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  • ewkearns
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    Originally posted by BrunDog View Post
    Usually better to ask 1st, shoot 2nd. The Help file inside HS is surprisingly helpful.

    -BD
    Indeed, and thanks, I had no idea there was such a difference between what was available inside vs. the website. This is the one task that has become time critical due to the fact that I couldn't get the HS web server to work. Unfortunately, the problem was that with respect to port forwarding, the new brand new cable company owned wireless modem was a brick. Now I have a Motorola (instead of Arris) modem in bridge mode with my original Cisco 4500 and port forwarding works flawlessly. Unfortunately, that put my back to the wall on getting this one task automated. So with the kind help from you folks and sleeping on it.... I have this working. Now, with the pressure off, I can spend some quality time with the documentation, so that I have a better basic understanding.

    Thanks to all who responded.....

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  • BrunDog
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    Usually better to ask 1st, shoot 2nd. The Help file inside HS is surprisingly helpful.

    -BD

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  • ewkearns
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    Originally posted by sonypoolplr View Post
    You have to create a device and say call it "Home Status", this device you then give it the type as "virtual". This will make the device accept On/Off commands. Then create events that turn this device On or Off and then fire events off of the status of the device.

    HTH
    OK.... disregard the last reply (which is awaiting the moderator). I think I have this much figured out. I believe that there is a nesting issue, now. Is the following possible without scripting?

    If at the second home
    Turn on light
    If Day
    Set Thermostat to "X"
    If Night
    Set Thermostat to "Y"
    Endif
    Endif

    If NOT at second home
    If below a certain temperature
    Set Thermostat to ""Not Freeze"
    Endif
    If Above a certain temperature
    Set Thermostat to "Not Too Hot"
    Endif
    Endif

    Part of this is the fact that I don't know if I can set the thermostat at some series of settings (away from home) and then override that (temporarily) while we are here.

    Is there ANY cohesive documentation about HomeSeer?

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  • sonypoolplr
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    You have to create a device and say call it "Home Status", this device you then give it the type as "virtual". This will make the device accept On/Off commands. Then create events that turn this device On or Off and then fire events off of the status of the device.

    HTH

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  • ewkearns
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    Originally posted by ewkearns View Post
    Hmmmmm.... I'm going to have to play with that a bit. I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions since this is VERY new to me.... Thanks for your response...
    OK.... back begging for help. I have created a new device called "Virtual," since it didn't show up....after that, everything gets fuzzy. From what I have read on the forum, I kinda understand it should be a container for a binary decision, but the logic of making it work or appear past that point eludes me. When I create an event, the device named "Virtual" doesn't show up.... so, I'm kinda lost.

    Help?

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  • ewkearns
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    Originally posted by Olbrit View Post
    How about creating a virtual device with ON for 'home' and OFF for 'away'? You can then create events with time/temp triggers for HVAC temp setpoints for evening and night that are conditional on you being 'home' or 'away' to suit your needs. That's how I handle my 2nd home. I'll be pleased to elaborate, as will many others here!

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    All Z-Wave, HT S2, HS 2.5.052 & SmartStick
    Any interest in a Mid-Atlantic meet? Voice your opinion in forum - US Regional MAHUG!

    Hmmmmm.... I'm going to have to play with that a bit. I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions since this is VERY new to me.... Thanks for your response...

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  • sonypoolplr
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    That was going to be my suggestion as well. The virtual devices work well for a lot of those types of things.

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  • Olbrit
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    How about creating a virtual device with ON for 'home' and OFF for 'away'? You can then create events with time/temp triggers for HVAC temp setpoints for evening and night that are conditional on you being 'home' or 'away' to suit your needs. That's how I handle my 2nd home. I'll be pleased to elaborate, as will many others here!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    All Z-Wave, HT S2, HS 2.5.052 & SmartStick
    Any interest in a Mid-Atlantic meet? Voice your opinion in forum - US Regional MAHUG!

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  • ewkearns
    started a topic There, or not.....

    There, or not.....

    I am trying to set up a two-state situation. I have a second home where I am trying to set up a thermostat and one-light. At this point, I am trying to set up (1) one condition where I am there and the thermostat should keep one temperature in the evening and another temperature at night. The second condition (2) would maintain interior temperatures above freezing in the winter and about 85-90 degrees in the summer. If I could figure out how to do this, I think I could handle most other events..... anybody have any ideas?
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