UD Mobile integrates with your Z-Wave/INSTEON/X10 devices, as well as all your ISY’s node servers such as Ecobee, Hue, Ring, Tesla, Tesla Powerwall, Solar Edge, Sonos, Lutron, Harmony Hub, ELK, all the climate services, and many many more.
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On 03/08/2021, there was unauthorized access to one of our databases containing user profile information. We have since blocked this unauthorized access and made additional changes to our technical infrastructure to prevent future incidents.
In order to provide single sign-on, and strengthen our security, early last year we started offering ISY Portal for authentication and authorization in addition to the website’s default sign-in option. ISY Portal has not been impacted by this unauthorized access. And, going forward, ISY Portal will be the only available option for signing in into your account. Although all the passwords in the compromised database are stored encrypted (one way hash), if you used the same password in ISY Portal, we strongly recommend changing it to something else. This site is a good source for generating strong and random passwords.
Please note that, we do not store any credit card and/or payment information anywhere in our infrastructure.
Since the compromised system was first discovered, we have been working diligently and methodically to examine, test, and secure each component of our system and ensure it is safe. Earning your trust through the operation of secure services will always be our highest priority. We deeply regret this incident and apologize for the inconvenience.
We developed UD Mobile from the ground up to not only integrate with your Z-Wave, INSTEON, X10 devices, but also to integrate with all your ISY’s node servers. Yes! Using UD Mobile, you can now monitor and control your Ecobee, Hue, Ring, Tesla, Solar Edge, Sonos, Lutron, Harmony Hub, ELK, all the climate services, etc.
In addition, and thanks to our very active, enthusiastic, and ingenious developer community, we are now at 100 full featured Polys (Node Servers) including Lutron (Radio RA and Caseta), Camect, ELK, and many more climate services.
Whether you want to integration with Lutron Shades or contemplating and upgrade to a more professional lighting solution, this node server is for you. You can integrate pretty much any Lutron device/sensor limited only to your Lutron system (Radio RA vs. Caseta).
Say what? camect is an AI based, local and private camera recording and monitoring hub. It can detect such things as people, faces, deliveries, insects, animals, wind, etc. With this node server, you can automate what should happen based on what the camect detects.
“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” ~ Moliere
We have been working on 5x firmware for about 5 years now while, along the way, we developed Polyglot, Polyglot Cloud, Polisy and – thanks to our fabulous developer community – about 90 node servers. We are extremely happy to announce that 5.3 firmware is now official and it’s Z-Wave Plus certified!
Upgrade from 4.x firmware to 5.x firmware is not automatic and requires manual intervention. If you wish to upgrade to 5.3, please carefully review these instructions
As a token of our appreciation for your patience during our journey to 5.3, for a very limited time, we are offering 20% discount on ISY994i ZW+ Series, and Polisy. Please use the following coupon code at checkout:
“The sky of the color of ashes in the east and embers in the west.” ~ Stephen King
For Californians, wildfires are becoming more frequent and the smoke and particulate matter generated by them are a serious health hazard. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if it is safe to be outside or even just open a window?
Now you can.
Combine your ISY994 with a PurpleAir air quality monitor and you’ll have instant data to make those types of decisions.
Your ISY will have access to the air quality sensor data and the EPA Air Quality Index for your exact location.
ISY firmware version 5.0.15 or higher
A PurpleAir air quality monitor
An ISY Portal account or local Polyglot installation
With either the Polyglot cloud service or your local Polyglot, select the PurpleAir node server from the store and click the “Install” button. Assign the node server to an unused slot.
From the Polyglot Dashboard, select the newly installed PurpleAir node server Details from the dashboard and then go to the Configuration screen. Add custom configuration parameters for the PurpleAir devices you want to monitor.
PurpleAir sensor ID
Second PurpleAir sensor ID
The Nameis of your choosing. It simply provides a way to identify a specific PurpleAir device.
The Sensor ID is specific to a PurpleAir device.
The PurpleAir node server accesses the publicly available data from the PurpleAir servers. To monitor a device, the device must be registered with PurpleAir and must not be hidden from public view.
When the configuration is finished, the node server will start polling purpleair.com for the sensor data. You can control how often the data is polled and update using the ‘shortPoll’ advanced configuration options. ShortPoll defines how often the devices are polled and is in seconds.
Don’t just guess when the air is clean enough for you and your family to go outside or let the breeze flow through and open window during a smoke or air pollution episode. Once configured, the ISY and PurpleAir real-time air quality monitoring can help you decide when it’s safe to exercise, play or simply enjoy the outdoors. Now that’s a breath of fresh air!
If you have addition ideas for how this node server could be used, comment below.
Thanks to our very active, enthusiastic, and ingenious developer community, and as we are now at 84 full featured Polys (Node Servers) including more climate services. In this episode of What’s Up Poly, though, we are going to take a look at Home Theater Light Automation using the newly developed Plex Poly.
Without further ado, let’s let @ch491 and @ralbright, the brains behind this Poly, describe it all:
One of the ambitions I have had for my smart home is automation of room lighting while watching TV Shows and MOVIES at home, especially during the pandemic. There are very few ways to have the ISY know if you are actively watching a TV Show or MOVIE. In the past, you had to (gasp) manually turn lights on/off in the room when you start the movie. (Oh, the humanity!)
If you have a Plex Media Server, then adding the new Plex-Webhook to the ISY994 through your Polisy or PloyglotV2 node server, means your ISY now knows if something is playing in that room.
You can create programs that can control the lighting based on when you start playing something like a movie.
What about monitoring the Content Rating of what the kids are watching? You can write a program to alert you via the ISY’s various methods of doing so.
It also has a special feature called Rapid Trigger. It can alert you if a user is causing too many events in a given time. i.e. If you have kids that think it is fun to play/pause repeatedly! You can write a program to alert you via the ISY’s various methods of doing so.
This program sets a state variable that triggers the ISY Portal to have Alexa announce “Please Stop Doing That.”
“I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed” ~ Robert Frost
As you may already know, and thankfully, the Climate Module is going away. ‘Thankfully’ because, now you have many other options and services to choose from. But, which option and service is the right one for you? Let’s find out!
ISY Portal, Polisy, MobiLinc, … o my!
The first thing you will have to figure out is which platform to choose. For the new weather services to integrate with your ISY, the following requirements must be met:
If you have already signed up for MobiLinc Connect Module/service, then your choices are restricted to the Network Module + Polisy. The reason is that ISY can only support one proxy service: either ISY Portal or MobiLinc Connect.
The advantage of ISY Portal is that it does not require additional hardware. The advantage of Polisy is that you can integrate your ISY with a lot more things out there. In addition – and if you don’t use MobiLinc Connect – Polisy comes with 2 year subscription to ISY Portal free of charge.
Get to Node Your Weather Service Server
Weather service node servers connect to a specific weather service and query for current weather conditions and daily forecasts. The goal is to make the various node servers similar, but there are differences in the specific data returned by each service and the number days of forecast data available. Different services use distinct data sources and various algorithms for determining forecasts. You will need to determine which one works best for your region.
Most of the services offer a free subscription plan, along with paid subscriptions. The node server only takes advantage of the data in the cheapest plan, typically the free plan. In addition to the queried weather data, the node servers attempt to calculate the evapotranspiration–a fancy term for land evaporation combined with plant transpiration–based on the daily forecasts. All of the weather service node servers will work with either ISY Portal Polisy. Node servers are available for the following services:
climacell.co. Climacell offers a free plan and provides up to 15 days of forecast data.
AERIS. AERIS does not offer a free plan, but does offer a no-cost plan to people that contribute weather data via a personal weather station using PWSWeather.com. AERIS provides up to 12 days of forecast data. Note that the UDI climate module gets its data from AERIS.
OpenWeatherMaps.org. OpenWeatherMaps does offer a free plan and provides up to 5 days of forecast data.
DarkSky.net. DarkSky does offer a free plan and provides up to 7 days of forecast data. Note that DarkSky is no longer accepting new registrations and will be shutting down this service in 2021.
Let’s Get Personal
Personal weather station node servers get data directly from a personal weather station. The frequency of the updates is typically set by the station and can be as often as once a minute. These only provide information on the current conditions. Node servers are available for the following weather stations:
WeatherFlow. Works with WeatherFlow (www.weatherflow.com) smart weather stations, including the new Tempest. Data from the station is broadcast over your home network and picked up by the node server. The node server will also query the WeatherFlow servers to initialize some of the data (rain accumulation) and get the user’s preferred units measured (e.g., Celsius vs. Fahrenheit). This only works with Polisy
WeatherFlowPGC is a version of the WeatherFlow server that gets all of its data from the WeatherFlow servers in stead of your local network. The main goal is to provide access to remote stations such as a vacation home. This will work on both ISY Portal and Polisy.
AmbientWeather. Works with Ambient Weather Network-based weather stations. The data comes from the Ambient Weather servers instead of directly from a personal weather station . Note that there are two slightly different versions of this by two different authors. This will work on both ISY Portal and Polisy.
Davis. There are two node servers for Davis weather stations. One for the old, obsolete WeatherLinkIP API and one for the current WeatherLinkLive API.
The WeatherLinkLive node server connects directly to the WeatherLinkLive box over your local network. This works only on a Polisy.
The WeatherLinkIP node server connects to the Davis server to get data that’s been uploaded to the server. This node server has not been well tested. This will work on both ISY Portal and Polisy.
MeteoBridge – Works with a MeteoBridge (www.meteobridge.com) weather bridge. Live data is queried from the local MeteoBridge device. This should also work with Ambient’s WeatherBridge. Works only on a Polisy.
Personal Weather Station Software Node Server
The WeatherPoly node server is designed to work with existing weather software that is locally installed. Most weather software can be configured to export data to a URL. By pointing the export URL at the WeatherPoly node server, the data can be parsed and forwarded to an ISY. This currently works with MeteoBridge, Cumulus, and AcuParse. It is also possible to make this work with WEEWX via a modified extension. This allows access to data from personal weather stations that don’t have a network-accessible API. This only works on a Polisy.
The choice is yours
It’s always good to have choices, and with all the different weather related node servers, there’s something for everyone.
You can now use Raise, Lower, Open, and Close with Alexa.
To enable this feature:
— On ISY Portal, go to Select Tools | Connectivity | Amazon Echo
— Edit one of your “spokens”
— In the Alexa Category, choose one of these new options: Device with Open/Close syntax Device with Set/Lower/Raise syntax
— Save your “spoken”
— After changing the Alexa Category, ask “Alexa, discover my devices”
When you use “Device with Open/Close syntax”
In addition to the regular turn on/turn off, you will now be able to say:
Alexa, open <device>
Alexa, close <device>
When you use “Device with Set/Lower/Raise syntax”
In addition to the regular turn on/turn off, you will now be able to say:
Alexa, open <device>
Alexa, close <device>
Alexa, set <device> to <close | low | medium | high | maximum | open>
Alexa, set <device> to <any number from 1 to 100>
Alexa, raise <device>
Alexa, raise <device> by <number>
Alexa, lower <device>
Alexa, lower <device> by <number>
Please note that this Alexa category is available for devices and state variables only. In the case of variables, when setting up your spoken, it is recommended to use a turn off value of 0, and turn on value of 100.
You can now control your locks using Google Home.
To enable this feature:
— On ISY Portal, go to Select Tools | Connectivity | Google Home
Thanks to our very active, enthusiastic, and ingenious developer community, and as we are reaching 75 awesome and full featured Polys (Node Servers), we are going to start sending Poly news on a regular basis. And, of course, we also hope that these communiques can save you from boredom (in case you are home). In this edition: iAquaLink and Ring.
If you have the Ring Poly, then please restart it. We were instructed by Ring to update the integration for added security. Please note that, if you don’t restart this Poly, it will stop working by June 2020.
Do you have iAquaLink? If so, we are looking for testers! If interested,
You need a Polisy (Cloud version is coming soon). If you don’t have one, you can get a $50.00 discount
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Semisonic
The first Climate Module was installed on 11/21/2008 on an ISY99! Since then, we brought to life such gems as ISY Portal, Polyglot, Polyglot Cloud, and Polisy. And, more importantly, we’ve been blessed with a community of genius developers, who develop bleeding edge integration of things, including an assortment of Weather Services, with advanced functionality and features.
So, although we are sad to say farewell to our beloved Climate Module on 03/31/2020*, but we are excited to offer you more choices and enhanced features through Polyglot Cloud.
And just to make this transition a little easier for you:
If you purchased your Climate Module in 2019, you can request for a $49.00 store credit, 4 years subscription to ISY Portal, or a prorated refund on a 4 year usage basis
If you purchased your Climate Module in 2018, you can request for a $35.00 store credit or 3 years subscription to ISY Portal
If you purchased your Climate Module in 2017, you can request for a $23.00 store credit or 2 years subscription to ISY Portal
If you purchased your Climate Module in 2016, you can request for $15.00 store credit or 1 year subscription to ISY Portal