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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Home Security professional service: What does “3rd party device integration” mean?

Doing research on professional monitoring services (in the US), some/many services claim 3rd party devices can be connected to their service. But it's unclear to me what level of functionality from ...
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What to do with old 32 bit desktops [closed]

So I have two old 32-bit desktops from the early 2000s (I think one had XP and the other win 95). I have since updated them to now obsolete versions of Ubuntu. With everything now 64-bit and since ...
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Avoid keyboard interaction by passing WiFi credentials through phone via bluetooth

We're designing an IoT device that needs to connect to wifi, but the screen is too small for a keyboard. Can wifi credentials be passed via bluetooth to the IoT device from an iPhone or Android? Would ...
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Easy ways to setup or pair IoT devices

I am intending to create a user-friendly and easy way for the users to be able to pair the phone application with an access point with also pairs into an electricity meter.. between the meter and ...
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Can Google Nest Hub be set to have custom welcome and check-out messages for Airbnb guests?

I'd like to have a Nest Hub give some basic info to guests when they check in, then a reminder the day before check out and on the day of checkout, a little checklist (I'm imagining an actual form ...
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Is there a difference between Google Nest Mini and Google Nest Mini 2nd gen?

I'm looking to dive into home automation starting from a Google Nest Mini device. I understand that there has been a Home Mini and then the second iteration was rebranded as Nest. But a retailer site ...
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Developing a product for commercial use compatible with Google Home/Alexa

I would like to know whether there are any restrictions/rules when developing a product which is compatible with Google/Alexa or maybe even other hubs. Do I need to get some license or follow some ...
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Control home WiFi switches from office

What kind of setup is required to control Home Fan, Lights, AC, Computers from outside home. First thing I'll need is static IP address to reach the Home LAN. Next for computers, I can setup wake on ...
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How does HomeAssistant connects with almost every IoT devices and work with them?

I have been searching working of a HomeAssistant(Raspberry PI 4) for a while in its Github repository how does it connect to almost every device and Alexa and other voice assistants but couldn't found ...
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Hub that provides API's to support

I am building an IoT app project for which a person can create his/her own smart devices for home or can buy one like Aqara, Xiaomi's, Ring, Nest products, etc. If a person can create his/her devices ...
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Does the choice of vendor for a Zigbee Smart Light have impact besides the device specs?

I am confused about the choice of vendors and where it impacts what I can / cannot do. I want to add a couple of different connected lights (mostly LED stripes). I play with the idea to buy stripes ...
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Looking for thermostat with web interface, mqtt capability, not dependant on cell phone apps

Does anyone make a thermostat with (ideally wired ethernet) or wifi network connectivity where the device has a web gui interface that can be accessed and programmed with a browser (ie not dependent ...
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Is there a Hub that can receive a 915Mhz signal and report on it?

I'm looking for a device that can detect (and report to my raspberry pi) the presence of a signal from my Switcheroo: Switcheroo - Sync Lights with No App, WiFi, Bluetooth, or Remote Control | Change ...
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Is using remote database (firebase) wrong idea for home automation system?

I am working on home automation system and I my idea was this: There will be client app, which will be running on a classic HTTP server (on internet). It will communicate with firebase realtime (NoSQL)...
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Automating motorized shades

I have some non-smart motorized shades that can be raised/lowered with a remote that came with them. I’d like to automate them via Alexa. Off the top of my head this would require sniffing the ...
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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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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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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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