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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #340 on: December 18, 2021, 09:21:08 PM »
They make smart switches?

Two separate questionsÖ

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #341 on: December 18, 2021, 10:45:40 PM »
Any recommendations of smart switches?

Whatís the pros & cons of ring or blink?

I used generic brand/chinese ones sold on amazon. Almost all of these can use any of the smart home apps available making functionality relatively the same.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #342 on: December 19, 2021, 06:56:03 AM »
Iím sure this has been asked but can someone give a full breakdown what needs to be done to the eccobee 3 with sensors for shabbos?
Which settings need to be changed?
What needs to be taped?
Do the sensors need to be covered/hidden?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #343 on: December 23, 2021, 11:25:00 AM »
Iím sure this has been asked but can someone give a full breakdown what needs to be done to the eccobee 3 with sensors for shabbos?
Which settings need to be changed?
What needs to be taped?
Do the sensors need to be covered/hidden?
Dan has a pretty good breakdown here. Should cover what you're asking, and then some.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #344 on: December 23, 2021, 04:13:45 PM »
Doing a full home remodeling, and looking to do outdoor cameras, bell, buzzer, intercoms, and smart light switches is it worth putting in a Brilliant system, or just go old fashioned way with low voltage guy wiring intercom cameras etc.
Is there any Shabbos issues with brilliant?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #345 on: December 24, 2021, 11:40:22 AM »
Doing a full home remodeling, and looking to do outdoor cameras, bell, buzzer, intercoms, and smart light switches is it worth putting in a Brilliant system, or just go old fashioned way with low voltage guy wiring intercom cameras etc.
Is there any Shabbos issues with brilliant?
Are you referring to https://www.brilliant.tech/pages/smart-home-control ? no shabbos issue with that, shabbos issues are with motion and presence sensors common in thermostats lights and cameras, so it depends what you plan on using.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #346 on: December 24, 2021, 11:52:05 AM »
Every good smart home should have Shabbos issues 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #347 on: February 22, 2022, 11:21:05 PM »
Would like to install Smart switches and outlets in my house
Main use would be for shabbos timers and set some hallway lights dimmable for night lamps
What system or company works best, looking for sleek look not to many buttons etc.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #348 on: February 22, 2022, 11:57:08 PM »
Would like to install Smart switches and outlets in my house
Main use would be for shabbos timers and set some hallway lights dimmable for night lamps
What system or company works best, looking for sleek look not to many buttons etc.
Gotta take a look at what's out there to see what you like, are you going for wifi based? Or perhaps ZigBee or zwave?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #349 on: April 24, 2022, 08:28:59 AM »
Itís been a few years since I last looked into this but Iím in the market again. Back then Ecobee 3 was the best because it had room sensors and could be totally disabled for Shabbos while still showing the temp and clock on the screen. Is that still the best? I realize now that by disabling everything, I donít even use the smart features, so all I need is mobile access, room sensors, displaying temp on Shabbos. The only thing I donít like about Ecobee 3 is that to manually change temp you have to drag the circle and itís annoying to get exact temp you want, a press option would be much easier. So whatís best for my needs? Here are the current PSEG deals: https://marketplace.pseg.com/smart-thermostats/?utm_source=salesforce&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Earth+Day+RT&utm_term=All+Subscribers&utm_content=https%3a%2f%2fmarketplace.pseg.com%2fsmart-thermostats%2f

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #350 on: April 24, 2022, 09:34:15 AM »
Itís been a few years since I last looked into this but Iím in the market again. Back then Ecobee 3 was the best because it had room sensors and could be totally disabled for Shabbos while still showing the temp and clock on the screen. Is that still the best? I realize now that by disabling everything, I donít even use the smart features, so all I need is mobile access, room sensors, displaying temp on Shabbos. The only thing I donít like about Ecobee 3 is that to manually change temp you have to drag the circle and itís annoying to get exact temp you want, a press option would be much easier. So whatís best for my needs? Here are the current PSEG deals: https://marketplace.pseg.com/smart-thermostats/?utm_source=salesforce&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Earth+Day+RT&utm_term=All+Subscribers&utm_content=https%3a%2f%2fmarketplace.pseg.com%2fsmart-thermostats%2f
Its still the best.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #351 on: April 24, 2022, 11:53:45 AM »
Do I have to disable motion detection on my Wyze camera for Shabbos?

If so, is there a way to set a schedule based on Zmanim, or you have to just set it to turn off for the earliest Shabbos can start and the latest Shabbos can end?

You can have ifttt query your Google calendar for words like candle lighting and havdala
Catching up, @TribeTechReview has a great system for wyze using ifttt. I've been using it for a very long time. Check his site

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #352 on: April 24, 2022, 11:59:47 AM »
I have an ecobee with sensors and I just turn the sensors around so they can't detect movement
There are some thermostats that have motion / proximity sensors on the main piece as well. Either way point still stands, I don't know of any good solution that allows you to use the smart features on a schedule or the like.
Iím sure this has been asked but can someone give a full breakdown what needs to be done to the eccobee 3 with sensors for shabbos?
Which settings need to be changed?
What needs to be taped?
Do the sensors need to be covered/hidden?
Its still the best.
Ecobee can be set to do all this automatically and very little needs to be done weekly manually, if anything. Check on@TribeTechReview site.
Hrs been very helpful to me in setting up my home, not disabling the smart features, and not having shabbos issues.
For switches I use mainly zooz. They're ok. Not perfect

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #353 on: April 25, 2022, 07:01:33 PM »

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #354 on: July 10, 2022, 09:46:21 AM »
Is there way to get a Nest Hub or Echo Show to always remain on in camera mode? My Hub turns to screensaver after 24 hours. I want to be a 24/7 baby monitor

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #355 on: August 15, 2022, 05:33:16 PM »
Whatís the deal with doorbells these days? Do they have settings now to turn everything off for shabbos or do you still need a shutoff switch to do that? If they do have settings, can you schedule them to go off every shabbos or do you need to manually go into the app every week?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #356 on: November 20, 2022, 05:28:39 PM »
New home with 10 heating zones
What would be best for smart thermostat without shabbos issues and being able to easily control them together.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #357 on: November 20, 2022, 06:38:36 PM »
New home with 10 heating zones
What would be best for smart thermostat without shabbos issues and being able to easily control them easily together.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #358 on: November 23, 2022, 09:49:01 PM »
Im bringing up the smart lock/shabbos options. I once read about using the august system with the Shabbos lock on the other side. Is this an option? Are there other issues with 'memorizing' when the door opens and closes?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #359 on: November 23, 2022, 09:50:34 PM »
New home with 10 heating zones
What would be best for smart thermostat without shabbos issues and being able to easily control them together.

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