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Old 28-12-2017, 01:26 PM   #106
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No impulse at the moment

anyone thinking of doing automated blinds/curtains?
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Old 28-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #107
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anyone thinking of doing automated blinds/curtains?
hahaa, for me nope. that one my wife confirm wun allow...
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Old 28-12-2017, 03:14 PM   #108
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I'm not an electrical engineer so pardon me if I used the wrong terms, but I treat the wire with incoming current as Live and the wire leading to the respective lights as Neutral.

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Old 28-12-2017, 04:26 PM   #109
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Very informational thread, I'm in the midst researching how to configure HA for my upcoming home. Going to setup everything from the scratch and it seems like there are different routes of setup... And I have some questions that would like to seek your advice..


1. In your opinion, which setup is the better one in term of value for money and better integration for voice + lights + TV + Fan and Aircon?

Probably will look for electrician to install Neutral line for the light switches since the reno has yet to commence..

2. Would it be better to use ewalink / Sonoff type of light switches to connect via 2.4ghz wifi than RF 433? What I notice the RF 433 switches have a 4 buttons "car" remote type, would cause limitation to only 4 On/Off lights? What if I have 10 lights that I need to control, how would the setup be?

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Very informational thread, I'm in the midst researching how to configure HA for my upcoming home. Going to setup everything from the scratch and it seems like there are different routes of setup... And I have some questions that would like to seek your advice..


1. In your opinion, which setup is the better one in term of value for money and better integration for voice + lights + TV + Fan and Aircon?

Probably will look for electrician to install Neutral line for the light switches since the reno has yet to commence..

2. Would it be better to use ewalink / Sonoff type of light switches to connect via 2.4ghz wifi than RF 433? What I notice the RF 433 switches have a 4 buttons "car" remote type, would cause limitation to only 4 On/Off lights? What if I have 10 lights that I need to control, how would the setup be?

TIA!
I would say Amazon Alexa has better widespread adoption as of now for voice.
Light switches: since ur gonna install neutral, i think Sonoff T1 UK is best choice.
TV: Perhaps a Broadlink RM Pro. If you watch alot of youtube, chromecast makes sense actually. Personally my phone has built in IR, so its not a priority.
Fans: Many ceiling fans use RF, so the RM Pro or the Sonoff RF should work fine.
Aircon: RM pro ba... some say the Daikin one has app built in, but i dont think Daikin open their API. Like TV i use phone to switch on /off. Heard that Sensibo is pretty gd for aircon though


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Old 28-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #111
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Very informational thread, I'm in the midst researching how to configure HA for my upcoming home. Going to setup everything from the scratch and it seems like there are different routes of setup... And I have some questions that would like to seek your advice..


1. In your opinion, which setup is the better one in term of value for money and better integration for voice + lights + TV + Fan and Aircon?

Probably will look for electrician to install Neutral line for the light switches since the reno has yet to commence..

2. Would it be better to use ewalink / Sonoff type of light switches to connect via 2.4ghz wifi than RF 433? What I notice the RF 433 switches have a 4 buttons "car" remote type, would cause limitation to only 4 On/Off lights? What if I have 10 lights that I need to control, how would the setup be?

TIA!
I personally feel that you should research a bit more, cos every home is different and better to start simple & easy so you dun get discouraged to try more advanced stuff later on
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Old 28-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #112
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Hi Guys, thank you so much for the picturioals and explaining.
1 last qns. Do your buy the TC2 SS from Lazada or Qoo10?
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Old 28-12-2017, 11:39 PM   #113
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Thanks AsusEpoxy and 233mmx, for the valuable advice.

After much reading... Seems like using Samsung SmartThings would provide better integration and a more future proof solution..

SmartThings
- Z-wave switches
- BOND Home / Broadlink+raspberry pi
- Smart lock
- Voice control with Siri using HomeBridge

Huge project. Probably will start with learning how to integrate with the light switches
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Old 29-12-2017, 07:09 AM   #114
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I bought mine in bulk from Aliexpress. Just like in taobao, you have option to negotiate with the seller for either bulk discount or upgrade to expedited shipping. Not sure if you can do that in Lazada or Qoo10.

Hi Guys, thank you so much for the picturioals and explaining.
1 last qns. Do your buy the TC2 SS from Lazada or Qoo10?
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Old 29-12-2017, 07:14 AM   #115
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I'm sure it will be an enjoyable journey

I'm not familiar with smartthings, but something tells me Samsung products are never cheap so do keep that in mind...

Huge project. Probably will start with learning how to integrate with the light switches
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Old 29-12-2017, 01:47 PM   #116
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Athom’s Homey looks great as an All In One hub, especially with the homekit built in. It has all the sensors built into one and also large app support for cheap Aliexpress IoTs.

Although the hub kinda pricey @ $550+++..

Another option for non Neutral line switch is z-wave aeotec dimmer. If you don't intend to rewire your switches, add the dimmer and you are good to go.

Hopefully, z-wave products are getting cheaper and cheaper.
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Old 29-12-2017, 09:29 PM   #117
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Athom’s Homey looks great as an All In One hub, especially with the homekit built in. It has all the sensors built into one and also large app support for cheap Aliexpress IoTs.

Although the hub kinda pricey @ $550+++..

Another option for non Neutral line switch is z-wave aeotec dimmer. If you don't intend to rewire your switches, add the dimmer and you are good to go.

Hopefully, z-wave products are getting cheaper and cheaper.
$550 way too exp for my case ... Mi just experimenting with few echodots... A rm pro... Four cheap rf sockets now... Total havent reach $550 even. Hehe

I jus ordered the broadlink s2c hub kit and three owsoo smart light bulbs(due to chandelier design constrain else will choose Yeelight bulb instead)... Both OTW...

Add up oso havent match the homey price sia.

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Old 30-12-2017, 08:16 PM   #118
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Saw this in Qoo10, not cheap I must say
https://m.qoo10.sg/su/418070434/Q110...A%2F%2Fqoo10sg

edit: this one from China is cheaper
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free...StoreLevelAB=5

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Old 31-12-2017, 12:05 AM   #119
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Talking Yeelight Voice Assistant

https://www.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-yeelight-speaker/

Yeelight Voice Assistant a “Dual AI” speaker: The Chinese model features Xiaomi’s AI voice assistant, and the global model has Alexa.

what's your take ??
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Old 31-12-2017, 10:12 PM   #120
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Wow, they probably partnering with Amazon now. Looks like Mi Smart Home ecosystem is a good option too. Especially, the light switch doesn't require Neutral line. No need headache rewiring the switches.

Since, I will be getting Mi purifier and Mi Robot Vacuum, adopting Mi Smart Home probably make more sense.
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