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Almond+ / Re: But where are Almond+ Updates ?
« Last post by k1m on November 16, 2017, 07:08:51 pm »
As much as I liked the promise of A+, I sure as bunny wouldn't spend another dime on their products.  I, long ago, stopped recommending them.

Just not worth it.

I feel the same way, I am now running Ubiquiti networking products and a Smartthings Hub. I am profoundly disappointed by Securifi and their just dropping a product many of us help get off the ground and laid the groundwork for future products without even the courtesy of saying "We can't do anymore with this hardware". That is unforgivable. I recommend Ubiquiti and Smartthings whole heartedly to everyone looking for new hardware to my family, friends and coworkers. Almond+ and Securifi are dead.
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Almond+ / Re: Invitation for Beta Testers
« Last post by pabpoo on November 16, 2017, 01:45:28 pm »
Like to sign up for the beta. Thanks.
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Where can I buy sensors? / Re: Best home security system in Ontario
« Last post by ryfa on November 16, 2017, 01:04:29 am »


I live in Orlando city but still, I advise you, consult with security camera provider nearby you, tell them your security needs and they will assist you best. Or you can visit official websites of various security camera companies, there you will find great CCTV models, both wired & wireless HD security cameras which has the ability to perform all tasks you mention in a post.

Good Luck!
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Almond 3 / Re: Home Automation only
« Last post by mparadis on November 15, 2017, 08:53:10 pm »
You can disable the WiFi from the app. Not sure otherwise.
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Almond+ / Re: Configuration question
« Last post by mparadis on November 15, 2017, 08:47:02 pm »
DMZ mode should work. Try it Out, if there are issues I would do it manually so that each thing isn’t working. Your Almond+ will have an “external” IP address that is actually assigned by the Comcast gateway and will look like any other internal IP issued by the Comcast Gateway. You want to forward everything to that and make sure the Almond+ IP is assigned statically.
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Almond+ / Re: Configuration question
« Last post by Richel on November 15, 2017, 07:25:36 pm »
It depends. Is the Almond+ still set up as a router or strictly as a range extender/access point now? If still a router AND all the devices have static IP's connected only to the Almond+ then you can set up the Comcast gateway to forward all external traffic to the Almond+. ....

@mparadis:
It is the case with my setup that the Almond+ is still in router mode and all devices have static IP's connected only to the Almond+. According to the link on your other reply, in order to forward all external traffic to the Almond+ from the Comcast modem, do I set up the Comcast modem as DMZ-enabled? By the way, in the current configuration (unbridged mode), my internet and phone services have been stable (i.e., no disconnects). Thanks, again. Elliott
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Almond 3 / Re: Home Automation only
« Last post by fillibar on November 15, 2017, 07:18:10 pm »
Did not realize you did not want it having the wifi active (even if you would not use it) and no connections at all. That does make it a bit more difficult. I used to have my Almond+ continue to be a router, just with nothing but the HA stuff connected to it since my Almond 3 was performing all the "real" routing. I never had any issues with it acting as a second DHCP, but I did not connect it LAN-LAN. I connected the Almond+'s WAN port to a LAN from the Almond 3 (technically it was connected to the network switch that connected to the Almond 3). The Almond 3 ran the network and HA devices as I moved them over. No conflicts or troubles for me at least, but like I said I did not mind if I left the wireless running (it was on totally different channels so it did not interfere).
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Home automation / Re: Any feedback related to IFTTT
« Last post by vansens on November 15, 2017, 07:07:57 pm »
Hi, thanks for asking for feedback. Scenes work fine on my A+.
We are missing triggers (the "IF" part of IFTT) - which would be really important for everyone, and also direct access to devices (not so urgent because we can use scenes in the meantime)
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Almond 3 / Re: Home Automation only
« Last post by variable on November 15, 2017, 04:14:26 pm »
I'd set it up as an extender and then I believe you can disable the wifi which would make it effectively just a home automation hub. This makes sure that it remains connected to the cloud for the cloud services. There were some issues with some information remaining in the webpage portal. I thought it had all been resolved with the most recent updates. I always F5 refresh my pages as a matter of habit.

I believe I tried this and it wouldn't let me disable the wifi - and didn't want any network cables plugged in.  I really just want an off switch for everything router/access point related OR a separate device...  The best I've been able to get so far is a separate WAN connection and then the LAN connected to my LAN - which if I recall would result in 2 dhcp servers on the same network...  I can't seem to find the option to disable the dhcp server on the almond..  I could probably have my router clamp down that port so it couldn't respond to dhcp requests, but this is turning into more and more of a hack.. 

General rule of thumb from those I've spoken with in the IT industry - just because a router can act as a switch, or a managed switch can act as a router, or any of the above as a firewall doesn't mean that that's ideal; a router wants to be a router, a switch a switch and a firewall a firewall.  Combining them results in extra overhead and depending on the quality, you could end up with one of those all in one network printer/copier/scanners that just can't quite do any of them really well...  not to say it can't be done, but I personally like to keep my devices separated so that one device can focus on what its good at.  Obviously thats a much longer conversation with lots of 'buts', and 'what ifs', and an 'all in one' solution always sounds good on paper.. but then so did communism.. :-P
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Home automation / Re: Stand alone switch to control multiple lights?
« Last post by fillibar on November 15, 2017, 01:54:02 pm »
Triggers are pretty easy to obtain but it all depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it. Including form factor. Heck, an unlinked Amazon Dash button (that at least gets on the network) can be a trigger button easy enough. Or Almond Clicks, or any number of switches or devices.
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