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Questions tagged [home-automation]

Use this tag if you're looking for software to "automate your home" – be it for lighting, heating, or home-theater; with Z-Wave, EnOcean, X10, KNX, you-name-it.

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Control Alexa smart home devices without voice

I am using Alexa to control different smart home devices from different brands. I would like to create a terminal with a touch interface to interact with the smart devices connected to Alexa. Is there ...
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Home info portal software

Imagine you have no real smart home nrvertheless you want to have a screen in your kitchen showing for example: Weather Shopping list Calendar ToDos Maybe Alexa interface to all of above Is there a ...
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Open smart home system with focus on alerting

I am looking for a smart home solution with the focus on integrating various security sensors (water/flood sensors, gas sensor, carbon monoxide sensor, smoke sensor, maybe door/window sensors). The ...
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SmartHome: determine a persons location in a room

I am looking for a solution for my smart home to determine a persons location in my apartment. I would like to say exactly (+/- 1m variance) where that person is in my apartment. Saying person #1 is ...
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Wireless gate closure software/hardware combo

I have a small fence around my house with 2 small gate doors that latch closed. These are gates for people, not cars. I would like to find an affordable software / hardware combo to let me know if ...
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App to locate device within the home (Indoor positioning)

I want to be able to quickly check the location of my dog -- which room of the house or part of the yard that she's in. I have a GPS collar for her, but I've decided not to use GPS because of the ...
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Best way to visualize a house floor plan with satellite imagery?

I have a few acres of land of where I want to build a house. I am currently deciding between floor plans and was wondering if it's possible to superimpose floor plans to scale on satellite imagery so ...
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MODBUS device library

MODBUS - despite being very old - is a common and widely used protocol in industrial applications for connection sensors, plc's and machines. The MODBUS protocol can be seen as an early client/server ...
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Configuring a Z-Wave Controller

I'm looking for a simple piece of software (for PC or Linux) which can interface with a Z-Wave USB controller. All it needs to do is list the nodes that are connected to that device, and allow for ...