Update Oct 4, 2022 – A new post is published with the newest pairing info. See here: https://lazymocha.com/blog/2022/10/04/samsung-smartthings-groovy-to-edge-conversion-and-xiaomi-aqara-devices/ Following on Part 3, the idea of “Smart Home” is to be able to get updated information from the home; sensors are the eyes and ears that tells you everything from temperature, occupancy, door/windows opening, garage door […]
Part 3: Smarter Home with Samsung SmartThings
Developing… Continuing on the many wireless standards being used in the smart home, it is part of my consideration that the system has to be sustainable, have large support base and “open”. Apple’s HomeKit would be the first one out due to the licensing model (anything that works with HomeKit must be certified). Wink has […]
Part 1: How to Make my Apartment “Smarter” & Home Automation
Developing…. This is a multi-parts article to cover my smart home project. I made my apartment smarter with the use of Amazon Echo and Samsung SmartThings in Canada. YES! this can be done in Canada. I can now control my lights, self alarm monitoring, and door locks remotely. In Canada, we are very limited in […]
Part 2: Smart Home Standards – Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wifi or HomeKit ?
Developing…. Continuing from part 1 of the series, there are currently a few wireless standards that are being used: Zigbee – Zigbee is a wireless standard established between 2003 to 2006. It is a low powered 2.4GHz radio that can form a mesh network to transmit data between devices. The word “zigbee” refers to the […]