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Doorknob interior/invisible replacement?

Good evening!

I'm looking for an Alexa enabled smart doorknob that is either interior replacement only, or something like Level Lock's "invisible" drop in kit.

Frankly, I don't trust technology enough to replace my deadbolt, but not locking myself out like an idiot when I forget my keys would be nice.

0 Comments
2024/04/02
04:01 UTC

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Smart light bulb -battery powered

Hiya! I love the idea of wall sconces, but don’t want to redo all the walls to hardwire them. I’ve seen other people use battery powered remote control bulbs for this, which I like but I know I’d lose the remote. Does anyone know of any smart battery powered lightbulbs for this? I’m controlling via Alexa

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2024/04/02
01:07 UTC

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Gas stove/fireplace

A portion of my home’s heat relies entirely on the gas stove shown above. How can I connect the stove to a smart thermostat so that it will turn on and off to achieve a set temperature?

4 Comments
2024/04/01
20:39 UTC

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Smart Switches for 3-way w/ No Neutral Wire

I have an older home with no neutral wires. There are several 3-way switches I would like to upgrade to be smart switches. Are there any products out there that can do this?

If not... Given that I'm more interested in the smart feature than in the actual functionality of both physical switches, I was thinking that I could do one smart switch and one regular switch. Has anyone ever tried that?

7 Comments
2024/04/01
19:50 UTC

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Hue bridge, zigbee groups & binding (cross post)

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2024/04/01
19:14 UTC

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In need of a new casting device

Hi guys!

I’m a bit of a noob on the topic, please forgive me for this.

I’m in need of a new streaming device like a ChromeCast, Apple TV or something. I’ve been using an old ChromeCast (1st gen I think) for years, but I’m annoyed with how slow it is.

What I use it for is only casting from my phone or iPad, but I only use it a couple of times a week. I use Netflix, HBO etc from my mobile Apple devices.

What would you recommend going for?

Hoping for some good ideas 🤞🤞

8 Comments
2024/04/01
18:41 UTC

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RGB bulbs with a non-white housing

Have a Sputnik ceiling fixture that is ideally designed for Edison bulbs. Unfortunately I’d like to use RGB or RGBW bulbs and all the ones I can find have a white housing that doesn’t fit the aesthetic. I know there are RGB Edison lights but none seem well suited (or compatible/reliable) for my setup (see below).

Anyone make this type of bulb with a black or metallic appearance housing?

I’m specifically looking for matter/wifi, hue or generic zigbee bulb that can be incorporated into HomeKit (using HomeBridge if necessary). I’m trying to build this around a Sonoff iHost + a Hue Hub + an Aeotec Zstick (for some older z-wave devices currently running off a misbehaving Vera hub). My current Vera setup is working (kinda) with a HA raspberry pi but I’m not sure I really have the patience for that again.

So a specific ask for a mosh mash setup…

0 Comments
2024/04/01
16:12 UTC

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400 ANSI lumens Android 11 projector,2G RAM 32G ROM,Auto Focus,Auto Keystone,Bluetooth 5.2,US$160 include shipping,Exclude VAT, worth?

7 Comments
2024/04/01
15:09 UTC

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What Smart Thermostat System is This?

I have come into a property that used to have a functioning smart heating system however the main control unit has been removed. However the water tank and main boiler still have these units wired in - so I’m hoping I can buy a new ‘master controller’ and bring it back to life.

Thanks

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2024/04/01
14:52 UTC

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Idea ? energy automation using smart plugs

Hi everyone.

In theory this setup would become a grid tie inverter limiter for inverters without limiters not 100% accurate but could work and for a cheap alternate to other inverters with limiter function built in.

Is it possible to create scenes in tuya app to have 20A smart plugs monitor a single digital meter power consumption say 200W and if the digital meter reads more than 200W to turn a smart plug on and if still reading more than 200W after turning 1 smart plug on to turn a second smart plug on ?.

Also to do it in reverse if say digital meter reading drops to 50W turn the last plug to turn on to turn off ?

i have a idea but was wondering if it was possible to do ?

thank you to everyone for any help with this idea.

single digital meter

Single Digital Meter

smart plugs

Smart plugs

Inverters 260W i have 3 of them.

Grid Tie Inverter

7 Comments
2024/04/01
14:25 UTC

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HY300 Pro projector...maybe US$59 include shipping? launch by the end of April,Anyone intersted?

12 Comments
2024/04/01
14:16 UTC

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Bulb without hub

my grandparents would like to have a single smart bulb for their en-suite that they can control with an alexa, as my grandad is now forgetting to turn it off and my nana doesn’t want to get out of bed to turn it off 7/8x a night is there a clear cut option that can be controlled with an echo without the use of a hub

14 Comments
2024/04/01
13:51 UTC

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Sengled matter bulb connection confusion. Think I need to be educated?

I’ve used Sengled zigbee bulbs for several years now and have been fine minus using HomeKit to control them as there is a permanent issue.

I’ve been waiting for matter to become more popular to switch over. Amazon had a sale on Sengled matter bulbs so for $5 I couldn’t say no. The plan was since I have a 4th gen echo with matter compatibility, I would use that until I got the Apple TV with matter built in.

The bulbs are connected to an old echo dot 3 though via 2.4 so am I just confused on how matter works?

I was trying to avoid more Wi-Fi devices if possible so I’m thinking I don’t understand matter.

2 Comments
2024/04/01
13:47 UTC

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What wall screen/hub to choose?

My apartment consists of a living room/kitchen combo that is a out 80m2. However all light outputs in the ceiling is managed by 1 switch in the wall.

Want to turn on only the light above the dining room table? Too bad either everything is off or on.

All my lamps/light bulbs are with wifi and are controllable by tuya. What screen that i can buy multiple off would you guys recommend to hang on my walls to use as light switches and perhaps even blinder switches?

Thank you kn advance.

0 Comments
2024/04/01
13:32 UTC

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Looking for input

I have a smart door lock and a nest plug for it. Their is no cell reception of any kind where I live with out Wi-Fi decides don't work in the home, TV, phone etc.

When I am not using the nest block I can use my wifi printer, stream on all 3 TVs play online games on the PlayStation and video chat from my phone with no issues.

The second I plug the nest in all devices are disconnected from WiFi. The nest does not provide Wi-Fi so no devices can connect to it.

After I unplug the nest that network stays available for a bit, but until I reset the router and that nest battery dies no other devices in my home can connect to Wi-Fi.

No matter how many I ways I try to google or trouble shoot I end up no closer to an answer. Hopefully someone here can help.

0 Comments
2024/04/01
02:55 UTC

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Anyone try the amazon basics smart bulbs yet? Curious if they are any good as I got one for free in buying my new echo show.

10 Comments
2024/04/01
00:09 UTC

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Will a product that just says 'Compatible with Alexa' be compatible with google?

4 Comments
2024/03/31
23:15 UTC

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device won’t come back on

when i connect smart plug to humidifier

smart plug is ON device is ON Everything is ok

then, if i turn smart plug OFF device will turn OFF

but, when i go back and turn smart plug ON, the Only way the device comes on is if i manually hit the on/off button.

anyway to fix this?

2 Comments
2024/03/31
23:00 UTC

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Anyone developed an open source firmware for Amazon basics Smart power strips?

0 Comments
2024/03/31
21:17 UTC

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Smart Alexa enabled interior door opener and closer

I have a disabled relative who lives with me. They have their own room and en suite, but we share common space. To give them privacy, they like to keep their door closed at night. The only problem is that they are now reliant upon me to open their door. Is there such a thing as a smart door opener/closet that is compatible with Alex for voice control?

1 Comment
2024/03/31
16:23 UTC

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2Gang switch touch replacement?

I was doing some maintenance work and my 2gang switch (square eu style Like This) glass cover got broken,

Any idea on where I can find replacements cover?

2 Comments
2024/03/31
16:23 UTC

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Case Study: Preventing Costly Water Damage

Case Study: Preventing Costly Damage with SenseCore Smart Water Management at Super8 Guelph

Background: Super8 Guelph, a hotel in Ontario, faced water management challenges, risking damage to equipment and increased costs.

Challenge: Leaks in the laundry room and ongoing water flow issues threatened the hotel's operations and finances.

Solution: SenseCore's smart water management system was deployed, integrating Kraken Flow Meters and Vitai Leak Sensors. Real-time monitoring and alerts enabled swift action.

Results:

  1. Mitigation of Major Leak:
  • SenseCore alerted staff to a 2" pump discharge issue, saving an estimated $8,000 in potential equipment damage and repair costs.
  1. Prevention of Consistent Water Flow Leaks:
  • Detected and addressed consistent water flow issues 12 times this year, saving approximately $3,009.60 in total water usage costs.

Overall Savings: By swiftly identifying and addressing leaks, SenseCore's solution saved Super8 Guelph approximately $11,009.60 in equipment damage and water usage costs.

0 Comments
2024/03/31
16:00 UTC

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Smart Alarm System Conversion [Questions]

I am hoping to use Project konnected to convert the existing alarm sensors to smart system but i am unsure what kit and how to set it up. Are there any good guides for this? or alternatives? Trying to retail functionality for the lowest cost. There are door and window sensors, Fire and window break sensors.

Home Assist Support is Ideal also

Here is some photos:

https://preview.redd.it/8pwm3ryiporc1.jpg?width=980&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=23c30b69a77ccac851c027e8b6e135420a9c122f

https://preview.redd.it/5560nryiporc1.jpg?width=2048&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=19bdc079a91613f4213160243dac9b9bbcc9ea30

https://preview.redd.it/9d2chryiporc1.jpg?width=2048&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=aaa055a80d7898b5d18ec38da82fdfe5e202b24c

2 Comments
2024/03/31
15:01 UTC

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Favorite/best light dimmer switch other than Involleii

No hate for Involleii, seems to be the most liked light switch on this sub community. I just wanted to explore potential other options.

The amount of options are just overwhelming sometimes and this is always a good place to get some guidance.

I use primarily Google Home with Samsung Smart Things linked for connecting some devices. I know that's not popular on here, but for my desired function/needs, it has worked well . I will check out Home Assistant, as I keep reading on here that its the way to go. Not sure how technical it gets, I suppose I am not as skilled as the regular users here. Have built a few PCs, so a little better than the average joe.

2 Comments
2024/03/31
14:44 UTC

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