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Creating a Virtual Thermostat within the Zipato interface.
Viewed 1627 times since Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Programming virtual a Thermostat with the Zipato interface. In this article I will overview how to add and set up a thermostat within the Zipato interface. With other controllers, it is a fairly simple one step process, but because this controller is... Read More
How to create a Z-Wave network with the Leviton VRC0P-1LZ
Viewed 1599 times since Tue, Jul 26, 2016
How to create a Z-Wave network with the VRC0P This article will outline how to set up a basic Z-Wave network with the Leviton VRC0P serial module. In addition to the Z-Wave setup we will also review the Vizia RF+ Installer software which is used to... Read More
Using the Luxul Range Extender/Bridge on the Omni Ethernet Port
Viewed 1426 times since Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Introduction:In this article we will describe how to use the wireless bridge from Luxul to get an Omni Panel (and optionally the Notifier) on a network when running the Cat 5e/6 cable to it is not feasible.  We assume that there is good WiFi... Read More
Zipato RFID Keypad Setup
Viewed 1356 times since Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Zipato RFID Keypad Setup This article will be about applcations with The Zipato RFID keypad and how to set it up! The Zipato RFID keypad is a very handy product that speaks Z-wave back to the controller. We can use these in a variety of different... Read More
Z-Wave common practices and FAQ’s
Viewed 1192 times since Thu, May 12, 2016
Z-wave Best Practices For this article, we will just cover a few do’s and don’ts of Z-Wave installations. There are certain things that we can avoid to better our Z-Wave network just as there are things we should really avoid.  ... Read More
HLC/UPB tips on system troubleshooting
Viewed 1093 times since Fri, May 20, 2016
  HLC/UPB lighting is usually very reliable. However, all technologies have quirks that can cause undesirable operation.   Most importantly, you must have a coupler or repeater installed on the job to allow signals to cross to other phases. Here... Read More
Zipato Rules Creator Overview
Viewed 1056 times since Wed, Jun 15, 2016
Creating rules in the Zipato Rules Creator This article is to review the Zipato Rules Creator and to show a basic rule and how it’s put together. The intuitive graphical programming tool eliminates the need for complex programming or cryptic... Read More
Temperature sensing with the Fibaro Door/Window contact
Viewed 1021 times since Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Temperature sensing with the Fibaro Door/window contact This article will summarize sensing temperature with the Fibaro door/window contact. Temperature sensors can be used in a wide variety of applications from HVAC environmental control, chemical... Read More
Programmatically Beeping an Omni Console
Viewed 890 times since Tue, Apr 5, 2016
Programmatically provide auditory feedback based on programming for notification of events. Consoles can be Beeped on zone state changes, time of day, temp and many more. Beeps can also be enabled/disabled globally or for a specific console.  ... Read More
PIR troubleshooting guide
Viewed 827 times since Fri, Jul 15, 2016
A passive infrared sensor (PIR sensor) is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) energy radiating from objects in its field of view. They are most often used in PIR-based motion detectors where the change in this energy will cause it to... Read More
Troubleshooting OmniStat2 Communication Issues
Viewed 542 times since Thu, Aug 11, 2016
A few quick steps to locate cause of issues with RC1000WH and RC2000WH   Are all stats operating incorrectly or just some? If some, try switching a good and bad unit and see if the problem moves with the stat or stays in the location If the... Read More
Schlage 468 Z-Wave Lock Integration With Leviton VRC0P Serial Interface
Viewed 518 times since Thu, Mar 9, 2017
In this example we will review the steps needed to perform a manual reverse association with a Schlage 468 lock to a Leviton VRC0P Serial Interface. The reverse association is required for two-way communication between the lock and Serial Interface.... Read More
Wink: detect a water leak > sound a sounder and notify a user
Viewed 369 times since Thu, May 18, 2017
Water leaks are one of the most costly disasters a homeowner can face, but you can help minimize the headaches they cause.  Use the Wink Hub 2 and some leak sensors and a sounder and the homeowner can be notified before a little leak becomes a total... Read More
Omnistat 2 (RC 1000) minimum temperature settings
Viewed 285 times since Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Hello!   The minimum heat set point is 45 degrees, any lower than that and you have to set the stat to OFF.  When it comes to mixing thermostats the short story is yes you can have an RC1000 in the mix with RC80s.  Make sure that you are running... Read More
Voice Controlled Automation
Viewed 209 times since Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Voice Controlled Automation In this article, we will go over a comprehensive list of automation devices that can be voiced controlled either via Alexa, Google Home, or Siri.   Requirements   Automation Devices Voice Control devices (Alexa, Google... Read More