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Old 03-03-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Sharing Experience on Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa

This post is to share all my experience with Alexa, and how I turned a HDB flat into a smart home.

Below is a list of products which I having been using to build a fuss-free wifi infrastructure in a conventional HDB flat setup

The networking equipment is:
1) 2x Ruckus Unleashed R500
2) Asus BRT-AC828M2
3) My Republic ONT as sec WAN
4) Singtel ONR as Pri WAN
5) Netgear Arlo Camera Hub
6) 2x Netgear GS308P POE switches

List of smart home devices/equipment to make it work:
1) Somfy curtain RTS motors
2) Somfy ZRTSI to Z-wave module (requires step down adaptor)
3) Logitech Harmony
4) Logitech Harmony Z-wave add-on
5) Haiku Series I and L ceiling fans
6) Philips Hue Gen-2 hub
7) Philips Hue white ambiance Aphelion downlights
8) Philips Hue white ambiance GU10 spot-lights
9) Philips Hue light strip plus
10) Philips Hue white ambiance E27 bulb
11) 1x Amazon Echo Dot Gen-2
12) 2x Amazon Echo Spot
13) 3x Amazon Echo
14) iRobot Roomba 980
15) Dyson Pure Cool Link purifiers
16) 5x Arlo Pro 2 cameras
17) Yale Look Door viewer
18) 3x Sensibo Sky to control A/C from each room
19) Philips Hue white ambiance Being ceiling light
20) Philips Hue white ambiance Fair ceiling light
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:59 PM   #2
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Alexa demo video in living room as below:
https://youtu.be/-nRrvhoWVs8

Arlo CCTV linked to amazon spot:
https://youtu.be/dvnMALY2QKw

Roomba iRobot to Amazon Alexa:
https://youtu.be/Q-Xa2ur4fes
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:59 PM   #3
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Home wifi infrastructure set up:

Central telephone point convert to ethernet:


Network setup:
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Huge investment!! Hope the experience is good so far..

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Too bad it's Alexa

Google Home is so much better

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NIce! thanks!
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Setting RED ALERT alarm system using Arlo cameras, Alexa and IFTTT.
https://youtu.be/bxEM8gTX_3M

Extensive use of Alexa in a DIY smart home.
https://youtu.be/rTrOXsDWRgQ
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:33 PM   #9
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mind sharing where you are getting the Somfy ZRTSI to Z-wave module from? was all set on getting somfy until i read that they don't support the mylink or sell it in Singapore?

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I got the Somfy ZRTSI to Z-wave module from Amazon US and fit it with a adapter like step down adaptor. This module works with almost all Somfy curtain control devices and even the local distro don’t even know there are such devices. With it, you can either voice control your curtain using Samsung smart thing through Alexa, or Logitech Harmony through Alexa. But for the Logitech to work, you need a Z-wave add-on module to the exisiting harmony. I went down this route, reason being I can control curtain based on my pre-set Harmony activities such as “Movie”, and using the harmony remote control to open and close the curtain. Hope it helps.
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Researching on voice controlled blinds

hi,....i am in the process of getting the Somfy RTS, connexoon and also samsung home connect pro. Already using Google Home. Looking also at integrating googlehome->Smartthings-somfy rts.

The last leg i understand u gotten a zrtsi from US.
I was just wondering its just like a box that u plug a stepdown adaptor to? I cant really find any pictures of how it looks like and the items in the package.

Really didnt wanna cluster too many devices just to get voice controlled blinds....hence i opted for a Samsung connect home pro (mesh+smartthings hub) to cut one less item from the clutter

is there really no other way other than to add one more device?
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Hi may i know where do you purchase your arlo pro 2 cameras from? i am looking to buy from Amazon but worried about the voltage for the base station charging. Advance thanks!
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hi,....i am in the process of getting the Somfy RTS, connexoon and also samsung home connect pro. Already using Google Home. Looking also at integrating googlehome->Smartthings-somfy rts.

The last leg i understand u gotten a zrtsi from US.
I was just wondering its just like a box that u plug a stepdown adaptor to? I cant really find any pictures of how it looks like and the items in the package.

Really didnt wanna cluster too many devices just to get voice controlled blinds....hence i opted for a Samsung connect home pro (mesh+smartthings hub) to cut one less item from the clutter

is there really no other way other than to add one more device?
Lately, I managed to get a mylink adaptor from amazon, learn the skill on my Alexa and it worked flawlessly. I am not sure if Google home support this.
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Old 13-02-2019, 05:56 PM   #14
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Gentlemen,

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Old 18-03-2019, 10:27 PM   #15
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Hi, thanks for sharing. Not easy to find people setting up complete smart homes.

May I know what’s your experience with your Haiku fans so far? Are you able to integrate it well with routines etc?


This post is to share all my experience with Alexa, and how I turned a HDB flat into a smart home.

Below is a list of products which I having been using to build a fuss-free wifi infrastructure in a conventional HDB flat setup

The networking equipment is:
1) 2x Ruckus Unleashed R500
2) Asus BRT-AC828M2
3) My Republic ONT as sec WAN
4) Singtel ONR as Pri WAN
5) Netgear Arlo Camera Hub
6) 2x Netgear GS308P POE switches

List of smart home devices/equipment to make it work:
1) Somfy curtain RTS motors
2) Somfy ZRTSI to Z-wave module (requires step down adaptor)
3) Logitech Harmony
4) Logitech Harmony Z-wave add-on
5) Haiku Series I and L ceiling fans
6) Philips Hue Gen-2 hub
7) Philips Hue white ambiance Aphelion downlights
8) Philips Hue white ambiance GU10 spot-lights
9) Philips Hue light strip plus
10) Philips Hue white ambiance E27 bulb
11) 1x Amazon Echo Dot Gen-2
12) 2x Amazon Echo Spot
13) 3x Amazon Echo
14) iRobot Roomba 980
15) Dyson Pure Cool Link purifiers
16) 5x Arlo Pro 2 cameras
17) Yale Look Door viewer
18) 3x Sensibo Sky to control A/C from each room
19) Philips Hue white ambiance Being ceiling light
20) Philips Hue white ambiance Fair ceiling light
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