home automation

  1. Speedyrazor

    New Garden room Build - Automation options

    I am building a garden room and starting to think about the electrics. I currently automate a lot of my lights and switches, using quite a few Sonoff Mini’s flashed with Tasmota, MQTT to Home Assistant, and although this method works well, I am thinking of a more centralised solution. For...
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    texecom smartcom

    Hi sorry this is probably a noob question, I have the premier elite 64 with the smartcom setup. Smartcom connects to 2 serial ports and shows up in the communication options panel on com port 1 and com port 2. neither has an IP address, comport 1 (smartcom) is dhcp wifi I believe, I was just...
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    Control 4

    What is the general opinion on home automation Control 4 systems?
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    Viessmann 200w with Multi Zones

    Merry xmas all I am replacing my creaking ideal mexico with a viessmann 200w 35kw 4 piped. Converting both CH and HW from vented to unvented. I currently have each room zoned off (radiator actuators) via a central controller (Loxone). 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and 3 reception rooms etc...
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    Risco Agility 3

    Does anyone have the documentation regarding the Risco Cloud API? Im trying to automate the alarm using my own scripts and platforms and need to know about how i can use their API without using their own interface. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Texecom premier

    ive recently changed router and it has a different ip range to the previous one. My texecom premier was setup as a static ip. I need to change it to dhcp so I can see it on the network and thn be able to integrate it to my home automation. Do I need to crash the alarm and thn reprogram it from...
  7. eveares

    Stupid me has gone and blown a Fibaro FGS-223 Z-Wave double switch module!

    Long story short, the Fibaro FGS-223 module was inside a IP56 enclosure outdoors that controls the driveway lights, and I was having wireless rage issues between the module and my Z-Wave enabled Samsung SmartThings hub. After much trouble with the module only working when the SmartThings hub...
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    Keep one radiator without TRV, even on Evohome zoned system?

    Hi all, We have a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30CDi Combi boiler, and are installing the Honeywell Evohome system with HR92 wirelessly controlled TRVs. My plan had been to have a TRValve fitted to the radiator in our hallway, where there currently isn't one as the thermostat is based there. In...
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    Replacing Danfoss RX-1 with Honeywell BDR91 to Worcester Bosch Greenstar

    Hi folks, Thanks for taking a look here. We have a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30CDi Combi boiler, and a Danfoss RX-1 unit as relay to it. Existing Wiring: From what I can work out from the wiring guides for the Honeywell BDR91 and the Greenstar, I need to do the following: I believe I've...
  10. agulesin

    Call me a Luddite if you will...

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to get "into" home automation, but at the moment the budget doesn't allow. The other day I saw something which made me smile, wanted to share it. Text of the advert: Use the SmartThings App or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by...
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    Smart plug with random programme

    Hi, I am looking for a smart plug which can be controlled through an iPhone from anywhere, not just when you are connected to the same home network. Would also like one where a random programme can be selected. Does anyone know of any decent ones which they can recommend? Thank you.
  12. eveares

    Replacing Outdated X10 - Best Home Automation Hub? SmartThings?

    I have a lot of X10 gear laying around from over the years that I am going to try and sell as it is becoming to slow and unreliable for me. Simply put, a big-ish 4 bedroom house and lots of electronic noise on the power line from various devices including LED light bulbs means that X10 will not...