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None in Cumbria
Probably wild goose chase... But great deal if you can get it. FYI this can be used with most combi boilers... It just wires up differently to the 'heating-only' option but there's diagrams online. We have this version controlling our Worcester Greenstar. The hot water control does nothing.
None near me or withinn 80 miles. Release the geese.
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How do you check if your heating system works with nest or hive? I have an oil fired boiler.
I have a brand new one for sale but without reading the regs im guessing you are not able to post ads or sell on here? Any people can enlighten me? thanks in advance....just curious really.
Ahh I think I must have had a stroke when I wrote that. Ignore me. Sorry!
Glad I can help (y)
I was about to buy one from Amazon this morning. Thanks to this post, I managed to grab the last one from local Maplin. Cheers @zeekillah
You don't wire it to a old thermostat you need to replace your thermostat, which mean you would wire it up to your boiler.
Can You wire this to an old thermostat which is probably 20 years old
That's very promising indeed. I appreciate your reply.
Read this link matey, looks and sounds promising! https://www.reddit.com/r/tradfri/comments/6vcnzv/hue_bulbs_can_now_also_be_paired_with_ikea/
I’m not sure buddy, I could do with borrowing a bulb from someone to test the theory! Might order one from Amazon and send it back if it doesn’t work.
Hi, do you know if Philips hue bulbs are compatible with the IKEA hub? I just purchased the IKEA hub recently with some GU10 bulbs. Now IKEA are not selling E14 bulbs which I need desperately so am thinking about trying a Philips hue E14 instead. Thanks, Steve
If you don't mind me asking, do you know if Philips hue bulbs work with IKEA tradfri gateway/hub? FYI I called IKEA today to ask about the E14 bulb and the fact that no IKEA has stock of said bulb and they told me that the E14 bulb was recalled due to safety concerns.
Poor deal. Better deals have been available recently on the Echo for instance. Ditto Philips Hue starter kits. Wish there was a standard that forced all hubs to interoperate as daft having Nest, Hue, Osram, Samsung, etc. I prefer TP-Link that does not need a hub
Great post @khakhad (highfive)
It is a smart speaker with a screen, designed primarily as a bedside clock although mine is in the lounge. The beauty of it being that you get visual as well as auditory responses which is very nice indeed. Songs have scrolling lyrics, weather reports are backed up with graphical representations etc etc. I personally much prefer it to just a speaker but it is a personal preference not necessarily shared by all I'm sure :-)
yeah the title needs work, as to get the Hue starter and the Echo for this price is pretty good
Isn’t the spot a smart speaker you can talk to? Genuine question! I just assumed it was like an echo dot with a small screen. Or were you implying “of a decent sound quality”?
Good price if that's what you want but can't see the point to the Echo Spot myself. Either get a smart speaker you can talk to, or use your smartphone which doesn't have the world's smallest screen.
Great, thanks for posting 8)
Fantastic price. Been watching these for ages. Cheapest I’ve ever seen them. Grabbed 4. Thanks OP
Darn wanted to use my £5 off for Amazon assistant but getting one anyway as I've got credit. Thanks! Hot! Edit: Got one. Just noticed same Maplin price on eBay too.
It was oos at my store So I made an order online on friday to collect on monday But its still processing for the bulbs and hue bridge Does anyone experience the same issue?
Yes, I reserved them Friday night. I should have been clearer in my post, apologies. I had to show the emails in store to help the staff in both stores but was easy enough
Another advantage of not needing to use light switch's is that it reduces your cleaning (y)
Did u reserve them before you went to the store?
Many thanks op for this, much appreciated. Managed to pick myself up two full sets, sadly from different Argos stores. The self service price wasn't discounted but in both stores, the sales assistant told me, I'd pay the reserved price, not the instore price. I even watched one of them over-ride the prices on the til. Got the spare bridge and mini's on ebay now. Could end up being a superb bargain, many thanks again :)
Ur imagination would be your limitation
I use OpenHAB, and have an almost fully automated home (highfive) ...until I move and have to do it all again. You’re right about an addiction though. I’m predominantly z-wave, hue and Somfy blinds. The Ring doorbell is the only thing that fails me, and falls out of my openHAB ecosystem, due to lack of API :(
I would be interested to hear what smart things can add to the Hue experience
Now move to smart things to really take advantage of what hue can do for u. And start a new addiction..
Yeah it does....
"That's all that matters" - because the world revolves around you, in your own little world at least.
I think I'm funny, that's all that matters really. You have your little rant though if it makes you feel good
Do you know that smart alecs aren't as smart (or funny) as they think they are? thegamekinginfo's suggestion isn't that obvious to most people and is helpful to them - doesn't really merit taking the mick, especially since you're not even being funny!
Did you know the Beatles have split up? (lol) (lol)
For £99 more you can have 4K 55 inch Toshiba! This is cold, not worth more than £80.
I purchased it a week ago Model numbers are similar So hence the question
Did I have the link for the Currys TV? I could not find it
Currys is £69 cheaper?
Well yea it is if the nest isn't battery operated I can't though, hense my question.
Top info there. Did you get that from the manual?
Wouldn't you be better off sticking with Nest products throughout? Nest = google and Ring = Amazon. Amazon + Google = tech war! I have chosen to stay with Amazon as my Warmup heating is Alexa compatible and now I have bought the Ring through this deal. I have an echo plus and kids have fire tablets. IMHO
ANybody know where I can buy a battery separate for this in th UK? Without having to wait 3 months for it to arrive!?
Then the hassle of getting a crime number, waiting for a replacement, and everything else. Just for something some scally can do in 2 seconds.
Used to be available for £89.99 but £99 seems the norm now.
Cold, maplin sells it for £87.20, on eBay 20% sale this detector was sold for £83.20
Thanks I got some
you can say that again
£99 on Amazon as well and has been for a while. This isn't a deal.
It's xiaomi blinds.
Hi Steve, how do you plan on closing the blinds? I've looked at little motors that operate the chain/drawstring. But they are either in the USA or are no longer in business. Are you buying a full new electric blind? Any help her would be much appreciated as it's about the only thing I've not been able to get a solution for. Cheers
For the motion sensor it's 2 minutes to 30 minutes when motion is detected for how long the light will stay switched on for. So in my living room, I've automated that if it detects motion then switch on Yeelight. If no motion detected for 2 minutes then switch off. I've set that for hours between 6pm and 6am though will adjust that due to summer time starting.
Custom DH - yes. I had to press it a couple of times to connect but it didn’t take long and never disconnected since
I've got that set up. Quite a few options. You mean in terms of colours for the yeelights or or the options for the motion sensor?
Damn it missed that one managed to find one for £26 using the code
It's out of stock
Got 2 of these for 2 bedrooms. Been after the switch for a while. Just need a switch and coloured bulb for my study now
Out of stock already
Shared it an hour ago, 7 sold in 3 minutes. It was at £22, Elgato sensor is at £29 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Elgato-Eve-Wireless-Motion-Sensor-Apple-HomeKit-Compatible-iOS-/401298254145?hash=item5d6f3d6941
So last night I finally unboxed the v1 xiaomi motion sensors. Watched youtube video by smart ome automation and paired them. Renamed them too. I set my smartthings to armed. I' walking in front of the sensors but smartthings not alerting me. What am I doing wrong? The battery also states 0% but on smartthings it shows all connected.
I have not tried OpenHAB yet. With the Smartthings MQTT bridge (Smartapp) https://github.com/stjohnjohnson/smartthings-mqtt-bridge it converts all conected devices into MQTT messages and sends them onto an MQTT broker. The MQTT broker can be used in OpenHAB or as I use, Home Assistant. The plus for OpenHAB is the nice mobile App that is sadly missing for Home Assistant. So in answer to your question if OpenHAB supports the Xiaomi gateway directly then there is no need for SmartThings. Just bear in mind that you can do so much more with SmartThings and apparently then I jesting internally ZigBee v3.0 which should roll out to the general public as a software upgrade.
Thanks for confirming. So if I want to use these with OpenHAB can I just stick with the Xiaomi gateway?Or would it be better to get a smart things gateway?
Got door sensors for less than £6 each today. Search Xiaomi on HotUKDeals
Thanks - I am tempted but have no idea where I would put them :D
Just so people know you can return the pop things to amazon for £60. Here to help.
Well some folks would just see it as basic manners to read through a thread before posting what has already been noted (especially one less than two pages long) - I find THAT completely unnecessary and odd and that's why I thought I would point it out to you. I've already attempted to explain to you how these threads work - your reply is now buried in the middle of this page, so if anyone wanted to come across it they would have to read through the thread, just as I did to find the info originally. What if everyone had your can't be bothered attitude? The thread would be filled with people saying the same thing over and over again... And I'm not sure you can class two replies before this one as "consistent belittling".
Ok I find your consistent belittling scary. All I tried to do was potentially help somebody without reading through an entire thread with a snippet of information I gave that may have helped just one person (and that would’ve been all I wanted) but you have to give me hassle over it. Completely unnecessary and odd
Er, except that of course they WOULD have to read through to get to your post... Jeezo, internet etiquette is long dead isn't it!?
Or by posting it it didn’t hurt and helped anybody else potentially that also didn’t wanna read through it all so yes I am thank you
Was looking at Arlo for a long time but the battery situation put me off. I just bought a Blink XT one camera system for £119 from blinkforhome. I tried to post deal but mods deleted it was from a new seller or something. Back up to £149 now.
I'm halfway to your setup, I have Aqara sensors and ST, (although I also have Ring integrated too), I definitely want to achieve what you've got. However having had a quick scoot around the ST forums, there are a lot of advocates of Blink over Arlo. Specifically looking at this thread i'll have to do lots more reading on the pros and cons of both systems, one thing that annoys me though is that there are never any Blinks on Amazon warehouse!
Broadly: Armed Away puts alerts on all cameras and sensors, including internal movement ones, triggering pop-up and text message alerts. It's designed to make sure I see/respond to the alert. Armed Home sets notifications on for outdoor cameras, front/french doors, all windows, and garage sensor. It has just a pop-up as we tend to trigger it accidentally. (That said, to protect our bikes, the garage sensor will always send text alerts 12pm-6am) Home still tends to have cameras set to record when triggered, but with no notifications. I have a Smarthings shortcut to 'Cameras On' and 'Cameras Off' for when we are spending a lot of time in the garden and immediately outside the house. I'm still fine tuning it, but nothing can really come near, let alone in, the house without me being aware. Ours is Arlo which is fine for our usage (we are in a very safe area) but I can't comment on the others - like you say, they all have pros and cons. Smartthings is working great for me though with lots of Aqara sensors, but it does take basic tech skills and patience to do all the integrations.
Interesting about the Smartthings integration. Out of interest what are the differences in the recordings between Armed Home vs Armed Away? I'm sold on a home camera system of some sort, and am torn between Arlo, Arlo Pro, a custom "MotionEyeOS" setup and a Hikvision IP + NVR solution, all have pros and cons
Shame the original arlo can't do local recording. Thats the one feature that pushes me towards the pro.