Im assuming that it will be as hackable as the branded Alertme smarthub (sibling product) which consists of a limited / slow / and throttled REST based webservice from their own servers on the internet. :(    This would have been a great product if only they published some sort of local API, but then they probably woudnt get their $9.99/month service fee which they appear to depend on (and force you to sign up for)

I was really hoping that they would have some sort of local connectivity, which I it appears to have but rather undocumented as of now on ports 80 / 111.  If I had the money to burn I would crack this thing open and JTAG it :)

I may make a quick program to spam those ports with brute force text till I get a response of some sort.  

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Joel Davidson <> wrote:

Bummer that you couldn't get any further, but all may not be lost.
According to


"Lowe's' near-term vision is to really open up the platform for anyone
to hack on", so maybe there will be an api available in the
not-too-distant future.  Of course the article on boingboing is
from mid-July, so it may be a while...


On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, it would appear that Jason Sharpee wrote:

> Well that was kinda fruitless.  What I have found:
> - The device is created by AlertMe (has their MAC vendor address)
> - It has TCP ports 80 and 111 open (neither one of them does standard HTTP
> on it though) Unknown protocol.
> - It communicates with for firmware updates on
> - It communicates with for general
> communication on HTTPS
> - It appears to run Linux 2.6 based on nmap -O
> - It appears to have support for SafetyNet protocol (UDP port 4000)  Dont
> know much about it other than is supports secure connections for embedded
> devices on ethernet.
> - I have heard that it has a TTL serial port on the board, but login
> password is unknown.
> At this point, unless I can manage to get my own CA installed on the box to
> sniff the SSL traffic, there is not much I can do with it.
> Any have any ideas?
> -J
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Jason Sharpee <> wrote:
>> The price point for an ethernet device that edoes z-wave and zigbee for
>> $99. was too compelling so I bought one. I am sharking it now to see if it
>> can be made useful as an interface and will let everyone know.   If not, I
>> have the receipt ;)
>> -J
>> BTW: Those motion sensors look pretty nice if they are reliable.
>> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Chris <> wrote:
>>> This looks similar to what Micasavera offers, but with serious
>>> limitations.  Where Micasavera is better in my opinion is that you can
>>> write code on it allowing you to really customize it.  There is a forum on
>>> their site where users discuss and contribute their code, similar to
>>> Misterhouse,  Plus since it is on the network
>>> and you can write your own code you can have Misterhouse and MicasaVera
>>> talk to each other as I do.  Also you pull up your Vera over the web via
>>> HTTS, but it is completely free, unlike what Lowes is offering.  BTW, I am
>>> not employed by Micasavera in anyway, I just really like the product.
>>> Regards,
>>> Chris
>> --
>> Jason Sharpee
>> 5929 Graburn's Ford Dr,
>> Charlotte, NC 28269
>> 704-405-5893

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