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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2017, 08:29:19 PM »
any particular system that is recommended? eg smartthings, echo, google.......?

ETA: I don't really care for automation. I'm really interested in controlling everything from one device.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2017, 08:46:37 PM »
So just saw this.
I have changed out almost all my light switches to Wemo devices and have not had any issues with them. I have a few Amazon Echo Dots around the Apartment and can control them from there. I also have a few plug adapters that control lamps and are great.
I do not regret them at all but they do need the neutral/ground wire. I am going to most likely put in some thermostats eventually but for a small apartment so far I a m good.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »
So just saw this.
I have changed out almost all my light switches to Wemo devices and have not had any issues with them. I have a few Amazon Echo Dots around the Apartment and can control them from there. I also have a few plug adapters that control lamps and are great.
I do not regret them at all but they do need the neutral/ground wire. I am going to most likely put in some thermostats eventually but for a small apartment so far I a m good.

interesting. and you can control everything from your phone remotely?
Is there a more elegant way to do it?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2017, 09:59:36 PM »
interesting. and you can control everything from your phone remotely?
Is there a more elegant way to do it?

Phone yes.
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Also from the light switches lol.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2017, 05:38:22 PM »
SHABBOS TIMERS:

Standard Honeywell digital timer vs smart switch

Thoughts?


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2017, 06:22:17 PM »
SHABBOS TIMERS:

Standard Honeywell digital timer vs smart switch

Thoughts?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2017, 12:42:45 AM »
Leave the lights on
Wasn't part of the question.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2017, 01:06:46 AM »
SHABBOS TIMERS:

Standard Honeywell digital timer vs smart switch

Thoughts?


Also not part of the question, but I have a couple of these, easiest way to go (espescially if you're rewiring your house anyway


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2017, 11:46:21 AM »
Also not part of the question, but I have a couple of these, easiest way to go (espescially if you're rewiring your house anyway



how is that easier than replacing the light switch?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2017, 11:47:06 AM »


how is that easier than replacing the light switch every year or two?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2017, 11:39:29 PM »


how is that easier than replacing twenty light switches ?
FTFY, this is a whole house eitza

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2017, 08:09:00 AM »
FTFY, this is a whole house eitza

You want every room and every light to turn in and off at the same time?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2017, 08:11:21 AM »
You want every room and every light to turn in and off at the same time?
Seems like each light needs its own box.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2017, 09:26:25 AM »
The grey boxes can be done as you wish to configure it. Typically they are done by the circuit.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2017, 01:42:58 AM »
Leave the lights on
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