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by jb5ep
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: FREE - British Gas / Alertme hub
Replies: 0
Views: 42

FREE - British Gas / Alertme hub

I suspect there'll be a few more posts in this forum soon! I have a Safe and secure / Alertme Hub and power supply to give away ('Sales code HUB500' - 'Mini hub Smartmeter'). You'll just need to cover postage costs (via a £7 PayPal request) OR a charity donation to Cancer research UK. If you're inte...
by jb5ep
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: System not working at all now... why?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: System not working at all now... why?

I made a similar assumption on the S&S system (that devices would still work locally, even without a backend to talk to), but that's apparently not the case!

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by jb5ep
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?

FWIW, I ended up going with the Somfy alarm system (formerly 'myfox). Ring Protect looks great, but they're being dragged through the US courts on IP issues (even before they look at the UK market). Nest looks great, but no word on US availability. So far (4 weeks) Somfy is excellent - all robust, a...
by jb5ep
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Use
Topic: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown

Oh wow, that's considerably worse than I was expecting! And I guess a hard reset of the hub is pointless as it won't be able to load the configuration?
by jb5ep
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown

Just out of interest - What's the expected behaviour of S&S 'locally', now that the plug has been pulled? I was under the impression that you'd still be able to arm/disarm, but 24hrs after posting the above the key fobs have stopped working (no noise on any of the fobs and no interaction with the hu...
by jb5ep
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: IMPORTANT! AlertMe and British Gas Server Shutdown

And...it's gone! Alerty's showing the expected 'no response' message as of today (4DEC) and the Web UI for S&S is saying it's closed. Good luck to anyone home brewing their own solution - and thanks for Alerty!
by jb5ep
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?

Ha, interesting. Thanks. He sounds like a good contact to have! I guess if you have a load of unused devices (key fobs, sensors, etc) it would be worth adding them to the system now - as there won't be any UI to do it once they close everything off. I'll post back here once I've decided what to do.....
by jb5ep
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?

The Nest system does look pretty good. And yes, agree that Hive is far from optimal for security right now. One thing I’m considering is just leaving the safe and secure system until the market develops in the UK and these other systems start to become available. However - I’m still not clear what w...
by jb5ep
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Use
Topic: What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

What other security/ alarm systems are you considering?

Thanks for Alerty! I am (/was) a Safe and Secure customer and Alerty has effectively extended the life of my alarm by a couple of years. I always thought that the safe and secure system was pretty much what a DIY alarm setup would look like if Apple did one - easy to install, solid platform, ‘just w...