automation

  1. J

    Problem creating Home kit automation with Hue lights/Ecobee camera

    I'm trying to make an automation in Home kit that will use the motion sensor on my Ecobee camera to cycle my Hue smart bulbs on and off. In my basement I have two Hue smart light bulbs. I can set them both to turn on when my Ecobee camera detects motion (when I enter the room). But if I set...
  2. F

    Help with home automation

    Hi, I'm currently in the process of renovating the downstairs of my house so I'm thinking this might be a good time to build in some smart / home automation. Part of the renovation will create a cupboard in the centre of the house where I'm thinking might make sense to create a central media...
  3. J

    Automation with Sony TV & Soundbar (HDMI ARC)

    I have a good morning automation that turns on the TV, soundbar and Sky Q box however it never works quite right. Sometimes the soundbar and TV speakers turn on, sometimes the soundbar just goes to it's home position. The sound bar is connected via HDMI ARC but just can't quite get it right...
  4. K

    Smart plug automation

    Hi I want to make our home more "smart" and need some help to get started. To start with I want to concentrate on smart plugs as the electricity cost where I live have has almost doubled over the last 1-1,5 years. What I'm looking for is a smart plug with built in power monitor. I want to be...
  5. S

    Starting out with Home Automation - advice please

    Hi, I'm looking for some advice if possible please. I am just starting out with Home Automation and would like to make sure I am on the right path in terms of setup. I have a 3 bed bungalow and just want to get a couple of basic things setup initially to give me the confidence to expand over...
  6. T

    User friendly home automation hub

    At the moment I have the follow smart devices: Philips Hue Google Home Nest Stat (3rd gen) Ring Doorbell Heatmiser UFH stats In the near future, I'll also want to get Shelly Dimmer 2.5 modules At the moment, I'm using each of the separate bespoke applications to control things but this is not...
  7. elsmandino

    Which home automation software (and which standard for connecting)?

    Hi there. I am looking into having a go at a bit of home automation in my home (via a Raspberry Pi) and not even sure which software to start with. The main three that seem to constantly crop up are Home Assistant, Domoticz and Openhab. I know that this is going to be a very subjective issue...
  8. E

    Noobs Guide to home automation

    As per title, vaguely aware of using google home or alexa and IFTTT to control lighting, heating and home cinema, but have no coherent plan to integrate the numerous devices i've picked up over the years (please see below) Any tips or guides? Probably prefer to go down the google route if...
  9. M

    Smart lighting and home automation, where to start reading?

    Hi, I’ve just moved home and would like to update to smart lighting and will eventually want to include wider automation including heating, CCTV, basic security, environmental monitoring and more. I’ve done some general reading but see that this is a huge space and I don’t really know where to...
  10. D

    What drone for 750g payload??

    Hello I'm looking for a drone that I can remove the camera from and put something that weighs 750g there. I'd like to swap between them ideally. I would like automated modes and safety features too. I was thinking the mavic 2 pro would be good, but I don't know if it's strong enough. Would...
  11. canada16uk

    Starting Hue Automation but have a issue

    Hey I bought 4 bulbs and they were easy to hook up but I am having an issue. If they are left off all day and I go to ask Alexa to turn them on at night it says they are not responding, but then I ask 5 seconds later it seems to come alive and then i ask alexa again and it has no issues...
  12. bhs117

    Advice on active ceiling speakers to connect to home automation system

    Hi all, My wife and I are undertaking a self-build later this year and are currently looking at home automation systems to cover a variety of areas including music. We're looking at systems like Crestron, Control4, Elan etc for the home automation element. The sound system is a home cinema set...
  13. H

    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...
  14. P

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. D

    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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