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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2017, 09:10:03 AM »
So basically, to have a smart home, it's better to have Poe wiring but it's not necessary.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2017, 09:12:22 AM »
So basically, to have a smart home, it's better to have Poe wiring but it's not necessary.
I would do it since again
I would guess that yes since we do not know what will come in the future which will require cat6
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2017, 09:13:54 AM »
I would do it since again

Just have to get it priced out. Wiring would have to be in the walls
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2017, 09:24:34 AM »
To be able to have range extenders or mesh network around the house and to have a c wire for the thermostats.
There's something called "Add-a Wire" cost about $8-10 allows you to convert a standard 4 wire stat to a 5 wire (adding the "c").

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2017, 09:37:28 AM »
There's something called "Add-a Wire" cost about $8-10 allows you to convert a standard 4 wire stat to a 5 wire (adding the "c").
This looks like a similar idea but if someone is rewiring just do it right.
https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-THP9045A1023-Wiresaver-Wiring-Thermostat/dp/B0060ASWPE/ref=pd_sim_328_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0060ASWPE&pd_rd_r=YFAQDAT4E7WDWFZPG74S&pd_rd_w=WuMVg&pd_rd_wg=W6nX9&psc=1&refRID=YFAQDAT4E7WDWFZPG74S
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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.
Alexa Yes,
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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