@Phil_Williams a pleasure to see you on here, you helped me regularly with lots of little issues, iv unfortunately been where you are at that same time of year and its awful, I hope your well seeing as we had a mutual friend.
@sipuncher I deeply appreciate all this work you have gathered and of course to all the others who have helped. I unfortunately am a non coder so im helpless in this regard. Oddly though my system is scrapping along with use, theres a few bugs occurring though, I did however when I got the system connect it to my Aeotec V3 hub so all my sensors, extender, hub and siren are connected.
I am going to bed hoping it something does not set off the siren then I can not turn it back off due to not having ladders.
My other observation in all this has been the following: “The sensors are not tied to the hub directly, if you were to factory reset the hub and the sensor then you could join any Zwave network. I have done exactly this using an Aeotec 7 stick plugged into my Home assistant NUC. I’ve not bothered with the Smartthings route as I already had heavily invested in HA.”
Does this mean if regardless if I pushed the sensors into HA or used the driver created for ST that the control hub is useless, just curious what the deal is with that as that contained a lot of features to troubleshoot, and also for other people in a household moving about in the morning if the alarm is part armed it would trigger the countdown to deactivate so if the hub is useless then you no longer get pre warning that the sensors might set the alarm off after the 1 minute count down. These features still seem to be working for me and for the likes of a security system having it part arm give you that security while one is asleep but then when one wakes thats forgot its armed or is not connected to the system say for example a guest or non technical persons then what happens.
Apologies as its a bit of a rabble on my part but I am in the same camp as you Simon, that I really don’t want to see any of this go to waste but I need to know whats going to be possible moving forward if I stick with it sort of working? atm. If I use this driver as is what I and users can use or set up? Or if you hope as you mentioned above to hopefully just build a fully open source security system?
I have also emailed the liquidator so I will do what I can on my end, if though they could pop the open source files to a community. What do you think could be achieved are we looking a potential goldmine opportunity to bring back a lot of the pain features but ran locally or via a community cloud?
The other thing to ask is if people feel its a bust for them would it not be good to inform people where they could donate or sell the equipment for those who would want more sensors, hubs and sirens?
Then finally would it be an easy pick for what people should use going forwards? I recall I done an exhaustive research and I picked Boundary for multiple reasons but the others of note was Simplisafe, abode and possibly ADT. @Phil_Williams possibly something use had lots of insight to gaging competition? I had got my Boundary system to be fitted to my first house and its rather a sad moment to face having to start all over and have to bounce back to the other choices of which most are not UK brands.
Thank you for entertaining all my ramblings as its been stiring for months and only just came across this thread.