Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

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owkaye
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Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by owkaye » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 pm

I would like BI5 to turn on a floodlight when it sends me an alert that's triggered by one of my cameras. What's your preferred way to accomplish this?

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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by TimG » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi owkaye,

I have BI5 send a json command to Homeseer HS3. It works well. The neighbours must think I have a very sensitive PIR !

If you have Homeseer, I can show you how to do it.

Tim
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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by Serodgers » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 pm

TimG wrote:Hi owkaye,

I have BI5 send a json command to Homeseer HS3. It works well. The neighbours must think I have a very sensitive PIR !

If you have Homeseer, I can show you how to do it.

Tim
Same here. I have BI send JSON commands to HomeSeer to run events. Also have HomeSeer send commands to BI to pause and resume motion detection on one of my camera when my sprinklers run. Otherwise back forth of sprinklers splashing off trees sets motion alerts.


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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by owkaye » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:51 pm

I have BI5 send a json command to Homeseer HS3. It works well. If you have Homeseer, I can show you how to do it.
Hi Tim, I don't have Homeseer but I'll keep your suggestion in mind in case I get it some day. It looks like it costs more money than I want to spend right now, so I'll have to think about it.

I have an unused Sonoff switch I'm hoping to configure so that it receives an alert message from BI5. Then I can wire the Sonoff into the floodlight circuit and have the light switch on when the Sonoff gets the alert message. If this is possible it would meet my needs for a cost of only the $5 I spent on the Sonoff switch.

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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by Serodgers » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 pm

HomeSeer Raspberry Pi version is currently free! Difference in normal Linux or windows versions is it is limited to 5 plugins.


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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by TimG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Crikey,

I thought "No way", but it really is "Yes way" ! HS3 Pi3 is indeed free for one week only, and one free licence per person.

https://homeseer.com/support/newsletter ... -promo.htm

I run HS3 Pro on my Windows server for full home automation, and also have a Pi3 running HS3 to run my Xmas lights. I now have another licence which means I can split my home AV equipment IR/Z-wave control off from the main server just by purchasing a Pi3 :D
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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by owkaye » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:47 pm

I missed the 'free' sale -- because I failed to get email notification when this thread was updated, but I don't know why because the "Notify me when a reply is posted" option is checked. Another forum issue is that I posted 3 or 4 new threads last week (or the week before?) yet this is the only thread that ever showed up. Are my new threads being ignored or filtered or rejected or something?

Another way for me to accomplish my goal might be to get a floodlight with a PIR sensor, have it turn on when it detects motion, then make BI5 send me an alert when the overall scene lighting changes as the light comes on.

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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by TimG » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:22 pm

I was surprised that Homeseer hadn't mentioned it in an email, else I would have posted about it earlier. I would have missed it myself without this thread.

As for new threads, I understand that your first few posts will be checked before they can appear - it could be that during this time you cannot create new posts. If you are now posting immediately, try adding your new threads again.
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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by owkaye » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi TimG, I don't have copies of my new posts, and I guess I did not ask anything critical or I would remember them. I will try posting again if I remember them some day.

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Re: Turning on a light when BI5 sends an alert?

Post by spammenotinoz » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:02 am

owkaye wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 pm
I would like BI5 to turn on a floodlight when it sends me an alert that's triggered by one of my cameras. What's your preferred way to accomplish this?
Depends on the floodlight. My bulbs are Zigbee compatible, so I just call a Windows Powershell script under alerts to control via HUE. https://github.com/lwsrbrts/PoSHue
The script only runs under the night profile, triggered from a secondary zone.
ifttt webhook was easy to setup, but not instant and less reliable. (ie: sometimes didn't activate or activated 30minutes later). The PowerShell approach is instant.
Same approach would work for non HUE devices, just trigger via windows command\powershell depending on the brand of light.

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