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  • jrhocker
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    For me, there might be a slight delay on the cameras. At most, it's about 3 seconds. But, all of my exterior door sensors are tied to three Homeseer HSM200 sensors. They trigger instantly and change colors when the doors are open/closed.

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  • jrhocker
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    Originally posted by chrisfraser05 View Post

    I was just hoping that I'd be able to find a way to use the motion sensors to also trigger HS events.
    I take it there is not too much delay?

    Thanks
    I use the Ring door sensors, motion sensors, cameras and all other Ring devices to trigger HS events. My experience is that the Ring door sensors are more reliable than the previous door sensors I was using to trigger events and they trigger instantly. All alarms and cameras work great with the events, too. I'm very happy with the plugin.

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  • chrisfraser05
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    Originally posted by dcorsus View Post

    I assume you have a ring alarm hub , absolutely needed to communicate with the ring motion sensor. There are motion features as part of the HS device created for each motion sensor so you can use that as an event trigger to turn a light on or off.
    Cheers man.

    I haven't bought yet but tempted to get the Ring alarm as a standalone for the new house. So hub etc etc

    I was just hoping that I'd be able to find a way to use the motion sensors to also trigger HS events.
    I take it there is not too much delay?

    Thanks

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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by chrisfraser05 View Post
    guys, do are you able to use ring motion sensors for events such as lighting with this plugin?
    I assume you have a ring alarm hub , absolutely needed to communicate with the ring motion sensor. There are motion features as part of the HS device created for each motion sensor so you can use that as an event trigger to turn a light on or off.

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  • chrisfraser05
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    guys, do are you able to use ring motion sensors for events such as lighting with this plugin?

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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by chad611 View Post
    dcorsus I have started adding open/close sensor status to my project and discovered that window and door sensors have an open alert and close alert in the plugin, however do not pick up the "on" and "off" status under each one. It seems Ring has an "open on"/"open off" and "close on"/"close off", so just haveing the plugin interface with the open alert or the close alert will not register correctly.
    hmm, tried it and indeed, when you change the setting using the app, the Ring Server is not informing the PI that this setting was changed. Hopefully this state is not that important, it is the Contact Sensor state is what is of importance, or so I would think.

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  • chad611
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    dcorsus I have started adding open/close sensor status to my project and discovered that window and door sensors have an open alert and close alert in the plugin, however do not pick up the "on" and "off" status under each one. It seems Ring has an "open on"/"open off" and "close on"/"close off", so just haveing the plugin interface with the open alert or the close alert will not register correctly.

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  • donlewis98
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    Hi,

    Load of 0.72, however, without the Ring PI running the load is in the area of 0.24.

    I do have both cameras and an alarm system. However, I do not use the PI for any PIX as I find the Ring IOS app to be all I need for these PIX.

    I have 9 PI's running. The Z-Wave PI is the most active, then the Ring PI, however, if all PI's were restarted then the Ring PI would be the far winner in system load.

    Thanks for the detailed information.

    Don

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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by donlewis98 View Post
    however, this AM my system load is 0.72, which for a system dedicated to HS4 and no other jobs seems high.
    Did you mean 72.0 or 72% rather then 0.72? The latter would mean pretty idle.

    I can't say if the PI is causing 72% load, I doubt it , but perhaps the better question I should ask is, what are you trying to get out of the PI? Depending on what you want, it will need CPU cycles. I see a lot of comparison with Z-Wave, but a lot of the work of Z-Wave is done in its stick by its firmware and there are no videos or anything like that to be retrieved.

    Here is an off-the cuff list of things I'm sure will cause more load, note, I didn't say overload, I'm saying, tasks that will require CPU time

    1. every 2 seconds a very small message, with small response is sent/received, to verify whether there was an event on any of your doorbells or cameras. This is a sad side-effect from the fact that the Ring API doesn't do events for doorbells and cameras, it does it for alarm systems though. So if you don't have events tied to this, you can increase the ding timer from 2 seconds to something large. I don't expect it to cause any major improvements BUT you will see the periodic spikes go away.

    2. every minute or so, it check to see if your history has changed. Now if you have many events in your camera history, and you never clean them up, this could cause, much larger CPU spikes when that happens. So you can increase that periodicity or clean out your (cloud) camera event history.

    3. Assuming you have cameras, what is your setting wrt auto-downloading of video clips? Each clip is easily 10 MByte and takes on my system 10~20 seconds, so this could cause some load depending on the amount of video to retrieve. You can turn this off.

    4. If you have an alarm system, there will be some traffic (ex heartbeats of Zwave devices) besides the events themself, but they are sent autonomously over a WebSocket and are pretty efficient. The message though in JSON (like everything else on the Ring API) has to be unpacked and they can be large on large systems, and suspect cause very short peaks of loading, but those should be in the realm of normal loading.

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  • donlewis98
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    Hi again,

    I intended to post this information: (162551 is the Ring PI)

    162551 root 20 0 2035216 134552 14904 S 11.0 1.7 268:36.88 mono

    1827 root 20 0 4200812 68956 9016 S 8.3 0.9 1122:57 mono

    1933 root 20 0 3243664 57192 9144 S 1.7 0.7 94:44.52 mono

    1790 root 20 0 1756388 88716 12648 S 1.0 1.1 77:10.82 mono

    1756 root 20 0 1190440 56912 10028 S 0.7 0.7 55:24.60 mono

    1817 root 20 0 2280212 66088 9236 S 0.3 0.8 80:57.22 mono

    1904 root 20 0 1936544 65744 11432 S 0.3 0.8 76:13.44 mono

    1958 root 20 0 1395896 55528 8436 S 0.3 0.7 58:34.89 mono
    ​___________

    root 162551 1044 5 Dec03 ? 04:28:54 /usr/bin/mono /usr/local/HomeSeer/HSPI_Ring.exe

    Don

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  • donlewis98
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    Hi,

    The Ring PI uses more CPU than any other, including Z-Wave.

    Not sure this is a problem, however, this AM my system load is 0.72, which for a system dedicated to HS4 and no other jobs seems high.

    I realize that it is easy to point fingers when the HS system is responding slowly (Z-Wave response), and this may have nothing to do with the Ring PI.

    I will continue to run the Ring PI and let you know future experiences.

    Thank you for creating this PI and for your fast responses.

    Don

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  • dcorsus
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    Originally posted by donlewis98 View Post
    Hi,

    I have only started the Ring PI since the latest update (1.0.0.59).

    My system load has increased with this PI running.

    root 162551 1044 5 Dec03 ? 02:33:49 /usr/bin/mono /usr/local/HomeSeer/HSPI_Ring.exe

    ___________________________

    162551 root 20 0 2019544 122748 17324 S 9.6 1.5 154:25.58 mono

    1827 root 20 0 4199412 69932 9372 S 7.9 0.9 926:03.65 mono

    1756 root 20 0 1193016 59792 9892 S 0.7 0.7 45:58.72 mono

    1933 root 20 0 3236984 52180 9460 S 0.7 0.7 78:08.15 mono

    1768 root 20 0 911032 41336 8596 S 0.3 0.5 44:23.07 mono

    1790 root 20 0 1760632 91760 12548 S 0.3 1.1 64:04.26 mono

    1817 root 20 0 2286204 72544 10016 S 0.3 0.9 66:57.31 mono

    1904 root 20 0 1934480 66960 14108 S 0.3 0.8 63:17.03 mono

    1958 root 20 0 1400628 60116 8992 S 0.3 0.8 48:34.97 mono
    ​___________________________

    I ran a log for a few hours and generated more data than I can post.

    Don
    Hi Don, this shows it is mostly at 0.3% with an occasional peak of 9%, seems to be in-line albeit a bit more than on my system. Do you think that is off-base?

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  • donlewis98
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    Hi,

    I have only started the Ring PI since the latest update (1.0.0.59).

    My system load has increased with this PI running.

    root 162551 1044 5 Dec03 ? 02:33:49 /usr/bin/mono /usr/local/HomeSeer/HSPI_Ring.exe

    ___________________________

    162551 root 20 0 2019544 122748 17324 S 9.6 1.5 154:25.58 mono

    1827 root 20 0 4199412 69932 9372 S 7.9 0.9 926:03.65 mono

    1756 root 20 0 1193016 59792 9892 S 0.7 0.7 45:58.72 mono

    1933 root 20 0 3236984 52180 9460 S 0.7 0.7 78:08.15 mono

    1768 root 20 0 911032 41336 8596 S 0.3 0.5 44:23.07 mono

    1790 root 20 0 1760632 91760 12548 S 0.3 1.1 64:04.26 mono

    1817 root 20 0 2286204 72544 10016 S 0.3 0.9 66:57.31 mono

    1904 root 20 0 1934480 66960 14108 S 0.3 0.8 63:17.03 mono

    1958 root 20 0 1400628 60116 8992 S 0.3 0.8 48:34.97 mono
    ​___________________________

    I ran a log for a few hours and generated more data than I can post.

    Don

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  • windracer
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    Make sure you're searching for beta plugins. Plugins > Add, search for Ring:

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  • Heychristian
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    where can i find this plugin? i expanded all at the Additional Interfaces and searched for "Ring" but no luck
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