Author Topic: Smart homes  (Read 49909 times)

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61669
  • Total likes: 8839
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline pixi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 1971
  • Total likes: 13
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
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?
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

Offline Buruch

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 1941
  • Total likes: 33
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
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?

Offline lubaby

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 5243
  • Total likes: 646
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
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.

Offline Buruch

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 1941
  • Total likes: 33
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
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?

Offline lubaby

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 5243
  • Total likes: 646
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
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/
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 11:23:11 AM by lubaby »

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4340
  • Total likes: 449
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
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.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2018, 02:48:14 PM by username »
^^^

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4340
  • Total likes: 449
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #147 on: December 25, 2018, 02:45:10 PM »
^^^Relevent screenshots. 
^^^

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6056
  • Total likes: 1920
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 262
    • View Profile
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 
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4340
  • Total likes: 449
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
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.

Thoughts or feedback?
^^^

Offline emineh17

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 540
  • Total likes: 14
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: Tom's River NJ
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #150 on: December 26, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
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
The only thing I use it for is to have surround sound in my house and play music on all of them at once with Google Play Music.
The mic is off on all of them by me.

Offline as2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 5683
  • Total likes: 887
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #151 on: January 03, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
The only thing I use it for is to have surround sound in my house and play music on all of them at once with Google Play Music.
The mic is off on all of them by me.
Is there a way to have a chromecast TV play on my minis? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but can't find a real answer online.
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 6056
  • Total likes: 1920
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 262
    • View Profile
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #152 on: April 17, 2019, 10:33:34 AM »
I got an ecobee3 lite via a sale from national grid.

According to the compatibility checker it told me it would work but I would need to use the included "power extender kit". When it arrived I followed the instructions except I'm using it on a gas boiler for heat only and I don't see the connections that the extender kit is looking for.

I've spent a bit of time with ecobee support and they told me I need to find where the wires from the thermostat are connected to at the boiler. So far I've had no luck :-(

Here's a pic of my current thermostat, the wires are in the Rh, Rc, Y, G and W slots:


Here's a pic of the zone controller:



and here's pics of the honeywell aquastat:




so before I return it, anyone have any suggestions?

TIA!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 11:28:26 AM by stooges44 »
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline thaber

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 3174
  • Total likes: 216
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #153 on: April 17, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
I hate to be a freeloader - I just moved into a house  with a battery operated ring doorbell and 2 x ecobee lite 3 with 2 sensors each. just ot get through yom tov, what's the easiest way? I'll set up profiles and stuff afterward

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4340
  • Total likes: 449
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #154 on: April 17, 2019, 02:29:58 PM »
Ecobee 3 lite:
Tape over the sensor on the main thermostat, and deactivate follow me and smart home/away.
^^^

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61669
  • Total likes: 8839
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #155 on: April 17, 2019, 02:31:02 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61669
  • Total likes: 8839
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #156 on: April 17, 2019, 02:31:40 PM »
I hate to be a freeloader - I just moved into a house  with a battery operated ring doorbell and 2 x ecobee lite 3 with 2 sensors each. just ot get through yom tov, what's the easiest way? I'll set up profiles and stuff afterward
AYLOR about the Ring.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline thaber

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 3174
  • Total likes: 216
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #157 on: April 17, 2019, 02:53:53 PM »

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4340
  • Total likes: 449
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2019, 02:55:17 PM »
... I just moved into a house ...
Much Mazal and Hatzlacha in your new house!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 03:01:40 PM by username »
^^^

Offline thaber

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 3174
  • Total likes: 216
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Smart homes
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2019, 03:34:48 PM »
Much Mazal and Hatzlacha in your new house!
Amen! Thank you