the devicetype works well, myself and other users have had issues with it staying connected to the ST network. It seems to work after initial pairing and light will blink green in response to button presses; but after anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours, it will no longer register button presses in ST and blink red.
I have been unable to diagnose the connection issue, but hopefully the ST engineers that are working on an official integration can find the fix.
Good to know, thanks for the clarification. I’m using them right now with my Hue hub directly. Was looking to see if the community have found a way for either Hue (Connect) smart app to expose the dimmers to ST (haven’t look at the Hue API if it exposes the Dimmers) like it does with lights or if it can be paired directly (how i found you device handler).
Yeah sorry (the wife says I do that on pricing that benefits me and go the opposite way when I dont want it) - $59 I think for the two window/door sensors and a motion sensor. They also have the $109 for three window/door sensors, montion, and siren as @Navat604 mentions above.
I cant find the link now - they were on the website a few weeks ago. They still have them in the store here in Ottawa (as of a few days ago).