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jrichards posted this 01 December 2014

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Ryan-Scott posted this 01 December 2014

So it sounds like you'd like others to mention what they use and what works? Good idea. If we can get a nice long list, I'll make it official page for it in the help section.

Here's my personal list of what I have hooked up to InControl:

Philips Hue
• Official Hue branded color changing LED bulbs

Nest:
• Nest thermostat, including humidity & temp changing
• Nest Protect (co2/smoke sensor)
• Nest home/away (read and set home/away status)

Iris:
• Garage door opener by Linear
• First Alert co2/smoke detector

Z-Wave:
• GE/Jasco (I don't recommend these, no association support)
• Evolve/Linear switches and dimmers (highly recommended, supports associations)
• Leviton (Expensive yet problematic, barely supports associations, not recommended)
• Kwikset locks
• Yale (I love my Yale deadbolts)
• Schlage locks (generally work, but the lock requires frequent 'reboots')
• 2Gig CT100 Thermostat (works well)
• 2Gig CT80 Thermostat (avoid this one)
• Trane thermostat (works well)
• Aeon Labs motion sensors (supports motion, humidity, luminosity and temperature)
• Homeseer HSM 100 motion sensor (cheaply built, not recommended)
• Aeon Labs micro switches (work well)
• Aeon Labs energy monitor (works well)
• Aeon Labs power strip (all sockets are controllable, recommended; no energy reporting)
• Wemo wall plugs and switches (work well, recommended)
• Aeon Labs door window sensors (work, recommend version 2)
• Evolve relay LFM20 (works well)

monkey-magic posted this 01 December 2014

Aeon Labs:
- Multi Sensor (Not the best for detecting motion but not really InControl's issue for me personally)
- Recessed Door Sensor
- Multi switches inwall micro
- Single switches inwall micro

Environexus
- Single Trailing Edge Dimmer (Rebranded Aeon Labs, 2 wire inwall micro version)

Lockwood
- Door lock/deadbolt Z wave (Rebranded Yale)

Josh

Axial-User posted this 01 December 2014

Aeon Labs:
- Z-Wave Range Extender (seems to work, extends the range from one end of the house through to the garage tilt sensors)

Schlage:
- RS200HC Motion Detector (like these, reports battery status)

Ecolink:
- Garage Door Tilt Sensor (works nicely, reports batter status)

Intermatic:
- HomeSettings HA05C Z-Wave Indoor/Outdoor Screw-in Module (works nicely, did need to reset once)


awlieser posted this 02 December 2014

Fibaro Motion (Multi) Sensor: Neither temperature nor luminance show up

Fibaro Blind Control: works fine

NorthQ/e-Domotica Energy Reader: No data show up, apart from battery status

Everspring Bulb Sockets: work fine

Aeotec MultiSensor: works fine, but eats batteries (no polling!); additionally display unexpected data: dew point, direction, power (in addition to battery)

Zipato RGBW z-wave bulb: only On/Off supported, no colors

Eurotronic StellaZ Thermostat: not working (displays strange data ... which never change)

Vision Door Sensor: works fine

Vision PIR Motion Sensor: works fine

DÜWI Dimmer Insert Module: works fne

Cheers
Alfons


jrichards posted this 02 December 2014

I use the following in my home:

(1) Foscam –FI8918W - will be installing this weekend and will update (testing)
(1) Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Multi-Sensor - installing this weekend will update (testing)
(1) Ecolink Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor - installing this weekend will update (testing)
(1) Trane thermostat – works okay (will post model number later)
(3) GE/Jasco 3 way switches – works but limited
(4) GE/Jasco single throw light switch - work okay
(4) GE Outdoor module – work great for remote locations (I use for Christmas lights).
(11) Intouch Intermatic Split Duplex Receptacle (outlet) – works well on or off, little noisy.


Thanks,

Jim

Yokel posted this 03 December 2014

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jrichards posted this 04 December 2014

Yokel,
What was the bridge you were using? Not sure why you removed your input? I think everything listed here is very helpful. It really saves on costly mistakes and frustrations.

Thanks,

Jim

Ryan-Scott posted this 04 December 2014

Yokel,
What was the bridge you were using? Not sure why you removed your input? I think everything listed here is very helpful. It really saves on costly mistakes and frustrations.

Thanks,

Jim


Here's what Yoken originally said:


I don't think I'm using anything other than what's been mentioned. I just wanted to add that if you have a hue bridge and the inControl plugin. You can also use GE link zigbee bulbs. They aren't color changing, but are dimmable LED's. Cheapest connected bulbs I've found. $15 for A19's, $20 for BR30's at home Depot.


I too am curious - do you want this removed for some reason Yokel? I am actually going to go purchase a few of these GE link bulbs you mentioned for use with my Philips Hue bridge - I had no idea, it's nice you pointed it out.

Yokel posted this 05 December 2014

Sorry guys. I removed the post because I noticed a problem with the ge link bulbs & didn't want to spread misinformation. I've just begun running the bulbs myself. The link bulbs do work Ok with the hue bridge & InControl plugin. The problem I noticed was that the link bulbs after a few days started having an exclamation within the hue app. Stating that there maybe a problem communicating with this bulb. The bulbs still functioned properly, but within InControl they weren't polling States properly. Ie: I can turn on & off from incontrol but it will always report as off.

I learned that if you unscrew/rescrew the bulb they will reconnect without error again within the hue app & poll correctly within InControl. I think they lost connection when I reset some breakers in my service panel. I've been running them a day now since resetting them with no problems. I'll run an update post in the new product forum if they run okay the rest of the week.

UPDATE:
I've been running the ge link bulbs for about week longer now. They're working pretty reliably for me now. The only problem I've seen is when trying to mirror them to a switch. When the mirrored device turns off, the link bulb will dim to approx. 10%. When the switch is turned back on the link bulb will stay @ 10%.

jschiesser posted this 30 December 2014

So it sounds like you'd like others to mention what they use and what works? Good idea. If we can get a nice long list, I'll make it official page for it in the help section.

Here's my personal list of what I have hooked up to InControl:

Philips Hue
• Official Hue branded color changing LED bulbs

Nest:
• Nest thermostat, including humidity & temp changing
• Nest Protect (co2/smoke sensor)
• Nest home/away (read and set home/away status)

Iris:
• Garage door opener by Linear
• First Alert co2/smoke detector

Z-Wave:
• GE/Jasco (I don't recommend these, no association support)
• Evolve/Linear switches and dimmers (highly recommended, supports associations)
• Leviton (Expensive yet problematic, barely supports associations, not recommended)
• Kwikset locks
• Yale (I love my Yale deadbolts)
• Schlage locks (generally work, but the lock requires frequent 'reboots')
• 2Gig CT100 Thermostat (works well)
• 2Gig CT80 Thermostat (avoid this one)
• Trane thermostat (works well)
• Aeon Labs motion sensors (supports motion, humidity, luminosity and temperature)
• Homeseer HSM 100 motion sensor (cheaply built, not recommended)
• Aeon Labs micro switches (work well)
• Aeon Labs energy monitor (works well)
• Aeon Labs power strip (all sockets are controllable, recommended; no energy reporting)
• Wemo wall plugs and switches (work well, recommended)
• Aeon Labs door window sensors (work, recommend version 2)
• Evolve relay LFM20 (works well)



Is there a Z-wave 3-way/4-way capable switch that will associate to a controller. Seems that the GE/Jasco switches don't support association.

Ryan-Scott posted this 30 December 2014


Is there a Z-wave 3-way/4-way capable switch that will associate to a controller. Seems that the GE/Jasco switches don't support association.


I'd go with Linear and just use their Transmitter/Auxilary switch. You only need to power the aux, then program it with associations to send on/off commands to your main load-controlling switch.

smboards posted this 30 December 2014

What I am running so far:

Fibaro

- FGS221 2x1.5kW in-wall relays (work well, had to fiddle a bit for correct status reporting, see different thread)
- FGWPF-101 wall plug (works perfect, reports power level and usage)
- FGMS-001 sensor (works perfect, reports motion on/off, temperature, luminance)

Zipato

- PSM02-2 multisensor (works reasonably well, a bit of a pain to configure, you also have to set up associations in clever way to get motion off reports. Still can't get separate reports for magnet and PIR)
- RBGW bulb (kinda works, not sure yet. Latest addition to setup. I can use it as DimmerSwitch for ON/OFF and setting level. Can't make it work as ColorChangingLight. Can't get anything out of the shock sensor, although can set the sensitivity level)

Ryan-Scott posted this 17 January 2015

Thanks for everyone who has submitted a device so far. I went ahead and make an official page for this, you can find it on InControlHa.Com. I'd like to ask everyone to help out by adding your device to the list.

Thanks!

AlexB posted this 18 January 2015

Fibaro Wall Plug - works great, reports perfect.

AlexB posted this 22 January 2015

Everspring AN145-2 - Works, nothing to report.

AlexB posted this 02 February 2015

TKB Home Dimmer Plug - kinda works, has really bad lag, auto configure fails with error, device associations fail. Device is within 10 meters of the controller, with one device in between.Should work fine, but it's unreliable.

tnamey posted this 02 February 2015

Ecolink Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector (PIRZWAVE2-ECO)

Works really well. No battery reading.

Ryan-Scott posted this 02 February 2015

TKB Home Dimmer Plug - kinda works, has really bad lag, auto configure fails with error, device associations fail. Device is within 10 meters of the controller, with one device in between.Should work fine, but it's unreliable.


It could simply be that the device doesn't support associations.

For the lag, that can sometimes happen if you have other devices that are lagging -- i.e, a device being polled that doesn't respond quickly. You might check your logfile.txt for any failed messages.

Ryan-Scott posted this 02 February 2015

Ecolink Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector (PIRZWAVE2-ECO)

Works really well. No battery reading.


Would love to see this added to our device library: http://www.incontrolha.com/deviceLibrary - simply login using your cloud account and then add the device.

AlexB posted this 02 February 2015

TKB Home Dimmer Plug - kinda works, has really bad lag, auto configure fails with error, device associations fail. Device is within 10 meters of the controller, with one device in between.Should work fine, but it's unreliable.

It could simply be that the device doesn't support associations.

For the lag, that can sometimes happen if you have other devices that are lagging -- i.e, a device being polled that doesn't respond quickly. You might check your logfile.txt for any failed messages.


You are right, it does not support associations. And I've checked the logs, there are no visible problems. The rest of the devices on the network work fine, they respond quickly.

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