What are people using for light level detection, ie lumens? My control4 / card access zigbee motion sensors have a light level that I use to set light levels in a room. This is a huge power saver and really takes HA to a new level.
Without light level detection in a room, setting a light to 75% could just be wasted light and power.
Setting a light to 100% from complete darkness after 2am is wasted, since I don’t want all that light at that time of night.
Would be awesome if the smartthings motion sensor had light level detection / reporting, did I miss it?
@kmugh it has contacts that you can wire a button to to trigger the sensor. So basically, you take a doorbell button and wire each wire to the door bell then to the contacts on this. When you push the button it triggers the device like and open/close event.
@mattjfrank, Ah, I see. I have one of the old school doorbells (24V, solenoid type). Can the everspring sensor support this voltage? Also, I am assuming you wire the sensor in parallel with the doorbell button.
Wow, you and I are on same wavelength… no pun intended. Here’s my newbie ideas. I’d develop them myself if someone would kindly point me in the right direction.
Device: My local HVAC guy gave me a great deal on Honeywell TotalConnect thermostat but could not get Z-wave model.
Application: I just want it to turn on AC when temp is above a threshold (based on single of various sensors) and turn on Furnace when temp is below similar threshold.
Device: Foscam IP Cameras: you can buy these things cheap on eb@y,1s@le, etc.
Application: PTZ control mostly. Switch to position/zoom presets upon trigger from door/window/other sensor and send video to mobile app/DVR/FTP. I use another app for Android to do this, but controls over https suck over the internet, I’d rather ST took care of some logic an API controls locally (LAN).
Device: NAS (I have Seagate NAS drive and my Router has USB NAS solutions (ASUS router).
Application: Can we take a camera feed and either store video or a series of pictures on a network drive? This may be part of the That of ITTT project…see DVR reference in same post.
Device: DLink Ip Camera (PM me for model, happy to test code). Another cheap internet camera, without the DVR but has a built in wifi extender.
Application: This camera seems to have good motion triggering, but the android app is never quite quick enough to catch my trigger. (I’m trying to catch which of my 3 cats is peeing on the couch, but a more common app would be to record for 30 seconds after a door/window opens). Would be nice to intercept the API trigger for motion and trigger DVR capture.
Device: Combo of motion sensors (camera, motion, or other) and SmartSence Presence Sensors.
Application: If everyone in house is upstairs, I want thermostat controlled based on upstairs sensor readings. If everyone leaves the TV room, trigger lights or other events. Room level granularity. I’d buy a sensor in each room ($$$) to support.
Device: Yamaha RX-V773 9505C6.
Application: Not sure what the API supports, but volume control and input switching would be nice actions for other triggers. (Enter room, set away, etc) I can do much of this from the web GUI… (http API that doesn’t change much)
Device: Polycom VVX500 (VOIP Phone) More API’s than ____…
Application: Can display a video feed. say of exterior camera when someone is at the front door(motion, camera, doorbell). then initiate an audio chat session (if IP cam supports, see above Foscam).
Device: Speaking of doorbells…can we get an in-line z-wave trigger that installs on my existing doorbell (I don’t need the pushbutton, so maybe two options).
Application: This can trigger events for recording, cameras, PTZ presets, VOIP sessions, door locks, etc. I.E. do I have to go downstairs to answer the doorbell if its just the UPS guy dropping off a package?
Device: Oh yeah, this is why I got into home automation in the first place. Can someone please make a specific “driver” for Yale touchpad locks.
Application: I’m tired of the device telling me it’s unlocked. Someone on the forums has a fix, but I’m not geek enough to implement, so would appreciate a published solution. Also would be nice to have triggers based on codes… if code 1 used, then action x, if code 2 used, then action y…
I’ve got time and motivation if someone has a lead on any of the above ideas they care to share.
Im a Newbie - But heres some things I want to work on as soon as I get all of my light switches and outlets converted:
My-Q - I saw the post about the new device type, gotta try that one out
Alarm System Integration. I have hardwired door and window sensors on all of my crawlspace and first floor windows and doors. I don’t want to have to add a second set just for ST/HA monitoring. I have a Honeywell Vista-20P panel. I am trying to figure out how to integrate something like the AD2USB with a ST hub.
Irrigation Systems - I’d like to be able to control my RainBird Irrigation System from ST/Home Kit