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Old 26-04-2018, 11:14 PM   #361
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How you guys install the Yeelight Ceiling? As in where to "install" the earth wire?
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Old 27-04-2018, 09:08 AM   #362
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haha,have fun!!!
Hi Asus Epoxy, yest my august 3rd gen lock arrived. Installed and performance is great. Quite responsive, 1sec lock or unlock. But the motor abit noisy... Prefer it to b quieter. Haha... But i take the noise as indication dat lock is in operation. Size wise abit bulky... But i hav no issue, is wife's comment. Haha

Tonight will link it up wit Alexa and hp google-assistant and try.
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Old 27-04-2018, 10:44 AM   #363
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Hi Asus Epoxy, yest my august 3rd gen lock arrived. Installed and performance is great. Quite responsive, 1sec lock or unlock. But the motor abit noisy... Prefer it to b quieter. Haha... But i take the noise as indication dat lock is in operation. Size wise abit bulky... But i hav no issue, is wife's comment. Haha

Tonight will link it up wit Alexa and hp google-assistant and try.
cool! let me know how the proximity unlock works for you!
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Old 28-04-2018, 03:10 PM   #364
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Talking AUGUST Smart Lock 3rd Gen

cool! let me know how the proximity unlock works for you!
Hi AsusEpoxy & other people interested in AUGUST smart lock 3rd Gen.

I tried the Auto-Unlock feature (Proximity), Seems like it requires Bluetooth & Google-Location to be ON in our mobile phones, within 200metres, it will start sensing and upon within 2 to 3 metres away from the door lock only then it will engage the unlock operation. Need more tries to confirm the behaviour. haha

I also uses the Auto-Lock Instant feature with DoorSense, the moment I shut my wooden door close, it will just locked the door already. So far this works perfectly.

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tried the proximity for few days, so far so good, walk to door.. within 1-2m from door can hear the motor operation unlocking, wife kind of impressed.

However, the thing is... leaving your Bluetooth & Location on might be battery consuming, therefore I will off both of them most of the day, only when on the way home then I will activate Bluetooth & location, plus opening the app and put hp back into pocket so that reach door the lock will unlock by itself.

So instead of taking key out at door and tries to open, i now need to do some hp config before reach home.... so if u dun mind, it is still does it job well. Just different way you may want to 'open' your door.

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Old 28-04-2018, 03:26 PM   #365
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Hi AsusEpoxy,

Understand you managed to link the Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee switches with Samsung SmartThings hub. Any stable handlers you can recommend?

Did you manage to use Alexa/Google assistance to turn on the aqara switches? I don’t think the default Xiaomi gateway is able to integrate well with Amazon Echo (my personal experience).

Thanks in advance!



US Z Wave products can't handle 220v, but i don't intend to use US Z Wave products that use AC current.

Light switches are Xiaomi Zigbee (which although doesnt comply with Zigbee HA standards with suitable DH) can be linked to Smartthings.

My Wall plugs are Sonoff based wifi power stripe with native support for Google Assistant / Amazon Alexa

The rest are direct wifi based products who don't require a hub.

Z Wave sensors and switches are expensive, so there's no incentive to switch to them for me
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Old 28-04-2018, 09:21 PM   #366
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any tried using the Telegesis ETRX357USB ZigBee USB controller for Xiaomi or Zigbee pairing?
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Old 29-04-2018, 01:42 AM   #367
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Very helpful guys. Got some devices from them.

Current setup
1X Fibaro HCL
3X Fibaro Motion sensors
4X Fibaro Door/Windows sensors
1X Fibaro Smoke sensor
2X Fibaro Roller Shutters II
1X Raspberry Pi3B+
1X Amazon Echo
4X Amazon Echo Dots
1X Samsung P728
1X Samsung SHP-DS705
MCOHome wall switches
How are you using your echo and echo dots?
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Old 30-04-2018, 09:23 AM   #368
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Hi AsusEpoxy,

Understand you managed to link the Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee switches with Samsung SmartThings hub. Any stable handlers you can recommend?

Did you manage to use Alexa/Google assistance to turn on the aqara switches? I don’t think the default Xiaomi gateway is able to integrate well with Amazon Echo (my personal experience).

Thanks in advance!
the handlers are about the same actually. however if u have the patience, save yourself the trouble ba, Xiaomi announcing upcoming support for Alexa and Homekit soon
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Thanks AsusEpoxy,

Thanks so much. I will try out the different handlers for now and wait for Xiaomi to officially support Alexa.

the handlers are about the same actually. however if u have the patience, save yourself the trouble ba, Xiaomi announcing upcoming support for Alexa and Homekit soon
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:06 AM   #370
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awesome thread, for future reference...
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:55 PM   #371
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Thanks AsusEpoxy,

Thanks so much. I will try out the different handlers for now and wait for Xiaomi to officially support Alexa.
no problem, report back on your findings so others can learn!
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:50 AM   #372
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digress a bit with new Alexa feature:

Amazon’s Echo can now remember whatever you tell it to
https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/1/17...-remember-this
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Old 14-05-2018, 02:04 PM   #373
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Just to share, dabbling a little bit on home automation since I just got the Google Home.. I've bought the broadlink RM pro+ to control my IR and RF devices but found the integration with Google Home a bit lacking. So i've used my raspberry pi and together with Home Assistant io, converted it into a smart hub to sync with google home. Since HA is open source, and quite customizable, managed to do a few things like scripts and better integration with my google home.
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Old 14-05-2018, 10:43 PM   #374
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Need some advise. I have google home, harmony elite and Starhub box(cisco 4856dvb).

The TV and scv box is added to harmony already. How can i voice control to change channel? i cant get google to change tv channel. but i can on off the tv. I saw my friend's config with alexa and it work very easily
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Old 15-05-2018, 04:19 AM   #375
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It's great to see more home automation enthusiasts coming on board especially after Google Home officially launched in SG. The features set will only get better and better. Just hope Google doesn't geolock their features like Amazon does with Alexa.

Hope to see more GH enthusiasts coming on board to help the others out. I've only gone so far as to integrate Google search on my AA
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