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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 7:02 am
+1 for Envisalink ... have one at home and one for the company and can't imagine life without it.
Does Envisalink require an Ethernet cable from your router, or can it work via WiFi?
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Ben311 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 8:08 am
Does Envisalink require an Ethernet cable from your router, or can it work via WiFi?
The models I have are ethernet, but also a couple of years old now ... I'm not sure I would want this to be wifi myself.
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rvs007 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 2:34 am
The reason for so many recommending the SmartThings hub over other hubs out there is 3rd party/community support for devices that are not officially supported by ST/Samsung. So as an example, for the TP-Link smart plugs and light switches, just get this set up so you can add those devices into ST:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/rel ... ion/142507

And for Nest? Try this:

https://community.smartthings.com/t/rel ... -0/83228/1

And August door locks? no problem...

https://community.smartthings.com/t/rel ... tures/6241

Whoa.. thanks for this, added my tp link switches easily using your link. Do you know if there are device handlers for CE Smart (dimmer switches from Costco)?
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Ben311 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 8:08 am
Does Envisalink require an Ethernet cable from your router, or can it work via WiFi?
Yes, even the EVL4 still needs an ethernet cable. That can easily be solved with a pair of powerline adapters if you can't run a CAT6 to the alarm panel.
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 7:02 am
+1 for Envisalink ... have one at home and one for the company and can't imagine life without it.
Yes... thanks to @Gee and others who provided insight on the other thread, I went with the Envisalink and couldn't be happier. It's a very clean, easy and feature-rich integration. The Konnected Interface board seems more like a hack than a solution...

However, if you want to replace the existing wired alarm, then the Konnected alarm panel may be a good fit. You're then essentially replacing the brain of the system with a Konnected panel. And you'll have to rewire all your zone sensors to the Konnected.
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Wiseman wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 9:38 am
Whoa.. thanks for this, added my tp link switches easily using your link. Do you know if there are device handlers for CE Smart (dimmer switches from Costco)?
The dimming light switches sold by Costco is rebranded Tuya switches, but I haven't looked into whether they can be added to ST.
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iddqd85 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:20 am
Any cheap door sensors?
Search for Xiaomi window/door sensor.
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iddqd85 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:20 am
Any cheap door sensors?
GB has the Xiaomi Aqara Window/Door Sensors for $10.91... (can't post the link since GB is banned here but you can easily google it). No free shipping though....
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iddqd85 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:20 am
Any cheap door sensors?
I'd personally stay away from the Xiaomi sensors... they're cheap, yes but they're not "supported" and keeping them connected has been an issue at my home. Rather a PITA. There are other less expensive options like these (not a recomendation, just a heads up, specifically when on sale):

Monoprice
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Elrondolio wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:33 am
I'd personally stay away from the Xiaomi sensors... they're cheap, yes but they're not "supported" and keeping them connected has been an issue at my home. Rather a PITA. There are other less expensive options like these (not a recomendation, just a heads up):

Monoprice
Surprised you are having issues with Xioami sensors.
The motion and window/door sensors are very reliable.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:36 am
Surprised you are having issues with Xioami sensors.
The motion and window/door sensors are very reliable.
I've heard others have success with them but also a few like me where they randomly disappear from ST and must go through the whole process of getting ID, etc to reintegrate. Could just be a kink in the armor of my home, of course but there it is. I was recently searching for alternatives (I've got quite a few of the Samsung v2 sensors but still have many windows and a few doors to go) and ran across this initial review. Ordered some and have 2 running for just over a month without issue but no long term experience yet. Integration with ST was fast and simple.
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rvs007 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:04 am
Yes, even the EVL4 still needs an ethernet cable. That can easily be solved with a pair of powerline adapters if you can't run a CAT6 to the alarm panel.
Looks like both of mine are still the current model ... bought them just after this model hit the market and has been completely problem free.
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Elrondolio wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:48 am
I've heard others have success with them but also a few like me where they randomly disappear from ST and must go through the whole process of getting ID, etc to reintegrate. Could just be a kink in the armor of my home, of course but there it is. I was recently searching for alternatives (I've got quite a few of the Samsung v2 sensors but still have many windows and a few doors to go) and ran across this initial review. Ordered some and have 2 running for just over a month without issue but no long term experience yet. Integration with ST was fast and simple.
gotta make sure you're using the correct device handlers. they might need an update.
If you're replying to people without quoting them, it's no different than talking to yourself...
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eternity525 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 10:57 am
gotta make sure you're using the correct device handlers. they might need an update.
Thanks... yes, I'll revisit these when I have some more time. It's probably a simple issue as you state.

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