Home Automation Deals

Home Automation Deals & Offers

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Philips Hue Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch £17.99 Prime / £21.98 non Prime @ Amazon
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Usually £19.99. Free delivery on prime or when spending over £20 if non prime. Yes, Aqara Xiaomi, etc buttons are cheaper, but for a genuine Hue dimmer, £17.99 isn't bad. Same p… Read more
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Hearnia_2K2 h, 45 m ago

If you have a printer, then the model is available …If you have a printer, then the model is available here:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1454110


I don't have a printer, and to be honest I think the selling price on eBay is perfectly pitched. His sold 80 in the last 24 hours according to eBay and as stated in this thread stocks are replenished weekly at 7pm. Personally I use the dimmer switch and Alexa in perfect harmony. Prior to this add-on the remote was just like any other remote, 'around somewhere'. I was never going to have 2 light switches on the wall side by side so this product was and is a great, neat solution for me @ £10.99 a go
OllieSt17th Feb

This eBay seller makes cover plates which are really neat.He has no items …This eBay seller makes cover plates which are really neat.He has no items for sale at the moment, but for about £10 you can have the Hue dimmer with on the wall instead of your existing light switch.[Image]


If you have a printer, then the model is available here:

thingiverse.com/thi…110
Gordeh17th Feb

Ikea ones now work with Hue, they may have a cheaper alternative.


IKEA don't have candle bulbs. They're on the site but were pulled from the market and no sign of them returning. They have the slightly more expensive GLS type ~E14 though.
kencol6 m ago

Yes, and multiple rooms if you like.



Perfect thanks
Xiaomi Aqara Smart Water Sensor £6.01 @ GearBest
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Use the GearBest App and Code to get it at this Price. £6.01 Code:. AQSWSUK Description Aqara smart water sensor can detect in water and remote alarm through APP timely. The dura… Read more
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Buyer1024GB2 h, 36 m ago

It only works for a single purchase but if others have got the same … It only works for a single purchase but if others have got the same problem I'll expire the deal


Ah, that's the reason. Thanks, still working then!
Original Poster
Here is a screenshot showing my set-up page for the water sensor in the mihome app. (The Chinese bit is the top one of the two choices you can make, that's when it detects water Google Translator app is your friend)


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aide3 m ago

Code doesn't seem to be valid any more. App takes the code but no discount …Code doesn't seem to be valid any more. App takes the code but no discount applied


It only works for a single purchase but if others have got the same problem I'll expire the deal
Code doesn't seem to be valid any more. App takes the code but no discount applied
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Ordered more of these yesterday, this morning suspended one over the bath in a bag turned the tap on and went back when the alarm on the gateway went off, hey dear like a kid with a new toy.

I need some taps that remotely switch off when the alarm on the water sensor goes off hey maybe the taps could work with the temperature sensor and adjust the taps for the right water temperature.

My wife says I'm getting lazy what! with all the work and putting into this home automation thing she's joking
Edited by: "Buyer1024GB" 17th Jan
Philips Hue B22 Starter Kit £99.95 @ John lewis instore
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Found in my local John Lewis in the discount section (so Store dependant) this was for the older set without the dimmer switch but with the new hub. They also had the GU10 starte… Read more
ecsrobin4 h, 14 m ago

Because many users vote cold if they don’t like something/ can’t afford som …Because many users vote cold if they don’t like something/ can’t afford something / would buy a cheaper equivalent and not because of the deal offered.


If they can find it cheaper or its a standard price fair enough, but its about deals not personal preferences
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andrewp49 m ago

Don’t get the cold votes. Very good price for 3 colour bulbs and a hub w …Don’t get the cold votes. Very good price for 3 colour bulbs and a hub whether you are a fan if Hue or not


Because many users vote cold if they don’t like something/ can’t afford something / would buy a cheaper equivalent and not because of the deal offered.
Don’t get the cold votes. Very good price for 3 colour bulbs and a hub whether you are a fan if Hue or not
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deanwall7 h, 59 m ago

I meant how many bulbs in the box and which ‘model’ of bulb... standard, wh …I meant how many bulbs in the box and which ‘model’ of bulb... standard, white or colour?


Colour bulbs 3 bulbs in a pack with hub.
ecsrobin2 h, 26 m ago

In the title and description. B22 and GU10 on offer. 2 boxes of B22 in …In the title and description. B22 and GU10 on offer. 2 boxes of B22 in Portsmouth and 1 box of GU10 possibly Store dependant.


I meant how many bulbs in the box and which ‘model’ of bulb... standard, white or colour?
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Home Automation Bundle - Energenie MIHO040 2-Gang Socket Bundle - Chrome - £37.46 - Ebuyer
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*** Already Out of stock.... Got a Google Mini this Xmas and was wondering if this is a good deal folks, also looks like it works with Amazon Echo / Dot ... Get your Home Autom… Read more
I think its a pricing error which is why it's out of stock
Edited by: "0dd8a11" 20th Dec 2017
My payment has been taken so hopefully i got lucky 🍀
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davenhaze1 m ago

Showing out of stock now!!!


Yeah tell me about it! I was literally about to order this myself after seeing that the same thing is £109.99 in Screwfix!
Bought but got an email saying insufficient stock!
ORVIBO B25UK WiFi smart socket £16.45 (Prime) £17.95 (non prime) Sold by ZHIHUIXING and Fulfilled by Amazon
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£16.45 (Prime) £17.95 (non prime). Cheapest I’ve seen for a while for this new version that works with Alexa. Easy to set up. I have purchased from this supplier as delivered by Am… Read more
These are total crap, avoid.
The previous model (Orvibo S20) was banned from sale due to a high risk of electrocution unsafeproducts.eu/rec…ket . A brand to avoid IMHO.

I have several Sonoff S20s for around 8 quid each banggood.com/SON…=CN and they are excellent. Fully compatible with Alexa & Google Home too.
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New HomeMate app and Alexa skill means they work on or off your WiFi network. So anywhere you have a phone signal or anywhere Alexa can hear your voice in doors.
got 2 of these about 2 years ago - worked for about 1 year and lost the ability to control from outside.
you can only control them whilst logged to the same wifi they are on, which makes these useless in my opinion.
forget about any support - unless you are good in Chinese ;-)
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Cheaper here or here but never heard of these websites or purchased from them.
Edited by: "sjgorilla" 26th Nov 2017
SONOFF RF Bridge WiFi 433 MHz Replacement Smart Home Automation Universal Switch Intelligent Domotica Wi-Fi Remote RF Controller £7.77 @ Banggood
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I found SONOFF RF Bridge 433 Universal Switch Intelligent Domotica Wi-Fi Remote RF Controller drop to £7.77, seems a good price. Features Convert 433MHz RF Remote to App… Read more
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Bought this recently around this price. Pleasantly surprised. It can support 4 X 4 button RF remotes, but has no toggle option, so each 'virtual' remote can only control 2 devices ... So 8 sockets total per RF bridge. Range is good and can reach my loft from ground floor in a 3 story house. Integration with Alexa works fine, but the lack of a toggle option when used with RF sockets means I have to say "Alexa, turn on Bedside Lamp", but "Alexa, turn off Bedside Lamp Off" to turn it back off. Eventually paired to my no-name RF sockets after some trial and error, but no such problems with the Energenie sockets (Ener002) which I'm now using. Might order another if I can find some more Energenie sockets cheap enough.
Edited by: "McMike" 9th Dec 2017
RayB23 h, 20 m ago

Banggood.com do not comply with UK consumer laws. Plus delivery can be up …Banggood.com do not comply with UK consumer laws. Plus delivery can be up to 28 days which they told me after I ordered - it says 1-2 days, then 6-8 days on its website. Order at your peril!



I has a Sonoff POW fail on me after 2 days - they refunded promptly. Was very impressed.

Currently have another issue - ordered 3 Sonoff S20 remote plug sockets and only 2 were delivered (yesterday). Weight of package suggested 3 were in originally but package was not damaged and too small for 3 sockets - so suspect either error or theft at their warehouse. Interesting to see how they will handle this.
Banggood.com do not comply with UK consumer laws. Plus delivery can be up to 28 days which they told me after I ordered - it says 1-2 days, then 6-8 days on its website. Order at your peril!
Van197325 m ago

They have some really good devices but could do with a marketing …They have some really good devices but could do with a marketing department to better describe and advertise their products.I'm hoping to use mine as a simple home alarm when/if I can get some PIR sensors to work with it. I'm not yet up to hacking these myself and just use the standard firmware - but thinking of educating myself and then having a play!



tinkerman.cat/hac…33/

basically, all the sonoff devices can be hacked with firmware to allow local network access.
I have the power monitor devices, but haven't altered them as yet.
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mcek2 h, 38 m ago

Aha.. looks like they changed the description a bit since I first looked. …Aha.. looks like they changed the description a bit since I first looked. I thought it was basically an internet connected RF remote with some learning, but it's clearer now it will receive trigger alerts.I might go for it, to expand the zwave, zigbee home automation setup, as it's already hackable to use a local-only network.


They have some really good devices but could do with a marketing department to better describe and advertise their products.

I'm hoping to use mine as a simple home alarm when/if I can get some PIR sensors to work with it.

I'm not yet up to hacking these myself and just use the standard firmware - but thinking of educating myself and then having a play!
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YALE SMART LIVING WIRELESS Z-WAVE MODULE £42 @ B&Q
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Z-Wave module for connecting Yale Smart Door Lock Conexis L1. Good compared to most other places.
If you buy one from eBay can you be sure it is not already coded? The seller has your address.
ohdaesu48 m ago

The seller no longer has them but a quick search showed a few under £19 …The seller no longer has them but a quick search showed a few under £19 with best offer, just make an offer



Thanks found one. didn't show up with the word living in the search.
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nougat21 h, 46 m ago

Do you have a link the cheapest I could see £24.99

The seller no longer has them but a quick search showed a few under £19 with best offer, just make an offer
ohdaesu54 m ago

Try eBay first got a new one for £15 delivered works great



Do you have a link the cheapest I could see £24.99
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Try eBay first got a new one for £15 delivered works great
Broadlink RM Pro Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote Control, Amazon Lightning Deal, £24.88   (Save £5.11)
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Broadlink RM Pro Wi-Fi Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote Control Compatible For Apple Android Smartphones, WiFi+IR+RF Device will control RF (Radio Frequency) and IR… Read more
This controlled by home assistant and some cheap RF sockets are the perfect low cost starting point for a proper smart home rather than a bunch of remote controlled items which most people confuse with being smart.
Disagree with the folk that are saying these are rubbish, set up properly you'll have no problems.. that said I wouldn't use it for things like volume control on TV etc. I use it purely to switch things off and on or projector screens etc.
If you want something to experiment with and don't mind the pain of setting up it's worth £25
they're cr*p had one sent it back. they don't work with IFTTT or anything (despite what their false advertising says)
not recommended
This is sh**

I bought one months ago and it barely gets used, I can only use it for my TV so just turn my TV off and on while I'm away from home. I wouldn't use it while I'm at home because there's a 2 second lag and 2 second pause with every action. So if you want to put the volume up by 4 notches, that's a 10 second task.

There is no way for it to work with the new TiVo boxes either which don't use IR. I thought they were RF but there is no option to learn RF remotes, only on/off RF switches.

The app itself is like it was written by someone who doesn't know how to code or write good UI. It's terrible to use.

I was supposed to return it but forgot and am now stuck with it.
Have one of these and well worth the money... a bit of a pain to set up to begin with but works well with Alexa
Ring Pro Video Doorbell with Chime - £199 @ Curry's
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RRP for the Pro was £189, then Brexit/price increased to £229 and it's not really deviated. I was hoping for something similar by Amazon on Prime Day, but alas, Currys went there i… Read more
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woldranger9th Aug

I know this thread is pretty much dead but I was wondering what you guys …I know this thread is pretty much dead but I was wondering what you guys recommend for a cheap wireless doorbell, ideally with 2 receivers?


I had this immediately prior... £9, expensive!

amazon.co.uk/d/D…ech

All 3 of the wireless doorbells I've had over 7 years I've been a homeowner, have been susceptible to interference. There's nothing more annoying than being woken at 3am, because Dave over the road has returned from work and locked his wagon.

Whether its worth £190 to rid yourself of that possible issue, I cant say.

The £9 bell couldn't trigger my lightbulbs to flash when someone is at the door...
I know this thread is pretty much dead but I was wondering what you guys recommend for a cheap wireless doorbell, ideally with 2 receivers?
£200 wtf for a door bell just because it's got video no thanks
Pretty chunky, 11.4cm x 5.1cm 2.5cm deep.
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Clearly a marmite product, but if it stops my neighbours car(s) interfering with my doorbell and waking me at the crack of dawn, then I'm all for it.

As someone who has an ever evolving "smart home", this is just another "thing" smartened up.

Ultimately, at the time of posting this, it can't be found any cheaper...(new, and in the UK)
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Google Home + get a £15 off voucher (£100 spend) in stock at local Maplin - £129 + possible £15 cashback (new Quidco members)
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For those who haven't pre-ordered and want one today, I just picked one up from my local Maplin (whereas Currys, PCworld and John Lewis seems to be only available online atm) Also… Read more
ma10

@mimlloyd, is that what the Maplin staff told you cause the voucher says … @mimlloyd, is that what the Maplin staff told you cause the voucher says spend 15.01 is eligible to use the voucher?


Yes you're right. My voucher says the same. Guy deffo said £50.01 though.
StackerJ

Can you confirm that the voucher can only be used on purchases over £50 … Can you confirm that the voucher can only be used on purchases over £50 the website T&C's seem to suggest it only has to be £15.01 as I was considering using the voucher to get an additional HUE bulb in the redemption period.



You're right. Guy in the shop definitely said over £50 (£50.01 and above), but I've just checked my voucher and it says spend over 15.01 to get £15 off. And in the box it says there's 3 months Google Music for free so the Curry's promo is no big deal. I've got just over £4 cashback from TopCashBack too.
julian_1234

Can't be bothered to post it as a deal, but you can get £15 from … Can't be bothered to post it as a deal, but you can get £15 from Quidco.https://www.quidco.com/GoogleHome15?


I signed up there is no maplin listed on Quidco's search. went threw topcashback instead. only 4.4% but better than nothing an i get the maplin vouchers too.
Mimlloyd

Just picked mine up in Maplins. Voucher can only be used for purchases … Just picked mine up in Maplins. Voucher can only be used for purchases over £50. Currys are offering 3 months of Google Music free with the Google Home but I'll make more use of the Maplins £15 voucher.



​the 3 months of free Google music is from Google themselves not Curry's. so everyone will get that offer, no matter where you buy from
Can't be bothered to post it as a deal, but you can get £15 from Quidco.

quidco.com/Goo…e15?
Google Home pre-order £129.00 @ Google store - Now Aval!
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Seems like a good deal compared to Amazon Echo
I imagine the suits at airwick are ready to sue over design infringement.
welshblob

I've been digging around and I'm reading that it won't play your uploaded … I've been digging around and I'm reading that it won't play your uploaded songs, albums or artists directly from a free play account, only subscription which means they are forcing you into a monthly subscription to hear your own music! Is anybody able to confirm this? What's annoying me at the moment is the incessent insistence i sign up to a default music provider for which there are two choices, Google play (with 6 month free trial) or premium Spotify. I want neither but it/she doesn't appear to understand that. Therefore mine might be going back.



Bit of a downer, amazon echo seems to only accept mp3s when my music is in flac

Might be one way to distinguish between the 2 rivals
ukez

it's free to upload your music on Google; once you have you can tell … it's free to upload your music on Google; once you have you can tell Google home to play your music from the home device or your Chromecast audio devices that you have scattered around your home.



I've been digging around and I'm reading that it won't play your uploaded songs, albums or artists directly from a free play account, only subscription which means they are forcing you into a monthly subscription to hear your own music! Is anybody able to confirm this?

What's annoying me at the moment is the incessent insistence i sign up to a default music provider for which there are two choices, Google play (with 6 month free trial) or premium Spotify. I want neither but it/she doesn't appear to understand that. Therefore mine might be going back.
quidco.com/Goo…e15

​Hiya, it's for new quidco accounts, only though the link on the mirror.co.uk site I linked to in my first post.

(hopefully the link work, can't figure out how to add a screenshot!)
Edited by: "rajeee3" 6th Apr 2017
Donna80

As a comparison for anyone deciding, the Echo Dot is often £35, it can … As a comparison for anyone deciding, the Echo Dot is often £35, it can play your Prime music and Audible audiobooks, with Kindle book reading available in the US and coming to the UK soon. You can upload some of your own music, and even more for a charge; Amazon Music Unlimited is £3.99/month if you have an Echo Dot (or Echo), and it works as a Bluetooth speaker (for your phone etc) or it can connect with another speaker. Alarms & timers are simple to use, albeit her knowledge base can't match Google. She'll be getting an intercom system soon, and new stuff gets added regularly. Plus you get buy 4 get 1 free offers.I'd love to get a Google Home, but I can't justify the price tag, especially if you want them in a few rooms. Google really needs a cheaper version too.



it's free to upload your music on Google; once you have you can tell Google home to play your music from the home device or your Chromecast audio devices that you have scattered around your home.
***NEW*** Logitech Harmony Hub £85.99 delivered @ Logitech EU Store
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The Logitech Harmony Hub is £85.99 delivered from the Logitech EU Store. It's at least £99.99 everywhere else as far as I can see. "Harmony Hub turns your smartphone or tablet in… Read more
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Istanbul_Kop

This deal is dog turd, but boy do I love My Harmony Hub. I didn't realise … This deal is dog turd, but boy do I love My Harmony Hub. I didn't realise how much I needed it until I got one (when purchasing the Elite Remote on Black Friday.



​How so?
This deal is dog turd, but boy do I love My Harmony Hub. I didn't realise how much I needed it until I got one (when purchasing the Elite Remote on Black Friday.
the__cat

​Course it does.



Yep, it's a smoking deal...
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adsham

No one is questioning that.Does the fact it's the cheapest price you can … No one is questioning that.Does the fact it's the cheapest price you can get it today make it a hot deal? No.



​Course it does.
the__cat

​Can you still get it at a lower price? No. Is this the cheapest price y … ​Can you still get it at a lower price? No. Is this the cheapest price you can get it for today? Yes.



No one is questioning that.

Does the fact it's the cheapest price you can get it today make it a hot deal? No.
TP-link smart home devices 10% off in maplin £22.45
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All of the TP-Link devices are 10% off at maplins until 15th March. Works flawlessly with amazon echo and within the free kasa app at home or when your out. Bought some TP-link wi… Read more
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InTheKnow444

already posted



I can only see the wifi plugs posted but this for the whole tp link smart home range. Also to point out the led bulbs which are not released yet on amazon can be bought now at maplin.
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3xRF Remote switch/socket £6.99 @ Clas Ohlson - Free c&c
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3 Pack of RF (433.92MHz) sockets, plus a remote.Loads (like, really loads) available instore at Newcastle for £6.99, click & collect available or home delivery with extra charg… Read more
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Azelphur

Hmm, don't know of any idiots guides, but if you're familiar with Linux … Hmm, don't know of any idiots guides, but if you're familiar with Linux it shouldn't be an issue. Feel free to message me if you bump into any issues



Never used Linux, Python or just about everything else involved which has made it a steep learning curve. Not helped by the usual problem with open source software that any guides you find always seem to be based on a previous version and don't match what you actually have in front of you. Docker/Kitematic has been a lifesaver, once I got it to talk to the rest of the network, as I have the config set to use files in the normal Windows environment.

Many thanks for the offer, may well be in touch.
b1g1an

Thanks, decided against the more technical approach (!) So have ordered … Thanks, decided against the more technical approach (!) So have ordered one of these and was also looking at Home Assistant. Any tips or links to idiot's guides appreciated?



Hmm, don't know of any idiots guides, but if you're familiar with Linux it shouldn't be an issue. Feel free to message me if you bump into any issues
rtbsghgfh

For me, following home assistant's install guide was simple enough, and a … For me, following home assistant's install guide was simple enough, and a couple of days lurking reddit's homeautomation, amazonecho and homeassistant subs gave enough background info to understand the competing technologies and how systems might link together. I also tried openhab but that was more of a struggle so quickly went back to homeassistant.



Had a mare getting HA to install directly into Windows but then tried again through Docker and all works a treat. Timing was obviously perfect given they've literally just added native support for the RM Pro, none of the mucking about with RM Bridge and the like which was putting me off initially. Thanks for turning me onto these (no pun intended!).
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b1g1an

Thanks, decided against the more technical approach (!) So have ordered … Thanks, decided against the more technical approach (!) So have ordered one of these and was also looking at Home Assistant. Any tips or links to idiot's guides appreciated?



For me, following home assistant's install guide was simple enough, and a couple of days lurking reddit's homeautomation, amazonecho and homeassistant subs gave enough background info to understand the competing technologies and how systems might link together. I also tried openhab but that was more of a struggle so quickly went back to homeassistant.
Azelphur

I have the broadlink rm2 pro and it works well, I use it with Home … I have the broadlink rm2 pro and it works well, I use it with Home Assistant.



Thanks, decided against the more technical approach (!) So have ordered one of these and was also looking at Home Assistant. Any tips or links to idiot's guides appreciated?
Home automation and security. MyDlink kits reduced to half price - £42.50 @ Staples UK
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If you are into home automation, Staples have some D Link equipment reduced. Best bargain is the Home Security one at £42.50. Mostly half price - accessories are also reduced. In… Read more
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norwich has no more security sets and they are 99.50 anyway....other stuff is reduced see pics uploaded later ....but horrendous attitude and sharp practice with the upto 50% off marked price...although still good prices all the same....

we mo also reduced....pics to follow...

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mydlink Home HD Kit £105 down to £52.50 Nil stock
mydlinkHome Security Starter Kit, £150 down ro £99.50 No stock
Monitor HD unit 4£105 down to £52.50
Battery motion sensor £35 down to £18.50
Door and window sensor£35 down to £17
wi-fi motion sensor£2? down to £18

Connected Home Hub £40 down to 20

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says 99.50 on shelf ??
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Sorry didn't see :-(
Is the Belkin wemo stuff reduced too? I can't see it properly on the picture
Hive Active Plug & Sensor Pack (Hub, 2x Smart Plugs, Motion Sensor & Door/Window Sensor - £114.99 - Amazon
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Been scanning for smart home devices for a while and noticed that this pack of 2x smart plugs, a motion sensor, door/window sensor plus hive hub is £114.99 on Amazon at the moment.… Read more
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I'm not sure the best use of smart light bulbs is as the main room light either tbh...mood lighting and lamps are better suited
Pan111

When IFTTT is introduced "soon" it should be compatible with lots more … When IFTTT is introduced "soon" it should be compatible with lots more devices. They have added the hive lights and hive heating to IFTTT this year



The problem with IFTTT is that it's not really very useful for real time applications, such as you've walked into the hall, turn on the lights. I've been playing with home automation for years, and there are always two problems, 1) ensuring the trigger has actioned correctly, and 2) make sure the action happens fast enough.

The moment the internet gets included in the equation, you can kiss goodbye to both, for a heating control, it probably doesn't matter, but if like in my house, the alarm is triggered, the lights come on, the cameras start recording and the dumping stills to the internet and footage to a remote server somewhere else in the house, can't see IFTTT working effectively in this scenario, if I have to ask a device to turn on the lights, it's not going to take long before I end up going back to using light switches.

Unless home automation is ultimately powered by a PC or hub, based in the home without resorting to communicating with some server in the 'cloud' it's never going to be a good solution, especially security applications or those that need fast response times. So far I've not seen anyone demonstrate how any of these home based voice recognition systems work better than a remote control or touch screen interface.

mike
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When IFTTT is introduced "soon" it should be compatible with lots more devices. They have added the hive lights and hive heating to IFTTT this year
VBV

This is not zigbee. It's z-wave. So not compatible.



It's based on the same technology as AlertMe which is zigbee but with extras (allowed by the ZigBee protocol). I have both z-wave and AlertMe, to be honest zigbee is a whole lot more reliable, but without the vast array of devices. Oh and don't expect compatibility between different ZigBee devices, it's bad enough with z-wave, but ZigBee takes it to a whole new level.

mike
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It is zigbee. The videos Ive seen suggest it is, the hive thermostat boot sequence mentions zigbee and this guy hivehomeforum.co.uk/?pa…=21 has well documented it as zigbee
Vesternet Black Friday - TKB Z-wave TZ69E switch / meter £28.76 / £32.71 delivered
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A great little Z-Wave Plus / 5th gen power socket with energy meter for a decent price in Vesternet's Black Friday sale. Other deals available too, including Greenwave socket und… Read more
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Good price for the socket with energy meter. This is the usual price for the conventional power only switch.
Netatmo Thermostat Plus Amazon Dot Bundle £148.99 @ Amazon
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Very tempted by this seeing as the Thermostat on its own is £149.99 through Prime and I have already preordered a Dot and an Echo. Some blurb on the Netatmo which is highly review… Read more
bilbob

Well, no, it won't 'turn it on or off' as such. But if you turn the … Well, no, it won't 'turn it on or off' as such. But if you turn the temperature to 15, then it's not going to turn on is it?Have you set your schedules in the netatmo app?



​I haven't installed it yet, was reading reviews. Apparently the USA version does do more functionality so am hoping it comes this way.
Well, no, it won't 'turn it on or off' as such. But if you turn the temperature to 15, then it's not going to turn on is it?
Have you set your schedules in the netatmo app?
Is it me or this package make no sense? From reading the reviews on the Netatmo skill for echo it is limited to turn up or down the heating. Not switch it on and off!
bilbob

So far, hugely impressed with it. After a little practise, she even … So far, hugely impressed with it. After a little practise, she even understands my 4 year old with a lisp! They are having huge fun making it meow like a cat, and telling silly jokes... :)Looking forward to setting up the netatmo... Might bring forward the purchase of some Hue bulbs...Also can't wait for the release of the Netatmo radiator thermostats...



​Nice. Am hoping the Plex plugin comes out soon. Had to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius though manually via the app and settings.
twe

Got mine today. Impressed so far of Amazon Echo and understanding me … Got mine today. Impressed so far of Amazon Echo and understanding me lol.Have to install Netatmo to be impressed with that. Amazon echo can control Netatmo right? Some sights showing US only.


So far, hugely impressed with it. After a little practise, she even understands my 4 year old with a lisp! They are having huge fun making it meow like a cat, and telling silly jokes...

Looking forward to setting up the netatmo... Might bring forward the purchase of some Hue bulbs...
Also can't wait for the release of the Netatmo radiator thermostats...
Canary All In One Security Device 104.99 Prime with Code / 119.99 Non-prime
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The price for this item dropped in line with other retailers, but Amazon also has a £15 voucher for Prime users, which makes it £104.99 The code is BABYGC16 Currys and JL have it… Read more
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Been waiting for this to come down a bit in price, voucher code made even more tempting. Ordered! Thanks!
Really good product, highly recommended.
This is so tempting....
Great quality product - I have 4 of these now (!) :-)
Philips Hue and belkin wemo starter sets £30 and £24 instore in Tesco
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Spotted in Tesco Merthyr Tydfil, they have starter sets for both the Philips hue and Belkin wemo lighting systems reduced. Each contain two screw style light bulbs and a hub (bayo… Read more
Lux bulbs also available at £6.50 each.
Original Poster

I know the Wemo stuff (Screw fit) is reduced in Tesco Extra, Yate , … I know the Wemo stuff (Screw fit) is reduced in Tesco Extra, Yate , BS37Yate is OOS of the Hue (which is only version 1 and not homekit compatible)


you're right it was the old version, I have changed the picture to reflect this.
I know the Wemo stuff (Screw fit) is reduced in Tesco Extra, Yate , BS37
Yate is OOS of the Hue (which is only version 1 and not homekit compatible)

Edited by: "gavinlew" 8th Jun 2016
so a wild goose hunt then.
Heat for the find but I hate how they use a bridge for the bulbs ( lifx user here)

Will have to go hunting for the wemo stuff!
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