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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How to create a “TV off” activity for Harmony Hub?

I have a TCL TV that works fine with the Harmony Hub; it can turn the TV on or off reliably regardless of if it is already on or off (I don’t have the “toggle” issue some folks have). The Harmony ...
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How do smart plugs connect to Wi-Fi via mobile applications?

All smart plugs generally have same method of connecting to Wi-Fi and with the mobile application. It's like Check the Wi-Fi light on device Search for device's Wi-Fi broadcast and connect Add ...
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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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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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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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Where do SonOff schedules reside?

Using the stock firmware, I've set up a schedule for my one SonOff RF using the app on my phone. Observation suggests that this schedule is not running, and I wonder if this is because my phone is ...
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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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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 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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Build a “Smart Home”—Lack of Security [closed]

I am preparing to make my home smarter and for some reasons I am not happy. I read several articles about secure the smart home, but there was no clear solution. I don't know why, but it seems that ...
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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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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 detect current flow in a live wire running at 220V AC, using Esp32

I have a project planned which is related to home automation. I want to be able to control the lights using an app on phone while also maintaining full manual switch control in case the relay or ...
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Traditional looking toggle switch that works with Hue (possibly through Alexa/google)?

New to this Hue madness, got a 4 pack with Hub. Enjoying the lights, not ready to start asking Google/Alexa to turn on my lights. I know Philips has a couple switches, but Im looking for something ...
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How to control my telephone via Mobile/IoT? [closed]

I have a telephone at home which is an electronic instrument connected via wire. It is not a cordless but a corded phone comes with a telephone wire. Is there a way to lock or unlock it via mobile ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting Devices In Home

I am quite new to the Internet of Things, and my wife bought a TV today (a pretty good deal) from Amazon Prime Day - I included the link so that we are talking about the same device. Now, in the home ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the labels for Direct and Cloud API nomenclature? [closed]

Smart thermostat connect to the cloud to enable remote control from the internet. If the cloud server fails for technical or economic reasons then remote control stops. Remote control via direct ...
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Create a smart environment [closed]

I'm doing a pet project these days. Plan is to control room environment using an android application. So far I was able to found Sensibo to control AC and Philips hue bulb to change room light. Both ...
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Automation (Smart Home): General Information / Devices controller by WiFi [closed]

I would like to post this topic as general Q&A topic. I would like to start changing my home into a smart one. I am software developer, unfortunately I haven't got experience with Embedded (IoT) ...
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How long does it take to create an Alexa Skill? [closed]

Generally speaking, how long does it take to create an Alexa skill? Clearly "it depends", so let's assume someone has programming experience, and the thing to control has an easy to call API. On ...
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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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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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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 ...