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  1. I too saw Brians video and i'm very mad that they killed smart home monitor status changes in webcore. And their work around is to use automation's in the new smart app and trigger off of those instead. Will I have news for them I tried several ways to do this and it works somewhat but at other times it doesn't or is very delayed. Never had this problem with webCoRE SHM state changes. Unless they get this fixed soon they will have a very unhappy customer. I told Adrian this as well. Haven't heard back from him yet on this.
  2. Another update I changed how i send power to the light strip instead of connecting power through another wire I instead bought these DC power socket Connectors. Here is some pictures of how I used them This keeps the power wires inside the box and makes for a better looking and cleaner and safer install. The result looks like this after everything is connected and working. So power connected at one end of the box and the light strips at the other end. Getting better and better.
  3. Update on the strip lights. It has been to cold here to install these lights outside so i decided to add them to a few more places in the house such as under the bathroom vanity. Heres a screen shot of that. The interesting thing here is the i only needed about 5 foot of the strip for this project. The cost of the 16.4 foot strip is $25 so only used about 1/3rd of that so about 8 dollars in cost. Then i used one of the micro controllers which is about $4 dollars. Also used one of the project boxes which is about $1 dollar. Add some wires about $1.50 and a 5v 3 amp power supply $9 dollars and my total cost for the project is about $25 dollars. I can still use the rest of the unused strip elsewhere (plan on replacing the strip under the kitchen cabinets). I am using webcore piston to automate the strip so when I enter the bathroom it turns on the strip at a set level based on if I'm awake or sleeping. Considering the effects you can do with these and the cheap price, I'm planing on using them in many different places. Nice thing about these is you can cut them to fit whatever size area you need. You can cut it with a pair of scissors in between each pixel. so about every inch Can use the WLED app to control them or can use alexa and webcore. Have added a smartthings button and one click of that can run different effects each time you push the button (wife approved 😀).Can trigger them with motion, contact sensors, any smartthings sensor.
  4. I think we will need a little more info to be able to help you. What brand of smart plug did you buy? If samsung wifi smart plug then you could get there hub and water detector and you would be in business. Getting a wifi leak detector to run a automation via google will most likely not be possible. They mostly will just sound a alarm and that's about it. Most leak detectors that work via the zigbee or z-wave protocols will allow you to do automations of the kind that you are looking for, but require a hub to connect to and do the automation's.
  5. I have the galaxy watch so ditto
  6. Here is a piston that keeps track of the number of times the switch (in your case the pump) was turned on and the last time it was turned off and turned on. This gives you the idea of how it can be done.
  7. I would suggest these. I have all 4 of mine in these housings and they have worked great for over a year and a half with no problems https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DW971RT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  8. Your setting your variables at the start of your script. Each time the piston runs they will be changed to that value. Unless you want your variables set that way i would suggest not setting them there. Instead set them in the body of your piston, that way they will change as needed.
  9. I would recommend smartthings myself. It has a lot of support for it compared to hubitat and personally I like webcore over habitat's rule engine. I have both hub's and after trying them both keep coming back to smartthings. Easier to do complex automations and I have a fiber connection so I hardly ever have internet outages. As a matter of fact I haven't had a single one as of yet.
  10. Just a FYI if you power on a ST hub without a wifi connection then it will not work with the smart lighting app automation's. If it has a wifi connection when it boot's up then loses it, it will continue to work. Have tested this several times and this seems to be the case each time I've tried it.
  11. This is definitely a DIY project, but as far as i know unless you want to spend 10 times more money it's the only way to control individually addressable light strips. But it's not as hard to do as you might think.
  12. Have you thought about using a hot spot device that you can connect via either WiFi or hard wire? That way you can connect a hub to it. I haven't had much luck with wyze sensors. They work but are slow to respond and sometimes they are so slow as to be unusable in a real time scenario. Such as walk into a room and expect their motion sensor to trigger a light to come on.
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