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  • #9357
     Node Zero says:

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    Anyone have any idea what this thing might be??

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    #9361
     Philbourne says:

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    They have probably upgraded the link box- some really interesting insights on the site- heating controls/ home and away switches. Guess that these new products were on the horizon after all!

    #9362
     Node Zero says:

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    Just had a further read through the new Security section and it seems to be explained:-

    The Connect range consists of ‘simple’ passive sensors which use the 433mhz frequency and send on/off commands to individual devices. The Professional range consists of more complex ‘triggers’. These use the 868mhz frequency to talk to the JSJSLW500 LightwaveRF Link and can be set to automatically trigger sequences, timers or alerts on your smartphone. Each trigger in the Professional range works together to keep homeowners informed about what is happening at home. Any activity picked up by any of the sensors can trigger an appropriate action or alert notification.

    Sounds good eh?

    #9363
     Chris says:

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    Sounds very interesting. One assumes there must be pretty robust evidence of these products being ready for market if Megaman are advertising them. Too big a reputation to risk methinks.

    Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
    #9366
     cndawes says:

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    #9368
     Node Zero says:

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    That new Magnetic Trigger is a definite easy mod for a doorbell.

    #9856
     kerbys says:

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    It looks like there are some new products that support feedback? am i correct in reading this?

    #9887
     Chris says:

    Chris
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    I think this is definitely on the cards and may be indicated by the move to 868 Mhz for some components. I understand a lot of the heating control systems (including my Conrad based one) runs on 868 Mhz and the reason for this is that it is more energy efficient than 433 Mhz. Providing feedback from battery operated controls requires power efficiency so this may make some sense.

    Chris Mills Founder and Editor - LightwaveRF Community http://cpmills.com/ http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk
    #9926
     Cunnishaun says:

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    Exciting times ahead by the looks of it! :) I was about to make a big order but might just hold off for while to see if these new products hit the market soon! Fingers crossed it won’t be long!

    #9935
     Node Zero says:

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    I hope the new Link is a compatible version of this- http://www.coco-technology.com/shop/tpc-300/

    #14136
     The Twiga says:

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    kerbys,

    I too would like to see feedback. As a convert from X10 some feedback to the app about the status of lights, sockets, etc. would be welcome. If I use the app when away from home I have no idea whether my command got through to the device.

    #14137
     skiv71 says:

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    Hi ‘The Twiga’,

    Have you looked into Z-Wave?

    I’m using this for lighting http://lightwaverfcommunity.org.uk/forums/topic/fibaro-dimmer/

    An i’ve got also got numerous sockets which allow you to poll status (and various energy related parameters).

    Highly recommended :)

    Neil

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    #14138
     The Twiga says:

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    Hi skiv71,

    No, I haven’t looked into Z-Wave yet but it is a possibility. I was hoping feedback was in the cards for LWRF. Thanks for the info.

    Robert

    #14139
     skiv71 says:

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    Hi Robert,

    There’s a large user base for LWRF and they’ve been hoping for more for a very long time.

    I’d say the heating control’s would have been the first devices to allow polling etc., but they’ve been promised for a few years now.

    One thing i will say, when you actually see how the Z-Wave system works, you see how much work LWRF would have to do to get anywhere near it.

    Having a commercial/industrial background, i can safely say that the Z-Wave system as a whole mimics those systems.

    It’s very well thought out and cleverly deployed as a licensed chipset that any manufacturer can employ (which lots have done).

    I’m currently using StellaZ TRV to control my radiators (linked to a 2 way Secure Boiler relay) and whilst the TRV do have temp feedback, they’ve much to close to be of any use.

    Step in the ‘excellent’ fibaro motion sensor. The size of a golf ball, unique mounting, configurable LED, excellent PIR abilities. On top of this, you also get LUX level ‘and’ temp feedback.

    If you want local room temp control (as opposed to pure scada/software), secure also make familiar looking roomstat’s with a nice dial.

    I’ve used quite a few HA tech’s and to date, Z-Wave is the best i’ve found. :)

    Neil

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    #14140
     The Twiga says:

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    Neil,
    Thanks for your very interesting response – I’ll look into it.
    Robert

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