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A WiFi smart light switch with cloud API?

Your most future proof solutions will be those which fully separate the hardware from the protocol. Your example HS200 light switch joins many smart outlets in being based on an Embedded Linux system ...
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Remote access for multiple IoT project units

It sounds like you should be looking for a complete IoT device management platform - there are too many complicated aspects of scalability, security, provisioning and firmware update for this to be a ...
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Techniques of remote access to non IP IoT devices

Non-IP devices by definition are not addressable over the Internet, so the concepts of port forwarding and UPnP do not apply. Instead, the hub has to provide a translation service. There are various ...
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Remote access for multiple IoT project units

One good way to access devices scattered around in private networks is using MQTT for communication. In MQTT server publishes messages on topics and devices can subscribe to them and thus get notified ...
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Tracking exceptions and errors in production IoT devices?

Distributed Tracing The idea behind any worthwhile distributed tracing is most commonly known described in this Google whitepaper about their Dapper solution. Note that I'm not saying they invented ...
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Can I remotely control a NON SMART tv connected to my home network?

There are several ways to make a TV do stuff, but details vary a lot. HDMI CEC is a way for HDMI-connected devices to control the TV. Turn it on or off, switch source (input), possibly adjust volume. ...
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How to access internet-connected home when phone moves between LAN Wi-Fi and Cellular?

It sounds like you need what is called "hairpin" NAT (wikipedia link). This is a capability of your Home/Office router. This means that if you try to connect to the WAN/ISP side of router from inside ...
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A WiFi smart light switch with cloud API?

I've been buying Sonoff smart plugs on eBay lately and flashed them with custom firmware. This is possible because they are based on the ESP8266. They are very affordable and pretty advanced. They ...
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A WiFi smart light switch with cloud API?

As Chris said, the key is to separate the protocol from the hardware. But that doesn't mean you have to implement your own firmware! You can choose a switch that supports a common and readily ...
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How to access camera feed of Raspberry Pi out of a local broadband network?

I wonder if another solution would be to have your Raspberry Pi PUSH the feed out to a cloud server. The other answer provides the best possible way to get INTO your pi from outside, but if you don'...
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How to access camera feed of Raspberry Pi out of a local broadband network?

The problem you're trying to solve is called NAT traversal, where you're trying to communicate with another device while using carrier-grade NAT. Potentially, you could proxy all of your packets ...
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Techniques of remote access to non IP IoT devices

Anything that receives commands or software updates over a radio is open to attack, it doesn't necessarily need to be initiated via a internet connection. E.g. http://iotworm.eyalro.net/ Or it doesn'...
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Can I remotely control a NON SMART tv connected to my home network?

You can see if there are some features in the Amazon Fire stick or google chromecast device that can enable you to control it from your phone. Its a way to make old TVs smart. Otherwise, you'll have ...
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Monitor plug socket remote from desktop PC

If you have internet, it would be easiest to use a switch that can be controlled via IFTTT. Just google IFTTT light switch and you'll see the light ! If you dont have internet, you can still use a ...
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wired remote control of old equipment

Assuming you can drive this via MIDI as @jcaron suggests to get it to do what you want, you are still going to have to write a lot of code here. Some key points Booking/Locking, you are going to need ...
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Get data from IoT device *without using phone app*

For BLE, the first thing to do is to scan for the device, connect to it, and list all the services and characteristics. You can use ready-made apps for that, or you can find many examples out there (...
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SSH into Home Assistant instance from anywhere

Two ways of doing it: VPN to your home router/firewall. Many brands has included a VPN feature in their home routers/firewalls Open a hole in the firewall to your Raspberry Pi4 for a SSH port. This ...
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Can I remotely control a NON SMART tv connected to my home network?

Yes, it has surely an IR remote. And there are several commercial "Bridges between IR and an automation source" as well as many, many projects that is addressing the same task. And the IR ...
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Connecting to a remote IoT device using a 4G dongle

All 3 of the options you have described are valid options, but they all depend on what infrastructure you already have or are prepared to deploy and how much you want to spend. DDNS - this will very ...
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Solution for IoT web UI

@Uraty try ubidots. It provides excellent dashboard which allow you to easily configure your devices and create UI in few mouse clicks. You may also try another simpler service called Freeboard for ...
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