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  1. Hey @MNA1966, Really good question. I gotta say that Samsung is working on a ton of stuff this year. They are really working on integrating Bluetooth into everything else (cars in the future, etc.). The word on the street is that you can do it with some MQTT action. Some people have been using Raspberry PI and HASS to find out (over my head a little), but here is the reference comment in the Reddit r/SmartThings community by: https://www.reddit.com/user/hawaiidesperado/. That was two years ago. You know, the Samsung is leading edge in communication (5G, ioT, Bluetooth). I think they really want to get their Samsung Galaxy Home off the ground. They could probably take out some really good Bluetooth devices. Some evidence they are working on everything to wake on BLE - they got some work to do.
  2. Hey @Nige, Really good question. Thanks for asking the question. I think there are tons of people (including me) that want to change a light color to red during certain security settings using SmartThings. Gonna talk to some people (always welcome if people beat me to it). Kind Regards, Alan
  3. New Version Available: 2.1.8.117 Hubitat Elevation Platform update 2.1.8 is now available: Please note, the process takes about a minute to download (depending on your Internet connection) and extract the hub update, and 1-2 minutes to perform the update after you click 'Update Hub'. We recommend that you periodically download a backup of your setup from the Settings page, Backup and Restore. Changes from 2.1.7: Drivers and Devices New drivers: Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch S2 ([LZW30-SN](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/z-wave-on-off-switch-neutral-required-scenes-notifications/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch S2 ([LZW30](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/pre-order-z-wave-on-off-switch-base-model/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch (NZW30) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch (NZW30) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Dimmer ([46203](https://byjasco.com/products/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-wall-smart-dimmer-quickfit-and-simplewire)) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Switch ([46201](https://byjasco.com/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-smart-switch-quickfit-and-simplewire)) Honeywell T6 Pro Z-Wave Thermostat ([TH6320ZW2003](https://www.honeywellhome.com/T6-Pro-Z-wave)) Aeotec Dual Micro Switch (DSC17) Zooz MultiRelay ([ZEN16](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-multirelay-zen16-with-3-dry-contact-relays-20-a-15-a-15-a)) Zooz Double Switch ([ZEN30](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-double-switch-zen30-white-for-light-fan-combo)) SAGE Doorbell Sensor SAGE Light Switch Controller Virtual Smoke Detector Virtual CO Detector New tested devices: Innr UK Zigbee outlet using Generic Zigbee Outlet Nue HGZB-01A Zigbee switch using Nue Zigbee Switch Nue HGZB-021 Zigbee Dimmer using Nue Zigbee Dimmer Nue ZB-18A Zigbee RGBW strip controller using Generic Zigbee RGBW Light RGBGenie ZB-1025 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZB-1003 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1001 Z-Wave dimmer using Generic Z-Wave Smart Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1002 Z-Wave RGBW controller using Generic Z-Wave RGBWW Controller New driver features: Iris V3 Keypad, add beep for older firmware devices. Lutron Pico drivers, add three button option and support. NYCE Motion Sensor Series, add humidity get to refresh command. New App Features Rule Machine: Added connectors for local variables. Add time variables (see the community for more information). Group-2.1: Added button to update devices available for selection. Hubitat Dashboard: Added Variable Time template for RM time variables. Yeelight integration: Added ceiling4 and color6 bulb support. Bug Fixes Rule 4.0: Fixed error thrown by times in older rules when editing actions. Thermostat Scheduler: Fixed bug with required separation. Scene Transition: Fixed bug with dimmers. Hue Bridge Integration: Fix null error on application label change. Add CRCEncap to Fibaro 2 dimmer and switch drivers, fixes reporting issues in some situations. Fix GE Zigbee Dimmer, single spastic power report when turned initially turned off. Fix UK ST outlet power reporting when using Generic Zigbee Outlet driver. Fix TransitionTime preference issues in Lutron Dimmer driver. Fixed occasional Null error when turning on for all Sengled Element drivers. Group-2.1: Added button to refresh device lists Raw Lan HubAction message responses will include the payload as a Base64 encoded string Platform Changes Extended the following Z-Wave command classes Basic up to V2 SensorMultilevel up to V11 Meter up to V5 Central Scene up to V3 Version up to V3 Time up to V2 Multichannel Association up to V4 Indicator up to V3 Firmware Update MetaData up to V6 Association Group Information up to V3 Association up to V3 Notification up to V8 Multichannel up to V4 Thermostat Fan Mode up to V3 Incoming calls for App Web endpoints now includes headers Incoming calls for App Web endpoints where the App does not exist will now log a message in the logs including the source ip address. Added optional flag to ignore SSL issues (ie: self signed certificates) with http calls (httpGet, httpPost, etc)
  4. Another Update; interesting that these updates happen around big conferences and shows like CES2020. Inovelli had some interesting Z-Wave Devices at the Z-Wave alliance. Hubitat Elevation Platform update 2.1.8 is now available: Please note, the process takes about a minute to download (depending on your Internet connection) and extract the hub update, and 1-2 minutes to perform the update after you click 'Update Hub'. We recommend that you periodically download a backup of your setup from the Settings page, Backup and Restore. Changes from 2.1.7: Drivers and Devices New drivers: Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch S2 ([LZW30-SN](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/z-wave-on-off-switch-neutral-required-scenes-notifications/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch S2 ([LZW30](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/pre-order-z-wave-on-off-switch-base-model/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch (NZW30) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch (NZW30) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Dimmer ([46203](https://byjasco.com/products/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-wall-smart-dimmer-quickfit-and-simplewire)) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Switch ([46201](https://byjasco.com/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-smart-switch-quickfit-and-simplewire)) Honeywell T6 Pro Z-Wave Thermostat ([TH6320ZW2003](https://www.honeywellhome.com/T6-Pro-Z-wave)) Aeotec Dual Micro Switch (DSC17) Zooz MultiRelay ([ZEN16](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-multirelay-zen16-with-3-dry-contact-relays-20-a-15-a-15-a)) Zooz Double Switch ([ZEN30](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-double-switch-zen30-white-for-light-fan-combo)) SAGE Doorbell Sensor SAGE Light Switch Controller Virtual Smoke Detector Virtual CO Detector New tested devices: Innr UK Zigbee outlet using Generic Zigbee Outlet Nue HGZB-01A Zigbee switch using Nue Zigbee Switch Nue HGZB-021 Zigbee Dimmer using Nue Zigbee Dimmer Nue ZB-18A Zigbee RGBW strip controller using Generic Zigbee RGBW Light RGBGenie ZB-1025 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZB-1003 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1001 Z-Wave dimmer using Generic Z-Wave Smart Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1002 Z-Wave RGBW controller using Generic Z-Wave RGBWW Controller New driver features: Iris V3 Keypad, add beep for older firmware devices. Lutron Pico drivers, add three button option and support. NYCE Motion Sensor Series, add humidity get to refresh command. New App Features Rule Machine: Added connectors for local variables. Add time variables (see the community for more information). Group-2.1: Added button to update devices available for selection. Hubitat Dashboard: Added Variable Time template for RM time variables. Yeelight integration: Added ceiling4 and color6 bulb support. Bug Fixes Rule 4.0: Fixed error thrown by times in older rules when editing actions. Thermostat Scheduler: Fixed bug with required separation. Scene Transition: Fixed bug with dimmers. Hue Bridge Integration: Fix null error on application label change. Add CRCEncap to Fibaro 2 dimmer and switch drivers, fixes reporting issues in some situations. Fix GE Zigbee Dimmer, single spastic power report when turned initially turned off. Fix UK ST outlet power reporting when using Generic Zigbee Outlet driver. Fix TransitionTime preference issues in Lutron Dimmer driver. Fixed occasional Null error when turning on for all Sengled Element drivers. Group-2.1: Added button to refresh device lists Raw Lan HubAction message responses will include the payload as a Base64 encoded string Platform Changes Extended the following Z-Wave command classes Basic up to V2 SensorMultilevel up to V11 Meter up to V5 Central Scene up to V3 Version up to V3 Time up to V2 Multichannel Association up to V4 Indicator up to V3 Firmware Update MetaData up to V6 Association Group Information up to V3 Association up to V3 Notification up to V8 Multichannel up to V4 Thermostat Fan Mode up to V3 Incoming calls for App Web endpoints now includes headers Incoming calls for App Web endpoints where the App does not exist will now log a message in the logs including the source ip address. Added optional flag to ignore SSL issues (ie: self signed certificates) with http calls (httpGet, httpPost, etc)
  5. Thought we should give you an update on the Hubitat Elevation Hub! Hubitat Elevation Platform update 2.1.7 is now available: Please note, the process takes about a minute to download (depending on your Internet connection) and extract the hub update, and 1-2 minutes to perform the update after you click 'Update Hub'. We recommend that you periodically download a backup of your setup from the Settings page, Backup and Restore. Changes from 2.1.6: Drivers and Devices New drivers: Aeotec Recessed Door Sensor 7 (ZW187-A) Hue Smart Button ([046677553715](https://www2.meethue.com/en-us/p/hue-smart-button/046677553715)) Ikea Zigbee Sound Controller ([SYMFONISK Sound Controller](https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/symfonisk-sound-remote-white-20370482/)) Fibaro Heat Controller Thermostat Head ([FIBEFGT-001](https://www.fibaro.com/en/products/the-heat-controller/)) Nue Zigbee Fan Controller (HGZB-FS) Nue Zigbee Scene Controller ([HGZB-1S, HGZB-2S, HGZB-4S](https://3asmarthome.com/zigbee-scene-switch)) Heiman Zigbee Gas Detector ([HS1CG](http://www.heimantech.com/product/102.html)) RGBgenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer ([ZB-4002, ZB-4021](https://rgbgenie.com/?product=zigbee-3-0-plus-micro-controller-and-lamp-module-single-channel-trailing-edge-dimmer)) Zooz RGBW Dimmer ([ZEN-31](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-rgbw-dimmer-for-led-strips)) Zooz Outdoor Motion Sensor ([ZSE-29](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/collections/motion-sensors/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-outdoor-motion-sensor-zse29-battery-or-usb-power)) New tested devices: GLEDOPTO Mini Zigbee RGB+CCT Controller using Generic ZigBee RGBW Light Nue HGZB-07A using Generic ZigBee RGBW Light Innr GU10 Colour bulb using Generic ZigBee RGBW Light Powely Thermostat using Generic Z-Wave Thermostat GE ZigBee Plug-In Switch using GE Zigbee Switch CEL Cortet Z10 using Ikea TRADFRI Signal Repeater Aeotec Range Extender 7 using Generic Z-Wave Repeater RGBgenie ZB-4003 in wall micro switch using Generic Zigbee Switch SmartThings UK outlet using Generic Zigbee Outlet New driver features: Add physical/digital to GE Zigbee switch and Dimmer drivers Add flash command to GE Zigbee switch and Generic Zigbee Switch drivers New App Features Rule Machine: Added Change Color Temperature Over Time. Added Set String variable from HTTP GET response. Added Set String variable from HTTP POST response. Added set %value% from endpoint parameter. Endpoint trigger now sets %device% to “End Point”. Added create new condition to edit expression. Added ability to use POST to http endpoint trigger; post body is in %value% as string. Added capability “Actuator” to GV variable connectors, allowing them to be set by Custom Actions. Thermostat Scheduler: Now supports multiple thermostats, and has an improved UI. Warning: Once you open an existing instance of Thermostat Scheduler in the web ui with 2.1.7, it will be modified in such a way that would make the user interface of Thermostat Scheduler no longer work with prior releases, prior to 2.1.7. So, if you were to rollback to a prior release, you would also need to restore a database backup from the prior release. Thermostat Scheduler would continue to run correctly (except for Rules that control Thermostat Scheduler), but its user interface would not be usable nor would Rules that control Thermostat Scheduler work correctly. New instances of Thermostat Scheduler created with 2.1.7 will not work with prior releases. Link to Hub: Added Energy Meter and Power Meter support. Bug Fixes Rule 4.0: Fixed variable to variable comparison UI. Fixed a UI verb for conditions where it said “becomes” instead of “is”. Fixed subscriptions for custom attributes changed. Fixed bug with Send HTTP POST action. Fixed UI bug with setting bulb named color after custom color. Fixed a bug in Edit Expression that erroneously said “Double operators” for ) before AND. Fixed Button LED triggers, and added Button LED Wait for Event. If you have Button LED triggers in rules, these rules must be opened and either Updated or Done hit before they will work. Fixed occasional Null error when turning on for all Sengled Element drivers. Fixed unknown being reported for idle operating state on some zigbee thermostats using Generic Zigbee Thermostat driver. Fixed Null error in some situations when using flash command. (all Z-Wave switch and dimmer drivers) Fixed occasional Null error in GoControl Z-Wave Thermostat driver ThermostatSetpointReport. Fixed setLevel in Hampton Bay Fan Component driver. Fixed debug logging on Chromecast video driver. Fixed no battery reports and inaccurate Lux reporting thresholds in Hue Motion Sensor. Please click configure in the driver to apply these changes Fixed incorrect “digital” event type on Lutron Aurora Controller. Fixed power reporting for Develco mini outlet using Generic Zigbee Outlet driver. Fixed GE Smart Fan Control ignoring setLevel 100. GE Zigbee Dimmer, fixed level reporting when turned off. Platform Changes Added httpPatch method for Drivers and Apps
  6. I would like some Ikea smart blinds too, maybe some tablets that are good substitutes for tiles or panels.
  7. Even if you run have segmentation, it won't accept two firewalls?
  8. Hi Frank, I have the same issue when connecting trusted devices over Bluetooth; Like Android Auto (I really like it and use it alot). However, it does ask me to use my PIN or fingerprint sometimes, even after it opens it up; (it will open the Android Auto App), then go to locked mode. That's a pretty cool option with the INSIQBS1. I think some hubs and devices should bring back more buttons for some immediate functionality (ok,, I wish they consider it). I think of how far keyboards have evolved into a full hub with calculator, volume control (scroll up/down), music selection (stop/back/play-pause/forward). We like our functionality. For the Bixby enabled device to figure out between GPS and WiFi is great; that means that if someone else other than me were home, it could figure out that devices still need to be awake and ready to go. Oh Bixby; will we be saying that name more often in 2020?
  9. Hey @HKer How goes the setting up from Scratch adventure!?
  10. Yes!!! CMC for everyone! But that means you're going to have to learn the Canadian National Anthem. Welcome to Canada @PhilipDeanParkes!
  11. Maybe the next step is to battery power (rechargeable) the motion sensor, or add a small battery pack to the motion sensor and have the motion sensor talk to the Flex - like the Flex is a mini hub. Then again. that could defeat the purpose.
  12. That's really interesting (Act of God intervention needed), because I would also need an angel to tell me that Alexa is the way to go; I am Google and Hubitat right now. I just picked and started. I had an Android phone, thought I needed to start with Google Home because of the integration. I'm happy its working out. Now it's introducing Hubitat, and it's opened a bunch of doors. I am 'intentfully' working with these two things, because I know Alexa and SmartThings can hold their own out in the marketplace. However, Hubitat can provide some reliability as well. I added a WiFi switch for the first time; I was really excited about that. Of course everything else is WiFi (bulbs, speakers, etc). However, I want to go Z-Wave and install GE Enbrighten switches right now because I can see that I setup my home automation, I'm going to need some reliability and redundancy to make sure they always work. Also, in some situations, the WiFi drops out, so for me Z-Wave could be great (and there was a rumor that Hubitat was the only 'local' hub out there - we know that's going to change). @AYL_Brianis now suggesting I introduce Alexa into the household; I think it will be good too. Let's see how everything mixes together. I think if I can place my hubs in the right spot and ensure I plan out or map it out on paper/in-my-head. You should check out Brian's videos on and search for SmartThings or even take a look at the home tour videos. You'll see some amazing stuff. Of course @Larry Underwood can help you with anything SmartThings. All that to say; I think we're going to have to get thinking about having more than one ecosystem (Like SmartThings plus.. Google, or SmartThings plus Alexa, or Hubitat plus Google, Hubitat plus Amazon) to get everything to work properly.
  13. Echo itself acts like a hub now, right? Yes, your Echo acts like a hub, however; your Alexa app basically runs everything anyway once connected over your Wi-Fi network So in fact, is it already good to go if I buy smart home devices using WIFI protocol and link them all to Echo? The easiest answer is Yes, if already connected to same WiFi network. Another question is about Hubitat. I like digging into things as long as its powerful, no matter how steep the learning curve is. After watching some reviews on Hubitat, I know how powerful and flexible on automation Hubitat can bring us. But I got confused then. I want to control everything via Alexa voice control, but Hubbitat only supports Zigbee and Z wave but no WIFI. I'm learning about the Hubitat too by connecting things in my Garage (I connected the Aeotec Z-Wave Garage Door Controller). I really like the device. I want to integrate into Google Home (not Alexa), however, there are safety commands through Google that prevents connection without a second 'check' to ensure that you want to do it. Meaning you can't control over voice with this specific product and Google Home at the moment. However, there are tons of other products out there will allow you to use your SmartWatch (like @Shay can tell you). I get the need for voice command. That's what I was looking for. The Hubitat does come with 'Apps' to integrate with Echo and everything under the sun, however, you may run into situations where the specific device or function has not been integrated with Hubitat (not because of Hubitat) but because of how the manufacturers of the device want it to run. Can Hubitat discover and control the devices which Echo has discovered through WIFI? Yes you can connect with the Hub in some cases, however, it's not always the Hub controlling the Alexa enabled device. Like Google Home, you integrate because you've used Google home as the portal to log into your devices - In your case, you might want to check out Connecting your Hubitat Elevation™ to your Amazon Echo or Alexa compatible device... Just remember some things require some finessing to make it work reliably, whether SmartThings, Hubitat or Aqara... Personally I'm excited that there is an Ecobee integration. I haven't tried that. I already have the ecobee controlled over google home, so maybe this is a way to create some redundancy or reliability with the Hubitat. Hope that helps
  14. Hi @TonyT. Really good questions. Were you thinking that there would be interference with other Zigbee users? or even the WiFi?
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