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  1. 3 points
    Just thought all of you might want to see my light strips. Waiting for it to get a little warmer here before I install it over my garage https://youtu.be/Hd86XSYUFIg I will make another video after i mount it above my garage Sorry about the abrupt ending of the video but was being called by the wife 👀 The power supply i got was a big one because i plan to run all the strips for the house on the one power supply and because there wasn't much difference in price between the smaller ones and this one. If anyone wants me to go into more detail about how i connected the nodeMCU board and the power supply to the strip let me know. Also just a FYI the strip can go a lot brighter. Found a setting in the WLED software that limits the brightness when using a small power supply so after increasing that to the limit of my supply it allowed the strip to increase brightness a great deal. The strip when set to all white at full brightness pulls about 5.25 amps. But your looking at 150 pixels in this 16.4 foot strip. That's 450 LED's (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue per pixel)
  2. 3 points
    Now I just want those LEDs...Why did I ask Santa for underwear!? I want the SmartThings Vision (not available), and an Echo Studio (none in stock), and honestly...I still want one of these: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sobro-smart-coffee-table-with-refrigerated-drawer-black/12335664
  3. 2 points
    @Brian W… thanks for suggesting this forum and @AYL_Brianfor so quickly implementing I'd like to discuss an idea I've had for quite some time but never have implemented. After seeing the tremendous impact music from their era can have on dementia sufferers, including my own wife, I wondered about the impact of being able to experience things when mobility is limited. https://youtu.be/O5z6pm8M_68 https://youtu.be/fyZQf0p73QM I've thought about VR headsets, but every demo I had seen was always "action" type games or some simulated scenery that the individual need to control through handheld controls. Recently I found these 360 degree videos on YouTube that guide you a "live experience" rather then one you control on your own. You still can look around and up & down, but you path is fixed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OarX3jxIdx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKWWhf8RAV8 You can actually try the experience on your smartphone and note that you can look all the way around and up and down. I was wondering of anyone had tried this on seniors, especially those suffering from dementia My goal would be to automate the setup of this so that a senior could just place it on their head and ask Alexa/Google/Bixby to play their desired episode. The current setup requires someone to configure the video for them using the built in controls. Maybe in a group home setting they could all experience it together or even remotely with their family as it is possible to see what they are seeing on a TV Frank
  4. 2 points
    Another Update; interesting that these updates happen around big conferences and shows like CES2020. Inovelli had some interesting Z-Wave Devices at the Z-Wave alliance. Hubitat Elevation Platform update 2.1.8 is now available: Please note, the process takes about a minute to download (depending on your Internet connection) and extract the hub update, and 1-2 minutes to perform the update after you click 'Update Hub'. We recommend that you periodically download a backup of your setup from the Settings page, Backup and Restore. Changes from 2.1.7: Drivers and Devices New drivers: Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch S2 ([LZW30-SN](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/z-wave-on-off-switch-neutral-required-scenes-notifications/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch S2 ([LZW30](https://inovelli.com/shop/smart-light-switches/zwave-smart-switches-gen2/pre-order-z-wave-on-off-switch-base-model/)) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Dimmer (NZW31) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Switch (NZW30) Inovelli Z-Wave Smart Scene Switch (NZW30) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Dimmer ([46203](https://byjasco.com/products/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-wall-smart-dimmer-quickfit-and-simplewire)) GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Switch ([46201](https://byjasco.com/ge-enbrighten-z-wave-plus-smart-switch-quickfit-and-simplewire)) Honeywell T6 Pro Z-Wave Thermostat ([TH6320ZW2003](https://www.honeywellhome.com/T6-Pro-Z-wave)) Aeotec Dual Micro Switch (DSC17) Zooz MultiRelay ([ZEN16](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-multirelay-zen16-with-3-dry-contact-relays-20-a-15-a-15-a)) Zooz Double Switch ([ZEN30](https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/products/zooz-z-wave-plus-s2-double-switch-zen30-white-for-light-fan-combo)) SAGE Doorbell Sensor SAGE Light Switch Controller Virtual Smoke Detector Virtual CO Detector New tested devices: Innr UK Zigbee outlet using Generic Zigbee Outlet Nue HGZB-01A Zigbee switch using Nue Zigbee Switch Nue HGZB-021 Zigbee Dimmer using Nue Zigbee Dimmer Nue ZB-18A Zigbee RGBW strip controller using Generic Zigbee RGBW Light RGBGenie ZB-1025 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZB-1003 Zigbee controller using RGBGenie Micro Zigbee Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1001 Z-Wave dimmer using Generic Z-Wave Smart Dimmer RGBGenie ZW-1002 Z-Wave RGBW controller using Generic Z-Wave RGBWW Controller New driver features: Iris V3 Keypad, add beep for older firmware devices. Lutron Pico drivers, add three button option and support. NYCE Motion Sensor Series, add humidity get to refresh command. New App Features Rule Machine: Added connectors for local variables. Add time variables (see the community for more information). Group-2.1: Added button to update devices available for selection. Hubitat Dashboard: Added Variable Time template for RM time variables. Yeelight integration: Added ceiling4 and color6 bulb support. Bug Fixes Rule 4.0: Fixed error thrown by times in older rules when editing actions. Thermostat Scheduler: Fixed bug with required separation. Scene Transition: Fixed bug with dimmers. Hue Bridge Integration: Fix null error on application label change. Add CRCEncap to Fibaro 2 dimmer and switch drivers, fixes reporting issues in some situations. Fix GE Zigbee Dimmer, single spastic power report when turned initially turned off. Fix UK ST outlet power reporting when using Generic Zigbee Outlet driver. Fix TransitionTime preference issues in Lutron Dimmer driver. Fixed occasional Null error when turning on for all Sengled Element drivers. Group-2.1: Added button to refresh device lists Raw Lan HubAction message responses will include the payload as a Base64 encoded string Platform Changes Extended the following Z-Wave command classes Basic up to V2 SensorMultilevel up to V11 Meter up to V5 Central Scene up to V3 Version up to V3 Time up to V2 Multichannel Association up to V4 Indicator up to V3 Firmware Update MetaData up to V6 Association Group Information up to V3 Association up to V3 Notification up to V8 Multichannel up to V4 Thermostat Fan Mode up to V3 Incoming calls for App Web endpoints now includes headers Incoming calls for App Web endpoints where the App does not exist will now log a message in the logs including the source ip address. Added optional flag to ignore SSL issues (ie: self signed certificates) with http calls (httpGet, httpPost, etc)
  5. 2 points
    Here is a piston that keeps track of the number of times the switch (in your case the pump) was turned on and the last time it was turned off and turned on. This gives you the idea of how it can be done.
  6. 2 points
    @FrankE this seems like a great future integration for your projects.
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    Hi Brian, Thanks for the link and the referral. I have been playing around with a few VR headsets now and come to conclusion that the type where you put your phone into it is too much of a setup process for my "clients" . I did see a video on where someone was going to try to make this a business where they would go into nursing homes and setup an "event" to handle the setup and demo and charge a monthly fee https://youtu.be/h4AnJhAYWdQ I've been searching for a full list of Google Assistant voice commands that you can speak when using YouTube. I'm trying to make this as simple as possible with having the users manage a hand-held " control. One if my first discoveries is that the videos want to move your head or body around quite a bit for a good view of the surroundings.... 180 degrees! There seems to be no control of the viewing position like there is on a PC where you can adjust the viewing "zero-degree" position. What I mean is the normal view position could have you looking right into the face of the person making the video rather than what they are trying to show you unless you stand up and turn around 180 degrees
  9. 2 points
    Make sure the strip is assigned to a room (perhaps front patio) in both SmartThings and in Google Home. Then ask google for the temp in the front patio. That should do it.
  10. 2 points
    Yeah OK, so as you go...you just add the controlers and cable basically and you're good to go! Very cool Larry!
  11. 2 points
    Anyone have anything like that? Something ZigBee or Z-Wave, battery operated and LED lit so I don't have battery drain? Small is good too.
  12. 2 points
    its not small, but a Ring floodlight camera light can be remotely turned on or maybe these Ring outdoor lights?
  13. 2 points
    SO! Totally have that one for ya. Search Automate Your Life on Alexa's skill library!
  14. 2 points
    Check out this post for a demo of my light strips
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    This right here is one of the best updates all year. $6 for a sensor that can trigger routines with echos. I just set mine up and they work great. Now I'm regretting all the $25-30 sensors I bought. No, they don't tell me the temperature, but they're 6 bucks! And no mention of this anywhere, Amazon never, Wyze no, Youtube nope, just Brian. Great find Brian! Edit: This kind of makes buying an Echo Plus harder to rationalize now not needing a zigbee hub for those just starting out in the Alexa ecosystem.
  17. 2 points
    Well first spoiler is obviously the logo. That's clearly what it has to be. But more seriously, it's more about WiFi devices and Bluetooth devices than anything else. It puts Thread at the forefront of the technologies, and in some ways, leaves both ZigBee and Z-Wave behind. At least in the first draft...so it's going to be really interesting to watch how this gets applied out. There's also the matter of SmartThings having that Thread transceiver, Google having theirs in the Max and WiFi now, and what Amazon is going to do with the ZigBee hubs now. All very interesting stuff!
  18. 2 points
    Echo itself acts like a hub now, right? Yes, your Echo acts like a hub, however; your Alexa app basically runs everything anyway once connected over your Wi-Fi network So in fact, is it already good to go if I buy smart home devices using WIFI protocol and link them all to Echo? The easiest answer is Yes, if already connected to same WiFi network. Another question is about Hubitat. I like digging into things as long as its powerful, no matter how steep the learning curve is. After watching some reviews on Hubitat, I know how powerful and flexible on automation Hubitat can bring us. But I got confused then. I want to control everything via Alexa voice control, but Hubbitat only supports Zigbee and Z wave but no WIFI. I'm learning about the Hubitat too by connecting things in my Garage (I connected the Aeotec Z-Wave Garage Door Controller). I really like the device. I want to integrate into Google Home (not Alexa), however, there are safety commands through Google that prevents connection without a second 'check' to ensure that you want to do it. Meaning you can't control over voice with this specific product and Google Home at the moment. However, there are tons of other products out there will allow you to use your SmartWatch (like @Shay can tell you). I get the need for voice command. That's what I was looking for. The Hubitat does come with 'Apps' to integrate with Echo and everything under the sun, however, you may run into situations where the specific device or function has not been integrated with Hubitat (not because of Hubitat) but because of how the manufacturers of the device want it to run. Can Hubitat discover and control the devices which Echo has discovered through WIFI? Yes you can connect with the Hub in some cases, however, it's not always the Hub controlling the Alexa enabled device. Like Google Home, you integrate because you've used Google home as the portal to log into your devices - In your case, you might want to check out Connecting your Hubitat Elevation™ to your Amazon Echo or Alexa compatible device... Just remember some things require some finessing to make it work reliably, whether SmartThings, Hubitat or Aqara... Personally I'm excited that there is an Ecobee integration. I haven't tried that. I already have the ecobee controlled over google home, so maybe this is a way to create some redundancy or reliability with the Hubitat. Hope that helps
  19. 1 point
    Hi all. Hope you're having an excellent day! I'm here asking for help, in the hopes that someone else has done the research for a similar project recently, and care to share their findings, or anyone else who has some thoughts! Something inexpensive is the name of the game here. I want my folks and I to be able to keep tabs on their home, but they won't buy into it if the cost to maintain it is too high. My folks have two homes, which they split their time between. Their permanent home has internet all the time, but their "vacation" home doesn't, as it doesn't make sense cost-wise to maintain that. I am looking to build two systems, with that variation in mind. They are already familiar/comfortable with Alexa, so I thought it made the most sense to build around that ecosystem. Not saying I couldn't get SmartThings or similar, just trying to avoid it if possible. They have a 1st gen Alexa, some minis, and a Flex right now at main house, and I think just a mini in vacation home. My ideas for both homes are simple. Contact sensors on any entry doors, sheds, garages, etc. which will alert them based on their preferences. We might add cameras in as well, doorbells, etc. down the road but I think starting with the sensors and potentially locks is a good first step. I thought it'd be nice to have Alexa alert them with something spoken, since they are both over 70, and aren't the most technologically savvy. As far as the internet, it'd be great to get a router that could use cellular as a backup, but I worry about if the normal internet goes out while they are there and it fails over to the cellular... they could be in for a huge bill! But it would be super nice that when they are at vacation home, they turn on internet and it will use that, but otherwise use the cellular. Keeping this simple is a must. We have T-Mobile for cellular now, but also my folks have AT&T through their Chevy SUV (not sure if you can add another mifi or similar device onto that package). If you have a recommendation on MIFI on the cheap, please let me know. I wouldn't mind connecting whatever hub strictly through the MIFI device/router, and forego the cellular backup portion if it was more economical. I'm perfectly fine with setting all this up for them at their house near use, but it may be a challenge for their vacation home since I won't be going there, so I'd have to maybe setup the sensors ahead of time and they can stick them up, or something similar to make this easy. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and hopefully you folks have some great ideas I haven't thought of! Much appreciated.
  20. 1 point
    Just gunna come out & say it I WANT ONE!! @FrankE this could be amazing for seniors
  21. 1 point
    HI all, I am starting to (very) slowly build up a smart home. I have SmartThings and use Google rather than Alexa alongside it. I need to replace lots of GU10 bulbs so for now looking for a low cost option in the UK that allows dimmable white spectrum for warm and cold whites, that works with both Google and SmartThings. I've seen a few recommendations for IKEA bulbs ( https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/tradfri-led-bulb-gu10-400-lumen-wireless-dimmable-white-spectrum-90408603/ ) but also read somewhere that although SmartThings can control them without a Tradfri hub there is a low number of bulbs it can take on. Any truth to this? I have about 35-40 bulbs in 3 very large downstairs areas. Ideally I want to bypass the IKEA Hub with SmartThings, but want to be able to control the lighting with my voice via Google, set brightness levels based on time of day/light levels/phone app/etc. Any thoughts if the IKEA bulb can do all this OK without it's own hub? I'm also open to suggestions for other light bulbs. I'm aware of Hue and also know that LIFX GU10s are too long for my lights. Thanks in advance, Nige
  22. 1 point
    Little tidbit on the Galaxy Home and Mini... I asked the lovely 4 Samsung employees sitting at the desk next to Ballie. They had to talk for about 5 minutes and then said "it's not here". I said...OK, but...are there any announcements about it or any news? "No, sorry." Brett found it at one point, but they literally took it out of CES on Day 3. Tells me something isn't right.
  23. 1 point
    Mine's still been flawless, and I'm beating on the thing (by comparison to most). I'm moving it, sticking it outdoors, unplugging it constantly...like it's had a rough life.
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  25. 1 point
    I wound up going with one of Lenovo's 2019 models. A C330. I just noticed on the budget Chromebooks ($170) there wasn't a touch screen. The C330 is a 2 in one as well. I haven't used it much for Home Automation just yet. I did DL Google Home, though and my Hubitat Hub is a bookmark. Because I used the Chrome Browser on my PC, Signing in to my Google account is all I had to do, just about. I have a few more apps to add.
  26. 1 point
    That is awesome. I would love to see that come on line. Now the question is how will the onstars of the world create blocks on the vehicles to prevent the car from playing nice. I can see that kind of thing happening. But I will say this. SmartThings integration in new cars could definitely influence my next car purchase.
  27. 1 point
    Hi, I'm in the same situation here. Starting a project of building a smart house, and I read about webCore for Smartthings. On the other hand is Hubitat, I haven't researched a lot about pros and cons but I see there are two paths to chose. What would you recomend nowadays? Smartthings or Hubitat?
  28. 1 point
    I don’t know he answer to this, but it’s a great question. I’m interested to see what people come up with.
  29. 1 point
    So the motion sensors are often PIR - so they're looking at heat as much as they are movement. It still requires movement, but often times small movements are enough for many of the PIRs. This is also the reason for new and upcoming sensors like the SmartThings Vision. It's intended to do lots of the work of the cameras and their "person detection" or as you put it occupancy sensors. The fact is, it's imperfect now but it's getting there! Sometimes you have to look for other ways to sense occupancy!
  30. 1 point
    @Gaztyke they definitely could. Frank (who I mentioned above) has actually been working on a few things tied in to wearable tech. I put together a webcore piston earlier this year that sends a text message to my wife and I when our kids arrive home from school. It was tied in to the Life 360 app on their phones, and when they entered the GeoFence around our home between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:30pm M-F, smartthings/webcore sends out a text message stating "Child's name here is home". It was a great way for us to fix the problem of our children forgetting to text us when they got home (especially since they have such different schedules between their schools)
  31. 1 point
    Hi PhilipDeanParkes, many thanks for the info Can you please send the full address details that you used, it did not work for me 😞
  32. 1 point
    Hey everyone, whilst I don't have any Wyze products at this point in time (not available in the UK) I know a number of you have bought in to the ecosystem, I've received an email from Wyze this morning (I signed up to the mailing list) regarding a data breach that happened between through most of this month, I've screenshot the email below for anyone who didn't receive it.
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    In SmartThings I have connected with my Switchbot account and the options for devices is"other" it says successful but my Switchbot doesn't show up in my SmartThings. Am I missing something? Trouble shooting suggestions?
  35. 1 point
    Looking packed with potential for some really interesting automations @Larry Underwood 👍
  36. 1 point
    Oooooooooooh 😁😁😁😁😁
  37. 1 point
    Anyone having trouble this week with the minis? Had some people over yesterday wondering about the differences between dots and minis. Every single response was some babbling about in order to help me it needs more information and something about using the app. Alexas answers were not always right but at least they were relevant to the question. Thinking of ditching the mini after this.
  38. 1 point
    Hey @jennifer1818 - Did you enable notifications on the Fire TV in its settings? Also, can you see the Fire TV at all in the account when you go to Devices and then look through all of your devices? It could be attached to a different Amazon account.
  39. 1 point
    @FrankE With some small mod's you should be able to use this piston to do that. If you need help modifying it let me know.
  40. 1 point
    I don't think it was nearly that easy before David. And the notifications and things from your home network is a very useful scenario!
  41. 1 point
    I probably won't get one iota of a Smart Device this Christmas. 😕 I would have to open my mouth and ask for a specific thing, I guess. One year I asked for Amazon gift cards for X-mass, for a new computer build. I got two but, I did get socks that year. ha ha /rant. 😊 Meh, maybe next yeah I'll need a bunch of WiFi 6 devices (granted WiFi 6 is more than the hype it's built on). I seen a Wifi 6 example of a Wifi 6 enabled cell phone (sick). That might take a couple of years to start showing up, though.
  42. 1 point
    I had read about being able to use an Echo Dot as a Bluetooth speaker, but never tried it. I was in need of a chairside TV speaker for a senior and decided to try it with my TV as a test. It worked great, but then I remembered that Echo Dots could be made into a stereo pair. I was able to do that, but couldn't find a way for the TV to see them as a pair through Bluetooth. So then I tried my Fire TV Cube and it was able to see then as I pair, after I created that device in the Alexa app. I was wondering if others have tried that? It makes a nice, low cost stereo system and you could pair better echo devices Here are the steps I took to implement this · Use the Alexa app on your phone o Click “Devices” o Click “+” o Click “Setup Audio System” o Click “Home Theater” § (Connects speakers to a Fire TV) o Click on your Fire TV o Click “Next” o Select your speakers (Echo Devices) and click “Next” o Chose your Left and Right channel speakers and click “Next” o Pick a name for your audio system and click “Next o Add it to a group… suggest the room the speakers are in… click “Next” o ON your TV § Click “Play Preview” to experience the great sound o Note the statement “Your Fire TV remote will system volume”, not your TV remote § Also note that EITHER Echo device will control the volume for BOTH speakers o If you go into settings, you can adjust any “lip sync delay” o Click Done o If you later want to remove this setup, use the Alexa App on your phone… nothing to do on your Fire TV § Click Devices § Scroll down past all the “room groups” to “Speaker Groups”
  43. 1 point
    Wow that is some coffee table But i think my Santa would go broke trying to buy one of those for me
  44. 1 point
    Those home theater setups are amazing as far as I'm concerned. Anyone who has an Echo Plus should go get a 3rd Gen echo right now and just...sit back and enjoy.
  45. 1 point
    Hi Frank, yes I saw it. Love the naming feature. My routines list was so hard to sort through before. I really have not found a reason to play around with IFTTT yet, especially since routines now can play sounds and we apparently have Wyze triggers. But I'm always open to ideas for IFTTT
  46. 1 point
    In my work with seniors I have found that, at times, they can handle the PIN, fingerprint or facial unlock when they are away from home but find it an annoyance when they are at home or in the car. The Samsung phones I have tested; A50, S10, Note10 have a feature called Smart Lock at can be set to keep the phone unlocked when in "Trusted Locations" or near "Trusted Devices". The Trusted Locations feature works off GPS and is sometimes unreliable. The Trusted Devices method works well with the Bluetooth in their car, but if I use this at their home the phone's audio is routed to that device which can be confusing. I have been using an "always on" Bluetooth device like an Echo Dot to be their trusted device at home. I tried several other Bluetooth devices that would not act as an audio device, so that the phone could remain the speaker, but these were battery powered and appeared to spend most of their time disconnected. The Flic buttons and Tile tags were of no use. Then I tried one of the strangest little Bluetooth speakers I have ever used, an INSIQBS1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723HQLMN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Tuc.DbJVG8EH5 What is unique about this device is that its not only a speaker, but a single-click Bluetooth "clicker" for camera control and an double-click phone answer device! The interesting part for me is that I can set it up to be an always-on Bluetooth device that is not a speaker by choosing "calls" only. It has a battery, but I keep it plugged into a USB power adapter so that its always on. It could be even potentially carried with you as your trusted unlock device and if separated from the phone would cause the phone to lock Edit- One other thing. Samsung Bixby Routines can also be setup to unlock the phone based on a specific Wi-Fi connection (Home or work Wi-Fi) and offer a "context" aware location detection meaning not an "event" when I arrive at home but rather "I'm still at home" based on GPS. In addition to unlocking the phone at home I also use that feature to allow the BHixby Routines "speak" notifications set by apps such as their calendar
  47. 1 point
    So I got my SmartThings Hub V3, set it up and installed the Smart Thnigs app. So it discovers two Samsung TVs in my building and I'm thinking I'm going to take control of those just to be a smart ***. But then I discover I have to scan the hub, bulb and button QR codes before they'll work. So I strongly suspect the same thing, or simila, for the TVs. <chuckle> Ah, well, at least Samsung thought of the basics of security. Anyhow I've got the basics figured out. Although I can't quite see how the button sees a temp of 26 C. I suspect it's only about 20 C in my office.
  48. 1 point
    One of my "clients" (friend of my sister) was not even able to remember how to "swipe right" to get the Easy Mode contacts screen. Even if she could do that, having to chose between phone, email & text when she touched the picture of the contact she wanted to call was confusing I found a way to way the Samsung phone's home screen have just icons contact pictures and the ability to "direct-dial" using widgets a. Set the phone to Easy Mode b. Drag all the icons from to the Apps screen (to the right) i. Remove the “Apps icon” 1. Swipe down from the top and pick settings (gear) 2. Tap Display and scroll down to Home Screen 3. Turn off Apps button & App icon badges 4. Remove all Widgets form the screen 5. Push Home button c. Add contacts to Home Screen in “Direct Dial” mode i. “Pinch screen” to expose Widgets ii. Tap Widgets and then Contacts iii. Tap & HOLD the Direct Dial icon drag it to a location on Home Screen iv. Choose the contact you want to display v. Repeat for the rest of the contacts This gives the seniors a “flip phone” like screen when first turning it on and yet retains the Easy Mode larger icons and Contacts Screen as well as the original icons on the apps screen The additional benefits that the Samsung smartphone has over a flip phone is using the Samsung Bixby AI to do Voice First type functions such as: · Time & weather information & general information · Directions guidance from Google Maps · Audio books through audible Through advanced Bixby capsules such as Senior Time, personalized responses to frequent requests for “The Time” can be given in a context aware-manner such as “Its 4AM, Frank, it’s still time for sleeping”. In addition, DIY techniques such as using Bixby Routines to “speak” notifications such as calendar events and reminders can be beneficial as well as using a setting to remove the “Tap & Drag” requirements on phone calls BTW, a Samsung A50 is a low priced ($250) version of an s10($800) that has all the Bixby features
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    I would recommend the smartthings hub. It has a great deal of support and if you want power for it check out webcore. It supports more devices then hubitat. Don't get me wrong hubitat is a great hub but it doesn't have the support that smartthings does. Wifi is great but I (and a lot of others) have had devices drop off of the wifi network. I haven't had that problem with zigbee & z-wave devices.
  50. 1 point
    @Brian W Cars engines emit a lot of heat, the faster a car goes the more heat it emits, also larger trucks have bigger engines so more heat there too. Also radiator's rapidly change temperature one of the main reason's for false alarm's. If your interested in how a PIR sensor works here's a good site to check out https://learn.adafruit.com/pir-passive-infrared-proximity-motion-sensor/how-pirs-work @AYL_Brian Took me a while going through a few white papers on the model number but found this info. Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor Detect movement and activity to trigger smart lights or receive an alert when you're not around. The SmartThings Motion Sensor works with your SmartThings hub to allow your home to react to your presence or to detect visitors or unwanted guests. When motion is detected by the motion detector, you can receive an alert or message on your phone, trigger an event like turning on a light or buzzer, or send a message to a property manager or neighbor. Use the motion sensor to automatically turn on lights when you enter a room, or turn them off to save money and energy when no-one's around. The motion sensor mounts quickly and easily with the included mounting bracket, utilizing a magnetic ball mount. GP-U999SJVLBAA Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor Specifications: PIR motion sensor works with SmartThings hub Zigbee 3.0 device Dimensions: 2.23" x 1.98 x 2.19" CR2 battery (included) Operating temperature 32-104 F



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