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Blinking KPL button


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Looking for some advice, I have the following program to blink a KPL button ON/OFF to let me know that my garage door has been left open. It works exactly as I want it too but I am concerned because the Admin console is flashing busy/ready. Is this a bad idea because it is causing to much traffic?

 

If

Status 'Garage Sensor' is On

And Status 'Garage Sensor' is not Off

 

Then

Wait 30 minutes

Set Scene 'Garage Door' On

Wait 1 second

Set Scene 'Garage Door' Off

Run Program 'Garage Door KPL Blink' (Then Path)

 

Else

Set Scene 'Garage Door' Off

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I agree. Too much traffic unless you have an error free Insteon network (no retransmits). Unless you have put in a lot of filters, I doubt that's the case.

 

I had this setup for a while for the same exact purpose. If I watched it, it had noticeable pauses and the blink cycles weren't evenly timed. I decided to test some traffic while it was running. I updated a KPL which generates a lot of Insteon traffic. I would have a failure 1 out of 5 times. I now just turn on the light and raise the LED ON-brightness to 15. I also send a text message to my phone.

 

My conclusion was exactly as TJF. Would be great if Smartlabs added a localized blink function that could be called. The KPLs do blink a few times when using non-toggle mode to let you know the button was pushed. It would be such as simple and useful addition to make.

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Thanks for the advice. I tried running it for a couple days and I did notice it caused some issues. Once I disabled the program everything was back to normal. I guess the text message is the way to go, but a blinking button is a great idea hopefully we might see it in the future.

 

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