On to the gritty details. As i said before, I have audio working now, in 2 zones, but off one touch panel. I havent done anything with the camera feeds yet, as I need the IP decoders first. Havent made a decision on those yet. Here's what I DO have working great in addition to the audio functionality:
Thermostat controls: The thermostat is installed, and pretty well mimicked on the TP. I got the Scheduling piece of it working (which took me waaay longer than I thought) and put a little fire icon on the home page of the panel so you can see if the heat is on without going to the Climate page. Here's a shot:
Here are the main and scheduling pages:Main:Scheduling:Physical thermostat in DR (to compare with TPS Screen):
Lately there have been having problems with *******s stealing **** in my neighborhood. Something to do with the tough economy makes people think it's OK to go take things others have worked hard for. The latest victim was my family, when last week some ******* stole our patio table. On 2 cameras. In the middle of the night. Just lifted it up and put it on his truck and drove off. Since no scrap yards in the area take wrought iron (it had the glass taken out of it for the winter), it is probably sitting in the trash somewhere. What a waste. ALSO
a thing that got me thinking. (ask my wife- me thinking is never a good idea!)
My IP cameras have GPIO outputs on them. I am going to run a thin alarm cable alongside each cat6 that feeds the camera now, and feed the Output of the camera GPIO into the Crestron Pro2 IO input. When the camera senses motion in a defined area of the picture, it will trigger this connection. When this happens, i will trigger a relay on the pro2 to activate lighting on the side of the house to deter theft. The Pro2 relay is connected to an Insteon IO Linc (I have a fair bit of Insteon already - will be selling that off and buying Crestron wireless dimmers in place...but i digress.).
Still with me? The IO Linc will then signal the switchlinc or Insteon device to turn on the security lighting.
Here's a nice diagram:
When the camera senses motion, it triggers the SIMPL program to activate a 1 minute timer that will turn the lights on as long as it is after sunset. 60seconds later, the lights turn off. Rinse lather repeat. I could also trigger a CEN-TIA to play a message through the outdoor speakers that the police have been called, but i havent decided if I want to shell out that kind of $$ for that functionality.....
More to come - stay tuned!