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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2017, 11:57:49 AM »

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »
I put in a hearing system which is a mix of radiant & radiator heating in my house, over 2 floors they're split into different zones.

It seems obvious that each zone gets it's own thermostats which leads to the question, if I want to put in smart thermostats will I need to buy separate ones for each zone $$$$$$?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2017, 01:04:01 PM »
Why?
B/c its not a line voltage stat. I've mentioned this in previously that it IS possible to make it work if you get your HVAC contractor to rig up some relays etc. It's not pretty and most contractors will tell you its cheaper for you (less labor) to stick with a stat that's geared for your equipment.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2017, 11:13:58 AM »
Is there a way to get WeMo light switches to interface with zwave controlled device? My alarm system is z wave but my thermostat and switches aren't.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2017, 11:07:54 AM »
Is there a way to get WeMo light switches to interface with zwave controlled device? My alarm system is z wave but my thermostat and switches aren't.

BUMP..or any IOT protocol that can control both?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2017, 08:39:48 AM »
Check these guys out. https://www.wink.com/products/wink-hub-2/
This may be what you're looking for.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #81 on: December 08, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »
Is there a way to get WeMo light switches to interface with zwave controlled device? My alarm system is z wave but my thermostat and switches aren't.
I know the wemo outlets work with smartthings

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2017, 09:19:20 AM »
Check these guys out. https://www.wink.com/products/wink-hub-2/
This may be what you're looking for.

Do I need to switch out my WeMo for wink light switches?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2017, 11:21:19 AM »
I'm thinking about returning my wemo stuff for zwave stuff. My alarm panel is the honeywell tuxedo which can control anything zwave.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2018, 09:47:44 AM »
Just found this now, couple of things:

- I have had "smart" features in my home for years. I primarily use z-wave switches and a Wink hub, and essentially I set my shabbos timers once and never touch them - save for when I add the days of the week for the yamim tovim.

- The Wink/Smarthings hubs are pretty good about being able to bridge technologies, but it's not always clear what exactly is and isn't supported

- Instead of using a ring doorbell, why not try this approach: Get 1) A digital, connected combination lock with a key backup and 2) a web cam on the front door.  This way during the week you can view the door via the cam, and use an app to open or close the lock. On Shabbos you can shut the webcam off, and get into the house via the key.

- As for thermostats, I'd suggest looking at the ecobee4 (which I don't own). It's screen seems to be always on, and it has alexa built-in. One of the other features it has over nest is that it also has remote sensors which you can add to other rooms in the house to help balance out the temperature

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2018, 11:49:29 AM »
Can you recommend a specific digital combination lock

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2018, 06:08:13 PM »
Can you recommend a specific digital combination lock

Look at the Schlage Locks they're about $150 or so on Amazon, some points:

- They have two lines:
- Sense, which is designed to work primarily with iPhones and Apple homekit - you can only use this lock locally, and need to use an optional adapter to control it via the internet.
- Connect - which uses Z-Wave. You can use their app or your z-wave app to add/remove PINs. If you have a z-wave to internet gateway, you can remotely open and close the door.

- Here is a link to their sense line - https://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/products-smart-locks/schlage-connect/schlage-connect-listing.html

Shabbos Warnings:
- Obviously, make sure it has a key as a backup option.
- Most of these locks, even if you use the key and/or the knob, will log each time the door is opened or closed. Please consult your local halachic authority as to if this is permissible




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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2018, 06:11:51 PM »
It isn't permissible, that's why I was curious to hear which lock u use.
(There's a thread somewhere here where the guy writes extensively about this issue)

Oh well