If you are finding your geofence is triggering when you are home or there is a substantial delay in your geofence triggering a scene, we suggest you increase the size of your geofence radius to compensate for this.
It seems there are some differences on how some mobile devices handle their GPS locations with other apps on that device therefore your experience with a geofence can be different depending on the device and service you use.
We suggest using a minimum radius of 150m but if you are experiencing your geofence triggering when you are inside your fence, or delays in scenes triggering when entering or leaving, we suggest you take it to 300m or more. This will give your control system time to get the signal that you have entered or left your geofence.
It is pretty easy to do this.
If you would like to see how big your fence is now become, hit the "Back" (Top Left) after saving and you can see the map and how big your fence now is in relation to the roads near your home.
If you would like to turn on of off notifications when entering and leaving your fence, check the "Notify" box.
Make sure the "This is my home" box is checked if you would like mode changes based on actions with this geofence.
This entry will show you how to get your Smartthings hub to work with the dual relays we use our lineup of Z-Wave Outdoor Motion Lighting. (Monoprice 11990 & Vision ZL7432)
First let me say that I am not a ST user nor do we have a ST hub, so we have no way to test our products with this controller and these instructions but apparently they do work.
Apparently the Smartthings hub is not equipped to work with these relays that have multi channel command classes built in them. Our entire lineup of Outdoor Z-Wave Motion Sensing Lights went to version 2 a few months back and now uses a multi channel command class to communicate with the controller and for some reason, ST does not know how to handle this without a new handler.
First, let me thank JustInTime over at Github for putting this together.
Here is his post.
Here are the instructions.
Custom Device Type for Monoprice 11990 Dual Relay Module
The code in this repository will interface with the Monoprice 11990 module in a way that allows both switches to report near real-time status back to the SmartThings Hub. SmartThings ships with a "Z-Wave Device MultiChannel" device type that will (sorta) work, but you'll quickly find that switch 2 doesn't update it's status in the SmartThings app. This device type will do just that.
The bulk of the work for this was done by Eric Maycock for the Philio PAN04 module. All I did was remove the parts that didn't work with the Monoprice module and publish it. Special thanks go to him for all of his work.
Install the Custom Device TypeFirst, we need to install the custom device type into your SmartThings account. Don't worry, this won't hurt a bit.
Install the dual relay adapter SmartAppSmartThings doesn't really allow you to interact with the individual switches on a multichannel device very well. So, we'll be creating two "virtual switches". These virtual switches will look like a normal on/off switch to the SmartThings app, but in reality will just be associated to one of the two switches on our relay.
Installing the virtual switches
Installtion, Set-up and Use of: Envisalink EVL3 / EVL4, DSC Power Series Alarm systems and Vera UI7 Home Controllers
This directional guide will instruct you on how to physically install the Envisalink EVL3 or EVL4 into an alarm system, setting it up on your network, how to use it, setting up your Vera pertaining to the EVL and optional eyez-on.com account setup.
Installing an Envisalink EVL to your home alarm system and controlling it with your home controller and or, your mobile device will give you the ability to;
Oh yea, did I mention there were NO monthly fees?
What You Will Need:
We have had some reports that the SmartThings hub is not seeing the status of the Enerwave ZWN-RSM1S. We use this relay in our Z-Wave outdoor motion lighting products.
If this is true in your case, we recommend you visit this page and see if this fix, can fix the issue.
Please use at your own risk as we have no way to test this potential problem solver.
Let us know if it helped you as we would like to know to recommend it to others.
In this video we show you what a Ecolink WST-100 wireless remote is and how to program it into your DSC alarm system.
If you would like to know more or get a WST-100 please check out our product page here.
If you would like to see the document on this installation, you can go here.
In this sample video we show you how we install our Outdoor Z-Wave Motion Wall Lighting.
If you would like more information on this and other outdoor Z-Wave Motion Lighting including our line of security flood lights please click on the link below.
If you would like the docs form of this video, click here.
Learn how to hack your own Animatronic Halloween Character and control it with your home automation system.
We now offer new models of our exclusive Z-Wave Plus Outdoor Motion Flood and Wall Lights.
Not only do we now offer colors we now offer an all metal flood and a great looking carriage, decorative and very durable wall light.
Of course all of these motion lights come with a Z-Wave Plus interface using the latest upgraded 500 chipset to connect to your favorite Z-Wave controller. We recommend and use Vera controllers but they will work with almost all Z-Wave controllers.
These lights all have a built in motion sensor which makes them great for driveways, walkway entry's or back decks, they also have a Z-Wave interface so your controller can do things like notify you, turn on other lights or trigger any scene you would like.
If you are looking for an effective outdoor Z-Wave motion sensor or you would like to get create some decorative security around your home, these Z-Wave motion lights have you covered.
If you would like to learn more or see our lineup, please click here.
Ever wanted to automatically close your garage door or lock your doors or turn off your water or make sure all your lights are turned off when you leave your home?
How about automatically turning on your driveway lights or disarming your alarm or turning up the heater when you arrive, again all automatically and you don't even have to pick up your mobile phone.
Well this can all easily be done and very inexpensively I might add. In fact, if you already have a Vera controller and your devices already installed, it is totally free.
The technology is called Geofencing and we tell you how to trigger scenes with your Vera using this technology.
You will need the "House Modes Plug-in" as described in this video.
If you are not sure how to set up a Geofence, don't worry. We have a complete step by step video here.
Want to know how to automatically arm your alarm by driving down your driveway?
In this instructional video, we show what a geofence is and how to set it up on your Vera Home Automation and Control System.
After setting up your own geofence, your home will automatically do things like turn of the lights, lock the doors and arm the alarm automatically when you leave your home and do the opposite when you come home.
If you are interested in getting a Vera home control / automation system for yourself, you can find them here. These controllers start at less than 100 dollars.
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