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Forum: Home Automation   04-19-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By crisms98
I was in the same boat a few years ago and went...

I was in the same boat a few years ago and went with Elk M1. Installed it myself and there is an app for your smartphone. Also integrates with home automation systems if you decide to expand. My...
Forum: Home Automation   02-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,555
Posted By crisms98
Agree with others on RR2 being solid. I DIY'd my...

Agree with others on RR2 being solid. I DIY'd my system over a year ago after going through the class and taking the test. So far no issues.

As far as pricing goes, PM Paul (spiwrx) to get a...
Forum: Home Automation   03-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I ended up unplugging the repeater and doing...

I ended up unplugging the repeater and doing another transfer. Not sure what happened but sunset event now works.
Forum: Home Automation   03-22-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I noticed one of my timeclock events that fire...

I noticed one of my timeclock events that fire at sunset no longer works after upgrading to 6.0. My other events that are on fixed time are working fine. Anyone experiencing the same issue?
Forum: Home Automation   03-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I upgraded my system last week and did not...

I upgraded my system last week and did not experience any problems. Try uninstalling 6.0 then a reboot of your PC before reinstalling it again.
Forum: Home Automation   03-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
How about installing the RR2 occupancy sensor on...

How about installing the RR2 occupancy sensor on an outdoor weatherproof housing? I would like a simple solution to turn on the patio lights at night when someone is at the door and not get overly...
Forum: Home Automation   02-19-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
Has anyone used a Powr Savr occupancy sensor on...

Has anyone used a Powr Savr occupancy sensor on their covered porch? The spec sheet says that its for indoor use only so was wondering if someone experimented with it. Anybody have any other...
Forum: Home Automation   02-01-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,114
Posted By crisms98
I suspect this device won't be available in the...

I suspect this device won't be available in the essential software so even if it uses ClearConnect, RR2 can't talk to it.
Forum: Home Automation   01-31-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,114
Posted By crisms98
The difference is about $15 for the same...

The difference is about $15 for the same switches on RR2. Not sure if what you described regarding light scenes is done by a switch or keypad since RR2 does scenes on keypads and in the main...
Forum: Home Automation   01-31-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,114
Posted By crisms98
How do you wire a 2-way switch on insteon? RR2...

How do you wire a 2-way switch on insteon? RR2 requires a switch on one end and a remote switch on the other. Price on the remote is significantly cheaper than the swittch so if you add the cost of...
Forum: Home Automation   01-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By crisms98
I completed my RR2 install before the holidays...

I completed my RR2 install before the holidays and everything works great. I replaced the existing switches/dimmers and programmed it myself after completing the training. Next step is to integrate...
Forum: Home Automation   12-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I have a Synology Server and use the VPN service...

I have a Synology Server and use the VPN service to connect my iPhone to RR2. Very easy to setup and have no issues whatsoever.
Forum: Home Automation   12-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
The Lutron guy conducting the capstone webinar...

The Lutron guy conducting the capstone webinar last Friday mentioned that it was coming out but the fan and light controls are separate devices requiring separate wiring. Wondering if anyone has...
Forum: Home Automation   12-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
Does anyone know what RR2 device can be used to...

Does anyone know what RR2 device can be used to control the light on a fan/light fixture? I tried RRD-6NA since the load was CFL but got flickering and the fan didn't turn on.
Forum: Home Automation   12-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I installed the devices myself and made it a...

I installed the devices myself and made it a point to turn the power off to prevent accidents. I could easily pay an electrician to do it but learning about wiring and the details of how the system...
Forum: Home Automation   12-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By crisms98
Going through the training is not that bad. I...

Going through the training is not that bad. I just finished mine yesterday including taking the webinar and exam. My local dealer was charging $800 to program my system ( over 30 devices) so I...
Forum: Home Automation   11-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,607
Posted By crisms98
Do your research on what type of equipment you...

Do your research on what type of equipment you want on each room and the wiring needed for each of them. When our house was built six years ago, i planned on installing whole house audio using Nuvo...
Forum: Home Automation   11-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By crisms98
I'm in the same boat as you and through this...

I'm in the same boat as you and through this forum, found a dealer that I can work with to get the RR2 equipment. He also sent me the link to the BLAST On training course which is free so really you...
Forum: Home Automation   11-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 131,774
Posted By crisms98
I created an id on Lutron's website but only see...

I created an id on Lutron's website but only see "LP 601 - Knowledge Builders" on my learning plan. Based on what I read here, I should see "LP 620 - RadioRA® 2 BLAST-On Training” which I don't. I...
Forum: Home Automation   05-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By crisms98
I have a C4 system but will gladly trade it for...

I have a C4 system but will gladly trade it for a Savant. Media management is really poor on C4 and I rely on third party apps/devices to get by.

Go with Savant.
Forum: Home Automation   05-24-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,119
Posted By crisms98
I got a quote for a Sonos EV driver for half of...

I got a quote for a Sonos EV driver for half of what they are asking you. In my case, I have someone adding it remotely so that may factor in to the cheaper price.

Can't add any equipment to C4...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,038
Posted By crisms98
I had my GC sent in to Nuvo for repairs (power...

I had my GC sent in to Nuvo for repairs (power supply and ipod dock problems) and asked for a copy of the configurator (2.66) and they gave it without question.
Forum: Home Automation   05-20-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,003
Posted By crisms98
there is an iPhone/iPad app for Elk. Have it on...

there is an iPhone/iPad app for Elk. Have it on two of my iPads and all of our iPhones for awhile now and works flawlessly.
Forum: Home Automation   02-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By crisms98
Are you planning on getting the new C4 media...

Are you planning on getting the new C4 media player together with the controller? I have the media player and it supports the media you are using including the non-bluray .iso files.

You can also...
Forum: Home Automation   02-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By crisms98
You could also have an IP address conflict...

You could also have an IP address conflict that's causing the connection to get dropped.
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