Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Life360 protects each family member with advanced driving, digital, and location safety features. Choose the plan that fits your family’s size and life stage.
davidcole
5524 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2773799 7-Sep-2021 17:26
Send private message

Ge0rge:

SumnerBoy:


Another one I find extremely useful is I get a notification if the garage door has been left open for 10 mins. This has saved me on a number of occasions when we have rushed out the door and forgotten to shut the door. I am now using the Smart NORA integration with NodeRED which lets me add actions to my notifications, so now I get a "The garage door is still open" notification and a little "Close" action at the bottom I can click to instantly close the door.



How are you detecting if the door is open or closed? I have the doors tied in to HA with a Shelly 1 for open / close, but haven't sorted out knowing the state of the door at any one time yet.



Add something with a Reed switch. Else you have to start from a mown
Starte and only use your Shelly to open/close.

I open close mine via my alarm remote (or homekit to alarm). But I have a seperate arduino (d1 mini) with a Reed switch that opens and closes with the door.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4 4k, ATV4, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host Plex Server 3x3TB, 4x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 2xUbuntu 20.04 LTS, Backblaze Backups, 


SumnerBoy
1889 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Subscriber

  #2773807 7-Sep-2021 17:41
Send private message

Yep exactly that. I have a Wemos D1 with a reed sensor and relay shield. Magnet for the sensor is on the chain so reports closed when the door is fully shut, open otherwise.

The relay then pulses the door opener button on parallel with the wall mounted switch.

Killerkiwi2005
356 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2773809 7-Sep-2021 17:42
Send private message

Under the personally useful....

 

  • Heat pump schedules and phone control, no brainer
  • Electric blanket on a schedule
  • Office switches every thing off (screens, lights, heating) at 6pm
  • Turn on office from phone before I get there
  • Kids wifi turns off overnight, turns off all kids devices power as well overnight
  • Added a controller to turn on amp when chromecast is playing, off when stopped

Lights, always do the switch not the bulbs, gives you more options for fittings and the switches still work as expected

 

For accessibility

 

  • voice control for everything tv, heat pump, sky, lights etc
  • Garage door access



chrisjunkie
413 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2774012 7-Sep-2021 21:46
Send private message

Couple of things we love with our home assistant setup:

- automatically turn on the heat pumps in the morning if room temps below certain level. Turns off as soon as the house is vacant
- same as above but for at night - the time varies as it gets later and the HRV roof temp changes
- turning lights on at sunset if no one is home
- leaving the bathroom fan running until moisture gets below a certain level or after 10 mins, whichever comes first

Something I’m working on is having home assistant automatically change the colour temperature of our new lights based on what the outside light is doing

Possibilities are endless! Also make sure you spend some time customising lovelace, using a nicely themed and organised dashboard makes a big difference

eonsim
118 posts

Master Geek


  #2774234 8-Sep-2021 09:15
Send private message

I've got a little bit set up in HA, with regards to automation.

 

  • Combine dumb heaters/dehumidifiers with temperature/humidity sensors in the room and smart plugs.

     

    • Use the generic climate entity or dehumidifier entity and you can link a smart plug controlling the device to a sensor have control it automatically with set temperature ranges.
    • Or can script up more complicated rules with extra logic around peoples presence and different temperature ranges using appDameon etc
  • Have smart lights in key areas turn on dimmed in response to movement at night (ie bathroom, stairs).
  • Link heating of a Spa, Hot water cylinder or Pool to cheaper energy production either off-peak times, or when excess solar energy is being produced (assuming you have solar).

     

    • Can bump the Spa temperature a bit higher a midday if lots of solar being produce, temp then drops down by time we want to use it in the evening minimises power use.
  • Link heating control to external temperature
  • Link heating in bedrooms start or stop with sunrise and sunset

 


Psilan
779 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2774793 8-Sep-2021 19:57
Send private message

If I could only keep one thing it would be the robot vacuum. It's just the best by far.


1 | 2 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.