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Aaron Johnson
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2/18/2015
Aaron Johnson
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I have a Honeywell LynxR-en security control panel with wireless sensors. Xfinity came to my house and wanted me to sign up for their XH security system. They said they could use my existing hardware and I would not need to add anything. I've done research and have not really found a clear answer on how this would be accomplished but obviously it can. I think this may be sort of off topic but it would be nice to know how I could take what is already setup in my house and integrate it into home automation. I no longer subscribe to ADT monitoring service. I don't need that. But I would love to be able to have sensor info in my HA setup and be able to setup alerts and such like if the front door was opened during a specific time range (when it should not be). Again probably off topic but if anyone wants to point me in a direction as to how I can take advantage of the existing sensors in my house and tie them into a HA setup that would be really cool. Thanks, AJ.
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Chris Cicchitelli
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2/18/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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What protocol are the wireless sensors? Honeywell's?
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Aaron Johnson
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2/18/2015
Aaron Johnson
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Good question. I found a spec sheet and it spoke of the frequencies used by not necessarily the protocol. I can keep digging. All I know is they support the Honeywell 5800 wireless sensors. I found this: http://www.security.honeywell.com/hsc/products/intruder-detection-systems/wireless/zbridge/309409.html

I do know that XH said 'no problem, we add on something to gain control'. So I am assuming something along these lines.
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Chris Cicchitelli
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3/3/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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Aaron Johnson wrote:
Good question. I found a spec sheet and it spoke of the frequencies used by not necessarily the protocol. I can keep digging. All I know is they support the Honeywell 5800 wireless sensors. I found this: http://www.security.honeywell.com/hsc/products/intruder-detection-systems/wireless/zbridge/309409.html

I do know that XH said 'no problem, we add on something to gain control'. So I am assuming something along these lines.


It looks like these are Z-Wave so the broad answer is yes. The narrow answer is not all Z-Wave sensors are created equal, as Z-Wave is the rare protocol that allows manufacturers to create their own device properties. The short answer is: we won't know until we try it unfortunately.

In theory, you can use it with the Aeon Z-Stick that we recommend.
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Andrey Danchenko
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3/31/2015
Andrey Danchenko
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Hi Chris,

Hope you're well.

Do you have any plans to support Sesame Smart lock?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425492550/sesame-your-key-reinvented

Thanks!
edited by adanchenko on 3/31/2015
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Phil Hawthorne
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4/1/2015
Phil Hawthorne
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Andrey Danchenko wrote:

Do you have any plans to support Sesame Smart lock?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425492550/sesame-your-key-reinvented


+1 for this. However I'm not sure how open Sesame are to other developers. They have an open source API as one of their stretch goals, but not sure this will be reached. They also don't really want to integrate with services like IFTTT or any smart hub really.
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Chris Cicchitelli
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4/1/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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We definitely want to support the Sesame lock! Right now they do not have a published API, so until they do, we can make no guarantees...

Edit: We do support many other smart locks from various brands currently, and we're open to all comers!
edited by ccicchitelli on 4/2/2015
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Guava
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6/27/2015
Guava
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What's easier than telling your house to turn on a light? THINKING about the light being on... and having CastleOS do so.

I'd like to see support for the Emotiv Insight, a device that monitors your brain activity and allows you to interact with your computer simply by thinking about something. This would be especially useful if your significant other is sleeping and you want to turn on/off/dim lights or devices or verify that all the lights are turned off or whatever.

http://www.emotiv.com/insight.php

They have an API:
https://emotiv.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201170279-Programming-with-the-Xavier-SDK-Overview-and-Introduction
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Brian Witsken
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8/19/2015
Brian Witsken
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Are you planning on supporting Honeywell's Redlink?
Thanks,
bdw72
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Chris Cicchitelli
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8/19/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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Brian Witsken wrote:
Are you planning on supporting Honeywell's Redlink?
Thanks,
bdw72



This is part of Honeywell's Total Connect now, so it will be coming with the Total Connect update this fall!
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Tommy Long
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8/21/2015
Tommy Long
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Does the CastleOS support for Total Connect also include Honeywell's WiFi Thermostats?
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juehlinger
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9/1/2015
juehlinger
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It is now September, where is the new API that was promised in August?
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Chris Cicchitelli
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9/3/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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juehlinger wrote:
It is now September, where is the new API that was promised in August?



All of the custom scripting features of the new API were released a couple weeks ago in the August 1.3.1967 release. The custom device/protocol driver API features are in final integration now.
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Chris Cicchitelli
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9/3/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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Tommy Long wrote:
Does the CastleOS support for Total Connect also include Honeywell's WiFi Thermostats?


If it's in the Total Connect system, it will work (TC spans multiple protocols on the latest thermostats, but not all of the older thermostats).
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Robert Webb
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10/18/2015
Robert Webb
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Chris Cicchitelli wrote:
Tommy Long wrote:
Does the CastleOS support for Total Connect also include Honeywell's WiFi Thermostats?


If it's in the Total Connect system, it will work (TC spans multiple protocols on the latest thermostats, but not all of the older thermostats).




What is the current status of linking with the Honeywell TC? I just downloaded the latest package from the site and cannot find any documentation on this.

1.3.1967, released on 8/23/2015
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Chris Cicchitelli
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10/20/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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Hey Robert, unfortunately it's not in there yet. The new API will be coming out soon, and then we'll be releasing new protocols like Honeywell TC.

Thanks!

-Chris
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tbeauntx
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10/27/2015
tbeauntx
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Plus one to add these. Global Cache IR bridges (iTach flex, etc).
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Chris Cicchitelli
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10/29/2015
Chris Cicchitelli
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tbeauntx wrote:
Plus one to add these. Global Cache IR bridges (iTach flex, etc).



That's currently fully supported via custom scripting. There are some example scripts here on the forum you can use that you just have to plug your IR codes into..
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Mark Filipi
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12/12/2015
Mark Filipi
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Is TotalConnect now supported?
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Jason Hernandez
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12/19/2015
Jason Hernandez
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Request for support of:
- Mysensors.org sensor types.
- MQTT

Thank you!
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