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Old 03-07-2019, 06:16 AM   #931
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Zipato smart lock users exposed to vulnerability

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Old 04-07-2019, 02:53 PM   #932
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For Amazon Alexa users...

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Old 06-07-2019, 01:59 AM   #933
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where can i visit if i want to explore the smart devices myself like the xiaomi aqara products?
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:02 PM   #934
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where can i visit if i want to explore the smart devices myself like the xiaomi aqara products?
There is a Broadlink Experience Centre near Woodlands, posted by Elon last time
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...7-post821.html

For the rest, you have to visit individual stores (Challenger carried Google Home stuff; don't think Xiao Mi store here carries home automation items).

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Old 06-07-2019, 01:49 PM   #935
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thanks! found another one https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feat...google-samsung unfortunately no xiaomi stuffs..
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:37 PM   #936
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@Cybermew:

Next option is Youtube.
1. Singapore : version

2. Taiwanese version. 28 videos from a hardcore Xiaomi fan.
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Old 14-07-2019, 12:08 AM   #937
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Reading through this thread, I did not see solution of overcoming problem of existing wall switches without neutral wire.


I did my lighting control (cove light and downlight)with Wi-Fi/+RF relay control at the lighting end and maintaining the mechanical switch for ultimate safety control. No AC standby.

Product used: Sonoff basic or Sonoff RF R2(internet/intranet control). Don't get those clone that does not come with CE mark ! Safety first .

Control flexibility:by Wi-Fi, Google home voice control and mechanical switch control. The Ewelink app allows settings of initial power state to follow previous state, OFF and on,I picked default AC In , switch is ON , this way, it will synchronize with the mechanical main switch. Convenient for home members that don't want to deal with voice commands, phone control.


What you need to do is to trace to the LED downlight feeding point, insert the Wi-Fi control module to control the Line wire, over at the load/lighting, you always have both neutral and live there.

I have tested this type of controller for 2 years and find it reliable enough, therefore putting the Wi-Fi controller hiding behind the false ceiling.

DIY to pull out LED downlight and find its power feeding point indeed don't need much work, think of bulbs changing.

I also purchased a RF remote control switch ($5) for ease of control, handy when Wi-Fi is out (I automated the router On off timing, sleeping time strictly no Wi-Fi, forced router to cut off so that I can sleep earlier).


I am using Google assistant with Google home to do voice control of lightings, IR Commands consolidation.

Tips:
1) rename your switches to XX light, Google home group them automatically under lighting group that you can use the Google home app to control them , wildcard commands like switch of all is provided.

2) broadlink IR BLASTER IHC Air-conditioning template is handy, allowed temperature settings and fan speed with voice control over Google home instead of just ON/OFF .

3) overcoming stateless control of IR control.
Through IFTTT , you can write the state to Google sheet file, then you can read it back to know its state.


Have fun..

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Old 14-07-2019, 02:30 PM   #938
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Cheap smart plug for sale @ Courts

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Old 19-07-2019, 05:39 PM   #939
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i think you can just spend some money to engage some technician. wont cost you much. save you time and trouble.
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Old 21-07-2019, 12:38 PM   #940
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One can start with small scale with simple automation that provided by the different maker.

The simplest form is those WiFi smart socket, that you can use it to remote on OFF control of power flow and with voice control. This one you need not do any wiring just plug and use.


The sub $100 control system
Google mini from USA usd 30,
smart power plug -SGD$10-20 ,
Lighting power switch, $10-20
IR blaster -$25

With above, you can have a lot of fun.

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Old 23-07-2019, 02:14 PM   #941
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Hi, anybody using the broadlink TC2 2019 enhanced wall switches? Is it more reliable now?
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Old 24-07-2019, 02:09 AM   #942
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Hi guys. I am a noob in this home automation. I am considering to get the xiaomi gateway with door window sensors. I understand that they work via Zigbee but will it work with my wifi which cover the whole house? I have 2 storey so I am not sure whether Zigbee will reach that far. Thank you.
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Old 24-07-2019, 06:33 AM   #943
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Hi, anybody using the broadlink TC2 2019 enhanced wall switches? Is it more reliable now?
Din even know there was an enhanced version. Will do some searching on aliexpress
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Old 24-07-2019, 08:18 AM   #944
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Haha, I try searching ard oso didn't find much info. But a seller is SG carousell selling...

Din even know there was an enhanced version. Will do some searching on aliexpress
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Old 24-07-2019, 09:38 AM   #945
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Anyone tried using the wiser from schneider electric singapore's home automation systems before?
judging from all your posts so far, doesn't take an idiot to know you have a vested interest in schneider electric products
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