Questions tagged [smart-home]

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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Detecting static human? How? Which Sensor?

I am new to this community and I apologize for my bad English. I am interested in Home automation I am working on my new project. Where the requirement is to use a sensor for Automatic Light on/off ...
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Build a 220 V ~ 40 A WiFi switch for controlling my pool pump so that it can replace my mechanical timer

Looking at the Migro Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi Outlet Box it appears it's just a Wifi Switch, Contactor and Manual override switch? (just found that this is on the Sonoff itself) This was asked in the link ...
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Monitor Eufy Homebase from iPhone Apple Home?

I have a Eufy Homebase 2 with 6 EufyCam 2C and a wired doorbell connected. The Homebase is setup as a “room” in Apple HomeKit. The Homebase is Ethernet connected to Xfinity new router, with wifi ...
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Wifi camera support for Kindle Fire

Which outdoor Wifi cameras with internal memory (e.g. microSD) are supported by Kindle Fire? I'm looking for cameras so my 94 year-old mom with macular degeneration can watch birds at her feeder on ...
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How to use API request to turn on/off a smart switch +/- Smart EV Charger

I am new to API. My first project, if possible, is to be able to control a smart socket, to turn it on/off depending on if we are exporting energy to the grid. I have been able to get the API to work, ...
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How to trigger my switchbot automatically after a set amount of time?

How can I trigger my switch-bot (a Bluetooth smartphone controlled button pusher device) manually at first and a 2nd time automatically after a set amount of time (30 minutes for example), using ...
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Mobile device connected to custom WiFi IoT network drop connections

Intro I have a custom hardware that create a Wifi network and allow users to connect to it (mobile devices). There is no cellular SIM card, only wifi. Once connected, through sockets, I'm able to ...
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How to pair the Xiaomi Smartmi Electric Heater 1S with the Mi Home app through WiFi

It seems that my Mi Home app is not recognizing the Xiaomi Smartmi Electric Heater 1S. This is actually happening with two different Xiaomi heaters (same model). What I've tried so far, after ...
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Playing No Agenda HD on Apple iTunes through Amazon Alexa

Periodically, I'll try to listen to a podcast with Alexa yet always get the same poor result. Until today. Now, it plays something called "no agenda ep.5" from Apple iTunes. Which is ...
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How to have a Nedis smart device to connect to WiFi network without app and registering?

I have a Nedis WIFIHTPL20FWT Smart conversion heater. It seems that I need to register to Nedis cloud service and only then using Nedis SmartLife App this device could be connected to my local WLAN. I ...
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Do IoT devices require their own proprietary server to be running?

We know the score: you plug in your smart device, install some 3rd-party app to get it set up then control it via Google/IFTTT/whatever. But behind the scenes what goes on in terms of traffic? I was ...
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Linking myQ garage door to IFTTT

I have managed to close my myQ garage door (a LiftMaster) (by Chamberlain Group) using IFTTT. Here's the setup myQ app on an iPhone IFTTT app on an iPhone myQ account subscribed to IFTTT the garage ...
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Is there a wireless video doorbell that will chime on Google Nest speaker?

Most smart doorbells (e.g. Google Nest Hello doorbell) seem to require a wired connection. The Ring wireless doorbell looks like the most popular but compatibility with Google Assistant looks poor. I ...
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UL-certified WiFi Wall Switch

I'm looking for a UL-certified WiFi wall switch for programming network effects in Python. UL-certified Wall-mounted Mains-powered 2+ physical switches Python-programmable. I want to program some ...
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How to replace a on-the-wire switch by a smart device?

I would like to replace this with a smart, Wi-Fi enabled device (Zigbee could be OK as well) that I could also command from Home Assistant. I would absolutely like to retain the capacity to switch ...
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Tuya wifi switch with WR4 flashable or replaceable?

I recently got a wifi switches with the Tuya WR4 WiFi chip. I want to know: Has anyone had success flashing with tasmota? Can it be replaced with an esp01?
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Can Raspberry Pi be used instead of Google Nest as a hub to control my smart home via Google Assistant?

I am searching for a way to make my home "smart". I have raspberry pi 4 and pixel 2 phone. I thought that it would be cool to make my dumb devices "smart" and control them via ...
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How can I use a 12v output to trigger IFTTT?

I have a house alarm which will apply 12v to an output when an intrusion is detected. I'm looking for a simple device that will take this 12v as an input to trigger an event which I can then use ...
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Control Raspberry Pi depending on Wifi-Users

I am creating a "digital dashboard", consisting of a TV and a Raspberry Pi 3B+. The TV just shows calendar, time, weather, etc.. In the tutorial I am following for that, the creator uses a ...
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Ikea Tradfri Gateway don't connect to a network

I connect my Ikea Tradfri to a router. All three lights are on, but the App can't found the gateway. I use an IP scanner on my Mac, and I can't found Gateway. The app suggested that if I am sure that ...
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wireless moisture data transmission

I am mainly from software background with very very basic level of electronics/microcontroller knowledge. I recently did a small IoT project for moisture/temp detection following this tutorial At a ...
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Can I add one more speaker to a Sonos home theater set with surrounds and sub?

I’ve a complete Sonos home theater set with Playbase + 2 sonos One (Stereo) + Sub. Since my kitchen is connected with the living room and I use youtube on TV to listen to music, I would like to add a ...
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podcast on TuneIn talk radio isn't available right now — well, why not?

Trying to listen to a perhaps controversial podcast: However, Alexa tells me: here's no agenda from tunein resuming 1243 obamable no agenda on tunein talk radio isn't available right now How do I ...
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How to set Stitcher as the default podcast client for Alexa?

Using the web interface for Alexa, I'm only seeing an option to set the default music player. How do I set the default podcast player to stitcher? The default podcast client is TuneIn, which, at ...
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ESP IDF Data backup to NVS when power goes off

I am using esp-IDF library and esp32 for smart lighting. I want to maintain the state of the lights when power goes off as it can be written somewhere in NVS. Such implementation is available for ...
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Is there any way to use scanner front panel to scan to linux?

I have a EPSON WF-3540 MFP. I want to use it to scan files directly to my NAS. As this device does not support scan to FTP or any other network share, I thought of using a lightweight linux device (e....
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How to find a specific BBC debate or podcast using Alexa and TuneIn?

Kinda silly, but looking at: This show will be available later. Please come back then. https://tunein.com/radio/Intelligence-Squared-Debate-p510948/ Is there a podcast for the BBC debates ...
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What the OS used by Samsung smart TV UE46ES6300S

I have an old Samsung smart TV UE46ES6300S (Model 2012) and I want to start developing a test Application for it. I don't know which OS does my smart tv use, and which are the right tools to begin ...
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How to connect Sonoff mini in a two switch one light circuit with missing neutral wire?

I have a Sonoff mini and I’m stuck on trying to connect to my two switch one light circuit. Here is the manufacturer diagram And here is my home connection (without Sonoff mini): Switch 1 (red ...
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can a shelly switch control a different shelly relay?

I have a standard wall switch connected to an input on a Shelly relay, call it A. I have a second Shelly relay (call it B) across the house that has a light connected to the relay output. Using the ...
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Are There Energy Monitoring Smart Plugs That Don't Compromise my Privacy/Security?

It seems like every Smart Plug I see on Amazon (including well-reviewed ones) require me to sign up, giving a lot of device, location, and personal information to a company I don't know or trust (...
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Google Home act/listen on own response

Is there a way to make Google Home act/listen to its own response? For example, if I ask: if it is gonna rain tomorrow ---> if the response will be yes i.e. positive ---> I will set next action ...
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Shelly device is already owned by another User [closed]

IOT device Shelly Dimmer could not connect to cloud. Error: Device is already owned by another User
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Facing error in the file pom.xml of the eclipse-greenhouse-iot package which cause further issues

I am new in this field and I wanted to ask for help regarding the issue that I am facing here; I checked the eclipse-greenhouse-iot package and have seen error in pom.xml file: The error description ...
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Changing Input Source on my TV with Google Home

I'm using my big monitor in 2 modes 1) to work (Macbook connected via USB-C) 2) to chill (Chromecast connected via HDMI) There are problems with automatically switch the input source. When my Macbook ...
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Playing video on my TV with Chromecast, but an audio on my Smart Speaker

I have a TV with Chromecast 3 plugged in and an additional Smart Speaker (JBL Link 300). My Smart Speaker has a better sound quality so I would like it to be an audio output always, even if I ask it ...
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How to build a 220v ~40 amp WIFI switch (for pool pump or similar)

I'm looking for ideas and suggestions to build a 220v ~ 40 amp wifi switch for controlling my pool pump so that it can replace my mechanical timer. Very few devices are available on the market. There ...
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Motion detector system that can be flashed remotely

I want to build a motion detector that performs a similar service to security services, which notify me upon intrusion and provide video feed. The other main requirement is that I can update the ...
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Timed Motion Sensor

I am wanting to setup an automated security function with our smart home setup. Does anybody have any idea on how to setup a schedule to enable a motion sensor during a specific time? I'm trying to ...
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How to program my own smart home with raspberrypi 3? [closed]

Hello smart home enthousiasts, I'm a software engineering student and I want to start a new project for myself. I really like smart home stuff, but I don't want anything to do with google or amazon. ...
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Controlling electric heater by thermostat (IFTTT, Alexa, Google Home)

i want to control electric heater (connected to electricity socket) by using WiFi smart plug. What kind of thermostat (which device) i need to connect to my 'smart network' so i can create a rule to ...
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Sonoff switches on Google Home - Cascade Router configuration?

I had my Sonoff switches working fine on my rental FTTH modem then I bought Google Nest Wifi. Only my kitchen lights connect to the "blended" wifi, the rest of them won't show up on Google home (same ...
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ESP8266 and MQTT not working with new router [closed]

Got a new router from the ISP and my ESP8266 NodeMCUs are causing problems, they need very long to connect to WiFi (3-4 mins), which wouldn't be that big of a problem, but they also don't connect to ...
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Advanced Universal Remote or basic home automation

I need an advice on sort of basic home automation. Let's say, I have 3 multimedia points in my home. 2 of them are TVs with attached recievers, players and game consoles, almost everything is network-...
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How to factory reset non-colored IKEA Trådfri bulbs?

I have a couple of dimmable, but non-colored, IKEA lights. I have learned that the proper way to factory reset them is to turn them off and on again 6 times quickly. That worked for Trådfri lights I ...
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Google Nest without a Subscription to Nest Aware

TLDR: Are there work arounds for smart cameras (specifically Nest) to not need the subscription service? Like many companies today, Google has taken to selling subscription services. My wife and I ...
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Smart Door options

I'm looking for a ready-to-use Smart Door in a room. I want to control it via app (Bluetooth or direct wifi is ok) or by voice commands. It should have the following skills: open close lock unlock I ...
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LORA VS NRF24L01

I want to chooses between nrf24l01 and lora-ra02 for my smart home project The following parameters are very important to me distance range (covering an area of 400 square meters) Ability to cross ...
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How to automate Broadlink RM Pro to turn AC on\off according to temperature?

I have a broadlink RM pro, which controls the AirCon, and also shows the temperature. Is there a way I can automate it in a way to let's say - turn the AC on when temperature is 26 and turn it off ...
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2-Way Switching with Alexa - how to get Alexa to toggle the switch regardless of it's state

I have Alexa controlling a smart relay, which is part of a two way circuit with a regular light switch. It works well bar one thing: if the relay is "off" and the manual switch is on, telling Alexa to ...

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