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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #100 on: May 08, 2018, 11:58:43 AM »
Has anyone figured out how to turn off the motion sensing and auto away from the nest thermostat or something similar for shabbos via IFTT or Tasker?

I have one that I'm planning to install just wondering if I have to turn these features off every shabbos or there is some way that I can automate it.
by motion sense do you mean the feature that lights up when you walk by the thermostat?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #101 on: May 08, 2018, 12:00:15 PM »
by motion sense do you mean the feature that lights up when you walk by the thermostat?
No, that is simple to turn off and i dont need that on at all.
The home and away function which uses the motion sensor to detect if you are away.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #102 on: May 16, 2018, 09:57:31 AM »
Read your review, and thank you. I have several of the schlage  FE595 locks, and my understanding from the engineering department over there is that when set to mechanical mode it is fully mechanical, and there is no logging of any sort. In your research does that make sense?

The logging issue, AFAIK, is primarily for locks that are internet connected - i.e. those that you can open with your phone.


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2018, 09:48:28 PM »
Any way to get an existing alarm to talk to smartthings without losing central monitoring? Currently have a NAPCO Gemini panel

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #104 on: September 02, 2018, 11:59:26 AM »
Any recommendations for video intercom systems? Basically i have kids in different rooms and want to be able have them call through the system like face time. I would prefer wireless (like just plug in socket) but am open to wires systems if they are much better. Also, are there systems where you can make a WiFi call (WhatsApp or through the intercom app)?

Not sure if there are any other details needed for a recommendation.

Thanks!

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #105 on: September 02, 2018, 12:44:24 PM »
Any recommendations for video intercom systems? Basically i have kids in different rooms and want to be able have them call through the system like face time. I would prefer wireless (like just plug in socket) but am open to wires systems if they are much better. Also, are there systems where you can make a WiFi call (WhatsApp or through the intercom app)?

Not sure if there are any other details needed for a recommendation.

Thanks!
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2018, 10:44:49 AM »
Getting a camera with the following power requirements
“uses 5V 2A DC power through a micro USB port.”

I want to get an outlet that also has a USB plug but not sure if it is strong enough.
Ex: Amazon Topgreener TU2152A is “Dual USB ports with 2.1A total output”

Is that enough if I have another device plugged into the second USB port?

Any recommendations on what to buy?

Thanks!

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2018, 11:34:58 AM »
Don't think that qualifies as 'smart home', but to answer your question, I just saw this:
https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/heres-the-best-price-weve-ever-seen-on-usb-equipped-pow-1828251473

Cheaper than your other option, and higher power output. That should satisfy your requirements.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2018, 04:01:29 PM »
Any recommendations for video intercom systems? Basically i have kids in different rooms and want to be able have them call through the system like face time. I would prefer wireless (like just plug in socket) but am open to wires systems if they are much better. Also, are there systems where you can make a WiFi call (WhatsApp or through the intercom app)?

Not sure if there are any other details needed for a recommendation.

Thanks!
Sounds like the Nucleus is what you're looking for. But I can't recommend it

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #109 on: September 17, 2018, 05:19:54 PM »
Getting a camera with the following power requirements
“uses 5V 2A DC power through a micro USB port.”

I want to get an outlet that also has a USB plug but not sure if it is strong enough.
Ex: Amazon Topgreener TU2152A is “Dual USB ports with 2.1A total output”

Is that enough if I have another device plugged into the second USB port?

Any recommendations on what to buy?

Thanks!
Topgreener makes a 4.8 amp outlet (available on Amazon) if you want to be sure about power.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2018, 11:51:03 PM »
It seems like Amazon is going into the kitchen appliance business... Voice activated Alexa microwaves.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #111 on: September 21, 2018, 12:31:11 AM »
It seems like Amazon is going into the kitchen appliance business... Voice activated Alexa microwaves.
Greatfor the people that turn their microwave on with a broomstick

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #112 on: September 21, 2018, 01:12:35 AM »
Greatfor the people that turn their microwave on with a broomstick
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #113 on: September 21, 2018, 01:24:29 AM »
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There are many people that hold that microwaves are extremely unhealthy. They won’t go near it when it is on.
I’m not sure how they’d eat the food tho that went into it

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #114 on: September 21, 2018, 03:59:48 AM »
There are many people that hold that microwaves are extremely unhealthy. They won’t go near it when it is on.
I’m not sure how they’d eat the food tho that went into it
Oh got it.. I just think it's scary how many things Amazon does now. Not to mention between them and Google they have everything recorded all the time inside your house car etc...

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #115 on: September 21, 2018, 04:55:13 PM »
There are many people that hold that microwaves are extremely unhealthy. They won’t go near it when it is on.
I’m not sure how they’d eat the food tho that went into it
Do these people use wifi?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #116 on: September 21, 2018, 06:03:31 PM »
Do these people use wifi?

Or cell phones?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2018, 08:59:42 AM »
There are many people that hold that microwaves are extremely unhealthy. They won’t go near it when it is on.
I’m not sure how they’d eat the food tho that went into it
Lol. Is this the reason why there is such a long Vaccine discussion thread?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #118 on: September 28, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
Oh got it.. I just think it's scary how many things Amazon does now. Not to mention between them and Google they have everything recorded all the time inside your house car etc...

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #119 on: October 02, 2018, 09:41:02 PM »
Considering my options for Ecobee smart thermostats: https://support.ecobee.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007082048-What-s-the-difference-between-the-ecobee3-ecobee3-lite-and-ecobee4-

-I don't value voice built into the thermostat
-I'll need to disable the proximity sensor in the unit

-I want to use remote sensors
-I want to use all other smart thermostat features

Any reason to get the 4 over the 3 lite?