I'm using many of your ideas in my redesign.
Huh... funny that you'd ask!
I like the recipe idea; I've added that to my notes to do.
I really like the simple
home status scene. I had data like that with Homeseer years ago but it was worthless without the nice UI. Again, in my notes to incorporate eventually.
Probably my favorite is the lighting "Scene Lighting" versus "Individual Lights" method. I would have never
thought of that one.
I haven't even used "scenes" in lighting in years other than as part ofa "watch movie" environment because they didn't make sense to others; I think your method will work. In my notes now.
Though it didn't come from yours, my "AV Control" is very
similar to your "Master Remote". Are your buttond dedicated to DVD on the left / TV on the right? Or is there some magic in there?
The "remote" button in the overlay is simply a scene jump to the master AV remote. I think I posted this scene. It's a touchscreen replacement for the Pronto I used to rely on. Design is mostly copied from Lib 14 samples. IR logic in Ocelot with HomeSeer (MLHSplugin) assist.
Mmmm... did some IR with my Ocelot / Leopard... I don't miss that IR method.
"Door locked" is nothing more than off/on device status reported through MLHSplugin to MainLobby. Of perhaps more interest, the door lock is more usually, day-to-day controlled through RFID (iautomate). The MainLobby status is not really useful (remember, I created that scene on a rush basis for a tour to show scale of capability), since my door lock is now persistently locked unless electrified or momentarily unlocked by physical key entry. I use the Lib 10 door lock graphic to unlock the door to buzz people in. So, the flow is, doorbell rings, ML WebLobby page pops up on all screens with front door camera. Should the guest be familar and welcome at the moment, I click the "lock image" to unlock the door.
Okay... now that IS
I'd considered the iButton / TI stuff - have a whole shopping list of parts but never pulled the trigger - for lock controls with fobs and such... but haven't really heard from too many that went to it.
I really like the method you describe. I doubt it'll be anything I do any times soon, of course...
I'll look into the iAutomate solutions...
"Email" was a scene jump to a WebLobby HomeSeer page. Just now, I'm migrating to HS 2.0, and haven't re-enabled this feature. Ditto for "Reminders."
And yes, I'm using HSPhone - in 2.0 with phoneweb bundled.
So, no magic here. Just using the basics from Cinemar, HomeSeer, iAutomate.
Thanks a bunch for the feedback.
How'd the HS2 migration go? I got the new stuff, but haven't pulled the trigger yet (in spite of all the assurances it'll go fine