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  1. I just saw Brians latest video about making the switch and I think he said that Life360 didn't play nice in the new app. I wanted to post my findings here instead of on Youtube to get some feedback from you guys. I have somehow got Life360 to work with the new apps scenes and automations. This is my logic to make Life360 work in the new app: Automation "Life 360 present" triggers Scene "Location Home (Scene)" -> Scene "Location Home (Scene)" that sets the house to "Location mode, Home" -> Automation "Location mode Home" that when the house is in "Location Mode, Home" it will trigger "Turn on home (Scene)" + "Corner lamp (Scene)" + "Send message that someone is home" + Turns off the cameras + Change security setting to Disarmed. Automation "Life 360 NOT present" triggers Scene "Location Away (Scene)" -> Scene "Location Away (Scene)" that sets the house to "Location mode Away" -> Automation "Location mode, Away" that when the house is in "Location Mode, Away" it will trigger "Turn off home (Scene)" + "Send message that no one is home" + Turns on the cameras + Change security setting to Armed.
  2. Great Brian, I also have started to play around with the "transition". One thing I miss from the Smart Home monitor (classic app) is the ability to have some delay (minutes) before an action. Example: The front door has been open for 5 minutes, then turn on a light with color red, send an sms and read out loud a message from a connected speaker. This can be achieved in the classic app under custom configuration. That however is not the case with the Smartthings Home monitor (new app). There is an option for delay that had me fooled to believe that the same thing could be achieved but no. The delay in the new app regarding the above example is: The front door opens and closes, after 5 minutes the light turns red and so on. Not the same! If someone knows about a solution in the new app for this I'm eager to learn. Cheers, //Peter
  3. Get ready to make the switch. That was the headline for an email that Samsung sent out to all Smartthings app users. You could do a video about how to best make that switch. I for one had to search long and hard to find the "Repair Z-wave network" option in the new app. I have in the classic Smart Home monitor app many custom rules that involves delays. If front door is open for more than five minutes a lamp will turn on an set the color to read, a message will read out loud that the door is open, and so on. I have many other rules that also might need a tutorial. How to think when using the new Automations and Scenes in the new app, how to keep functionality from the old app to the new. The Smartthings guys tells us in a forum post that they have worked hard with their native DTH and that they are mostly local. How to identify these new DTH and use those instead of custom DTH. What do you Brian think is better with the new app and their new way of thinking. I think this in a video could be beneficial for a lot of us users. To get a rundown from you and also have followup videos when the Samartthings team update and improve the new Smarthings app with more functionality. This is the forum post that I have been reading. https://community.smartthings.com/t/get-ready-to-make-the-switch/183948/454 Cheers and keep up the good work, //Peter
  4. Hi, Have a IRL routine to do a Z-wave network repair every Sunday morning in my Smartthings Classic app. (I do not think it is available in the new Smartthings app.) Are anyone else doing the same on a regular basis or am i just being a little to wary of my set up always being in tiptop shape? Here are some links on the subject: https://support.smartthings.com/hc/en-us/articles/200981864-How-do-I-make-sure-my-Z-Wave-devices-are-routing-optimally-in-the-SmartThings-Classic-app- https://community.smartthings.com/t/faq-please-explain-repair-z-wave-network/55976/4 //Peter
  5. You can never have to much in home security or automation ;o) I live by the wisdom of my life long mentor Fraiser.
  6. Hi all, I'm waiting for the Arlo Video Door bell that I hope will come out soon. https://www.cnet.com/news/arlos-smart-video-doorbell-may-be-imminent/
  7. Hi Brian, Good to to know and great that you are taking it to the next level. Can't wait for season two to come out
  8. Hi Brian, As other people have said, it was the news updates that got my attention to your channel. So please, keep those. Set up videos of "more complex" setups is also very appreciated, for example the video you made about switching out your router helped me a lot in taking the leap of doing the same. And now I always look forward to your interviews and hopefully some home tours in the patreon channel of people showing their smart home in detail.
  9. Great suggestion. I will definitely try the aquarium on my screen next to our dining room
  10. Great suggestion, I'm looking for an slim Ethernet cable and will most certainly check this out. Thx
  11. Interesting, could you show a picture of how you have attached the switch to the computer? Best regards, //Peter
  12. Hello Larry, Great, I love movies too. Been loving movies since i rented my first moviebox in the early 80s. I personally use JRiver MediaCenter as my frontend and server together with two Synology NAS, one 8 disk and one 4 disk NAS. https://jriver.com/ My home cinema setup: Hardware: Intel Core i5-8600K 16GB RAM, ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 8GB DUAL OC, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, version 1809 Software: JRiver 24, MadVr 0.92.17 (madVR Beta V40 & madMeasureHDR 3.7.x), NVIDIA driver 417.71 Projector: JVC DLA-I X5500 (RS420, X570R) Screen: DNP Supernova 08-85 Receiver: Marantz 7011 Wireless headphones: Sony MDR HW700DS Splitter/Scaler: HD Fury Vertex Speakers: Linn Unik for Front, Center, Front high and surround back. M&K M4T for Surround. Elipson Planet M for Top Middle. Sub: SVS SB-2000 X 2 Active fiber cable: Monoprice SlimRun, 4K@60Hz, YUV4:4:4, 50ft Copper cable: Supra 18Gbit/s Here are some pictures from my setup at home, both old an new equipment. https://www.minhembio.com/arcspin I'm not sure if you or others did have movieboxes in the 80s? This is a moviebox: "Moviebox was a video recorder (VHS) intended for home use which was usually rented out by video stores. The movie box was the most common in the 1980s when video recorders were still quite unusual in their homes. The devices were designed for easy transport and engagement as well as anti-friction and intended for playback of rental movies, and therefore usually lacked all functions that were not absolutely necessary for this type of use, such as remote control and recording capabilities. A Moviebox was rented per day or several days." PS, the picture below is a picture of a Moviebox from he 80s, not my home theater set up ;o)
  13. Hi, My Actiontile setup has been on Brians video recently and I made a reply on his YouTube channel but I thought it could be good to post my setup here as well. My setup is as follow: Hardware: Lenovo TAB4 10 inch Android tablet Software: Fully Kiosk Browser, DAKboard and Actiontiles The Fully kiosk browser is the app that ties DAKboard and Actiontiles together, it is a highly capable app but I only use it to be able to have a screensaver mode where DAKboard can be on display. Dakboard is a customizable display for photos, calendar, news, weather and more, I use it for a our common calendar that me and girlfriend have setup in Google Calendar. Every time we want to put something up on the common calendar (DAKboard) we simply assign the calendar entry to our common calendar instead of our personal calendar. Beside our common calendar there is also a five day weather forecast on display. You can have much more shown but I think these two are the ones that for us makes most sense to have on at all the time. Lastly Actiontiles that brings our entire smart home together, it is basic and functional. I tried to add some weather live cameras and other stuff but in the end I opted for a clean and symmetrical layout. If you notice in my Actiontile set up, the icons for lights have different meaning, if the light bulb is pointing downward the light is in the ceiling and if the light bulb is upright it is a light that´s floor standing or on a desk. Philips Hue Light strips under the bed are shown as a strip and the blinds in the bedroom are arrows pointing upwards or downwards. If the windows is closed there is on type of icon and if the window is open there is another icon and color. My two large tiles in the center is two scenes, one for turning all the lights off (LAMPOR AV) and one too turn the lights on (LAMPOR PÅ) One tip that I shared on AYL Youtube channel is as follows: ""A tip for making it easier to design your ActionTile is to have two browser windows open at the same time you configure your ActionTile layout. One browser window arranging the tiles and one browser window, scaled to the appropriate tablet size, to see the result."" Fully Kiosk Browser link: https://www.ozerov.de/fully-kiosk-browser/ DAKboard link: https://dakboard.com/site Actiontiles link: https://www.actiontiles.com/ Hope this helps, //Peter
  14. Hi Larry, I think the topic of Webcore needs to start from the beginning and for Brian to make a video about webcore, what it is, what it does and how to set it up. I have however a easy webcore assigment for you if you would like to help me out. As of now I have made a Stringify script that turns on and off (blinking) two Philips Hue lightsstrips in the bedroom at 10 pm every night. We all know that Stringify will terminate all their services come July 1. What I want to happen: Philips Hue Lightstrip 1 and 2 will turn on at 40% brightness in the color red and be on for 1 second and off for 1 second and do that three times and then stay off (blinking 3 times). Best regards, //Peter
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