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Old 18-03-2020, 11:38 AM   #1058
viix
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Hi guys,

I'm new to Home Automation and wanted to do a setup for my resale house. Can I please seek your advice on the following setup and equipments:

1. HA Ecosystem - Amazon Alexa (Echo Plus 2 and Echo Dot)

2. Switches - Unsure. Any recommendations?
I'm looking for smart switches with neutral wiring as I intend to ask my electrician to run neutral wire. Anyone know the estimated cost? Any recommendations for the switches? I'm quite interested in the brand Livolo.

3. Lightings - Philips Hue Garnea Hue Downlight
I just bought Philips Hue on sale and thinking of getting the Philip Garnea Hue Downlight (51107). I only need the warm and cool lights and I wish to control the temperature.

4. Smart Wall Socket
I'm thinking of getting a few of these wall sockets so that I can set up some automation to switch off devices when I leave the house. Not really into smart plugs cause it will be bulky for the wall plugs.

5. Vacuum Cleaner - Roborock S6
I read somewhere that this device needs to be set up with Xiaomi SG server instead of the CN server. Am I right?

6. Home Security - Xiaomi sensors?
I understand I need the Xiaomi Smart Home hub for the sensors and these needs to be set up with CN server. Not sure if Alexa can be integrated with Xiaomi SG server and CN server together. Or should I get Aqara sensors?

7. Blinds / Curtains - Somfy maybe? any recommendations?

8. Aircon control - maybe Broadlink RM mini 3.

One question:
- Is it possible to use a 1 Gang smart switch for the heater?

I'm not sure if all the above can be integrated into one ecosystem.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
1. HA Ecosystem - Amazon Alexa (Echo Plus 2 and Echo Dot)
alexa voice assistant should work with mihome.. but not sure if all devices are exposed to it or only some..

2. Switches - Unsure. Any recommendations?
I'm looking for smart switches with neutral wiring as I intend to ask my electrician to run neutral wire. Anyone know the estimated cost? Any recommendations for the switches? I'm quite interested in the brand Livolo.
Estimated cost for wiring depends on how much you do. if you are rewiring everything, adding neutral shouldn't cost too much extra. but if using existing wiring and pulling one to each switch will depend on length and typically electrician charge same as pulling a light point.

3. Lightings - Philips Hue Garnea Hue Downlight
I just bought Philips Hue on sale and thinking of getting the Philip Garnea Hue Downlight (51107). I only need the warm and cool lights and I wish to control the temperature.
So seperate from your xiaomi/aqara? You will not have fully integrated automation. so light needs their own remote and sensor, you aqara/xiaomi will have another set.. might not be an issue but you will have 2 zigbee mesh traffic.

4. Smart Wall Socket
I'm thinking of getting a few of these wall sockets so that I can set up some automation to switch off devices when I leave the house. Not really into smart plugs cause it will be bulky for the wall plugs.
My honest opinion, most smart sockets are large and might not fit into the current recess. Plus some brands have exposed contacts that are not insulated if fitting into a metal pattress. What device do you have that need to off at the socket level?

5. Vacuum Cleaner - Roborock S6
I read somewhere that this device needs to be set up with Xiaomi SG server instead of the CN server. Am I right?
Yes

6. Home Security - Xiaomi sensors?
I understand I need the Xiaomi Smart Home hub for the sensors and these needs to be set up with CN server. Not sure if Alexa can be integrated with Xiaomi SG server and CN server together. Or should I get Aqara sensors?
Look for global ver hubs. Not too sure on this.

7. Blinds / Curtains - Somfy maybe? any recommendations?
If you going xiaomi aqara, then get their curtain motor. Somfy is another different protocol and cant connect to xm or aqara. Yes you can connect to alexa but they will not be intergrated to your aqara sensors..

8. Aircon control - maybe Broadlink RM mini 3.
Again, different ecosystem.

One question:
- Is it possible to use a 1 Gang smart switch for the heater?
Yes, but must be >16A

I'm not sure if all the above can be integrated into one ecosystem.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
Cannot. but you can set up routines trigger via voice. but your sensor wont close your curtain (somfy) or AC(broadlink) and lights (hue)

I think get homey. Since they can be added to homey and work together..
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