automation

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    Is Smartthings Hub the best out there for home automation?

    Currently have the first generation Smartthings Hub in my home. Im looking to add a new HUB to my parents for home automation, that is user friendly. With Samsungs new move to the new app (which Im OK with), is the ST still the best, user friendly Hub to get? If it is, what is the best...
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    Celexon Electric Tab Tensioned Screen Automation

    Hi there, I have just purchased a Celexon Electric Tab Tensioned Screen. It has a control box wired to it which contains the IR receiver for the remote control. Ideally I want to set the screen up so that when the projector is switched on, the 12v trigger can instruct the screen to open and...
  3. mstar

    Outdoor Camera Smart Automation Advice

    Hello all i was wondering on peoples thoughts on below LED porch lights are currently linked via lightwave hub to alexa to switch on/off I would like to have a camera with motion detection to (hopefully) link via alexa to create routines to enable my porch lights to come on when motion is...
  4. Baldfox

    LG TVs and home automation

    Hi guys, not sure if this is of use to anyone here, but just wanted to draw attention to the fact that LG tv's integrate brilliantly with Home-Assistant and Node-red. If anyone's interested in learning some of the things you can do with your TV and how it can be integrated into a wider smarthome...
  5. rmerlano

    Network for Control4 Automation

    Hi guys! I´m planning to install C4 automation in my home. My home is three levels, each one has one Access Point with differente ip addressing (subnets) and not communication betwen them. Since I want to have complete communication between all devices (including C4 stuff) in the different...
  6. rogerh

    How do I get Alexa to control MyHome-Up/Legrand home automation?

    Hi. Alexa has the skill installed and active. It can't find any of the LeGrand/Vantage controls for the light & heating. Has anyone connected Alexa to MyHome-Up? If so could you please help.
  7. BlueDragon

    PSA - full HomeKit support for Panasonic Viera TVs (via homebridge)

    Hi all, FWIW, in the hope that some of you will find it handy, as it it fills IMHO a key gap, i've been maintaining homebridge-vieramatic, an open-source homebridge plugin for Panasonic TVs which supports all models released in the last few years. It's available via NPN, and feedback/bug...
  8. mushii

    Den Automation Reborn as Den Switches

    I know that some members of our forums invested quite a bit in Den Automation. Well there maybe a glimmer of hope for you. From Den Switches As of 18th February 2020, the assets and IP rights of Den Automation Ltd has been acquired by one of the largest previous investors through the...
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    Lighting & curtain automation advice

    Looking for some advice and suggestions. We are due to have some major building work done (big extension) and taking the opportunity to “refresh” the rest of the house in terms of lighting, decorating, network, etc. Looking at what options are currently around to automate lighting and...
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    Lightwave automation tricks

    So I noticed that the if/then automation only lets you select each property once. So for example you can test if brightness is equal, great or less than something, but you can’t select brightness again as a second if condition. That means you can’t do if brightness is between x and y. I was...
  11. AirWreck

    newbie home automation starter pack?

    I’m looking for advice on where to start with home automation and security for a new home we are building. Here is a little bit about my situation and wish lists: 1. I’d like to figure out what type of automation ecosystem we need. I’d like HVAC, lighting and home security...
  12. razorjack

    [beginner] which smart system? (components), mainly lights automation (sockets maybe too)

    Hi, I'll move to new flat in a week/two. however i'll just rent it, so no big changes. i wanted to use BlackFriday deals to buy some 'smart stuff'. For now i used few LIFX bulbs (which uses WiFi). In a new place - 3 bedrooms/living room/kitchen i'll try to install smart lights at least in one 3...
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    Philips Hue Automation Help Required

    Hi I have 2 Philips Hue outdoor Impress lights and an outdoor motion sensor. As it stands the sensor is configured in Apple Home and Not Hue (as its one or the other as far as I can see). I have a sunrise / sunset automation configured as follows: If Sensor sees movement: Switch on Lamps...
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    Question Extension build help (lighting, security, automation!)

    Hi all, tldr: - I realise there are a lot of questions here and also, I am running out of time, so how do I find a good installer (in South West London)?! Like many of the other threads here, I am just starting planning structured cabling, smart lighting etc (though in my case it's late as my...
  15. brainpowerleb

    home automation design

    So the area of my apartment is around 210 sq meter and consists of 2 bedrooms (one circuit direct light, one circuit indirect light, one rolling shutter, one blackout each), salon (2 indirect lights circuits, 3 direct light circuits, one motor for the home cinema screen, two rolling shutters...
  16. Baldfox

    The Smarthome Book - Anyone considering upgrades?

    Hey guys, I've just released an ebook on smarthomes. I've looked around and most of the ebooks I found were either focused on working with alexa/siri, or go completely the opposite end of the spectrum and focus on the more complex side of things like programming Arduino's or AMX/Crestron style...
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    Starting a home automation business

    Hi everyone Hope this is in the right section I am basically just looking for some advice; I am really interested in starting a business specialising in home automation installs (new builds & refurbs) but not sure where to start, I've done some research and it seems some of the big brands I...
  18. Jaeke101

    Question What are some home automation devices that works with RF 433Mhz?

    Hi all, I have SAVVY Smart Home System installed in my home. The system operates through RF 433Mhz, I have lighting, Curtain, Climate and other systems integrated. but, they don't have a smart door lock and water leak sensor. i'd love to hear your suggestions to where i can get a smart door...
  19. Paul_HDLover

    Raspberry PI - Hassio For Home Automation / (Not smart) Alarm Console

    Folks, im dipping my toes further into the world of automation. Im quite savvy technology wise but i have to admit my electronics knowledge is short of where i'd like it to be so need some help, if i may ask. I've just discovered this forum tonight so hope to have some good chats with you guys...
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    20amp Wifi Automation Switch

    Hey All, I have lots of automation going on in my house and next on my list is the immersion heater, at the moment it runs on a switch on the wall should we need to switch it on for what ever reason. I want to include this in my automation, that is, i want to control it from my Home assistant...
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