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Feb 13th, 2019
The Smart Home👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
In this episode, Wes and Scott talk about the Smart Home — all the different tech available, how it works together, pitfalls to avoid, hardware, software, and more!
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2:25 - The tech
- Wifi devices
- Can operator on low power
- Usually Cheaper
- Water Sensor, door sensor, temperature
- HomeKit sucks
- You need an Apple TV or iPad to access outside of your house
9:13 - Controlling your smart home
- Smart Things
- Home Assistant
- Host your own
- Lots of add-ons
- You need to babysit it
- Google Assistant
- Google Pixel squeeze to assistant is way better than saying "Hey Google".
- Google Home
- Google Home is awesome
- Custom sayings with IFTTT
- Custom via Routines
23:52 - Software
- Basic automations
- Makers accounts
- Web hooks to trigger actions
- Make non-iOS stuff work with HomeKit
- Swipe up control is nice
28:15 - Hardware
- Light Switches
- Chromecast — turn the TV off
- Power strip
- Change each plug or have timers
- Mesh Wifi
- Fire Alarms / CO2
- Nest Protect
- Garage Door Opener
- Non-connected "smart items"
67:32 - What we want in the future
- Motion sensors
- Door sensors
- More bulbs
- Constantly recording cameras
- Sensors galore
- Windows open
- Doors open
- Garage door
- Zigbee Hub
- Xiaomi Sensors
- Gear Best
××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ×××
- Scott: Philips Hue
- Wes: All the recommendations from above