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Trip Reports / Re: Iceland, London, and Paris July 2019
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:28:08 AM »
Awesome report - brings back so many memories! Thanks for taking the time to upload.

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:39:09 AM »
Yup. You need to kill the zones or shut off power to the device.
His solution was to have his router turn off the wifi to the Ring. Which solved the problem. Only remaining problem is red lights from @Geshmak25 although he (and myself) haven't seen any red lights yet.

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:35:28 AM »
Someone here showed me that while motion was turned off, he didn't get alerts but when he looked in his app history, it still wrote down all the times someone passed infront the camera while motion was off.

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
These lights turn on when its dark outside
Thank you. It could be I only looked during the day time, I will have to check at night. Or perhaps I wasn't looking at a Ring 2 (which I think is the version you said you have).

I don't have motion detection on at all. I guess I could turn it on and turn it off before shabbos, but I feel like I'd always forget and not really sure I want it in the first place.
The other option I think would be to order something like this,searchweb201602_5,searchweb201603_52 and install it on the wire leading to the ring. Then you can set it to automatically go on and off based on shkia.
I feel like motion is pretty important - that's what alerts you when someone unexpected is at your house - potentially stealing packages, etc. - I personally wouldn't be willing to part with that. The item you're showing is basically a kill switch like Dan suggested, it's another nice idea.

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I also have this coat and would be willing to trade for another color if anyone has (size small):
6) The North Face ThermoBall Hoodie (Men's) Rage Red - Size S

General Discussion / Re: Dans Deals Employment Agency Thread
« on: July 30, 2019, 10:10:17 AM »
AFAF: Graphic Designer with 15+ years of corporate experience looking for a job.

Up In The Air / Re: Southwest stops service to Newark!
« on: July 29, 2019, 02:01:22 PM »

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:51:02 PM »
Not true for my Ring 2. Red lights on the doorbell are still triggered with motion.
I was looking at a Ring on someone's house now that was turned on - with wifi on - and did not see any lights turn on when I walked past. Just the blue circle was lit up the whole time.

Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:43:37 PM »
My electrician said it isn't possible to wire the 2 systems together. My HVAC guy said you wouldn't want to. When they're 2 separate systems, you want the AC thermostat to be upstairs where it's hotter and you want the heat thermostat to be downstairs where it's colder. While that makes sense, I'm a bit confused as to how a single system works - the thermostat can only be in 1 place. Nowadays you can say that the sensors help, but before smart thermostats, did the old systems also have sensors throughout the house?

Trip Reports / Re: Something Fishy's Iceland Saga: Summer Edition
« on: July 23, 2019, 10:27:17 AM »
That was very enjoyable and brings back so many awesome memories. Thank you!

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colorado Master Thread
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:28:24 PM »
Where is a good place to stay in Vail for Shabbos (Aug 23-25) to get a minyan?
Are any hotels more Shabbos friendly than others? Coming with a family so need a suite.
Prefer Marriott, but ones nearby are expensive.
Is there likely to be a minyan near Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley (160 Beaver Creek Boulevard West Avon, Colorado 81620)
I would contact the Chabad there. They might have discounted rates, but otherwise, yes the chain hotels are very expensive in Vail. Many people prefer to rent a condo as that can get you a kitchen and several bedrooms.

Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
this is what I have
I have 2 separate Nests
1 for AC and 1 for Heat
they both wok off the same app
its not that big a deal
Thank you!!

I believe (but not 100% sure) that there might be a way to add wireless controls to your HVAC. I don't believe that Ecobee/Nest are compatible, but Honeywell might have some thermostats that support this.

When I say wireless, I mean that you hard wire the controls into a wireless transmitter in your HVAC room, and then your thermostat connects wirelessly. Your best bet might be to call nest, honeywell or ecobee to see if they have a solution for this that they support. You'd only need it for one of the two systems, as you could wire in one thermostat, and then wire in the wireless receiver to it as well. i.e. - You put the new thermostat where your current A/C thermostat is, then add a wireless transmitter to your heating wires and a wireless receiver to the heating control inputs on your new thermostat.
Thanks for this idea. I'll be getting a quote from my electrician this week I hope. If he's more than $200 to rewire, I'll just buy a second thermostat.

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:58:55 PM »
I'm being told that you can easily schedule your router to turn off wifi for a specific device for a set period of time (such as Shabbos), and then when a doorbell isn't connected to wifi, it totally turns off - no sensors go off, etc.

Retaining video is very, very nice. Use it much more often that I thought we would.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for Ring vs. Nest.

Tech Talk / Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
Thanks. Once I'm doing wiring, I'd have it hooked up to a smart light switch so I can set it to automatically go on and off.
I don't need to retain video because I'd be using it to see who's at the door, not as a security feature.
Also someone above said even the Nest off switch isn't perfect because something still happens even in off mode...?


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