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Old 04-04-2018, 05:00 PM   #286
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I am pretty sure my voice range is around the same as bluetooth range. but that's not it. LOL. Google assistant is in everybody's phone right?
I do the voice command to my phone in normal volume.
Phone->Internet->Home ->Smartthings-> Lock

arr... thanks for the heads-up on BT lag issue, i tink lik u said, the smartphone now will actualli kill some app in backgrd to save memory or watever, but there are some phones which u can disable which app 'not to kill' function. mayb that will help on this proximity unlock.

anyway u mentioned u using voice cmd to unlock ur door, at ur corridor u realli call out the command to open door ar, lol.

if got guest, will paisey leh. haha

i realise alot ppl have issue wit giving commands when guests/other ppl are ard.... sumtimes even myself.... when wanan demo to frds... it will cock-up, but when alone at home ... everything flawless, maybe is user problem also. haha

dats y now when demo to frds, i usualli jus demo with e-control app control (i'm using Broadlink RM PRO), or now got this 'coffee table ''control panel' to use..... don't want to confuse them too much, show them Alexa voice cmd to turn on lights then all will confused, that one is another level if they interested.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #287
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I am pretty sure my voice range is around the same as bluetooth range. but that's not it. LOL. Google assistant is in everybody's phone right?
I do the voice command to my phone in normal volume.
Phone->Internet->Home ->Smartthings-> Lock
hahaha, sorry for a moment i thought u shouting to ur google-home in ur home. haha.

yea, google-assistant on hp, if want to be even more stealth mode, u just type 'open sesame' to your google-assistant chatbox oso will work. Nicee..
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #288
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EVQ - where did you find the $90 plug on eBay?

I just got the yeelights but don't find it bright enough.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:31 AM   #289
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https://engt.co/2HciDMm

"alexa, announce 'dinner is ready'".... All ur home network connected echos will "echo" the message like a 1-way intercom.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:13 AM   #290
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This is an awesome update.

however are you using Android ?
got link to download the updated APK ? cant seems to find online yet.
Latest Alexa app for Android can be found in apkmirror but latest updates seems to be server end and does not require client end updates.

Intercom broadcast was also recently announced both I tried and working
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:48 AM   #291
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Latest Alexa app for Android can be found in apkmirror but latest updates seems to be server end and does not require client end updates.

Intercom broadcast was also recently announced both I tried and working
Hi 233mmx, thanks.

i saw the apk online and the version was really similar to my existing therefore i thought there isnt any new apk, anyways downloaded and tried.

yea, both new routine & the broadcast function works . Nicee.e...
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:57 PM   #292
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anybody here using Kwikset KEVO (2nd Gen) ? Reviews?

seems like the 1st Gen is buggy but 2nd Gen improves alot.

https://www.kwikset.com/products/det...o-2-db-15.aspx

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Old 10-04-2018, 05:00 PM   #293
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EVQ - where did you find the $90 plug on eBay?

I just got the yeelights but don't find it bright enough.
which yeelight did you get? im looking at the yeelight ceiling light. but website stated that the LED cannot be replaced. so spoil liao means must buy the whole thing again?
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yeah bro, that's August! it's easy to install ONLY if your door is compatible. Can use bluetooth, but why use bluetooth when you have Z wave! Strictly deadbolts and no mortise hor.
I am not really expanding into broadlink because like what Hibbert says, they are screwing everyone up. haha..yup.. i have a mind to use an old tablet for a control panel!!
Hi AsusEpoxy, wanna ask ur AUGUST smart lock 2nd gen, did you try the Bluetooth proximity unlock, how is it ? reliable ?
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:47 AM   #295
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article comparing AA and GH (hopefully unbiased)
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-e...88782261312771
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:14 AM   #296
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Hi AsusEpoxy, wanna ask ur AUGUST smart lock 2nd gen, did you try the Bluetooth proximity unlock, how is it ? reliable ?
yo... i din try. Which is why I specifically got the 3rd Gen Pro version with Z wave cos i read the reviews the bluetooth unlock not reliable. So i didnt bother to try it. Its connected to Smartthings which means i am free to use ifttt instead for proximity unlock. Still prefer to use Google assistant to unlock though.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:26 AM   #297
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Talking AUGUST smart lock

yo... i din try. Which is why I specifically got the 3rd Gen Pro version with Z wave cos i read the reviews the bluetooth unlock not reliable. So i didnt bother to try it. Its connected to Smartthings which means i am free to use ifttt instead for proximity unlock. Still prefer to use Google assistant to unlock though.
arrr... i see, i dun have z-wave... and is Android user, therefore this AUGUST 3rd Gen lock (oval-shape) is more appealing to me, plus it suppose to be cheaper. haha

if getting, most probably will be relying on its bluetooth proximity unlock for wife, and mayb i will use the app unlock or google-assistant too! (via Wifi bridge), thats why need ask bout the bluetooth part, i dunwan my wife to nag at me dat it dun work... hahah
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arrr... i see, i dun have z-wave... and is Android user, therefore this AUGUST 3rd Gen lock (oval-shape) is more appealing to me, plus it suppose to be cheaper. haha

if getting, most probably will be relying on its bluetooth proximity unlock for wife, and mayb i will use the app unlock or google-assistant too! (via Wifi bridge), thats why need ask bout the bluetooth part, i dunwan my wife to nag at me dat it dun work... hahah
but the wifi bridge reviews are quite bad wor...i read many reviews that you almost have to literally place it beside the door
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Old 13-04-2018, 06:40 AM   #299
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Where does one buy August 3rd gen pro for local Z wave? I understand Z wave is different for US, EU and Singapore.
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Old 13-04-2018, 09:07 AM   #300
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Where does one buy August 3rd gen pro for local Z wave? I understand Z wave is different for US, EU and Singapore.
there is no pt buying local.even IDA is giving out confusing statements. Their official stand is to adopt Korean Z Wave, but existing Z wave locally is EU based. imo, just go US, they have the biggest market anyway. And as a manufacturer, you want to cater to the biggest market, so US is the way to go
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