Category: Control

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Home automation needs true integration

With the house almost completely automated we now look for an integrated app to control all the functions. And would really like the app to support the tablet format. Certainly the various hub providers...

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Lowe’s Iris is a disappointment.

I wasn’t going to get the Iris hub since we already have Smartthings but being in Lowes today I just couldn’t resist. After all, if it works, cool maybe the water value would be...

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Have we reached our goal to automate?

I picked up some additional z-wave gadgets. A GE dimmer, a couple of outlets and a three-way kit, plus an Orbit water faucet. We are running out of switches and plugs that need updating....

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Where is the local control?

Received an email from Chamberlain MyQ today. Seems they have a planned outage this weekend. Which is fine. Thanks for the warning. It’s late at night anyways. What is worrisome is that I didn’t...

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Lights off at 30,000 ft.

Sometimes home automation is fun. Well at least showing off the capabilities. Just turned off the laundry room light that we left on all while in the air. Lights off at 30,000 ft This...

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IFTTT ties all this together nicely

Well hadn’t been using IFTTT up until today. Once all the devices were installed then this made sense. Tried to come up with a way to shutdown the house at night but couldn’t find...