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 Post subject: older alertme smartplug registers - signal booster
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:46 am 

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Have the hive setup but still have the older alertme smartplug from late 2012. Registers as a signal booster, hence a passive device, so unable appliances plugged into the smartplug on and off.
Tried the usual holding button down for 10 seconds and the press button 4 times, etc. to re-registering as per the older alertme devices (British Gas safe and secure system based on alertme)

Anyone suggest how or if it can be updated by directly connecting via the hub v2.0?

By the way, impressed with my Hive multizone system to control the rads and a separate underfloor system.....would have liked to control all underfloor circuits, but Hive has a limit of three at the moment.


 Post subject: Re: older alertme smartplug registers - signal booster
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 6:23 pm 

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Hi pilotedvan,
Unfortunately the older "SmartPlugs" from AlertMe can only be used as signal boosters. You and I know they are capable of remote on/off control but Hive have chosen to suppress this facility on the Hive system.

I have written a short article on this here: ... ter-plugs/

I also encourage you to vote on this product request to make the old SmartPlug smart again: ... mart-again

I have this hope that with sufficient interest Hive may enable the old plugs for remote control (but I am not holding my breath!).

I am soon going to be publishing another article in this I explain how I have managed to control an old SmartPlug through XBee and Raspberry Pi.


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