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.
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:
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.
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.
In this How To, I will show you how to set notifications in your Vera controller to send you an email or text notification when a door or gate is opened.
In this example we will be using a garage door and the plug in called "Garage Door" but this example will work with most other devices in your device list.
Let's get to this.
Open your Vera UI (User Interface). You will need your user name and password for it.
You can log into it here.
Determine what UI you are looking at.
If you are viewing UI6 or UI7, click on the "Advanced Settings" link on the bottom of any page to take you to the UI5 looking UI.
Now that we all should looking at the same thing, click on the "Account / Other (MY UI6/7) Users" tab located top left.
Now we are looking at a list of all of the people entered in your Vera controller. You can only send notification to people listed here. If all of the people you want to send notifications are here, you can go on to the next step.
If not, add new users.
You should see at least one name and Access Level here. If someone installed the unit for you, you might have to add yourself.
Now that you have added all of the additional users to get notifications. Lets check to make sure the notifications settings are correct.
Click on the "My Contact Info" section under the "Account" tab.
The "Contact Information" window is where you can set up different types of notifications and their limits and test them to see if they work.
If you want notifications only on your smartphone, I recommend only sending email notifications to an email address you get on your phone.
If you select email, text and phone notifications you will get 3 different notifications for one event. There is no reason to have multiple notifications pop up on your phone when just an Email will do.
I also recommend setting up a filter in your email account to put all of the notification emails automatically into a folder so they do not clutter up your in box. This folder will act as a time stamp for all of your homes notifications.
If you do not have a smart phone or do not get email on your phone, you will have to set up your mobile phone in the "Phone settings" area.
Click on the "Devices" tab located top left. Then make sure "All" is selected just below and to the left.
Go to the device that if opened or triggered, will send you the notification.
In this case we will be using the Garage Door plug in module that we set up to control our garage door.
Hover your mouse over that module.
When hovering your mouse over the module, a push pin and wrench will appear in the top right of the bar of that module.
Click on the wrench. This will open the settings for that module.
Click on the Notifications tab.
Click the drop down after "Add Notification for"
Select "A door is locked or unlocked"
Give the notification a name so you can see later what this is you are creating. Something like "Garage Door Email"
In the drop down after "Which Mode" select "Device is opened" This will send a notification only when the door is opened.
NOTE: If you select "Device is closed", it will only send a notification when the door is closed.
Click the "ADD" button.
If you want a notification for both opened and closed, you will have to add 2 of them. One with open selected and one with closed selected.
After it is added, you will see your notification rule appear below the line.
Then put a check in the box of the people you want to notify.
If you want to notify other people not listed here, you have to add more users in the Account / Users section. There are two people here. I blocked out their names.
Click the "X" in the top right corner of your module.
Click the red "SAVE" button in the top right button of the UI.
When the Vera controller is done rebooting (about 1 minute) you should see no errors in this area. If this area is empty, you are good.
Now you should go back into the module you just set up and see if all of the changes you made are there. If you do not make any additional changes anywhere you will not have to save again.
If everything looks good, you are done.
You can test it by opening your door or triggering the device you set up the notification on. It should send you a text and or email depending on how you set up your users in the Account / Users section and "Contact Information" settings.
Control Your Home!
Jamr / 007 Systems
In this blog I will go over my keys and how I keep my guests happy and myself sane!
I hope these tips will save you some time, money and your sanity. Dealing with renters can be daunting at times so being ready is the best way to keep your sanity.
If you would like some more tips on controlling and monitoring your rental, second home or your main home, please check out out our site at 007 Systems or our Landlords Lounge. We have lots of information including, how to's and product information that will teach you how to install and trick out your space.
J Miller / 007 Systems
We now have Home Monitoring & Control Kits available to save you even more money.
We have put our most popular products together into kits so you can get all of the products you want with one click and save some money by purchasing them together.
We have (but not limited to);
These kits are very easy to install yourself and they do allow you to monitor and control almost every aspect of your home or business.
So take a look at how these kits can save you bundles of money. Not only for the cost of the equipment, but with no monthly fees, think of the money you will save every year.
Along with our additional systems, there is no better way to protect, entertain and monitor the most important things in your life.
Learn how to easily install some components in your garage to control, automate and monitor your garage door with your smart phone or tablet from anywhere in the world.
You can even program some interesting logic into your home controller that will open it automatically when you or your car get close to your home or in case of emergency.
There are several ways to control your garage door with a Z-Wave home controller. We have found that this method using these products seems to be the safest, easiest and cheapest way to go.
Your kit will come with the following parts.
WARNING: Do not install automation equipment on any motorized door or gate unless you have the latest safety equipment supplied by it's manufacture installed on it, including but not limited to, occupancy sensors, status sensors, reverse sensors and reverse mechanisms.
Using automation or control equipment on a motorized door or gate can be dangerous. Be aware, you are giving control of your electric door motor and door to an electrical device which can trigger your door or gate at any time.
007 Systems takes no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting in the use of these parts.
We also have a written document you can print out for installation of the RM10 here.
Once you have the appliance module, RM10 and the door sensor installed, you can now control your door with the controller.
Please be aware that appliance modules are either on or off. Each trigger of the door opener places the Z-Wave module and the RM10 in the on position. It will stay in that position until you turn it off until you install automation to do that for you. If you leave the Z-Wave module and the RM10 in the on position, it may cause problems with your wall button.
To solve this problem, please use automation to automatically turn off the appliance module after it is triggered by you. If you have a Vera controller and have both the appliance module, RM10 and the door sensor correctly installed and connected to the Vera controller, we recommend downloading and installing the "Garage Door" plug in from the Vera plug in store. It will take care of turning the Z-Wave module and the RM10 off for you after each trigger and really makes controlling your garage door much easier.
We dare you to find it cheaper anywhere on the Web.
The Vera Lite is one of the best and least expensive home controllers on the market today.
With your tablet or smartphone, you can control almost any thing you want to in your home with this thing, and all with NO MONTHLY SERVICE FEES.
Add on as you want, and completely customizable.