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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2019, 07:24:06 PM »
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We have 8 or 9 scattered about.  The original intent was to have a cheap, whole-house intercom system.  In reality, we seldom use that feature.  Later, I installed the Hubitat and integrated it with Alexa to provide Louise with easy, quick, & non-tech lighting control for security.  Of all the options, voice control requires the least user know-how.  She likes it and uses it for routine stuff like "turn on the TV".  For her, this wasn't much of a stretch from setting timers, reminders, and grocery lists.  When I tossed the G Minis and installed Sonos in their stead, again it wasn't much of a stretch for her to control those, too.

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2019, 08:47:19 PM »
Internet has been out here for 5 hours now.  Hubitat has been working great, even TTS notifications worked now that I replaced G Mini speakers with Sonos.

Alexa is out, of course.  I'm going to keep an eye out for local voice control options.

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
When I got into smarthome stuff it was to replace a couple of hard-wired timeclock circuits (water heater timer) with an easier to manage UI.  Then maybe add a few light switches for security & convenience.  It's gone a bit beyond that;

Curbside mailbox announcer (200 ft from house)
Magnetic field vehicle announcer (100 ft from house)
Garage door opener voice or phone control (overrides existing standard manufacturer controls)
Schedule and launch 2 old Roomba 520s via IR
Repeat reminders via TTS (managing repeat reminders on ALexa is a PITA)

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Re: Hubitat
« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2020, 09:42:42 AM »
 :)

Had a bit of bother with waf at this end, but now I have improved the wifi the garage lights come on reliably, but not yet got acceptance with the heating.  My zone management went awol, and got too hot once.


Sounds like you are doing way better, well done !!!!
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