Thought it might be fun to start a thread where those of us that find ourselves with an excess of lowe's Iris and Utilitech sensors, after the hard to pass up price breaks of late.
Some things I've come up with:
My teenagers have a habit of liking to let their clothes "ferment" in the washing machine after the cycle is complete.
Using one of my iris contact sensors mounted to my washing machine's lid that triggers a google home broadcast and pushover alert after a delay to "nag" them to get them out. Using RM to trigger the alert when my zooz power monitor says it's off and the lid is still closed after a delay (but only if the dryer monitor indicates it's off too, so it isn't nagging if the washer is waiting for the dryer finish).
Same as above but with the dryer door.
I'm using two RM rules here, one that triggers an alert when the dryer cycle ends , the dryer door hasn't been opened after a delay, and the private boolean is true (set true by the switch linked to power monitor of the dryer). Second rule sets the private boolean of the first rule to false when the dryer door is opened.
Any other ideas that people have come up with (I have several other sensors to use)?
Forgot to mention that I'm already using message central to announce the initial cycle completion. This is just to "nag" repetitively if they still don't remove the clothes after the cycle complete alert.
I'm using the plethora of google home devices I have to handle the announcements. Using the the community driver called "google assistant relay" and a node.js server of the same name running on my linux based plex media server.
MC has two power type triggers.
If you use the ‘appliance power monitor’
Then when it’s done, it’s done
You only get one message
If you use the ‘power’ trigger it will keep repeating until the power stops and the appliance is turned off.
For my washer & dryer I use the power trigger and set the repeate messages for 30 mins
That way if the appliance is not switched off then the message will repeate every 30 mins
I’m using the Media Render app with some dnla speakers.
I have a pair of ‘Sonos’ speakers but they are connected to my old Smartthings hub and I send the data to tha t from MC.
The reason that I’m doing this is because of the 128 character limit on Hubitat and The sonos driver has an issue with repeating some messages.
Until the limit is increased and the multiple message issue is sorted, I’ll continue to use MC this way.