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    Idea for Homeseer: device specific quick create events/scenarios

    So i have been spending quite a bit of time configuring homeseer like most of you.

    For Xmas i received the Linear Garage Door opener and after installing it i realized that everything i would need to do for this opener was all manual.

    By contrast, the MYQ gateway that i removed had lots of "garage door" events and features pre built in, everything could be replicated by homeseer but i would need to build it.

    so here is the idea:

    Have some "macros" that you have the option to add when you add a device type, such as events to let you know if the garage door was left open or in the case of the appliance monitoring, all of the events and devices needed to use that.

    Yes i know it can be added by hand, but for many new users or users new to home automation, they may not even have the thought that features such as this are possible up front.

    I would appreciate your thoughts on this

    Raptor
    HS3 Pro on Windows 8 64bit
    53 Z-wave nodes(46 devices, 7 remotes), 15 DS10a's, 10 ms16a's, 9 Oregon Sensors, W800, RFXCOMtrx433, Way2Call, 3 HSTouch Clients, 2xRussound CAS44, Global Cache GC100-12,10 Rollertrol blinds(+ zwave) ,3 Squeezebox Radios and 1 Squeezebox Boom,DMX Arduino via ethernet,Rain8Net,3x Echo Dot's


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    #2
    Great idea! The older I get, the more appreciative I am of things that make it easier on me. We just got a new garage door installed and I'd like some ideas on what others are doing, too.
    HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
    68 Z-Wave Nodes, 175 Events, 359 Devices
    UPB modules via OMNI plugin/panel
    Plugins: Z-Wave, OMNI, HSTouch, weatherXML, EasyTrigger
    HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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      #3
      It's a really good idea but you have virtually no event creation scripting options (you can only create a timed event or a manual event - here you would really want a device value change event) so it would be reliant on HS making changes and it was clear they were against complex event creation scripts so I'm not sure you would ever get this change.

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        #4
        Yes, insofar as we don't have things like schedules in HS3, I can't imagine anything this sophisticated being added.

        From what I can tell, core functionality wise nothing has really been updated in HS3 since release.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mrhappy View Post
          It's a really good idea but you have virtually no event creation scripting options (you can only create a timed event or a manual event - here you would really want a device value change event) so it would be reliant on HS making changes and it was clear they were against complex event creation scripts so I'm not sure you would ever get this change.
          Hmm that is unfortunate, i was hoping something may have been in there to allow for event creation.
          HS3 Pro on Windows 8 64bit
          53 Z-wave nodes(46 devices, 7 remotes), 15 DS10a's, 10 ms16a's, 9 Oregon Sensors, W800, RFXCOMtrx433, Way2Call, 3 HSTouch Clients, 2xRussound CAS44, Global Cache GC100-12,10 Rollertrol blinds(+ zwave) ,3 Squeezebox Radios and 1 Squeezebox Boom,DMX Arduino via ethernet,Rain8Net,3x Echo Dot's


          Check out my electronics blog here:
          https://www.facebook.com/RaptorsIrrationalInventions

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