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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 04:35:35 PM »
Why not keep it permanently disabled?
Then what is the point of a Nest over the Honeywell for less than half the price?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 04:37:35 PM »
I just chatted with them

we actually integrated with Ring doorbells recently so if you have Nucleus and Ring setup in your home you can connect them simply by going into Nucleus' settings and logging in with your Ring account info

Great. Will check it out. Thanks for the info. They didn't send an email or anything about that... as far as I remember...

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 10:48:57 AM »
I just chatted with them

we actually integrated with Ring doorbells recently so if you have Nucleus and Ring setup in your home you can connect them simply by going into Nucleus' settings and logging in with your Ring account info

I set it up and seems to work pretty smoothly. It says it is in Beta mode, so I imagine they haven't officially rolled it out and that is why I didn't hear about it. However, you can't activate the Ring from the Nucleus. Only Ring will activate the Nucleus.

It eliminates the need for some of the chimes as it chimes from the Nucleus which is nice.

The video quality on the nucleus from the Ring is not the same as on your phone. But it is decent and should meet your needs...

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 12:22:53 PM »
Honeywell, (requires C wire) sensi
how do i know if i currently have a c wire? Is it costly to wire a c wire?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 12:36:17 PM »
how do i know if i currently have a c wire? Is it costly to wire a c wire?
It could be expensive, $100+.
Google how to find a c wire

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 12:42:04 PM »
how do i know if i currently have a c wire? Is it costly to wire a c wire?
The first step is to know if the thermostat you have now uses it. It probably does not if it does not have wifi. The next step is to when the wiring for your thermostat was installed or better yet if there is an unconnected wire behind the thermostat and in your HVAC system.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 01:22:53 PM »
true although I'd probably disable the motion sensor for good as it isn't the main feature for me

That's what we do.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 02:02:26 PM »
That's what we do.
every week?



I set it up and seems to work pretty smoothly. It says it is in Beta mode, so I imagine they haven't officially rolled it out and that is why I didn't hear about it. However, you can't activate the Ring from the Nucleus. Only Ring will activate the Nucleus.

It eliminates the need for some of the chimes as it chimes from the Nucleus which is nice.

The video quality on the nucleus from the Ring is not the same as on your phone. But it is decent and should meet your needs...
so just to confirm, when someone rings the doorbell you instantly get a video feed on the Nucleus & can have two way audio through the Nucleus?.


BTW what do people with smart doorbells do when wanting to buzz someone into their house


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 02:13:16 PM »
not sure if this qualifies as a smart home question but if i'm currently using my Obi 110 as my home phone in a basement can I use such a system in a multiple floor house, if yes should I even wire my home with conventional phone outlets

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2017, 02:44:14 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/113052
whats the difference bedween that and this, besides for the looks

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
every week?


so just to confirm, when someone rings the doorbell you instantly get a video feed on the Nucleus & can have two way audio through the Nucleus?.


BTW what do people with smart doorbells do when wanting to buzz someone into their house



Yes, it opens a window on the screen with the Ring video open and the option to answer or decline. 

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2017, 04:15:19 PM »
every week?

We have it disabled all the time.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2017, 04:19:11 PM »
whats the difference bedween that and this, besides for the looks
Better interface.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2017, 04:30:38 PM »
We have it disabled all the time.
Then Dan is right, the Honeywell would offer the same features and is half the price

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2017, 04:32:50 PM »
Yes, it opens a window on the screen with the Ring video open and the option to answer or decline.
Really cool. Now I just need to figure out how to buzz someone in