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  • Use virtual device as input to BLRadar

    To summarize..

    Can I use a virtual device as an input to BLRadar?

    Or does it have to be a physical motion detector?
    Regards,

    Andrew B.

  • #2
    As far as I'm aware (and I'm only in my 30 day trial), you can use any device. If the "on/off" doesn't work, check the box to set the values.

    Note that it will overwrite that device's status string, which in this case won't be an issue. If you use another device (maybe a door?) then you can tell it to set the status string to another virtual device.

    Not sure if what I've said makes sense, so I hope it helps
    Thanks,
    Frank

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    • #3
      I'm still stumped on this...

      To summarize..

      Can I use a virtual device as an input to BLRadar? (as a member of an area)

      Or does it have to be a physical motion detector?


      if so... i can't see to figure out how...

      Thanks for any help you can provide.
      Regards,

      Andrew B.

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      • #4
        As long as the device changes value it should trigger a callback to the plugin.
        Cheers,
        Bob
        Web site | Help Desk | Feature Requests | Message Board

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        • #5
          I must be doing something wrong..

          I create a virtual device.. all goes as planned.. (see virtual dev.PNG First picture below)

          Sir,

          I can control the device no problem through the on/off button.

          I go to BLRadar, add new. device .. pick the device as a Motion Sensor.

          Go back to the main interface.. and the ability to control the device is no longer here.
          (See Virtual Dev after include in blradar.PNG Second Picture Below).

          It seems that BLRadar changes the device to a "Status only Device"..

          The ability to manually control it is no longer present, and when I try to change it with an event, no change is seen.

          Like I said.. I'm probably doing something wrong... any advice would be very much appreciated.

          Thanks
          Attached Files
          Regards,

          Andrew B.

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          • #6
            Are you using the newest build?
            Cheers,
            Bob
            Web site | Help Desk | Feature Requests | Message Board

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            • #7
              Using
              2.0.121.0

              Noticed update available...

              Will update to 2.0.126.0 and let you know if that works. (this afternoon / this evening)

              Thank you.
              Regards,

              Andrew B.

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              • #8
                Sir,

                Thanks for your time on this,

                Update:

                I updated to the newest version, 2.0.126.0

                Devices are no longer "Status only",

                But, when I try to control (either through Button on Web interface, or through an event action... control device).. nothing happens..

                I created a brand new virtual device.. so that there wasn't any "legacy" effects on the old one.. and no difference.

                The log says that it is being controlled, but there is no change to status of device.

                Any thoughts.
                Regards,

                Andrew B.

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                • #9
                  Got it working!!...

                  The problem was (I think).. I was trying to control the virtual device from the web interface... and it wasn't working.. it never would change status.

                  When I do it via script immediate command...

                  For example:
                  Code:
                  &hs.setdevicevalue("v14",100)
                  Everything works as expected...

                  so.. I think we can chalk this one up to user error... (not the first.. won't be the last)
                  Regards,

                  Andrew B.

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