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Just got my HC3 and am very happy a few questions though


Gatriel

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Hey All, 

 

I have a suite of Walli Roller Shutter switches and other similar switches throughout my house.  I have been using a SmartThings hub for a year or so and was generally fine with how it worked but it wasn't ... lets say reliable. 

 

So I spent the €350 on a HC3 (a stupid price) but am quite happy with the functionality.  I have a few questions though, perhaps you all can help me. 

 

1) My wife only wants the "roller shutters" to close in the winter after 9pm, but when the sun goes down after 9pm then naturally when the sun goes down.  I would like to setup a block scene whereby the triggers or Sundown or 9 pm whichever is later.  Is this possible in a single scene?  I cannot figure it out of it is.  

 

2) I have a Moes Zigbee 12-scene switch I would use to manually control the shutters.  I've added it to the HC3 but it labels its as "not configured".  How can I configure it?  I'd prefer a Z-Wave remote but I want something mounted to the wall.  

 

3) I see this thing can do IP cameras, but lacks a HDMI output. I have a suite of EZVIZ IP cameras on my network and would love to integrate them into the HC3 and use an external HDD enclosure ('16 Tb or so) to store footage.  Essentially, I'd like to use this feature and make the HC3 function as my EZVIZ NVR and then I get rid of the NVR.  Is this currently possible?  How would it work without HDMI out? 

 

That is it for now.  Thanks in advance for everyone's help! 

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Hi, to your 1) question with roller shutters, there is a special kind of scene in hc3 called scenario. This should do the trick

 

Add new scene > scenario 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 6 minutes ago, Fabir said:

    Hi, to your 1) question with roller shutters, there is a special kind of scene in hc3 called scenario. This should do the trick

     

    Add new scene > scenario 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    THANK YOU! Thats awesome.  I just set it - lets see if it works.  

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    22 minutes ago, Gatriel said:

    make the HC3 function as my EZVIZ NVR and then I get rid of the NVR


    How did you want to do that and why? The NVR is “a specialist” for recording video.

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  • To be honest, the EZVIZ GUI is pretty horrible. I thought "okay - the Fibaro UI is better, I'll use that instead".  

    Also, my NVR is limited to 8 TB so an external enclosure with 2x 8 TB drives would be nice.

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    @Gatriel

    2) If you prefer z-wave, I can recommend some driver (scene trigger). I personally use this one:

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    Very small but usable. The batteries last about 1.5 years with daily use.

    3) NVR is a special device for network video recording. HC3 doesn't have the turo function and I dare say it never will. Keep all NVRs for recording and you can perform a live view of the cameras using HC3, if you can map the cameras there.
    If the NVR is not suitable, buy another one and connect the cameras using ONVIF. You will always have better results when using a special than a universal device.

     

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