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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Which items work together for a smart home? (In Europe)

I'm trying to setup a smart home and I know that I need couple of plugs and 2 switch and some lamps. What I don't know is what extra do I need and how can I join them together? After some research, ...
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Looking to automate 2 pool pumps and 1 heater [closed]

So this has been asked here a few times before but I was hoping for some additional wiring help. I have 2 phase 240 VAC connection going to my pool equipment (4 wires) and would like to run the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Using the TP-Link and AC

I bought a TP-Link HS100. I would like to connect my Fridgedaire through the wall Air Conditioning unit to it. Can I use the TP-Link to operate it?
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Bluetooth chipset high voltage [closed]

I understand we usually use relay to do controlled switch, but I'm wondering if the Bluetooth protocol could work on high voltage I mean 110-220v. So is it theoretically possible to design a Bluetooth ...
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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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How is LTE organized in NB-IoT [closed]

How is LTE organized in NB-IoT? And can one find vulnerabilities in NB-IoT technology (security)?
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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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How to Enhance the Voice Recognition on Raspberry Pi controlling Smart Home Devices [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi running Jarvis, a personal IA that I can use with my voice to control my smart home devices. However, the voice recognition is far from perfect. They have a list of speech-to-...

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