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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

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2017, 01:23:37 PM »
does anyone here control their lights remotely?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
If i'm rewiring my house, is there anything i should take into consideration if i want to have a smart home in the future? or is everything wireless nowadays anyway
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2017, 03:38:07 PM »
If i'm rewiring my house, is there anything i should take into consideration if i want to have a smart home in the future? or is everything wireless nowadays anyway
To be able to have range extenders or mesh network around the house and to have a c wire for the thermostats.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2017, 03:46:56 PM »
To be able to have range extenders or mesh network around the house and to have a c wire for the thermostats.

for the range extenders or mesh network, does that require extra wiring? I guess I can have ethernet ports throughout the house.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2017, 04:02:05 PM »
for the range extenders or mesh network, does that require extra wiring? I guess I can have ethernet ports throughout the house.
It is not required but can sometimes be helpful especially if you want it to extend far without need extender to extender connections. I would add some ethernet ports.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2017, 12:55:31 AM »
for the range extenders or mesh network, does that require extra wiring? I guess I can have ethernet ports throughout the house.
Yup PoE wiring is the way to go, only thing I'm not sure about is whether it pays the extra cost to get cat 6 over cat 5

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2017, 08:57:22 AM »
Yup PoE wiring is the way to go, only thing I'm not sure about is whether it pays the extra cost to get cat 6 over cat 5
I would guess that yes since we do not know what will come in the future which will require cat6
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