Home Monitoring/ Smart Homes the thread!!!

groan wrote:

Does anyone have one of these?
https://www.wyzecam.com/

And if I bought one and had it shipped to you, would you mail it to me

stupidz won't ship to Canada...grrr...

I'll probably order one when I head down to Florida in March.

Updated version. Pretty tempted.

EDIT: Screw it. Bought it. Will catch my neighbor feeding the ferral cats after being asked multiple times to stop by the HOA's president. (I care because they keep breaking into my crawl space and having kittens under my deck. Plus they damaged my AC main trunk duct line, costing me $700)

I recently got a Logitech hub and controller and it is pretty cool. It also connects to google home so I can actually tell my google to do things for the entertainment system as well.

With a google pod can I control youtube videos on the pc? Can I load a specific playlist, skip videos, and adjust volume?

Mannish,
I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts.

MannishBoy wrote:

Updated version. Pretty tempted.

EDIT: Screw it. Bought it. Will catch my neighbor feeding the ferral cats after being asked multiple times to stop by the HOA's president. (I care because they keep breaking into my crawl space and having kittens under my deck. Plus they damaged my AC main trunk duct line, costing me $700)

Are the ferral cats ferral because they because they are feral AND have a high ferrous content?

groan wrote:

Mannish,
I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts.

MannishBoy wrote:

Updated version. Pretty tempted.

EDIT: Screw it. Bought it. Will catch my neighbor feeding the ferral cats after being asked multiple times to stop by the HOA's president. (I care because they keep breaking into my crawl space and having kittens under my deck. Plus they damaged my AC main trunk duct line, costing me $700)

I also bought it, but got an email from them saying delivery is delayed. If delivery is delayed to after April 6th I can't wait for it. My US contact will be leaving the US so I won't get it back to the motherland. still waiting for a reply from them.

groan wrote:
groan wrote:

Mannish,
I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts.

MannishBoy wrote:

Updated version. Pretty tempted.

EDIT: Screw it. Bought it. Will catch my neighbor feeding the ferral cats after being asked multiple times to stop by the HOA's president. (I care because they keep breaking into my crawl space and having kittens under my deck. Plus they damaged my AC main trunk duct line, costing me $700)

I also bought it, but got an email from them saying delivery is delayed. If delivery is delayed to after April 6th I can't wait for it. My US contact will be leaving the US so I won't get it back to the motherland. still waiting for a reply from them.

Got the same thing. Quality control issue apparently. Getting a free power/USB cable out of it. Whee. I guess.

I just bought my first set of Hue bulbs. I have them working fine for the most part. I have them in groups named 'Office' and 'Downstairs' and have two scenes called 'Daytime' & 'Nighttime' to change the color temp.

What I'm wondering is can I have a scene (or custom color temp) stick to a schedule? If I say "turn on Office" and I would like it choose the appropriate scene based on the time of day.

Is this possible with Hue or Alexa?

It is. Or at least I'm fairly sure it is. Look into the 'routines' section of the Hue app. I don't use them myself, but I'm fairly sure they're designed for the type of thing you're looking to do.

And enjoy the bulbs. We've now got a truckload of them in the house and absolutely freaking love them.