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A HA wireless (Zigbee,Zwawe,WiFi) hardware setup selection

I have been using the Xiaomy Gateway v2 for over 10 years, mostly ZigBee sensors, buttons, power outlets and WiFi lights. It’s still ok, however, there starting to arise issues with vendor lock, ...
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Host Windows computer for a home automation system

I have a home automation software solution targeting .NET (Windows). It currently works with Insteon devices, utilizing their 2413U USB PLM, which interfaces to a host computer as an emulated serial (...
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Usage report Smart TV , receiver, gaming consoles

I have a setup made up of: LG OLED55C7V Onkyo receiver NR636 - connected to the LG TV PS4 Console connected to the Onkyo receiver XBOX Console connected to the Onkyo receiver Google Chromecast ...
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With the Eero 6+, can I use Apple Home to control my smart lights?

I use apple Home to control the smart lights in my home. We have an Apple Home Pod mini also. I have setup a bunch of "scenes" and my wife loves being able to "Hey Siri" each ...
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PCIe 1x cheap video card for image recognition with existing model

When searching for a cheap video card for image recognition all the articles seem to have the AI learning in mind. But that is now what I need. So the use-case is: I have a small laptop based server ...
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What is best a wireless router with 8 ports or a dedicated 8 port router/switch for home use?

I am in the process of buying a new home and every room (Study, Living Room, Game room and all 4 bed rooms) have hard lined ethernet ports. The gang of wires are located in the Master bedroom closet ...
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Speed control table or floor fan prefer with thermostat

I have a floor fan with 3 speeds with ir remote. The remote broke but fan is too old to find a replacement remote. But that's not my problem. The fan has 3 speeds. Sometimes I wake up too cold or too ...
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Outdoor, in ground, smart lighting solution

I am looking to replace some cheap solar LED lamp post lights along my driveway, with an in ground lighting solution. I have a few requirements though: Must be hardwired to power, not solar powered. ...
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WiFi-connected device to control (via infrared) air conditioner and light, with maintained open source apps and SDK

I want to start my air conditioner at 7am in the morning, and via my phone when coming back from work. So, I am looking for a device with the characteristics below: Hardware Can connect to my home ...
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signal light showing phone charge state

I have a couple of cordless landline phones with docking stations. Whenever a docking station is unoccupied, I want some sort of signal lamp to light up, until the phone is returned to the cradle. ...
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Cheap, small device that has wifi and touchscreen, and can run a browser

I use Logitech media server, installed on a NAS, to stream music. I like using my android tablet to control the server. And I would like to always see what track is playing. But I don't like to keep ...
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Hardwired WiFi Doorbells

Other than one of the Nest models, are there any other WiFi doorbells which interface to a physical bell (as well as phones)? Obviously, there is the DIY option, but that is not what I'm asking about ...
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Smart door lock with logging of mechanical key opening

I'm searching smart door lock for my small business. I checked Xiaomi Aqara Smart Door Lock, Igloohome, Samsung lockers but all af them CAN NOT log door openings by mechanical key. Does anyone know ...
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