Repurposing Smart Home Monitoring Equipment

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Re: Repurposing Smart Home Monitoring Equipment

I would think that you would need to reset the camara first..
But at that point, would need to re-attach to the network.
The issue then comes down to, that its sort of designed to plug in wired to the rogers smarthome router.. connect on that network, i guess seeks out the touchpad, and pulls all the config for its wireless, etc.
I dont know if the device would just auto pick up an IP of a regular network. (even when just wired)

I think most of the rogers cameras are sercomm?
Might need something like this? http://www.sercomm.com/contpage.aspx?langid=1&type=prod3&L1id=2&L2id=3&L3id=7&Prodid=383
its used to connect the zigbee devices.. might act as a 'hub' for the cameras as well??

Might be best to reach out to Sercomm.  Explain which camera  you have.
Ask what/how, they may have some ideas.



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Re: Repurposing Smart Home Monitoring Equipment

Hi
Has anyone explored or installed garage door device to link up with roger touchpad so that we can remotely open and close it?
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Re: Repurposing Smart Home Monitoring Equipment

While I know there area a few on the market.. dont think if any of them are specifically designed to work with the rogers system.  (as you need to get a zigbee capable one, not just wifi, etc. and it needs to connect to the touchpad app, etc).

Only way i could see to cheat the system, would be to use a device outlet based one.. where when you turned it on, powers the power port... which if that could trigger something to then send a quick close of the circuit to the garage door opener.
(all that is needed to send a signal to the garage door to open it, is to close an electrical circuit briefly.  I have 2 extra button openers set up in my house.. some telephone wire to where the button is.. and just put a basic doorbell button.  Pressing the button closes the circuit which tells it to open)



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