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Old September 22nd, 2017, 07:59 AM
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Plug-in updated to 3.0.5.5. Attached to message #241 at the top of page 13.
https://forums.homeseer.com/showthre...186122&page=13

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Old September 22nd, 2017, 08:01 AM
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the feedback. I am not sure that you understood exactly what I was trying to say though...I asked this of Rob Mason a while back working on the HAI/Omni Plug-In....reference here explains better what I was trying to convey...

https://forums.homeseer.com/showpost...88&postcount=6

Does that make sense?

-Travis
Hi Travis,
Try the latest version 3.0.5.5. I think it now does what you are asking for.

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Old September 22nd, 2017, 09:08 AM
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For those who are adventurous it is possible to use this plug-in with technologies other than ZWave with a bit of ingenuity. In time I may be able to adapt the plug-in to make it easier for this but at the moment you can include other devices using the 'Activity Monitoring' method by creating suitable grouping within HS3.

If the particular technology already groups devices, as ZWave does, then they may already work. However, if they aren't you can manually group them.

For a device to be monitored it needs to be in a group that has at least a 'Parent' and a 'Battery Child'. Activity monitoring will monitor all devices within the same group for activity to check that the physical device is alive.

Freedan101 notes in message #236 of this thread how he uses the plug-in for his RFXCOM battery devices.

I have one old X10 RF battery powered motion detector still in use. It is a single simple device and doesn't report anything sophisticated like battery levels or low battery warnings but all I want to know is when the batteries die so I can replace them. They last an awful long time, unlike most ZWave devices. To be able to add this device to SDJ-Health I just needed to create a virtual device to act as the dummy battery child and turn the actual device and this virtual device into a Parent Child relationship.

I created the virtual battery device first. IMPORTANT You need to set the Device Type (string) to Battery on the Advanced tab, see below.
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Whilst it isn't really necessary I also set up the Status Graphics as per the attachment so that it looks like a battery device and you can manually set a battery level.
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It might be better to set a graphic that reflects the fact that this is an assumed reading but that depends on the level of your ocd.

The next step is to use Jon00's device grouping utility to group the real and virtual devices together. WARNING This is a great tool but be careful with it. I would recommend checking first that any devices you are going to alter have no Relationship Status set on their Advanced tab. If they already have Relationships then don't mess with them unless you know what you are doing.

Select the actual motion detector as the Parent Root Device and the Virtual battery device as the Child and create the group. The real and virtual devices should then appear grouped together in the Device Manager view as shown below.
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If you want you could create a new Parent Root device and set both the motion detector and the dummy battery as children, it's up to you. A separate Parent is not necessary but probably more appropriate if the physical device has a number of children rather than this simple example.

I don't have this particular device configured to send dusk and dawn readings. But if I did than there would be another device configured in HS3 for the dusk dawn readings and I would add that as a child to the group.

If configured correctly then the virtual battery devices should appear in the list of devices available for Activity Monitoring on the SDJ-Health Config page. Select the device and a SDJ-Health monitoring child will be created.

In this example the battery level and discharge rate are obviously meaningless as the device doesn't doesn't send them. However, the plug-in will monitor activity and therefore will alert you if there is no activity for a preset period of time. If you have a dusk/dawn child included then that will be monitored as well as the motion detector which will improve the operation.

This might seem a long winded way of monitoring lack of activity of an X10 motion detector, and indeed it is! You could easily set an event to alert you if there has been no activity for a period of time. However, the advantage is that if you are already monitoring multiple battery devices with this plug-in then it adds the device to one centralised monitoring system with alerts and reports based on the Health status of all monitored devices.

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Old September 26th, 2017, 01:55 AM
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Hi Travis,
Try the latest version 3.0.5.5. I think it now does what you are asking for.

Steve
Thanks Steve! This worked perfectly!!!

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Old September 26th, 2017, 07:11 AM
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Thanks Steve! This worked perfectly!!!

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Good. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old September 27th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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Congratulations on having your own discussion area...

Perhaps you could make a sticky with your current version of your PI.

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Old September 28th, 2017, 02:47 AM
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Perhaps you could make a sticky with your current version of your PI.

I've just been assigned a subforum for the pi with Moderator status so I should be able to rearrange things a bit better when I have a some time. The current single thread is a convoluted mess!
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Old September 30th, 2017, 05:49 AM
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The plug-in now has its own sub-forum so I have closed this long and convoluted thread. Please refer to the forum for new versions, installation notes etc. If you have any questions open a new thread.

https://forums.homeseer.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1547

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