Flash lights when doorbell is rung 2013-02-10T17:48:16+00:00

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  • Anonymous
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    I am about to purchase a “I/O Linc – INSTEON Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit” and would like to know the best setup to have two sets of existing insteon switched lights to flash “on-off-on-off-on-off” when the doorbell is rung.

    I would prefer to set up a direct link between the I/O link and the lights, so that EzServ doesn’t have to be involved. However, if this is not possible I just wanted to know the best steps to set this up.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    Anonymous
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    I didn’t buy it as the kit but have used the I/OLinc and one section of the ELK-930. For door bell detection.

    When the bell is ringing the I/OLinc will send an On to what ever is linked to it and an Off when the bell stops ringing. I also added an X10 address to mine and it sounded an X10 Chime Module.

    So depending on how long the bell is rung. You will get a short On then Off Insteon command.
    Anything like a On Off Flashing would probably have to be done with a controller.

    Anonymous
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    Isn’t the EZSrve the controller in this case? I would think that I could setup something that would alert the EZSrve that the bell rang and then setup a on/off/on/off/on/off to a set of lights or a scene.

    I guess my biggest question is… How do I setup EZServ to listen for an event and then execute a “command” when the event is triggered?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    Anonymous
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    I don’t use an EZServ so I can’t give you any added information.
    I hope someone with more knowledge of the EZServ can get you going.

    Anonymous
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    Thanks BLH, however I think that this forum group is dying out which is really unfortunately it is was was making the product really work for most of us.

    Steve

    Anonymous
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    The EZSrve has been discontinued. The Insteon support did not include I2CS devices nor many of the other Smarthome device types that have come out over the last few years. Hard to maintain interest in a product that was so out of date.

    Anonymous
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    I noticed that there is a ‘upgrade’ kit that can turn my EzServe into a Harmony controller. Is there any difference/value you getting a new device vs upgrading? Also, is there any way to upgrade my EzServe devices, scenes, timers, etc… To Harmony? If not, is there an easy way to remove the EzServe from all of my devices throughout the house?

    Thank,
    Steve

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