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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by Dan-O View Post
    I've got it covered all over our house.
    We're up to 7 Smoke & CO detectors.


    sparkman when I say snow, I mean many times a base of ice and them 8-12" on top of that (or more)
    There's no way that I can clean off my F150 without extra 'thawing' time.
    9 in my house

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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by randman View Post
    BTW, if you read the fine print in smoke/CO detectors, they generally don't recommend putting them in the same rooms as sources of CO, such as garage or gas heat furnaces. Probably because it would generate false alarms for low CO levels (but those same CO levels in another room would mean trouble). For example, the ZCOMBO actually says not to put it in the garage:


    http://www.brkelectronics.com/pdfs/2...5/ddd7cbed.pdf

    Below is quote from manual:

    "DO NOT LOCATE THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM:
    • In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics.

    Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.

    • Where combustion particles are produced. Combustion particles form when something burns. Areas to avoid include poorly ventilated kitchens, garages, and furnace rooms.
    "
    Yes, i read that as well, but i did not head the warning. I put one in my furnace room. So far, no issues.

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  • Dan-O
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    I've got it covered all over our house.
    We're up to 7 Smoke & CO detectors.


    sparkman when I say snow, I mean many times a base of ice and them 8-12" on top of that (or more)
    There's no way that I can clean off my F150 without extra 'thawing' time.

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  • randman
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    BTW, if you read the fine print in smoke/CO detectors, they generally don't recommend putting them in the same rooms as sources of CO, such as garage or gas heat furnaces. Probably because it would generate false alarms for low CO levels (but those same CO levels in another room would mean trouble). For example, the ZCOMBO actually says not to put it in the garage:


    http://www.brkelectronics.com/pdfs/2...5/ddd7cbed.pdf

    Below is quote from manual:

    "DO NOT LOCATE THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM:
    • In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics.

    Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.

    • Where combustion particles are produced. Combustion particles form when something burns. Areas to avoid include poorly ventilated kitchens, garages, and furnace rooms.
    "

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  • sparkman
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    Originally posted by Dan-O View Post
    Good call on the First Alert Smoke & CO, I just did the same thing all through the house now that I'v had Z-Wave for a little over a year.

    I don't have much of a choice with warming my truck up. It won't fit in our garage and we get snow here, lots of snow (and frost & ice)
    It would be impossible, and illegal for me to jump in and start driving within 30 seconds of a start many days of the winter here.
    I don't pre-warm it if there isn't snow or ice and I rarely cool it down, reserving that for the 3 days a year that it's mid-90's with a heat index in the triple digits.
    Lots of snow and ice here too. That's what ice scrapers and snow brushes are for . If there's is a lot of snow/ice, I start it first, then brush off the snow and scrape of any ice on the windows, and by the time I'm done that, I'm ready to go. Usually a minute or two max.

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  • Dan-O
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    Good call on the First Alert Smoke & CO, I just did the same thing all through the house now that I'v had Z-Wave for a little over a year.

    I don't have much of a choice with warming my truck up. It won't fit in our garage and we get snow here, lots of snow (and frost & ice)
    It would be impossible, and illegal for me to jump in and start driving within 30 seconds of a start many days of the winter here.
    I don't pre-warm it if there isn't snow or ice and I rarely cool it down, reserving that for the 3 days a year that it's mid-90's with a heat index in the triple digits.

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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by langenet View Post
    So my position on this is that I believe the increase use of starters is heading us in the wrong direction with respect to emissions and green house gases. I cringe when I see cars being started in parking lots. In my honest opinion this is low hanging fruit for governments to legislate rather than taxing us with carbon taxes. I know I sound like a "Greenie", but think about it. With today's cars, it is proven that this isn't necessary anymore and in fact actually does damage to the engine and cylinder walls. As people upgrade their vehicles, this will become a standard feature which is even progressing further damage with respect to emissions and CO2. Believe it or not, but if it's bad in your garage, it can't be good for the planet.
    My apologies for sounding offensive and like a "Greenie" but we all need to do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment where possible while not discounting the necessity of fossil fuels.

    Robert
    One reason why you’ll see electric vehicles become more popular and eventually become the primary drivetrain. Gasoline engines in cars will become a thing of the past.

    Actually, car ownership will become a thing of the past. Especially when self driving vehicles become mainstream. With the pending launch of 5G which will allow 1ms or less deterministic update rates between devices, self driving cars will be able to communicate faster between each other thus making it much safer and easier to implement the technology.

    If you own a car it’s approximately 10% productive and 90% unproductive. It sits in your driveway or garage most of the time. When self driving cars are mainstream people will just “order a ride” or buy into a “car share” program. It will be cheaper than owning a car. Car ownership will be for the wealthy.


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  • sparkman
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    Originally posted by langenet View Post
    So my position on this is that I believe the increase use of starters is heading us in the wrong direction with respect to emissions and green house gases. I cringe when I see cars being started in parking lots. In my honest opinion this is low hanging fruit for governments to legislate rather than taxing us with carbon taxes. I know I sound like a "Greenie", but think about it. With today's cars, it is proven that this isn't necessary anymore and in fact actually does damage to the engine and cylinder walls. As people upgrade their vehicles, this will become a standard feature which is even progressing further damage with respect to emissions and CO2. Believe it or not, but if it's bad in your garage, it can't be good for the planet.
    My apologies for sounding offensive and like a "Greenie" but we all need to do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment where possible while not discounting the necessity of fossil fuels.

    Robert
    I totally agree which is why I rarely warm up my truck when it is cold outside. The only time I do so is if I need to bring something that needs to stay warm. I just dress appropriately for the outside conditions. I see so many people leaving their vehicles idle even when it is above freezing. People are becoming too “soft” and just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. I lived in the far north of Alberta for 15+ years and now in Calgary and have always parked outside and never had a remote start on any vehicle I have owned.

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  • langenet
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    So my position on this is that I believe the increase use of starters is heading us in the wrong direction with respect to emissions and green house gases. I cringe when I see cars being started in parking lots. In my honest opinion this is low hanging fruit for governments to legislate rather than taxing us with carbon taxes. I know I sound like a "Greenie", but think about it. With today's cars, it is proven that this isn't necessary anymore and in fact actually does damage to the engine and cylinder walls. As people upgrade their vehicles, this will become a standard feature which is even progressing further damage with respect to emissions and CO2. Believe it or not, but if it's bad in your garage, it can't be good for the planet.
    My apologies for sounding offensive and like a "Greenie" but we all need to do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment where possible while not discounting the necessity of fossil fuels.

    Robert

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  • frdaoust
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    So, my wife talked to her friends at work and they also asked her why is she starting her car in the garage, “cuz that’s dangerous”. Apparently her friends know more than I do

    Anyways, no longer need figure this out.

    Although I do like the idea of not allowing a remote start while the car is in the garage. Maybe I’ll just put a FirstAlert ZWave carbon monoxide detector in the garage and let it make that annoying beeping sound when it detects CO....


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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by drhtmal View Post

    He did say it was his wife.
    Happy wife....happy life.....so they say.


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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by Simplex Technology View Post

    If I was still running the service this would be a simple fix.... Using an OBDII GPS tracker. When the vehicle starts the tracker will send an event for the ignition on sensor. Within Simplex Locate you could setup a sensor and when that sensor became ON send a notification to HS3. HS3 could then accept that data and compare against other things like the garage door state and perform whatever actions are needed.....

    However Simplex Locate was shutdown 2/28/19 due to lack of customers which led to lack of funding... it was a good run while it lasted. The premise of the setup still stands but the Op would have to setup his own system that could parse the sensor data from the GPS Tracker and then be able to forward that information to HS3. Traccar is a good DIY system for this...
    I found a company that makes ODBI GPS tracker for Ford models and has an IFTTT interface. But they want $100 for the tracker and I’m assuming a monthly fee of some sort .


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  • frdaoust
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    Originally posted by sirmeili View Post
    I emailed Ford about FordPass integration with Homeseer. They said they are not interested in 3rd party integrations. This was last year so I can try and contract them again, but due to the security risk, I'm hesitant to believe they will open up the API. I could try and trace it on my phone (I have fordpass on my truck), but that probably won't yield much.

    I like your idea of the CO detector, but like you said, that really won't work. Are there any "audio" sensors available?

    Edit: I just thought of this. You could hook up a BT receiver to a switched power source and detect when it comes online. You would needs something with a BT receiver to tell HS3 that it detected it though.
    I agree, I’m thinking Ford is hesitant to open up the API due to security concerns. They don’t want someone hacking in and finding, unlocking, starting your car, etc. Although it’s interesting they created an Alexa skill. Probably due to marketing pressure. Chrysler has a Uconnect skill and Tesla has a skill. Not sure about the other car companies.


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  • frdaoust
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    LMAO, that might be the best response out of them all!


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  • sickpuppy
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    Originally posted by drhtmal View Post
    He did say it was his wife.
    Maybe the intent is to be a widower considering he said that "sometimes she forgets to open the garage door."

    if (garage_occupancy=true.wife)
    {
    Fordpass(activate);
    GarageDoor(disable);
    DoorIntoGarage(lock)
    CellJammer(activate)
    }

    Profit? (as the kiddies would say)
    "Honest officer, I don't know what could have happened. If she had only remembered to open the garage door!" Bwaahaha

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