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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.
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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?
Leave the lights on
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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.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same 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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