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    To control multiple devices - use event or group?

    Just started using Insteon and have been playing with it, what's the best practice to control large amount of devices with 1 button?

    for example, i want to program 1 of the buttons on my keypad to turn on certain devices like kitchen, hallway, ceiling..etc. if I group these together, the status on these won't change if they are turned on/off by the group controller, but it seems more reliable this way than using Events.

    Suggestions are appreciated.

    Thanks

    #2
    the group is the way to go.

    did you build the group using the plugin 'group' feature and set the kpl btn as the controller?

    This setup should update the status of the individual participants or responders when the group is controlled via the controller.
    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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      #3
      Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
      the group is the way to go.

      did you build the group using the plugin 'group' feature and set the kpl btn as the controller?

      This setup should update the status of the individual participants or responders when the group is controlled via the controller.
      Yeah I use the kpl button as the controller. I'll go with your suggestion then.

      thanks Mark!

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        #4
        what if you want multiple controllers? if you have 3 kpl's and you want an "all off" button so if you click the "all off" it turns specific items off but turns on the buttons on 3 kpl's.

        Should i leave the controller blank or just pick one as the main, i don't see option for multiple controllers.

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          #5
          by definition a group really only has one controller

          create a second group with the same participants and the second controller. then create a third group for the third controller
          Mark

          HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
          Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
          Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
          Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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            #6
            thanks will do. Gave up on HS3 a while back and now setting back up again. Is there an easy way in HS3 to view all insteon links and delete them all so i can start from scratch?

            i've been using insteon hub for everything with links, but even that wasn't fully setup. houselinc seems to be able to delete links so im trying that now.

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              #7
              you will need to do a factory reset on the hub and devices individually. see the individual manuals for instructions...its different for each device type.
              Mark

              HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
              Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
              Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
              Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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