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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:18 min | 11 months ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Wave and be. You don't have to give them up. You could go with smart things and the Nice thing about Lutron is works with so many platforms. And it's freaking easy. I'm about to move and I'm putting Lutron in all of my all of my light switches that I can even with smart things. He would have to have the Lutron Bridge. Yes even yeah the Lutron Bridge. 'cause Lutron uses has several radio technologies but the saline has something called clear connect. And that's what worked with wink. So instead of the wink hub. You're going to have to get the Lutron Bridge. But the Lucianne bridge works with Home Kit Google and the madam a ecosystem plus and now Kevin has another thought for you. Y- because I was actually in the same boat just a few months prior and I as I said earlier in the show I broke up with wink. I did go with these smart things WIFI system. Which is a smart things hub and Wifi? You don't if you have wi fi mesh wi fi. You don't need that you can just get smart things hub. But I also had looked at prior the early edition of the HUBBA TAT hub. Which at the time you had to add a little dangle for ziashavenay Zoghbi the newest version of the hubbub tat elevation hub does include. Wi Fi. Bluetooth Zubi Enzi Wave. It's currently out of stock on the habitat site. It will be in stock on Amazon in July about one hundred and thirty dollars and I mentioned it because it works with Lutron as well. The added benefit. I think too many people over smart things is it's all local. It's all local controls. That the hub doesn't send out your data anywhere else from a privacy standpoint and I'd say from a speed standpoint. It's definitely worth considering agreed. Okay well that wraps up this portion of the show remember if you want to be entered to win or you just have a question. You'd like to answer. Give us a call at five one. Two six two three seven four two four and now stay tuned for our guest Fi. He'd manion who is the CEO of Morse micro. He's going to be talking to us about Wifi.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:18 min | 11 months ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Wave and be. You don't have to give them up. You could go with smart things and the Nice thing about Lutron is works with so many platforms. And it's freaking easy. I'm about to move and I'm putting Lutron in all of my all of my light switches that I can even with smart things. He would have to have the Lutron Bridge. Yes even yeah the Lutron Bridge. 'cause Lutron uses has several radio technologies but the saline has something called clear connect. And that's what worked with wink. So instead of the wink hub. You're going to have to get the trump bridge but the Lucianne bridge works with Home Kit Google and the madam a ecosystem plus stuff and now Kevin has another thought for you. Y- because I was actually in the same boat just a few months prior and I as I said earlier in the show I broke up with wink. I did go with these smart things WIFI system. Which is a smart things hub and Wifi? You don't if you have wi fi mesh wi fi. You don't need that you can just get smart things hub. But I also had looked at prior the early edition of the HUBBA TAT hub. Which at the time you had to add a little dangle for ziashavenay Zoghbi the newest version of the hubbub tat elevation hub does include. Wi Fi. Bluetooth Zubi Enzi Wave. It's currently out of stock on the habitat site. It will be in stock on Amazon. In general why about one hundred and thirty dollars and I mentioned it because it works with Lutron as well. The added benefit. I think too many people over smart things is it's all local. It's all local controls. That the hub doesn't send out your data anywhere else from a privacy standpoint and I'd say from a speed standpoint. It's definitely worth considering agreed. Okay well that wraps up this portion of the show remember if you want to be entered to win or you just have a question. You'd like to answer. Give us a call at five one. Two six two three seven four two four and now stay tuned for our guest Fi. He'd manion who is the CEO of Morse micro. He's going to be talking to us about Wifi.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:01 min | 11 months ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Eastern to get in on this month's drying so five one two six three seven four two four and before we get to. This week's question did wanNA bring something up. Because someone left us a voicemail saying that when I discussed the August lock two weeks ago. I said that it did not come with the keypad. And they took that to mean that it didn't that wasn't an option but there is an optional. Add on keypad. So if you like the August block in you want to also by a keypad you can. So that is out there. I was talking about it. Not being part of the lock itself right but we do like our keypads. We love our KEYPADS IN IN I. I realized that was confusing. So thank you Lisa for letting me know that. That was confusing. I don't WanNa do that. -Til I WANNA help okay. This week's question comes from Kevin but not our Kevin and he's talking about. Oh we think. The show's going full circle. Y'All okay let's hear it. Probably this is Kevin from Lake. Arrowhead California I to have been a big week fan since two thousand sixteen. I had the hub one the hub to and I have a wink relay and you were asking for us to let you know what our plans were going forward. I have a question for you. I'm thinking about going vying Lutron Bridge 'cause I have some Lutron light switches and I've got a Fusi wave sensors and some wave switches that I could live without. I think but if I went with the Lutron and I felt I needed to wave at some point I would probably buy a smart things but I would still need to Lutron bridge. Just your thoughts. You think that's a good idea. Thanks Oh heaven. I picked this because it had a Lutron component and who knows I love Lutron. Oh yes she does. It's also a fair question to ask right now because lots of people are probably in a.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:01 min | 11 months ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Eastern to get in on this month's drying so five one two six three seven four two four and before we get to. This week's question did wanNA bring something up. Because someone left us a voicemail saying that when I discussed the August lock two weeks ago. I said that it did not come with the keypad. And they took that to mean that it didn't that wasn't an option but there is an optional. Add on keypad. So if you like the August lock in you want to also by a keypad you can. So that is out there. I was talking about it. Not being part of the lock itself right but we do like our keypads. We love our KEYPADS IN IN I. I realized that was confusing. So thank you Lisa for letting me know that. That was confusing. I don't WanNa do that. -Til I WANNA help okay. This week's question comes from Kevin but not our Kevin and he's talking about Oh wink. The show's going full circle. Y'All okay let's hear it. Probably this is Kevin from Lake. Arrowhead California I to have been a big week fan since two thousand sixteen. I have the hub one the hub to and I have a wink relay and you were asking for us to let you know what our plans were going forward. I have a question for you. I'm thinking about going vying Lutron Bridge 'cause I have some Lutron light switches and I've got a Fusi wave sensors and some leeway switches that I could live without I think but if I went with the Lutron and I felt I needed to wave at some point I would probably buy a smart things but I would still need to Lutron bridge. Just your thoughts. You think that's a good idea. Thanks Oh heaven. I'll be honest. I picked this because it had a Lutron component and heard knows I love Lutron. Oh yes she does. It's also a fair question to ask right now because lots of people are probably in a.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

11:26 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Wireless networks fixed wireless networks in rural areas. Where it's too expensive to lay fiber so there's a lot that's happening here. I WANNA see us make it permanent. And I WANNA see us come out of this with a federal mandate to say broadband is not just nice. It is a necessity like hot water. Clean water like electricity. We need an electrification act for broadband. The comprehensively covers our country and our citizens and that is my passionate like plead. Everyone Hallelujah. I completely agree. And it's the one other aspect that I've noticed as a result of what's going on now with everybody basically working from home and they're on their video conference calls and so on Internet usage is up a believe I read about thirty percent in terms of capacity and there have been some actions. Taken to help mitigate too much traffic I know that Some of the streaming services have reduced especially in Europe netflixing Youtube. Maybe a drop down the SDN standard definition video for example so less data is flowing through the pipes so that everybody has access to do what they need to do. But what's interesting is that companies here in the US that have data caps the broadband companies have temporarily lifted those caps. So that way you don't have to worry about it. I don't have a cap on my fires but I know comcast people do and I suspect others do as well. The speeds aren't really slowing down. The capacity is there. The infrastructure is there. So everybody's saying well maybe you shouldn't have these caps. You can certainly handle everything and yet. Those caps were always intended to maintain price parity with cable service plus broadband so cable companies and ISP's who also owned cable. They wanted to basically charge one hundred fifty dollars a month and if you went over the top for streaming an only bought a fifty dollar broadband package. That would be a problem for them. So what's happened? Is they added these caps to charge you extra? And then they've also been ramping up the bills. Okay that's it. Yep So pucks over. I know you guys. I'm sorry I yeah. That's a soapbox moment. I'm sorry we you cover policy again since two thousand seven or so. I'm old and embittered y'all so old and embittered and brought meet broadband his literally how we do this show. I've been a remote workers since two thousand five I. My job is broadband. It's pretty much essential to me as my electricity is as my h. Vac System is his whatever my cell phone service. I mean. It's pretty central. Yeah all right. So let's let's recognize it and make it so okay make it so. Let's talk about home assistant. Who Missing Kevin. Who Assistant. Yes yes yes so. I have talked once or twice about this now. It's kind of like an ongoing series of getting away from the store. Bought Smart Home Systems and using a raspberry Pi and open source software. Call Home Assistant. So this week I started doing more with the integrations that are. They're basically connecting devices. Seeing what devices can be connected to it and which ones can't or what pitfalls I've seen as well as remote access which is pretty important. And so if you have a hub today from smart things or wink or something like that you have remote access through the APP here with home assistant. You can have to do it yourself. They give you a solution. Which will talk about a minute. And that solution also includes having access to your digital voice assistance madame a and Google so I thought that was kind of interesting that the two who are tied together and unfortunately it's for a fee. It's Thirty Day free trial which I'm on right now but five dollars a month. Gets you remote access to your smart home as well as the voice assistant integrations so keen on that? But okay. I mean that you're not paying for for the hub itself other than the Raspberry Pi. Whatever harbor using so. I guess I can live with that turn. That on was very easy and I've tested. It haven't gone far from my house. I've used it over lt e and it works fine but the integrations are interesting on the pro side. There are probably more integrations than you could imagine that are available like they're companies. I've never heard of that. You can integrate your home assistance. More home with so. That's that's great but some need a little work and perfect example. We talked about the nest earlier in the show. So video doorbells. You only have a choice. Right name of four. That's ring August door. Bird and Sky Bell no nest and part of that is because of the worst with nest. I presume that that pro shut down. And in fact that program has impacted the other nest integrations because you can integrate nest for cameras sensors thermostats for the cameras. It's only a video stream not live. So that's a potential pitfall there and again with the program changing you actually need a developer account to use the integration. And you can't even get that right now because of the worthlessness program being sunset. So that's Kinda Yucky from your right now but at least that the documentation was very clear. I give them that because then I tried to add spotify which is typically pretty easy to say. Oh you have to figure it by following instructions. Well that's kind of what the next thing GimMe Lincoln instructions. There was no link to these so I don't even know where to go. Look now so I have to go look for that. Another perfect example. And I know you're going to cringe when you hear the Stacey Lutron not that I haven't Lutron Cossiga devices. Okay so they are there but I have to log into your lutron account and generate a certificate so that home assistant can connect to your Lutron bridge. You do that. You download a python script from get hub and that generates three files you then. Use The instructions at the top of the script to fill in your personal information. And then when you have everything filled in and you've got that certificate put on your raspberry Pi or every running home assistant. Then you can integrate. Would you do that? No no I would not and that's what I keep coming back to so far home. Assistant works really well for would have used it for. Its has so many integrations and so much control. I mean the the automations and scenes. It's like before on steroids. It's fantastic even geo location. You can use it in a hidden mode so that it's not used for device tracking but it is used for automations. I mean so. It's very privacy centric but there's often some technical know-how needed and again. I give them credit. In most cases the documentation is very clear. But again I know how to use a python script. I know how to pull something now. From get hub most people. I don't think they do or want to learn to do it all right okay. But I don't want to shy people away from because you can learn a lot here you really can if you don't mind and I know under voicemail weren't talk about security and that's where I think this is a huge huge benefit to having home assistant because your data is your data. Okay so let's move to that it's time for the Internet of things podcast hotline. Which is where we answer your questions about the smart home devices or whatever else you would like to talk about. I have been baking bread. So if you want questions answered about sourdough starters give us a call at five one. Two six three seven four two four and you will be entered to win a prize this month prize is going to be a Schlegel lock. They are back soon. They will be a sponsor again so we're just going to throw out the leg lock as this month's prize not throwing it in throwing it out. Okay you're right. We're throwing it in into the ring so give us a call during the month of April and you'll be entered to win so call five one two six to three seven four two four and we have a winner for the month of March. The winner is Tim. Tim Wins at aware. Glows see a really exciting fun. I think it's really exciting and fun. It's air quality monitor sensor that you plug in it. Also the plug you can plug in various devices that can react to the quality of your air or you can just plug in light and schedule. It on timer. It's a multifunctional device. I have one and I actually really enjoy it so that is what Tim is going to win. Yea To all right. Let's go to the question which as Kevin foreshadowed is indeed about home assistant and security. This week's question is also from a Kevin. Let's hear it facing and Kevin Question that might be a little more long-term come into I'm Kevin from Raleigh North Carolina. The question is what Kevin thinks about home assistant and security. I've worked with it a bit. Had it set up in multiple different ways never on a pie but docker containers locally installed et Cetera and security is the single biggest thing holding me back from the time spent on settling. But that's kind of the fun part anyways I'll hear from you soon. I help. Thanks Okay Kevin. Let's answer Kevin's question. I'm going to let you since you the home assistant guru well. I'm still learning but and I'm glad that Kevin asked this question because I hadn't thought about it so much. I figured will undo the Raspberry Pi on my local home network and the remote access. I'm doing through the paid service. I'm sure it's secure. By the way Kevin you can use that remote access through the official home assistant app for IOS or Android. Which is what I'm using right now. There are other clients but you could. It looks just like your home. Assistant Dashboard. Which is nice. I didn't even look into the security until Kevin as-as question so it turns out that secure remote access home assistant has a document. Saying here's the head of security system and the easiest option is to use the homeless cloud which is that paid service you can use. T. L. S. or S. L. To expose your home assistant instance to the Internet use a VPN tour or S. H. Tunnel if you really WANNA go hogwash. Health in a terminal or some other client so it seems like from an access remote access standpoint. The pretty well covered there additionally. You don't have to do what I used to do. Ten years ago and poke a hole in your home firewall at your on your router new set up nad or anything like that. This is all automatic is awesome as far as the port. That's used home. Assistant Uses eighty-one twenty three. So it's not a very common port. Although yes people do scanned for open ports and such so but still just using some nonstandard ports such as four forty five or eighty eighty or eighty is typically for Internet traffic. That's a bonus in my book also for SSh Connection Secure Shell access us that really for debugging you probably could control your system.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

11:26 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Wireless networks fixed wireless networks in rural areas. Where it's too expensive to lay fiber so there's a lot that's happening here. I WANNA see us make it permanent. And I WANNA see us come out of this with a federal mandate to say broadband is not just nice. It is a necessity like hot water. Clean water like electricity. We need an electrification act for broadband. The comprehensively covers our country and our citizens and that is my passionate like plead. Everyone Hallelujah. I completely agree. And it's the one other aspect that I've noticed as a result of what's going on now with everybody basically working from home and they're on their video conference calls and so on Internet usage is up a believe I read about thirty percent in terms of capacity and there have been some actions. Taken to help mitigate too much traffic I know that Some of the streaming services have reduced especially in Europe netflixing Youtube. Maybe a drop down the SDN standard definition video for example so less data is flowing through the pipes so that everybody has access to do what they need to do. But what's interesting is that companies here in the US that have data caps the broadband companies have temporarily lifted those caps. So that way you don't have to worry about it. I don't have a cap on my fires but I know comcast people do and I suspect others do as well. The speeds aren't really slowing down. The capacity is there. The infrastructure is there. So everybody's saying well maybe you shouldn't have these caps. You can certainly handle everything and yet. Those caps were always intended to maintain price parity with cable service plus broadband so cable companies and ISP's who also owned cable. They wanted to basically charge one hundred fifty dollars a month and if you went over the top for streaming an only bought a fifty dollar broadband package. That would be a problem for them. So what's happened? Is they added these caps to charge you extra? And then they've also been ramping up the bills. Okay that's it. Yep So pucks over. I know you guys. I'm sorry I yeah. That's a soapbox moment. I'm sorry we you cover policy again since two thousand seven or so. I'm old and embittered y'all so old and embittered and brought meet broadband his literally how we do this show. I've been a remote workers since two thousand five I. My job is broadband. It's pretty much essential to me as my electricity is as my h. Vac System is his whatever my cell phone service. I mean. It's pretty central. Yeah all right. So let's let's recognize it and make it so okay make it so. Let's talk about home assistant. Who Missing Kevin. Who Assistant. Yes yes yes so. I have talked once or twice about this now. It's kind of like an ongoing series of getting away from the store. Bought Smart Home Systems and using a raspberry Pi and open source software. Call Home Assistant. So this week I started doing more with the integrations that are. They're basically connecting devices. Seeing what devices can be connected to it and which ones can't or what pitfalls I've seen as well as remote access which is pretty important. And so if you have a hub today from smart things or wink or something like that you have remote access through the APP here with home assistant. You can have to do it yourself. They give you a solution. Which will talk about a minute. And that solution also includes having access to your digital voice assistance madame a and Google so I thought that was kind of interesting that the two who are tied together and unfortunately it's for a fee. It's Thirty Day free trial which I'm on right now but five dollars a month. Gets you remote access to your smart home as well as the voice assistant integrations so keen on that? But okay. I mean that you're not paying for for the hub itself other than the Raspberry Pi. Whatever harbor using so. I guess I can live with that turn. That on was very easy and I've tested. It haven't gone far from my house. I've used it over lt e and it works fine but the integrations are interesting on the pro side. There are probably more integrations than you could imagine that are available like they're companies. I've never heard of that. You can integrate your home assistance. More home with so. That's that's great but some need a little work and perfect example. We talked about the nest earlier in the show. So video doorbells. You only have a choice. Right name of four. That's ring August door. Bird and Sky Bell no nest and part of that is because of the worst with nest. I presume that that pro shut down. And in fact that program has impacted the other nest integrations because you can integrate nest for cameras sensors thermostats for the cameras. It's only a video stream not live. So that's a potential pitfall there and again with the program changing you actually need a developer account to use the integration. And you can't even get that right now because of the worthlessness program being sunset. So that's Kinda Yucky from your right now but at least that the documentation was very clear. I give them that because then I tried to add spotify which is typically pretty easy to say. Oh you have to figure it by following instructions. Well that's kind of what the next thing GimMe Lincoln instructions. There was no link to these so I don't even know where to go. Look now so I have to go look for that. Another perfect example. And I know you're going to cringe when you hear the Stacey Lutron not that I have any Lutron Cossiga devices. Okay so they are there but I have to log into your lutron account and generate a certificate so that home assistant can connect to your Lutron bridge. You do that. You download a python script from get hub and that generates three files you then. Use The instructions at the top of the script to fill in your personal information. And then when you have everything filled in and you've got that certificate put on your raspberry Pi or every running home assistant. Then you can integrate. Would you do that? No no I would not and that's what I keep coming back to so far home. Assistant works really well for would have used it for. Its has so many integrations and so much control. I mean the the automations and scenes. It's like before on steroids. It's fantastic even geo location. You can use it in a hidden mode so that it's not used for device tracking but it is used for automations. I mean so. It's very privacy centric but there's often some technical know-how needed and again. I give them credit. In most cases the documentation is very clear. But again I know how to use a python script. I know how to pull something now. From get hub most people. I don't think they do or want to learn to do it all right okay. But I don't want to shy people away from because you can learn a lot here you really can if you don't mind and I know under voicemail weren't talk about security and that's where I think this is a huge huge benefit to having home assistant because your data is your data. Okay so let's move to that it's time for the Internet of things podcast hotline. Which is where we answer your questions about the smart home devices or whatever else you would like to talk about. I have been baking bread. So if you want questions answered about sourdough starters give us a call at five one. Two six three seven four two four and you will be entered to win a prize this month prize is going to be a Schlegel lock. They are back soon. They will be a sponsor again so we're just going to throw out the leg lock as this month's prize not throwing it in throwing it out. Okay you're right. We're throwing it in into the ring so give us a call during the month of April and you'll be entered to win so call five one two six to three seven four two four and we have a winner for the month of March. The winner is Tim. Tim Wins at aware. Glows see a really exciting fun. I think it's really exciting and fun. It's air quality monitor sensor that you plug in it. Also the plug you can plug in various devices that can react to the quality of your air or you can just plug in light and schedule. It on timer. It's a multifunctional device. I have one and I actually really enjoy it so that is what Tim is going to win. Yea To all right. Let's go to the question which as Kevin foreshadowed is indeed about home assistant and security. This week's question is also from a Kevin. Let's hear it facing and Kevin Question that might be a little more long-term come into I'm Kevin from Raleigh North Carolina. The question is what Kevin thinks about home assistant and security. I've worked with it a bit. Had it set up in multiple different ways never on a pie but docker containers locally installed et Cetera and security is the single biggest thing holding me back from the time spent on settling. But that's kind of the fun part anyways I'll hear from you soon. I help. Thanks Okay Kevin. Let's answer Kevin's question. I'm going to let you since you the home assistant guru well. I'm still learning but and I'm glad that Kevin asked this question because I hadn't thought about it so much. I figured will undo the Raspberry Pi on my local home network and the remote access. I'm doing through the paid service. I'm sure it's secure. By the way Kevin you can use that remote access through the official home assistant app for IOS or Android. Which is what I'm using right now. There are other clients but you could. It looks just like your home. Assistant Dashboard. Which is nice. I didn't even look into the security until Kevin as-as question so it turns out that secure remote access home assistant has a document. Saying here's the head of security system and the easiest option is to use the homeless cloud which is that paid service you can use. T. L. S. or S. L. To expose your home assistant instance to the Internet use a VPN tour or S. H. Tunnel if you really WANNA go hogwash. Health in a terminal or some other client so it seems like from an access remote access standpoint. The pretty well covered there additionally. You don't have to do what I used to do. Ten years ago and poke a hole in your home firewall at your on your router new. Set up NAD or anything like that. This is all automatic. Which is awesome as far as the port. That's used home. Assistant Uses eighty-one twenty three. So it's not a very common port. Although yes people do scanned for open ports and such so but still just using some nonstandard ports such as four forty five or eighty eighty or eighty is typically for Internet traffic. That's a bonus in my book also for SSh Connection Secure Shell access us that really for debugging you probably could control your system.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

9to5Mac Happy Hour

09:57 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

"Sensory basis whether you want to be an automatic no security or maximum security and the reality is most of your accessories. You'RE GONNA want to on the automatic mode because that's still allows through communication with like. Yes because if you had this this camera that you put on the skirt and to use the home kit features anything else. The the camera can do including just talking to its own. Third would be our band because he would never connect so very few accessories. You're going to the highest tier of security and the ones that you do. Maybe like lights right. There's not much opportunity for light to be hacked in a way. That is very destructive right. So you can put your lights on the highest security level but as we sign right and he's good this feature exists and if you're someone who just has coming to home kit for the first time you happen to have a compiler. Russa and you start seeing them up and you can get the extra security. That's great but for most people. I think you know. Changing your current south up to do is just not worth the hassle like the feature. Tradeoff is not worth the effort involved. And we've seen plenty of examples. This week of people doing it. You know I follow the steps but something goes wrong and send their. Don't connect anymore so I like when you're going into like secure video for instance you know the trade offs but you're getting a lot of beneficial features right for this. You don't really get any features so I wouldn't fret too much about it I have. We'll be routed I don't have any roadmap security and not bluto fair. There's there for me. I I like this concept because when you think of the pitch of Home Kit a one angle of that is that you've got one APP. The whole map that talks the same language is all your smart home accessories from different vendors. So you've got one out that can control them hopefully Without having to jump between like fifteen different APPS So that's why it was one part of it is just women which speak And then you know I think if you're going into more stuff a lot of people that aren't they're just doing it for like for the practical use and not for the for the sake of trying it out. We'll stick with one platform and so it's it's very common to go home kit and not care about Alexa or Google Assistant. And and then it's okay to segment those off and not have those factors or worry about what are the non homecare features at this hardware can do. I don't care I just wanted to be home cat. And then you put all of your trust and security in Apple. Home-care can have its holes but whatever third party company is their flaws. Aren't yours to worry about because you're only using the home kit lane So I like that and it's kind of been a pitch of home. Kit is like security in the past. But you've not because it's also been home kit plus everything else the product can do. You've never been able to say no only at the home kit stuff. The closest thing has been home could secure video when you literally flash the firmware. And then you're running. You know talking to apple and not logitech servers anymore And it seems Kinda wild that it's this long to get to that level of security and I'm trying to think about who is this four like with there. Be Any requirements for Home in income kit implementation that requires this level of security for it could be possible I'm not sure that if you're making a new home for instance you might as well just get one of the givers. I'm not opposed to this. I'm just I don't want to take my router to do it but when it comes to links Of A lot you know I think initially had to give up the WI FI. Router THAT TESTING. But no big deal. That's not a big deal. The only thing that works with the iphone so that's not a factor really And then so. There's an Admin work to do And then if you've got to re add things in the home APP to benefit from it it's always have to do. It's a bit of which things have to be reacted. Things migrate over. What matters is kind of up in the and stuff goes through a bridge like there's a bunch of lights throughout the house but the go through the the Lutron Bridge So is an exciting at one time and everything else reflected so. I'm not a post with the setup process. Either I'm just going to be patient and wait till it comes to my router not not switch to the euro one. I would use either wine but the fact is have more links wants to test and I have euro ones to test that says where I've landed and the fact that apple was telling them before they even sold a net gear orbi. I was like Oh this. One Apple Support In practice the links flop APP is pretty bad. And I don't think is optimize for the plus is phones and it's not like the First Party experience that you wish you could have even if apple endorses. It so I'm not married to it but They tend to be clear. Get RUSSA's all the other configuration on anything. You want to change Stewart's through there right when you add when you had the home kit roots. It's a map you not. You can't get like the sayings of the Russa in the home. That's right that's not. That's not the ambition of home-keepers even though it'd be nice if they would be nice so yeah it's one of those things where you know home-cooked secure video. I was jumping immediately and I had a patience for what the bugs would be in. There were many This is what you you you gain from this these features that you wouldn't have otherwise as you. I only expose if you do this with homecare routers use of each. Yeah with homecare router is there is some new. I get to play with but like it's only administrations tacos. Yeah and then you're done and then you gotta deal their faces after that so I'm not going to jump in and be debate history yet but once it comes links us. Then I'll I'll you know maybe take the WIFI sixth hour out of out of commission and I think that's that's where everything goes through and so if that's on the network as the main router then I don't think I'd be able to use it any way I imagine in which they update that one to work too but it was not going to be the first one so it's a lot of work to you know kind of a theoretical feature not not that you benefit from every day so but I do like it. I mean if I'm thinking about who is a four. I don't think that they made this. Because there's some restriction that they you know they can only have home kit homes if this existed. I think this is how they always went home kit to work and they finally able to implement it in a way they make sense and that's deployed deplorable deployable. So cuffy finding if you're starting from day one make sense to take advantage of this if you haven't easiest up you know there's there's no hurry up and finally. I just want to give to pro. We mentioned earlier in the show but a few weeks ago because we have to go. I fell asleep with an air pipe pro ear and I woke up and it was gone and my dog found it. My Dog Apollo founded and it was in pieces and so I I was down the left airport pro and man. I appreciate these things so much that I I went the process of of of not replacing the whole thing but going through the process of saying I've only lost one and I need to replace it and it was pretty smooth used to spend ninety dollars instead of two hundred and fifty dollars and you get just the part that you need the the missing heir pod But it came within two days of doing that online. There was one hiccup in the process. Which is that for some reason. I didn't find the online forum. Where you like? Click the buttons yourself and then take part in to pay for it which is a pretty good. Us You find it. I was going to chat and I was relaying. The story of what happened and I was trying to be as concise as possible but there were all these questions of like. Okay what phone do you have? Do you use how to use your phone thing All the things that they gotta fill out and you know just being patient but and then it's like okay. We're going to the form. Do you click a button and you pay for the part and it will come to you. And that's all right cool so did that. I got the email click on the button to pay for US Apple. Pay Pay for done and then I realized very faint like Iowa. Seven ultra-fine style. It said that it was the right. Air Pied when in my in my left ear pied and so when I had paid for the wrong airport and it was my fault for clicking for not noticing it first so that's when I found the Ui online where you just click and you like click the one that you want yourself person doing it for you and I got one needed now. I've got to sort out how to send back when I don't need because I don't need a ride so for ninety dollars. Thanks but anyway. Airplanes pro like man to lose them is to really appreciate them so I went. I was going back to using power. Beats pro for everything just like walking around listening to the podcast and stuff for those and you know as as a dad with two kids I miss noise cancellation and just the convenience of like pods in your pocket. You know it's a different form factor. And they're way more casual than parore. I still love Harry's pro for the long runs that I do. But as soon as I was wearing Barbie terrific and went back to pro I was looking for like the volume clicker again just out of habit of like turn up the volume on my ear. And I can't do that but for what they are. I really appreciate these things and one person that I took a photo that was concerned that the dog would have eaten a battery. Now what have been bad. But I didn't feed the dog. There was an accident so anyway these things. I don't think I'll sleep anymore and wake up and not immediately find them. I the case. So everybody's pro. They're awesome. Who Knew All right? That.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on AppStories

AppStories

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on AppStories

"And it's you know whereas I think control six lights and buying six you know hugh spotlight bulbs probably be like three hundred dollars. Something like that This this is a lot cheaper it was. I don't remember exactly how much it costs. But it was roughly one hundred dollars maybe a little more a little. Maybe a little less Lutron you say yeah Do you know if you working Europe or you just like one of those things that is optimized for the US You know I'm not certain. I believe it's a pretty big companies. They may have a version that works in Europe. They also they do one. That's not that they have ones that go in the wall like I got because I was replacing an existing light switch but they also have ones that just just kind of like stick to the wall like you can do with I think hugh has these two where they're independent of of your electrical system your home so that's nice right so it's better for like an apartment situation for instance where you don't you know you're not your landlord isn't necessarily GonNa let you change the switches out in that kind of thing signing that before before we move on of the segment started when I mentioned the abode security. Some that's completely like homecare native all of the the different components. Are they have an explanation on the avenue. Landing Page where you can get all the details. And he's very nice if I didn't have an existing Sarah that I spent and Not necessarily a lot of money on because all the components were really cheap about a lot of time figuring out how to build them what to do with it. I would actually consider shooter. The about one Just because it's all like it doesn't require all of the different work arounds and acts that I had to go through. It's all native. You've you basically by the by the system like the basis and with the hub by them the sensors that you want to add In a modular fashion and then you upgrade great to home kit and everything is exposing kid. You don't have to go through for example in my case I had to deal with the car up which somehow how it will set in Chinese and they need it like. It's so it's so wild like these APP you need to create an account But then you need to choose as like a witch servers. You WanNa create the account on because example you ask servers and Chinese servers done have like or at least don't have to follow real. GDP are so if you your opinion account you basically cannot use the APP anymore because it has to be updated for compliance. Aw that's that is a little hacky. I basically yes. I basically had to create a Chinese account onshore servers. Well well I hope that the account information is all they wanted because then I deleted the APP so now the Akhara hobbies just communicating home. Kit Deleted. All of the detainees APPs from my phone. So I don't think anything has has been sent to the Chinese well. I think this goes to interesting topic. which is reliability? And how how customize in how hacky you WanNa get with home kit. Because I think I've probably gone the opposite direction of you to some degree. which is I don't like to fiddle with it as much as I used to? And I just like it to work and usually that means picking like you said with the abode abode system something that's more modular integrated and. That's really why I've kind of migrated everything to home kit over time. I had more non on home. Kit Related home automation stuff before. But then it's just a whole bunch of you know dealing with APPs that can kind of bridge the gap between them and that sort of thing thing and over time. I've found that I've found certain devices that work particularly well. You mentioned the eve products. I was originally very skeptical of those since I work over Bluetooth but mine have all been perfect. I've got like a back door sensor and a couple of electrical outlets and they work absolutely perfect. Glenn another another device. I like a lot is echoed thermostat that has been rock-solid to So you know I. I'm trying to stick these days with mainly things that are home kit enabled and if possible. Don't use a bridge because I currently have the Lutron Bridge in the Hugh Bridge Bridge. I used to also have a we mobridge because I think we mow now make switch like electrical outlets and things that don't require bridge but for a long time they I did and I had nothing but trouble with with mine so I kind of abandoned using we mow products and move to the ones. Because I know I would recommend those to me. And they've been perfect since I got them. This episode of App Stories is brought to you by lunar display. LYNYRD display is the only hardware solution Asian that turns your IPAD. or Mac into a wireless display Luna.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

9to5Mac Happy Hour

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on 9to5Mac Happy Hour

"An option they mean like there's always been having your current location because then when you you know you go about town it's it's local but if you're at home mostly and that's what you really care about then that's a cool thing to have it a glance on your watch and you know specific to to your neighborhood district you know zip code so however it's measured so I'm looking forward to trying this too and when I looked at it after the after the news I saw what you know they got the the weather station main product than the other the other modules a believe are like rain measurement and wind speed in you know if you go if you have one you'd have mall is my opinion so I think I think like you will have the weatherization Detroit out they'll have to add the other two centers Oh yeah I mean I don't know I don't know if you're like I am but I I love the stuff I can't tell you why it's just cool to have I think yeah where was freaking out about like the Indo temperatures every night because we didn't have unfortunately we can't go see thermostat off eh so at least we can actually like temperature gauges and stuff share high school also Home Kit so I wanNA share a bit about the process for for moving from the old house with me awesome I've done this a few times where I've moved moved home kit with me the only difference is time is that it's permanent so that's useful but all right about this in the future in bringing up more in the show as well but the main thing is that in the past I've erased like the home and started from scratch and that's been a pain because there's so many things that you that you need to google how to reset them so I'm not doing that this time I did remove my Hugh Bridge but I'm at back and then you just made him to light from the bridge so that reflects in the home APP Lutron Bridge I kept over and just like reassign where light switches are but but now I can see what sticks and now that it's sort of a permanent installation what I prioritize and My approach is that ah for all of the wall light switches and ceiling fans I wanNA have lutron replace the wall switches and not just like most of them all of them so that there's no inconsistency there I want every closet hallway bathroom you know outside like kitchen light to be that same like flat switch with the buttons uh going that route and then that also eliminates whole the light needs to be on for you to be able to control it from the APP thing that you get with Hugh and lose it does make these these wall plugs where you plug in a lamp and I've never tried them before but the way they work is that they've got buttons on the wall plug for on and off and Dem and they tell you what Bob was work with them but I guess it delivers enough power to change their bright into the bulk which I've never tried but there kind of expensive like fifty sixty bucks for that and we're thinking about this is if the plug is behind like a shelf or something you know with a lamp sitting on not really accessible so then you have the remote but it's kind of interesting that you'd still have that Denver control with any Bob the only thing thinking about where I do wanna use he because I was thinking maybe I'll just go only have lutron zero here in the home by there is some some fun requires all the power and there is a not for the lamp but you really couldn't get around the only thing you can do is like one of the ally FX branded bulbs or something like that word to Bluetooth Smart Bulb with no bridge but then there's no way to do on and off and I want to do is have it as close to like anyone can come in also prioritized bringing my tv back on home kit because for a while I just I I wasn't using my home my sinology run home bridge anymore I had messed up thing in put it back together and it it was cool to have my lg TV work with home cat without official support from L G brought it back it was really easy to do this time I'll try and put a couple of links and the show notes for people that that that want to do this because it's it's it's more complicated than a one would it for anybody because it's over my head I'm just yeah like following guides myself and I've managed to have like input source changing correctly hey changes back to what they are after certain time with the TV sets but then I think if he renamed them from the Home Bridge side than that reflect over indefinitely so I'm thinking about doing that whereas like playstation switch apple TV whatever else only thing I've not mastered turning the TV off his works great switching puts works but turning it on I have not mastered and I think I think it's worked before but I think it's you know saying to the homepage Siri turn the TV often it's like instant and I love that also prioritized changing the door locks to be smart locks you can buy but this is the first time that had been able to change the outside lock on the door not just the inside with like an August lock or Friday lock now I can actually change awkward got a key in a in a in a little knob on it but my last place that I rented it had just like a French KNOPP for the bottom knob with no.

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

06:59 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"IOT So go there check that out thank them for sponsoring the Iot podcast hotline and for providing providing a schlage lock to win so if you call us and leave a voicemail you'll be entered to win this month's prize which is a Schley luck. We they're very nice. All you have to do to be intertwined is to call us at five one two six two three seven four two four and Kuala. You will be in there so this week. We have a really good question because it's actually one that I've been pondering myself. Let's hear it hi Stacey Kevin this is Jason for granted Ontario Canada. I WANNA button by my bed to turn the headlights on and off. I've heard you talk about the tree lights before and I'm interested but I'm worried about getting locked into that ecosystem. If I eventually want the button to do more say turn off lights their places in the house or lock my front door host wondering if you could give me some direction or suggestions on on other ways to go. Thank you very much. Take Care Okay Jason Man. You're good you're right. I did have the trod free lights by my bedside table bill or on my bedside table and with my husband's bedside table. I know you're worried about lock in and you should be and you should be but I'm just going to throw this out there. The trot free stuff if is relatively inexpensive for seventy dollars. You're going to get three lights that gateway in the Little Dot puck remote control button the button. Thank you uh-huh words so this is not a terrible deal. I mean it's so you won't feel bad. If you only use it for a small amount of time or two years or so the implementation with Google is the reason I- uninstalled it or maybe it was madame a all of that is fixed now it works and I liked it because sometimes 'cause you. Don't want to talk to your lights. You just want to push the button the downside and you can actually buy a second button for sixteen dollars so on one side for me. I could have one and then on the other side for my husband I could have one button has actually multiple buttons on it really it does the challenge I had with the buttons and the system was condemn them and it can change the color warmth so warm to cool lights would it couldn't do you group them so when I group them I could it only turn them off so if I want to turn my light off that was great or but if I wanted to turn both our lights off I had to resort to a different mechanism some not very flexible and since and it only works with the transfer system as well right but it is so easy and it's kind of neat so if you only have your room endure relate it'd be fine but you're not going to be able to repurpose it as you wanted right so yeah the other option that I'm going to recommend that is very flexible axel although it will require more gear as a case of course but it's a good place to start is the Lucianne Caserta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit in what this is going to do. Is this gives you a lamp macho so you plug it into your outlet and then you played the lamp into the lamp much oil and then you suddenly have lutron style dial controls to that lamp whatever's plugged into it. That's dimming. It's not going to do color stuff but it will dim it up and down. Internet on an off that lamp kit also includes a Pico remote in the remote is what you're gonNA put by your bed and you will use that to control troll the lamp so that will work for the lights but if Jason wants to later lock his front door he's GonNa have to buy the Lutron Ron Bridge Yeah but the Lutron Bridge is one of the best and most flexible platforms out there. I love it. It is kind of expensive. It's like eighty bucks but it works with the Amazon it works with Google and works with home. Kit Right and there are other options that would be a call them more universal each one of these would also require awesome bridge or hub. You can a Samsung smart-t things button for about fifteen bucks to ziggy button and yes. You could use it for your lights or you. You could then later use it for your door effect. It supports multiple presses you can do a double press or a long press so that could control your lights with a single press and locker door with a double presence on so forth again though you need a smart things hub and if you're going to have a hub new could certainly choose a different buttons such as the Football Rosie wave button but that's about fifty dollars. It's a nice looking button but yet is it is pricey and we previously mentioned the Ao Techn- animal button which also has for separate button presses on its Z. wave device again. You'll need a hub for that because that's not gonNa work over Wifi or Bluetooth that one is forty five dollars colors if you're just in the market for a flexi button. I'm going to recommend the flick button. The downside is it's Bluetooth. Only in it connects via your phone so what you're going to be dealing with in that case as you get this button and you program it via the APP to work with your light for example in as long as you're light or whatever your lights plugged into online so if you have like a we mow outlet or that Lutron outlet you can tie it to something like if were another like we know me or something like that then you can take the flip button you program it. The Bluetooth signal from flick says I have been pressed and it tells your phone own and then your phone tells whatever other software needs to tell the button has been pressed. Go tell the light to turn off and it will happen right so lots of options and if the trod free is. I think it's fine just if you just want to do the lights if you don't WanNa just do lights though and you're going to have to go with other things that we suggested then you're looking at like a smartphone a platform if you're GONNA do that. I'm going to recommend you go with the most flexible which is probably going to be like a smart things since we get our degree cons- We can't recommend wink or it's difficult to yes you could look at and I should say the flick does now have a gateway device that you can plug in so you don't need your phone but that's it's like a hundred bucks and I. I'm not GonNa recommend that that's too much so lots of options. We may have confused you more. We're not not trying to do that but the point is you can do this a lot of different ways at different price points and I'm going to say the least complicated food is probably the Lutron and that's going to work forever but it's only GonNa be might specific and it's kind of expensive but not crazy. It's actually cheaper than Iq. Oh okay sorry it's crazy. I haven't had my coffee all right that concludes this portion of the show so stay tuned for our guest yes this week..

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

06:59 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"IOT So go there check that out thank them for sponsoring the Iot podcast hotline and for providing providing a schlage lock to win so if you call us and leave a voicemail you'll be entered to win this month's prize which is a Schley luck. We they're very nice. All you have to do to be intertwined is to call us at five one two six two three seven four two four and Kuala. You will be in there so this week. We have a really good question because it's actually one that I've been pondering myself. Let's hear it hi Stacey Kevin this is Jason for granted Ontario Canada. I WANNA button by my bed to turn the headlights on and off. I've heard you talk about the tree lights before and I'm interested but I'm worried about getting locked into that ecosystem. If I eventually want the button to do more say turn off lights their places in the house or lock my front door. I was wondering if you could give me some direction or suggestions on on other ways to go. Thank you very much. Take Care Okay Jason Man. You're good you're right. I did have the trod free lights by my bedside table bill or on my bedside table and with my husband's bedside table. I know you're worried about lock in and you should be and you should be but I'm just going to throw this out there. The trot free stuff if is relatively inexpensive for seventy dollars. You're going to get three lights that gateway in the Little Dot puck remote control button the button. Thank you uh-huh words so this is not a terrible deal. I mean it's so you won't feel bad. If you only use it for a small amount of time or two years or so the implementation with Google is the reason I- uninstalled it or maybe it was madame a all of that is fixed now it works and I liked it because sometimes 'cause you. Don't want to talk to your lights. You just want to push the button the downside and you can actually buy a second button for sixteen dollars so on one side for me. I could have one and then on the other side for my husband I could have one button has actually multiple buttons on it really it does the challenge I had with the buttons and the system was condemn them and it can change the color warmth so warm to cool lights would it couldn't do you group them so when I group them I could it only turn them off so if I want to turn my light off that was great or but if I wanted to turn both our lights off I had to resort to a different mechanism some not very flexible and since and it only works with the transfer system as well right but it is so easy and it's kind of neat so if you only have your room endure relate it'd be fine but you're not going to be able to repurpose it as you wanted right so yeah the other option that I'm going to recommend that is very flexible axel although it will require more gear as a case of course but it's a good place to start is the Lucianne Caserta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit in what this is going to do. Is this gives you a lamp macho so you plug it into your outlet and then you played the lamp into the lamp much oil and then you suddenly have lutron style dial controls to that lamp whatever's plugged into it. That's dimming. It's not going to do color stuff but it will dim it up and down. Internet on an off that lamp kit also includes a Pico remote in the remote is what you're gonNA put by your bed and you will use that to control troll the lamp so that will work for the lights but if Jason wants to later lock his front door he's GonNa have to buy the Lutron Ron Bridge Yeah but the Lutron Bridge is one of the best and most flexible platforms out there. I love it. It is kind of expensive. It's like eighty bucks but it works with the Amazon it works with Google and works with home. Kit Right and there are other options that would be a call them more universal each one of these would also require awesome bridge or hub. You can a Samsung smart-t things button for about fifteen bucks to ziggy button and yes. You could use it for your lights or you. You could then later use it for your door effect. It supports multiple presses you can do a double press or a long press so that could control your lights with a single press and locker door with a double presence on so forth again though you need a smart things hub and if you're going to have a hub new could certainly choose a different buttons such as the Football Rosie wave button but that's about fifty dollars. It's a nice looking button but yet is it is pricey and we previously mentioned the Ao Techn- animal button which also has for separate button presses on its Z. wave device again. You'll need a hub for that because that's not gonNa work over Wifi or Bluetooth. That one is forty five dollars dollars if you're just in the market for a flexi button. I'm going to recommend the flick button. The downside is it's Bluetooth. Only in it connects via your phone so what you're going to be dealing with in that case as you get this button and you program it via the APP to work with your light for example in as long as you're light or whatever your lights plugged into online so if you have like a we mow outlet or that Lutron outlet you can tie it to something like if were another like we know me or something like that then you can take the flip button you program it. The Bluetooth signal from flick says I have been pressed and it tells your phone own and then your phone tells whatever other software needs to tell the button has been pressed. Go tell the light to turn off and it will happen right so lots of options and if the trod free is. I think it's fine just if you just want to do the lights if you don't WanNa just do lights though and you're going to have to go with other things that we suggested then you're looking at like a smartphone a platform if you're GONNA do that. I'm going to recommend you go with the most flexible which is probably going to be like a smart things since we get our degree cons- We can't recommend wink or it's difficult to yes you could look at and I should say the flick does now have a gateway device that you can plug in so you don't need your phone but that's it's like a hundred bucks and I. I'm not GonNa recommend that that's too much so lots of options. We may have confused you more. We're not not trying to do that but the point is you can do this a lot of different ways at different price points and I'm going to say the least complicated food is probably the Lutron and that's going to work forever but it's only GonNa be might specific and it's kind of expensive but not crazy. It's actually cheaper than Iq. Oh okay sorry it's crazy. I haven't had my coffee all right that concludes this portion of the show so stay tuned for our guest yes this week..

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Smarthome Show

The Smarthome Show

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Smarthome Show

"That gets turned off because I do have a nest in the Sun Room so I'm hoping that they'll be able to work well together. That's my weekend project. I think is installing the two new fans always always a blast installing ceiling fails. It's such a pain so for your other heating zones that you don't have a thermostat for those are just manually controlled old yup. Those are just dumb old thermostats and I tried to replace them with a new thermostat like I got the nest e thinking that I'll get a cheaper version and I'll try it on one of the Jones and I don't have it. I don't have the ability to wired up the way I need to only have two wires and it unfortunately the way my system works is although it has twenty four volts available on that line which is what you need to operate a thermostat once it turns on it drops the voltage that's coming to the thermostat and so he had a thermostat that was like flickering on and off and on and off on enough because this is good and I had the heating people look at it and they're like yeah. It's not worth trying to rewire that so I'm just gonNA keep that the way it is yeah make sense also having to do we've keeping the house cooler warmer. I've replaced some of the shades in our house with smart shades or smart plans so in my office I have the Lutron Serena shades so the Serena shades I actually bought because they were one of the only shade solutions that worked with the old staples hub and I was one of the early adopters of the staples hub. I loved that thing since I've just connected them to the Lutron bridge and they work really really well actually have them set up with a home kit routine that based on the temperature in my room will close the shades if it gets too hot and then in other areas home that get direct sunlight during certain parts of the day I've retrofitted a number of would blinds with a kit called my smart blinds and I've talked about these a little bit before on home on my smart blinds is about one hundred hundred twenty dollars for this kip that you install yourself you do a little bit of a retrofit on the top rail of blinds that are two inches wide were wider and it allows you to turn the blinds doesn't lift them for you but most people don't end up lifting the blinds anyway they just turn them closed or open and so what that does is it has smarts on board that you can set with an APP so that if it gets too hot than the blinds will automatically close and then they'll open up again when it gets cooler or you can set it on a schedule so that they close at a certain time of day or night and open again if you want to so those are really nice and I like those those are also bluetooth connected connected and they came out with a hub or they call it a bridge now which that's probably more accurate around a year ago and that bridge is designed to allow you to use your voice assistance and in the future other platforms to be able to control the blinds unfortunately the range on it is just miserable so I have it in my bedroom with to be as close as possible to the blinds or to my bedroom and it can control those but it can't control the blinds in the room directly across the hall or anywhere else in the house so I'm kind of a a hard yes on my smart blinds and a hard no on their bridge because for what it costs by the way ninety dollars which is more than it costs to buy smart things they're they're connectivity and and range on the thing is just really really poor. Yeah I mean that can be one of the challenges with Bluetooth stuff in general I mean I guess it all depends on what chipsets they're using and things like that but because it should be better than that you should be able to get the ones across the hall but that can definitely be challenged. Yeah actually have a funny story about my sparked blinds. I probably heard it on your show.

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast

AppleInsider Podcast

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast

"You could or or you had to do something where you had to buy a bluetooth based remote control and Patchett in via home assistant, or home bridge running on raspberry pi, kind of thing, which is a nightmare and what I had been hoping for. Was something like what instarem does in St. on makes a ceiling fan controller remote control unit that goes in the canopy of the fan where the fan is installed. There's a little canopy cover. That's right at the ceiling and just you, you wired and right there, where the wires to the Switzer, and that will control the light kit, and the fans speeds and put it on the network for home kit control, which is brilliant. It's an easy install and. The, the lutron product is easy, only if you already have all that existing wiring in place, which is terrible because many people do not. So if you have the wiring literal, and if you don't get the, the, the one, you just said. That does the other one doesn't work with home kit. So screwed there, too. How did they give? For doing for not doing I can't let me let me Limbaugh. Nobody can fault them for making this choice. So what they did was they chose to make this in wall thing. And they did it for a couple of reasons one, they already have the form factor down for making an wall stuff. Because they do it for the lights. So they got to reuse all of their tooling for the plastics there, which was a savings makes the, the other bit is it pairs with the lutron bridge product, which they've already been using successfully for lights and plugs and outlets and things like that for home kit. So there's that they have a thing called a PICO remote which is a device that pairs with the, the in wall, switch, so that you can control them from their little note control and the controls have a little pedestal. They snap onto. And so when I told lutron this was kind of silly when everyone else's remote controlled fan uses a single remote that has control of the light kit and the fans speed on what was their answer. They took to PICO remotes out each one paired with the light one paired with the. Dan and put them on a pedestal with two parts on it. So you'd have a really wide, pedestal with two PICO remotes on it to control this thing. And I said, well you've got a fan speed controller there. If you want to control the light kid on it..

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Heaven, I am super excited about this product, we saw it at CAS. It was amazing. Everybody who has smart connected, light bulbs in his upset with the fact that if you turn the switch off for those bulbs, your stop working. There's now a solution, and it's an easy solution so easy. Lucianne has made the Aurora which is a device that you're gonna stick on your traditional light switches. And then it basically converts them to a smart switch without any wiring, and he screwdriver anything like that. And I, I am so excited about this, 'cause I'm about to move into a rental house. And I have Phillips he light bulbs that I'm gonna want to connect this to then I can basically in my rental house have smart lighting the doesn't break. When someone turns off the light switch, which has whatever you want. That is key. This. This is interesting because as you said, there's no wiring involved. Right. Traditionally, you'd have to swap out a switch to make it smart. But this literally has a little I call it like a plastic around part that goes over your existing light switch, and then on top of that, basically snap in a rotary knob dial and the product has a coin size, battery that lasts up to three years, and that's it. You just snap it on. And you're good. Yeah. So you can turn on your lights from the switch, and nobody will be like, you've broken my functionality, and it also helps because people who don't know about smart homes, or who do not wanna talk to like Madam and tell her to turn on and off the lights. This is wonderful. So the downside to this is it only works with you, light bulbs, and you have to have a hubris you do not. However, have lutron bridge, so you win some you lose the using me for this. So you have to have some kind of some kind of bridge box, if you already have on lament is really a non issue. The other thing I questioned the price at forty dollars a pop because there's not much to this thing. So I was looking things like that. And like, I'm, I'm paying all this piece of plastic battery in the little radio. Saves you a ton of time ended his cheaper than regular smart. Switch. I would say I mean, again, as someone who's moving into a rental and I'm sure have show all about gadgets. Stacey has put into our rental unit to make it behave as intelligently as possible. But as someone in that position, I was actually thinking about man, I have become dependent on my smart switches, that I have throughout my home, and what am I going to do to replace that? Now the answer is, I guess, by bunch of expensive Hugues, but they're, they're cheaper now. They're still like fifteen dollars a bulb. So it's still an investment when you're talking about like having, like four down lights or something, but then you never have to get off the couch and you automate them, so this should actually work, even if like your home internet goes down. Yes, it should. So I'm actually getting some of these so in about a week or two when I finally moved into my new house Hallelujah, yo I will. We'll try them out right up, our view and tell you guys about it on the podcast because I'm excited. Also, in lighting news, wise the company that is famous for its twenty dollar camera. And the fact that it makes profits on that has launched light bulbs in basically, with the wise, light bulbs, you can buy a four pack for thirty bucks, which I did. So I am going to try these out..

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Heaven, I am super excited about this product, we saw it at CAS. It was amazing. Everybody who has smart connected, light bulbs in his upset with the fact that if you turn the switch off for those bulbs, your stop working. There's now a solution, and it's an easy solution so easy. Lucianne has made the Aurora which is a device that you're gonna stick on your traditional light switches. And then it basically converts them to a smart switch without any wiring, and he screwdriver anything like that. And I, I am so excited about this, 'cause I'm about to move into a rental house. And I have Phillips he light bulbs that I'm gonna want to connect this to then I can basically in my rental house have smart lighting the doesn't break. When someone turns off the light switch, which has whatever you want. That is key. This. This is interesting because as you said, there's no wiring involved. Right. Traditionally, you'd have to swap out a switch to make it smart. But this literally has a little I call it like a plastic around part that goes over your existing light switch, and then on top of that, basically snap in a rotary knob dial and the product has a coin size, battery that lasts up to three years, and that's it. You just snap it on. And you're good. Yeah. So you can turn on your lights from the switch, and nobody will be like, you've broken my functionality, and it also helps because people who don't know about smart homes, or who do not wanna talk to like Madam and tell her to turn on and off the lights. This is wonderful. So the downside to this is it only works with you, light bulbs, and you have to have a hubris you do not. However, have lutron bridge, so you win some you lose the using me for this. So you have to have some kind of some kind of bridge box, if you already have on lament is really a non issue. The other thing I questioned the price at forty dollars a pop because there's not much to this thing. So I was looking things like that. And like, I'm, I'm paying all this piece of plastic battery in the little radio. Saves you a ton of time ended his cheaper than regular smart. Switch. I would say I mean, again, as someone who's moving into a rental and I'm sure have show all about gadgets. Stacey has put into our rental unit to make it behave as intelligently as possible. But as someone in that position, I was actually thinking about man, I have become dependent on my smart switches, that I have throughout my home, and what am I going to do to replace that? Now the answer is, I guess, by bunch of expensive Hugues, but they're, they're cheaper now. They're still like fifteen dollars a bulb. So it's still an investment when you're talking about like having, like four down lights or something, but then you never have to get off the couch and you automate them, so this should actually work, even if like your home internet goes down. Yes, it should. So I'm actually getting some of these so in about a week or two when I finally moved into my new house Hallelujah, yo I will. We'll try them out right up, our view and tell you guys about it on the podcast because I'm excited. Also, in lighting news, wise the company that is famous for its twenty dollar camera. And the fact that it makes profits on that has launched light bulbs in basically, with the wise, light bulbs, you can buy a four pack for thirty bucks, which I did. So I am going to try these out..

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on Techstination

Techstination

06:20 min | 2 years ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on Techstination

"Welcome to text nations. Joining us as Melissa Andress. Go communications director at lutron. Thank you for joining us, Melissa. Good morning. Thank you for having me. Great to have you. And what we're talking about is lutron Kosei whole line of release smart home lighting rods. Give us a little bit of an overview some background here. You've been a real pioneer. Yes. So you know, the casino by lutron smart home. Lading kit is is a great place for people to start in the area of smart, lighting, and even smart home in general. So you can buy a kit that will do as few as one late. You can buy a kit that does two lights and expand from there. So essentially, you are going to replace either the light switch on the wall with the Caserta by lutron dimmer, or is he wanna control table or floor lamb. You can buy a dimmer that plugs directly into your outlet and plug the lamps into their once you have these dimmers you can download the free lutron app, and you can now control your lights from your app integrates with all the voice assistance that you can use your voice, and it's a great way to get an introduction into smart lighting, and because it integrates with speakers, and smart, voice, assistance and security systems. It's really a great entree into smart home in general, so many products out there whether. It's more folds that better on the market. What are the advantages for people in in going with with lutron? Well, lutron has been around obviously for very long time lutron, founder gills VERA, invented the dimmer believe it or not in the late nineteen fifties company since the early nineteen sixties. So we've been doing this very very long time. But in terms of Cassese, you know, it's really about making every kind of all out there smart. A lot of people may think that smart bulbs or the only way to go for smart lading. And by replacing a light switch with a casino by lutron them. Or you're able to really make any bowls in your house. Smart smart can be costly. So again, these Kosei by lutron kits start for under a hundred dollars. So getting the benefit of being able to make any ball than your house. Smart. You're gonna have that ABC control, the voice control. And of course, backed by a company that's been doing this for nearly sixty years. One of the things that we've experienced in in in using the lutron Caserta is reliability. Which is something that's occasionally as missing from other products. That's very true. Fred, you know, lutron stands behind its products. We, you know, we take our time with bringing products to market to make sure that not only do they work with that. They work as expected, and that the user is going to have a fantastic experience and one one point I can make that is with the Kosei the by lutron line. We do not rely on wifi four product operation. So I mean, I will argue that lights are alive safety issue. You need lighting in your home. And if your wife, I is out you're still gonna be able to control your lights. Maybe you won't be able to control it through your apps. You're dependent on WI fi that we actually have a device called a PICO remote control. And you're going to be able to still adjust your lighting turn your lights on and off and then them from the PICO or from the dimmer itself if you should lose connection to your wifi. So again, lutron taking that extra step to make sure. Sure that that product is going to work for you and work as expected. Well, it varies between the two of products to basic products that you have been step us through installation and ease of use here. Sure. So, you know for people who may not want to deal with the wiring in the wall. Like, I said, we have this great dimmer that can be plugged right in to the outlet. So once you've got your dimmer installed. Whether it's in the wall and places your switch or right into your electrical socket and have your lamps floods in there. Once you do that, you're gonna install what's called the lutron bridge, and essentially that's what's going to be the conduit between your your phone when you're remote and your house. So this lutron connect bridge plugs right into your wifi router, and from there you download the free lutron app, and it's going to walk you through installation programming. Most people find that they can have the Caserta by lutron system up and running in about twenty minutes, and that's from installation to downloading the app, so super simple. We try to make it as obviously as easy as possible. Oil because you know, smart home is something that some people are still getting used to so for the people who have installed, maybe a lot of smart home products. This is going to be a super simple addition. But the other thing to remember is that help is always just a phone call away. Whether it's hiring someone to do it for you. Whether it's a local election or local handy person or relying on neutrons twenty four seven tech support. You know, we'll get phone calls from people who are in the middle of their installation. They may have a question about the wiring the one great thing about the product. Is it doesn't require a neutral wire? So if you are installing it in the wall, not all houses are built their electric systems are built with a neutral wire. So you're not going to get home. And and you know, worry that your wiring not gonna be right for this. It's going to be a super simple installation. And again, we try and pass report is free. It's US-based and help is just a free phone. Call away roofing stuff. Tell us about the kits that you have the product and pricing. Sure. So there's a couple of different options. And obviously the really big benefit with this being a wireless system is that you can start small, and you can add as your as your needs change as your budget changes. So it's not intended to be a whole how solution 'cause Seda is really meant

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"lutron bridge" Discussed on San Francisco Chronicle Business & Technology News - Spoken Edition

San Francisco Chronicle Business & Technology News - Spoken Edition

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"lutron bridge" Discussed on San Francisco Chronicle Business & Technology News - Spoken Edition

"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. Best Google, compatible, smart home gadgets from seen it lutron. Smart lighting seen that rating. Four point five stars out of five the good lutron in wall. Smart switches are reliable performers that work with Alexa, nest I f t t t apple home kit and Google assistant to name a few the apps easy to use and such helpful features as geofencing seen management and security mo- that'll help make it look like your home. When you're not the bad. It won't let you program your lights to fade on or off over a custom length of time. And the lutron bridge requires a hard wired Ethernet connection to your router the cost one hundred twenty dollars the bottom line. These are well worth the money. If you're serious about connected lighting next the nest. Hello seen that rating. Four stars out of. Five the good the video doorbell looks great and works consistently. Well, it's optional face recognition feature and advanced integrations with a nest Cam IQ indoor and Google home. Speakers set this above the rest, the bad a seemingly unnecessary. Chime connector accessory is included. And it's required as part of the installation for quote, power management purposes. Whether you have a manual or a digital doorbell. Chime there's no free video clip storage the cost two hundred to two hundred thirty dollars the bottom line the nest. Hello is the smartest video doorbell. Available and a really solid choice for anyone, but it's especially appealing. If you're sold on a broader, Google nast smart home, next Philips, hue white LED starter kit seeing that rating four stars out of five the good the basic version Phillips Hughes. Smart LED's don't change. Color, but they do enjoy all of the benefits of Hughes well-connected platform. They're also bright good-looking bulbs with easy to use smarts. And you can add extras to your setup for just fifteen dollars each the bad at seventy dollars. The two bulb starter kit comes with a fair share of sticker shock the cost. That's right. Seventy dollars the bottom line Philips, hue is one of the best developed smart home systems money can buy and this white light starter kit is the most affordable entry point. It's practically a must buy. If you're serious about smart lighting, next Google home rating, four stars out of five the good it accurately answers almost any question. You can think of it's got cool features that allow it to make calls control, your smart home help in the kitchen and more. Even sounds pretty good when playing music, and it can control your TV the bad. The speaker can't perform. Some basic tasks such as take notes it sound won't be good enough for audio files. Google home has caught up, but it still doesn't work with as many gadgets as the Amazon echo the cost one hundred thirty dollars the bottom line. Google home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities. But there are so many smart speaker options out there, it's hard to give it a clear endorsement. San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information.

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Best Google-compatible smart home gadgets

San Francisco Chronicle Business & Technology News - Spoken Edition

04:07 min | 2 years ago

Best Google-compatible smart home gadgets

"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. Best Google, compatible, smart home gadgets from seen it lutron. Smart lighting seen that rating. Four point five stars out of five the good lutron in wall. Smart switches are reliable performers that work with Alexa, nest I f t t t apple home kit and Google assistant to name a few the apps easy to use and such helpful features as geofencing seen management and security mo- that'll help make it look like your home. When you're not the bad. It won't let you program your lights to fade on or off over a custom length of time. And the lutron bridge requires a hard wired Ethernet connection to your router the cost one hundred twenty dollars the bottom line. These are well worth the money. If you're serious about connected lighting next the nest. Hello seen that rating. Four stars out of. Five the good the video doorbell looks great and works consistently. Well, it's optional face recognition feature and advanced integrations with a nest Cam IQ indoor and Google home. Speakers set this above the rest, the bad a seemingly unnecessary. Chime connector accessory is included. And it's required as part of the installation for quote, power management purposes. Whether you have a manual or a digital doorbell. Chime there's no free video clip storage the cost two hundred to two hundred thirty dollars the bottom line the nest. Hello is the smartest video doorbell. Available and a really solid choice for anyone, but it's especially appealing. If you're sold on a broader, Google nast smart home, next Philips, hue white LED starter kit seeing that rating four stars out of five the good the basic version Phillips Hughes. Smart LED's don't change. Color, but they do enjoy all of the benefits of Hughes well-connected platform. They're also bright good-looking bulbs with easy to use smarts. And you can add extras to your setup for just fifteen dollars each the bad at seventy dollars. The two bulb starter kit comes with a fair share of sticker shock the cost. That's right. Seventy dollars the bottom line Philips, hue is one of the best developed smart home systems money can buy and this white light starter kit is the most affordable entry point. It's practically a must buy. If you're serious about smart lighting, next Google home rating, four stars out of five the good it accurately answers almost any question. You can think of it's got cool features that allow it to make calls control, your smart home help in the kitchen and more. Even sounds pretty good when playing music, and it can control your TV the bad. The speaker can't perform. Some basic tasks such as take notes it sound won't be good enough for audio files. Google home has caught up, but it still doesn't work with as many gadgets as the Amazon echo the cost one hundred thirty dollars the bottom line. Google home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities. But there are so many smart speaker options out there, it's hard to give it a clear endorsement. San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information.

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