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  • How to get Houselinc to recognize a motion sensor?

    I have a Houselinc system and several motion sensors. I have created houslinc events set to trigger on a motion sensor input. It has worked previously.
    But now when I pull the icon for the sensor from the device column to the trigger area on the program, the programs says that it is unrecognized.
    I have deleted and reinstalled the sensor into the equipment list and have ensured that there is a nearby access point to pass the RF to the power lines.
    The sensor has a new battery and appears to react to motion.
    ​I just can't figure out how to get the program to 'recognize' the sensor. Any ideas of how to initialize this gadget into Houselinc would be appreciated.

  • #2
    When you reinstalled the device, did it have a chance to synchronize so that HL recognizes it as a motion sensor and not an unrecognized device?

    Are you expanding the motion sensor device in the device list (hit the plus sign to see the three nodes--motion, dusk/dawn, and low battery) and dragging only the motion line to the trigger section of the event?

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    • #3
      Yes to both questions.
      Previously, in an earlier release, I saw the three options in the drop down list, but they had no function that I could see at that time.
      Instead, for that SW version, I just dragged the entire icon to the trigger field. I have not reinstalled it since Version 35 was released. The Prior version seemed to work OK.
      ​For the current SW Version, it carefully said to wait for it to synchronize... and I did. I waited until the flags indicated it was sync'ed. But the result was the same.
      I've now tried to install it several times. Behavior is unchanged.
      In each installation, I let it sync and then tried to drag the icon to the trigger point. But in this Version, the Icon now has a black circle with a line thru it and will not drag. The Motion line did go as did the battery and dusk/dawn parts too.
      Once accepted into the trigger area, the program identified it as an "unrecognized device" and would not give me the option of editing the parameters for use.
      I have since repeated deleting and reinstalling it several times. Same result.
      I'm stumped. I have researched how to do it but can find no suggestions about how it works with Houselinc.
      ​I'd also like to read more about the device than what is available. It seems to have a variety of 'flashing' modes and signals, but don't know what they all mean.
      Thanks for any help you can offer.
      ​Gary

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      • #4
        V35 is a broken Beta release.
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        • #5
          OK, thanks for that .... But now, what should I do? Reinstall a previous version? Is it possible to de-install a version ... or do I simply try to reinstall a previous version?
          ​Last, do you know what happened in V35? what works, doesn't work, etc.
          Thank you
          Gary

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          • #6
            Uninstall the V35 version first. You won't lose anything. All devices, scenes and events should remain intact. V25 id the latest public version, V29 is the latest working Beta.
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            • #7
              Is there a procedure for uninstalling it? Or should I just use the windows uninstaller? if so, then, how is the correct device file loaded?

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              • #8
                Use the Windows uninstaller. If you did not elect to change the default location on the original install, then the new install will find the old files.
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