home automation

  1. 3

    Shelly 2.5 best wiring diagram for 2 on-off switches?

    Hello, I’m new to Shelly (but amazed at the possibilites) - I’m renovating my house in the uk and have asked an electrician to install a few in my house. However, electricians aren’t so familiar with these devices and so it throws up lots of questions… and I’m hoping for some tips/help here. I...
  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. squanch

    Shelly RGBW2, Dimmers & 2.5s - Help please!

    I’m about to have my electrician install lighting in our kitchen (just refurbed) and we are going to have quite a mixture going in - including a few runs of LED strips (e.g. under worktops, around a recessed ceiling) and pendant lights (e.g. above island, above dining table). NB: The LED strips...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Y

    eWeLink Camera Gateway - view local RTSP camera on app

    I had many IP cameras of many manufacturers in my house. It works perfectly on monitoring my house, but I am looking for some tool or service that can connect all my cameras and enable me to view the live stream on one platform. Apparently eWeLink made a great offer for us to view all cameras'...
  10. 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...
  11. V

    Smart Home Help for New Home Build

    Hi Everyone, We are getting closer to when we have to determine low voltage and would like to solicit your help. We currently are in a two story home running the semi smart home system via WIFI usling routines via Alexa routines, etc. and and using the various apps for SoundTouch, iRobot...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. T

    openHAB or Domoticz?

    Posting this question, I understand there are going to be people who are definitely in one camp or the other, what I'm looking for is an objective view on why I should use one over the other. I'm retro-fitting a HA system and have pretty much decided on Z-Wave units as the best fit for my...
  16. J

    Question Pioneer VSX-933 - Apple AirPlay2 Home Automation

    Just splashed out on a VSX-933, and was pleasantly surprised that after an update it got AirPlay 2. The Home app on my iPhone seemed quite straightforward, but I don't seem to be getting the desired results. I had hoped that I could set it that at 8am it turns on and via TuneIn starts playing...
  17. 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...
  18. laurablhf

    Survey - Adoption of Smart Home Technologies

    Hello everybody, As part of my Master's thesis, I am conducting a survey about the adoption of smart home technologies. If you relate in any way with such tecnhologies, I would really appreciate if you could take part in this survey. It will take about 10 minutes. Here is the link: Smart home...
  19. Dave02

    Advice Needed on Wiring and Home Automation for House Extension and Renovation

    I'm extending my house and reconfiguring most rooms so have the perfect opportunity to get in cables and some home automation. I'll get into some other areas in a moment, but my most basic need is to install a multi-zone heating system and lighting. The heating includes radiators, heated towel...
  20. mosh

    Question Newbie - Setting up a Home Network - Need Advice

    Hey All, Been a while since I've last been on the forum, but I've just moved into to my new house which unfortunately is pretty much refurbished so there is no routing of Ethernet cabling in any parts of the house. Now there may be hope, as I've found somewhere to install a rack above the...
Top Bottom