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Old November 29th, 2015, 03:18 PM
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Good to hear Scott, thanks for the feedback. There were quite a few changes to this version to try and improve stability and performance.


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Old December 17th, 2015, 06:18 AM
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Is there any beta for linux version (its mentioned that there are some work around mono )
to test it?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 06:17 AM
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The plugin "should" work under Linux. There is an issue with Linux and virtual serial ports which makes it difficult for me to test properly. If you'd like to try then PM me and I'll send you the ZIP file if you are comfortable with manual plugin installation.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:06 AM
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This looks great.

What gsm device do you recommend which isn't too expensive with this plugin?

Also How can this be used with a gsm phone?

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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:11 AM
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You can pick up a dedicated Modem like the the Wavecom Q2303 for under $40.

I'm using a gateway based on the Siemens MC35i chipset.

You should be able to use most phones as long as they create a COM port to communicate with. So most of the older GSM phones like the Nokias


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Old December 19th, 2015, 06:27 PM
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Gavin,

Thanks! Yup found some on ebay. Is there anyway to have use this sms gateway as a failover when DSL goes down?
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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:11 AM
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TomTom it depends what you want to do. My plugin is simply designed to send and receive SMS messages via the gateway. It's not designed to create a data connection at all. If you're looking for IP data backup to DSL then I'd suggest a 3G router of some sort.


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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:31 AM
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Yeah, I was thinking that if HS could tell if it looses internet connection, then send messages via the sms gateway? I need this for security and smoke alarm notifications.

Also I saw a this post http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...67&postcount=4
" I use mine for alarm events and notifications that the Internet is down."
How exactly is HS able to tell when it looses internet connection?
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:33 AM
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Aha. Yes, that is just what I use it for. I use UltraMon3 to ping Google and if it fails to respond then send me an SMS. I use my Paradox alarm plugin (there are plugins for nearly all alarm manufacturers) to send an SMS when the alarm goes off with the name of the zone that was triggered.

I even use the plugin so I can send a quick 'coming home' SMS to HS and it triggers a bunch of events to prep the house.


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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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SMS Gateway Error

I have a trial for the SMS-Gateway Plugin. I want to be able to receive a text message when an event occurs, like a leak sensor detects water, as an example. I have been able to try a few things over the last week. The issue is that when loading the sttaus is "OK", but there is an error on startup. I am using com4 which has the access to Insteaon dual band Powerlinc modem. I get the following message:
1/23/2016 10:03:01 PM ~!~SMS-Gateway Error~!~Error connecting to COM4 : Access to the port 'COM4' is denied.Startup Complete, 1 errors detected, check the log for more information.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:09 PM
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gaiello181, the Insteaon modem is designed allow RS232 interface to the Insteon protocol. This is not a GSM modem with SMS capability. This plugin is designed to interface with a GSM modem with a SIM card installed.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 02:47 AM
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Hi Gavin

Any idea when the next version of the plugin might be out ? To cater for "matches" rather than "contains".. :-)

The SIM900 works brilliantly....very happy with it

Cheers..Pete
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Old May 29th, 2016, 03:54 AM
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Pete, can you give 3.3.4 in the updater a try. It now supports regular expressions. Prefix any regex with the "^" character.

So to exactly match "Lamp on" use "^^[Ll]amp on"
(first ^ to show it's a regex, second ^ is part of the regex to match from the beginning)

See here for a regex builder/tester
http://regexstorm.net/tester
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Old June 10th, 2016, 11:59 PM
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Hi Gav

Sorry I missed your last post, just saw it :-(

Thanks for the update, did a quick test... perfect....will redo some of my inbound message detection to test furthur but looks great..

THANKYOU !

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Old June 14th, 2016, 07:44 AM
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I have a problem with plugin

When my modem disconnects from my HS and the com port is not available ( ( either I disconnect the hardware manually or accidentally or there is software problem)
I get this error message in log"

Error sending SMS - not connected to modem/phone - restart Plugin or wait for reconnect attempt

There is no reconnection attempt in log any more and the plugin doesn't restart itself automatically ,I must manually restart the plugin to bring it to work again

If there was a Auto-Restart and Auto-send the message in the plug-in in case of this error or other errors like this then the plug in then its more reliable in security cases
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Old June 16th, 2016, 02:50 AM
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The plugin retries 3 times to reconnect before giving up (in the latest version). Because there is no sure way to tell if the modem is connected or not, I have to wait for watchdog time out and then publish the error to the log. There are a lot of challenges to constantly polling a COM port for connectivty. Filling the log, interfering with other applications trying to access the COM port. Slowing down HS3 overall, etc.

I'll put it on the backlog and see what can be done for more reliable reconnects.

One option in the short term is to use a combination of a script to check for a disconnect and then use Jon00's plugin to restart the plugin on a regular interval to see if connectivity has been restored. It's a hack, but it may suit your needs in the interim.
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Old August 10th, 2016, 09:47 PM
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Gavin

Have you heard of a guy "Peter Prowse" from Australia in your company ?
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Old August 10th, 2016, 11:23 PM
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Indeed. Heard of Karen Hill who works quite closely with him :-)


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Old August 11th, 2016, 12:50 AM
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Quote:
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Indeed. Heard of Karen Hill who works quite closely with him :-)


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Gavin, I dont know her. If you get to speak to him mention my name :-) I used to work closely with him at HP when I was in Sydney :-)
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