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For questions about any smart devices and services that help automate or remote control one's home. Prominent examples are lights, home appliances, roller shutters and radiators.

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Privacy with robot vacuums: easy and reasonable security measures

Hi vacuum owners and other IoT experts. I am looking for easy and reasonable measures to manage privacy issues with robot vacuums. I know that some models can be controlled with Valetudo and similar ...
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A HASS wireless (Zigbee,Zwawe,WifFi) hardware setup selection

I have been using the Xiaomy Gateway v2 for over 10 years, mostly ZigBee sensors, buttons, power outlets and WiFi lights. It’s still ok, however, there starting to arise issues with vendor lock, ...
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Temperature Sensor IoT device that support cloud integration

I am looking for an IoT temperature sensor that does the following: Able to Communicate with cloud platform (aws, azure etc) Does not require a lot of programming. The device should be preconfigured. ...
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Why is Alexa telling me to dial emergency services?

When I tell Alexa to be quiet, it often, but not always, responds with this. https://youtu.be/DZssCjoTg-0 We have our wake word set to "computer" because Star Trek. As you can see from the ...
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How WiFi band steering affect 2.4GHz only connected object?

I recently installed a 2.4GHz-only smart bulb on my 2.4/5GHz WiFi using band steering, and I discovered that the bulb can't connect to my WiFi unless I split 2.4 and 5GHz under two different SSIDs. ...
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How to control smart bulbs using both the wall light switch and using voice?

I want to be able to turn my smart lights on by using Alexa and my voice and the wall switch. Example like I turn it off by voice and then be able to turn it on by the switch and vice versa
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Is it possible to use LG's ThinQ without internet access?

For obvious reasons I do not want my home appliances to be on the Internet. It boggles the mind why manufactures think this is okay, and even more boggling that people seem to accept it. Anyway... ...
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Possible reasons why my Alexa turns on the wrong light

We have multiple IoT devices at home. For this explanation, we're concerned about the bedroom lights and kitchen lights. I have two Alexa devices, the main one is in the kitchen (Echo Show) and the ...
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Small switch to power something off or on

I need a remotely controllable switch to power my ventilation off and on. So it should switch 220V off/on, and it should be small because the available space is 80mmx54mmx21mm. My homematic switch ...
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How to include a timer in a nightly routine for lights?

The use case I'm trying to solve is that after dinner our early teenage kids keep coming into the kitchen and leaving the light on. We moved into our current home in January and have a collection of ...
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Turn off radiators when windows open using SmartThings, Google Assistant and maybe Tado

I'm trying to setup a system, so when my windows are open, my radiator valve (in that room) turns off. And vice verca. I have Google Assistant and SmartThings setup in my house. I can see, that ...
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Multi-admins/fabrics in Matter protocol

I am a newbie Matter protocol developer. I am trying multi-admins/fabrics features. Could you please tell me how many ways to add a new admin into a node? Is the way to add without re-open the ...
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Magnetic sensor NAS-DS01W0 (security concern about my network)

I am writing because I am a little unsure about a device I have just purchased and installed in my home network. I have bought a magnetic sensor to detect if a door is opened and closed. The model is ...
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Which microcontroller should I select for my project idea?

I am an IT engineer but always wanted to learn electronics and IoT. I have a project idea in mind for which I am unsure which MCU should I use. I have previously used Arduino, ESP8266, and ESP32 for ...
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How to setup “my” AC on Alexa?

So I setup Alexa with multiple smart home ACs, one in my room and another in the guest room. I’ve given the name as Guest Room AC for that, and mine is Mohsin’s AC. But when I come home and say “Alexa,...
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In theory, can I deploy Matter protocol on my cloud platform?

In theory, can I deploy Matter protocol on my Cloud Platform? Then the Matter device (Matter node) will communicate with the smartphone (Matter controller) through the cloud when they are not on the ...
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How do I access my Matter devices when I’m not at home?

How do device developers and major platform providers in the world such as Google Home, Apple, Tuya, and Aqara do to control Matter devices remotely??? Do they still use traditional IoT protocols like ...
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Home app unavailable devices

With iOS home app, I’m seeing that all the devices on a particular bridge sometimes go offline until I restart my HomePod Mini. I know they’re not offline, since the HomePod turns them on or off with ...
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How to Control a TV via Google-Home and Smart Life

I've set up a MoesGo Smart IR unit with Smart Life for a friend to control a TV. I can now use the virtual remote control on my phone to control the TV which is quite handy when he looses the physical ...
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How can I make my dumb TV bed lift smart?

I'm an experienced developer who is looking to make the foray into IoT hardware. I have written applications in C and C++ in the past and I'm currently interested in Rust. I have little to no ...
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Generic Mobile Applications for Smart Home devices

This question is a bit generic, but what mobile applications exist to control Smart Home devices? I'm interested in generic applications, not in Alexa/Google/Apple/Samsung provided for their eco-...
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Matter recommended SoCs

I'm working on climate control smart home thingy. The setup includes ~100 sensors and ~20 relays, currently operated by a python program on a Raspberry Pi, communicating over BLE with ESP32 boards ...
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Tuya pairing protocol

Are there any vendor public or reverse engineered data about the protocol used to pair new device to the Tyua app (using the "easy" mode)? As I understand the process, it is needed to: ...
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Detect bad air quality because of burned firewood

In my neighbourhood people burn a lot of firewood. I always deactivate my automatic ventilation when I smell it, but I would like to have something better. Are there sensors to detect this?
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iRobot vacuum cleaner wakes me up in the middle of the night because it starts vacuuming or annoying me with voice messages

I have two iRobot products Roomba e5 Braava jet m6 Both are connected to WLAN (but internet access is blocked) and I have the iRobot app on my iPhone. With "Braava jet m6" I have never had ...
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Ikea Tradfri: Need to hit each remote twice

I've been using an Ikea Tradfri setup in my apartment for about a year. I've got lights, remotes, shortcuts buttons, outlets, blinds, a gateway and an extender. It's been working mostly smoothly. A ...
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How to create Alexa behavior on Echo Dot that is an alarm sound (or text-to-speech) that continues until dismissed

I bought a YoLink water sensor (leak detector). By following these steps, I was able to link it to my Alexa app and Echo Dot. Now, when water touches the sensor, Alexa sends a notification to my phone ...
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How Zigbee devices preserve battery being disconnected?

I have some Zigbee devices like movement sensors, wall switches etc. Some of them are rarely used and I started to think about how much battery they consume when disconnected because I don't want them ...
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How to see when the washing with Bosch dishwasher is over?

I have SMV25CX03R Bosch dishwasher. It is not easy to control when the washing is over. This is built-in machine, so all LEDs and buttons are hidden when the door is closed. I am thinking about a way ...
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Why can't I update my Ember mug's firmware?

My Ember mug has a firmware update available, but when I try to update it the process fails at 50% during a reconnection step. How do I make sure the update is able to finish?
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Contactless integration of Z-Wave capability into blinds and SomFy-remote system

I want to control a couple of Garber blinds via my Z-Wave network. I already have a SomFy remote (looks the same/similar model as the picture in the link) to control the blinds, which a local dealer ...
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Serial (UART) WLAN bridge with ESP8266

I have an installation with an MCU with proprietary (unfortunately) and immutable firmware, that provides a serial interface to connect a PC or laptop to. Planning to make it accessible via the ...
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Is there a difference between routers if I already have a smart hub?

I'm moving soon, and looking into adopting a mesh network. However, I'm also interested in adding some smart home devices to my new place. I already have a 4th gen Amazon Echo, which has Zigbee ...
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How to effectively control Arduino via a web application?

I have a web application in PHP on remote hosting. The application is connected to a MySQL database, from which it reads states, draws graphs from the data that Arduino sends to the database. The ...
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If device is on, turn it off (and vice versa) | Multi-Step Routines | Alexa

How to run an Alexa routine that checks the current status of a device, and changes it? Example: If LivingRoomLamp is on Then turn off LivingRoomLamp If LivingRoomLamp is off Then turn on ...
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Remotely controlled alarm

I would like to find, or if necessary, create a device that can be set to go off with a chime or alarm of some sort at certain times throughout the day. If that was all that was required, then no ...
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How to start the Roomba when everyone leaves?

Roomba can use IFTTT to run the vacuum when a user's phone leaves a geofenced area. And you used to be able to use Life360 + IFTTT to trigger your smart vacuum to run when everyone has left the house (...
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change preferred Wifi SSID in tasmota 11

I have a device with Tasmota 11.1.0 with two SSIDs configured. The device is now connecting to SSID2 and I would like it takes SSID1 as default one. When I replace SSID2 with a non-existing name, then ...
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Alexa routine to run at 3am but only if I trigger it during the day

I want a routine to be triggered at 3am. I already created the routine, but I don't want it to run regularly at 3am, only if I trigger it during the day. So I want to effectively say "Alexa, ...
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How to play specific sound to speaker when motions detected at specific time?

If motion 1,2,3 detected at midnight, I would like to play this sound to my deck speaker and flash my smart bulb red (on repeat). What is the basic way to achieve this? Tools: Samsung SmartThings hub, ...
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Mylek heater on Tuya app - online/offline

I've been using the Tuya app on iPhone for a couple of months, first with a Devola heater which broke down in a month so I sent it back, now with a Mylek. I didn't realise until I got the Mylek that ...
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How to minimize the calls to server to update the nodemcu pins

I have created an api which fetchs data from sql server. My Android app has buttons, on click it calls that api and posts status of pin. My node mcu hit that api for the current status of the pins. I ...
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Ikea Tradfri Gateway still not found by app within the same network

I've connected the Tradfri Gateway (GW) to the LAN port of my router. The Internet light (middle) is already stable after some time, but the Network light (topmost) is always pulsing. Anyway, I ...
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Allowed RF frequencies in UK using RFM69

I am thinking of buying an RFM69HCW FSK module from Adafruit. However I am confused as to which module to buy, the 433 MHz or the 900MHz version. Are both allowed in the UK? If they are then why do ...
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HomeKit + KNX / industry standard bridge

I am relatively new to home automation and was wondering what would be the industry standard bridge to make KNX homes work with HomeKit. I am primarily interested in understanding features, cost ...
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Is there a generic way to replace BLE remote with your own BLE controller?

Many smart appliance can only be controlled by the orinigal BLE remote. To control such appliance by your own smart home system, there need to be a way to replace the original BLE remote with ...
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How to choose variable type when setting Home Assistant states from AppDaemon?

I have a calculated result from a Python/AppDaemon script running on Home Assistant. I want to display that calculated result on my HA/LoveLace dashboard, so I created a sensor from AppDaemon. ...
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Standalone NFC/RFID with WiFi/ethernet network connection

I spent many hours looking for a device for my iot project. So far, everything I find does not meet my expectations. I prepared two prototypes - one based on rpi zero and one based on esp32, but I ...
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Controlling Alexa Group with Smart Switch

I recently installed a Gosund smart switch for my living room lights. The smart switch works great for turning on and off the outlet that's connected to the switch, and I can tell Alexa to turn it on ...
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Can I upload 2 code files to a NodeMCU

I have a NodeMCU board. I uploaded blink example for that board and I need to add another example project from the IDE. What happens to the 1st code example or blink example when 2nd code uploaded. Is ...
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