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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #135 on: October 12, 2018, 10:28:58 AM »
I believe they are both parts of the proximity sensor. In the picture you will notice the LED light emitting IR which is not visible to the human eye but is visible on a camera (without an IR filter). The tape is covering the sensor that is supposed to receive the reflected IR light from the LED. On the bottom left corner is the PIR sensor covered by a semi transparent plastic.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #136 on: October 16, 2018, 06:07:17 PM »
Attached

When I tape over just one sensor (like your picture) then the screen changes when I waive my hand in front of it.
But works perfectly when I cover both sensors, thanks!

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #137 on: October 16, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
Glad to be of help.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #138 on: October 23, 2018, 08:26:40 AM »
Does anyone have recommendations for smart locks for an office?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #139 on: November 12, 2018, 11:14:48 AM »
Does anybody know of a smart alarm system that can be set on a timer so it works friday night?

I have been reading through the forums and it seems like everyone's solution for Shabbos is to disable their security systems and cameras over Shabbos. I want to be able to have the alarm set for Friday night (probably midnight to 6am). Is there a smart security system that allows this?

I am in the market for a security system and want to know what people do for Shabbos if they are interested in securing their home over Friday night. I currently have Frontpoint but want to get rid of it before the 30 day cancellation period is up and I get locked into a contract. Been thinking about getting Ring. TIA!

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #141 on: November 27, 2018, 01:15:18 AM »
just realized that the ring doorbell motion detector would also need to be disabled for shabbos

although potentially I could set an IFTTT recipe shutting down the entire system every Shabbos
Has anyone tried to set an IFTTT recipe to void Shabbos issues with the Nest?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #142 on: November 28, 2018, 10:37:27 AM »
Has anyone tried to set an IFTTT recipe to void Shabbos issues with the Nest?
Same question with Ring. Do you have to know programming to make an IFTTT recipe?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #143 on: November 28, 2018, 10:59:53 AM »
Same question with Ring. Do you have to know programming to make an IFTTT recipe?
IFTTT has a very simple user friendly UI. Don't need to know anything complicated for that.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2018, 11:09:23 AM »
So, as someone who doesn't know squat about programming, I should be able to program a timer on my Ring system for Shabbos?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #145 on: November 28, 2018, 11:17:37 AM »
So, as someone who doesn't know squat about programming, I should be able to program a timer on my Ring system for Shabbos?
For a camera (low voltage?), you're gonna need a bit more then standard IFTTT.
If it was a regular AC plug, would be a lot easier (using a smart switch).

https://homealarmreport.com/stringify-ifttt-hands-review-comparison/
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #146 on: December 25, 2018, 02:36:40 PM »
I have the Ecobee 3 lite with taped over sensor. I also have two additional sensors, and I use follow me. I just added 2 profiles, Shabbos and Shab Night, with the remote sensors disabled during those times.

Heres my question: the information states:
If your ecobee detects occupancy during a scheduled Away period, or detects no occupancy during a scheduled Home period, it will automatically override the schedule to maximize comfort and savings.

My question is, will this also happen during a scheduled period not labeled Home or away. Like a sleep schedule...or a Shabbos schedule?

ETA: Alternately, I can set the sleep mode for shabbos , as the Smart Home away does not apply during sleep mode.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #147 on: December 25, 2018, 02:45:10 PM »
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #148 on: December 25, 2018, 03:04:52 PM »
I finally decided to setup the google mini, it pales in comparison to alexa.

Almost anything I say it tells me it needs more help and to look in the app 
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #149 on: December 25, 2018, 06:07:52 PM »
So here's my Shabbos solution for the Ecobee 3 LITE.

Cover the (one) sensor on the thermostat.

Create a new profile to use every week-night. (I set it as an 'away' profile, so that even when I am sleeping, it wont detect that I am not there and lower the temp. If I do get up at night, it may detect that I am there and raise the heat...we'll see how that goes)

From Friday afternoon, till Saturday night, go into sleep mode (which is set to my normal temperature), and only use the thermostat temperature--no sensors. (Drawback is , that Friday night, it does not lower the heat)

With this combination, I can use 'follow me' during my home and away profiles (and my new nightly profile). On Shabbos, since its in Sleep mode, the 'Smart Home/Away' is not enabled.
Additionally, in the Sleep mode (which is what I use for Shabbos, I don't have any other sensors active, so no issue with 'Follow Me'.

And all week long, I can take advantage of the smart features.

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