home 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
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    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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. frund

    Shelly 2

    Shelly 2 looks like the unit I need to remotely control my central heating when abroad etc. I can see that 2 relays can be controlled independently by manual switch or [Android phone in my case] eg on manually off remotely or vice versa. Not being the worlds best with electronics but quite...
  11. Jaeke101

    Home automation devices that works with RF 433Mhz

    Hi everyone, I have SAVVY Smart Home System installed in my home from ABOUT The system operates through RF 433Mhz, I have lighting control, Curtain control, Temperature and etc. Controller Spec: SAVVY CONTROLLER Input Voltage: 5V/1A Network Standard...
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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    Question Broadlink RM Pro + with Virgin V6 and Sharp Aquos

    Hi, I've bought an RM Pro+ only last week and after the latest setup video by Paul Hibbert on YouTube I've basically have it working, also with the Alexa. It works with a cheap IR remote control colour changing LED bulb and an electric fire which is also remote control. But I cannot get it to...
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    Home Automation - what to do?

    Hi all, Moving into a new home soon and whilst our current home has a certain degree of home automation tweaks, I'm looking to take this to the next level. At present the kit I've got is: Ring - Standard Sonos Play 1 x 2 Amazon Alexa x 3 TP Link Kasa Plugs - numerous, used for lamps Logitech...
  17. R

    New build house, loxone, AV distribution

    Hey everyone, I am currently going through a pretty major (for me) project. Bought a decent size house (3000 sq ft) back in September last year, managed to get planning permission to demolish the majority of the house - except the front and one flank wall- with a basement, double story rear...
  18. mambo1888

    Best route for home automation? Is Apple Home way behind Alexa?

    I recently started adding home automation to my home after picking up some cheap echo dots. I already had a Tado bridge and thermostat. I bought 12 Energenie plugs and a light switch. I have 2 Echo dots connected to speakers downstairs and 1 in the bedroom, I have everything grouped so playing...
  19. J

    Home Automation (LightwaveRF and Home easy and Telldus)

    Are there any full automation systems for controlling UK electrical fittings ? Telldus offer combined control via the Internet server AND local control via a hand held controller, but only with continental fittings ! Typically Home Easy are good for local control (ugly receivers) and...
  20. Injury20

    Question Help with new home automation set up using Alexa and Dots

    Hi all, I've not been on here for a long time, looking for some advice on home automation from some of you wonderful experts out there. (Yes I am a noob so limited technical speak :)) sorry about the length of this post but I’ve tried to include as much info as possible to get the best advice...
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