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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Running Philips Hue Entertainment with 3rd-party lightbulbs?

I bought this innr light bulb for my Hue system and it works just fine except for the fact that it isn't compatible with Hue Entertainment. As it turns out, no 3rd-party light bulbs are supported by ...
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Samsung SmartThings motion sensor

Does anyone know the correct cluster and end point IDs for a Samsung SmartThings motion sensor? And also the correct payloads for data extraction (like movement, temperature, battery)?
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Control cheap Xiaomi Outlets with Harmony

I want to know how I can control these cheap Xiaomi outlets with the outlet buttons on my harmony companion remote. These outlets are way cheaper than anything Harmony supports natively. Is there an ...
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Z-Wave Hub that works with Google Home in Australia

Does anyone know of any hubs that support Australian Z-Wave and also can be controlled by the Google Assistant. Things such as SmartThings and Wink hub are not available in Australia due to not being ...
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Instant Status with Vera / ZWP-WS-100

I have a light switch that I would like to control a Z-Wave outlet (GE) that is not on the load circuit for that switch (Old house, outlets aren't directly wired) I've got a Vera Lite home control ...
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How to test Aeotec home energy monitor

I recently got a Aeotec home energy monitor (v1 or v2, I'm not sure) (HEM) to pair with Smartthings via Z-Wave. I would like to test it out before I make the effort to add a weatherized electrical ...
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Add delays to Google Home routines

I have a new Google Home Mini and I'm looking to add a lot of customization to it and the devices connected to it. The built in "routines" seems quite limited, the main thing I want to do is add ...
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Microsoft Edge Smart Mirror on Raspberry Pi 3

I've been reading this blog about building a magic mirror with Windows IoT: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/05/31/magic-mirror-hosted-web-app/ Now, with the Pi setup, a Windows 7 machine, ...
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What is the purpose of dotdot in smart home devices?

The ZigBee Alliance recently released dotdot, a new application layer for Internet of Things devices. They also provide a brief description of what dotdot does: dotdot is the universal language of ...
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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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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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Advice for building a home automation system

I am not sure what technologies to use in order to build an IoT system for my home. I have a few sensors and some other devices that need to be controlled (like a doorlock) placed in my house. All ...
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Sending temperature sensor's data to Kaa-IoT platform via 6LoWPAN

I want to set up some sensors in different places, which are wire connected to my development board, Raspberry PI or Arduino. I'm going to send the data wirelessly but without using WiFi protocol, ...
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Any real-world HomeWSN deployments?

I searched for "MQTT Rules Engine", and came across the HomeWSN project. It looks like it's almost trying to be a home automation system based on MQTT messaging, which could be very useful. Has ...
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Create Google voice command without IFTTT

Problem I'm trying to extend my own application to use the Google Assistant (in my situation Google Nest Hub device) and is able to control my home custom-made devices like turn on/off light, lock ...
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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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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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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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Problem when discovering an emulated roku (on HA) from a Harmony Hub

This question also lives in the HA forum and r/homeassistant on Reddit I run HA on 10.10.1.1 (this is a container) and my WiFi is on 10.10.2.0/24. To this WiFi is connected a Harmony Hub. Following ...
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Is the Sonoff RF bridge slow?

I have a Sonoff RF bridge flashed with ESPurna which works fine but there is a ~1 second delay between the moment I press in the ESPurna web interface the switch button, and when the action is ...
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Using excess power from solar station to automatically power a pool heater in another location

I have a solar inverter (Fronius Symo 15.0-3-M) and a pool heater (AstralPool Heat II). I want the heating to turn on when there is excess power from the solar power station so that the excess ...
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If XBee modules from Digi use Silicon Labs chips and their stack, why then would I need them?

I recently came to know that XBee modules from Digi use Silicon Labs chips and the Silicon Labs ZigBee stack, so I ask, if I can use the Silicon Labs chips directly with Simplicity Studio as well as ...
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Can I use Xiaomi Smart Light Switch or other smart switches to control devices from other producers?

I'm trying to make my home smart and I am still in the first steps. I have some Yeelight smart bulbs and I want to add some smart plugs to control my old devices and some smart switches to control ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to implement the HomeKit Accessory Protocol directly on an Arduino or some other microcontroller without the need for a bridge

It seems that all solutions involving homekit make use of a bridge server, so I am confused as to why none of the setups that I can find are implementing homekit directly on the microcontroller. Is ...
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Kevo Second Generation Android — Connection Issue

I'm pairing a Kevo second generation to an Android Samsung s5 (similarly on iPhone XR). It seems to successfully pair (I'm required to reset at the end), however when I'm expecting a completion I ...
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Label (Category) for Humidity Controller

This post is not a request for a product recommendation. The request is for the labels to improve the ability search and find the correct product. Goal: remotely controlling (limiting) humidity in ...
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How to optimise WiFi and ZigBee Coexistence

Assuming I'm not ready to give up 2.4 GHz wifi just yet, and I'm mostly immune to interference from nearby installations (i.e. I have control of any relevant configurations), what should I be doing to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Lighting groups in Alexa

I have paired several lights with Alexa (using an echo dot and the android app). All the lights work individually, and as groups "turn off the lounge lights". On the app, I see the (sonoff) kitchen ...
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Trying to access debug logs on WeMo smart plug

I have been experimenting with my WeMo IoT smart plug, along with PyWeMo, an API designed to allow for low-level access to the plug. I would like to access debug logs made by the plug, but the link ...
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Issues including Fibaro's FGS-223

I'm struggling with my fgs-223, the device does not include or exclude, the only thing I succeeded is to hard reset it. This is a video of my trials, please tell me if anything is done wrong: https://...
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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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How to capture Ultrasonic Cross-Device Tracking signals?

I found out that many devices as PCs, TVs, cellphones and more can use a technology called ultrasonic cross-device tracking. This means that there are ultrahigh sound frequencies which propagate from ...
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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 ...