Last week, Hubitat updated their platform to version 2.2.0 which allows native integration for Shelly relays and dimmers!
Remember in the “old days” when people used to line up around the block and camp out for the release of a new iPhone? Amazon has managed to bring back a measure of that consumer excitement with a product that they pitched out last year, the Echo Auto. Unfortunately, it has been vaporware for most people, as we were able to request an invite back in Novemeber, but the actual devices have been few and far between.
Paul Taylor from The Smarter Home Club discusses the home automation setup he installed for his parents, in order to help his father more effectively handle some significant mobility challenges.
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Today, I decided to put up my Ring Floodlight Cameras. I am combining these with an already installed Ring Doorbell Pro. Much like the doorbell, installing these was more of a challenge than it should have been….
I always imagine that my cat pulls out a straight razor and glares at me with hate in her heart whenever I say that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Just the same, that’s something that I say a lot when I’m working on a home automation project.
One of the top goals for the Smarter Home Club is to help beginners get started in home automation. Several of my upcoming posts will introduce novices to products that are easy to setup and use but offer huge benefits. The first of those products that I want to introduce to you is the Amazon Echo line of products, which are the gateway to Amazon’s versatile virtual assistant, Alexa!