@pete_c, i'm just referring to creating the virtual device, which you do via graph.api.smartthings.com.
I don;t know if you intent to go with Zwave for a while but I have heard a few tricks there.Waterboy77 said:Sure did.... hope to start playing soon
I want to learn the basics with Insteon before I start adding in Zwave..... so it might be awhile.LarrylLix said:I don;t know if you intent to go with Zwave for a while but I have heard a few tricks there.
Apparently the Zwave Siren is one of the best repeaters. This may have been before the patent was released from one Zwave company and very few supported the standard that came out. Appaently if they don;t support some feature, like temperature, they won't repeat it either. Careful what you pick.
ISY's Zwave transmitter has very little range and requires a repeater almost immediately to make things work.
The PLM is best close to the main panel and using a phase coupler. I use an old X10 unit and it works perfectly. 120kHz X10, and 131 kHz Insteon?
Note the thread here about finding a good central spot for the antenna using RF systems. I was going to post about Insteon in that one and watch them jump and get excited...LOL Maybe not.
The ISY994 never required accounts for any devices unless you wanted to integrate with some cloud service based device.hgupta1 said:I looked at this years ago, but I wasn't happy with its integration with Alexa (Amazon Echo). Does it still require a seperate amazon subaccount for each Alexa device?
LarrylLix said:The ISY994 never required accounts for any devices unless you wanted to integrate with some cloud service based device.
Perhaps you are referring to Alexa, integrating with all the cloud device drivers it supports? ISY users don't usually use cloud methods for devices as they are less desirable.
With ISY, a subscription to the ISY Portal is the easiest to implement with Alexa, GH, or ITTT. It provides a vocal to program/device/scene/variable interface, among other uses, also acting as a DDNS access service.. Very easy use. Alexa and GH then only subscribe to one ISY Portal account, giving them permission to pass data back and forth.
Mine are but I only have one Alexa account and only one ISY Portal account.hgupta1 said:Thanks. I have about 15 Alexa devices and I do want them to control my devices through ISY i I get one . Previously, ISY portal required a separate amazon account for each Alexa device, which seemed messy at best. Are you saying that all of my Amazon Echoes can now be linked to ISY Portal through one Amazon account?