Automating a rental with an existing alarm control panel with Simon

1h 7m | Jan 23, 2024

Rohan and Phil sit down with Simon from Australia. From smart integration with alarm panels to automating garage doors


00:00 Intro

01:23 Getting in to Home Automation

07:09 Australia's Device Limitations

10:05 Smart Home Setup

15:14 Automating the garage door

19:26 mmWave Sensors

21:37 Driving Home Assistant Tablets

23:00 Wireless Speaker Planning

24:31 Wireless Speaker Interface

28:23 Voice Assistants

35:05 House Alarm Modes

40:50 Room Presence

43:47 Garbage Bins

48:34 Away mode heating/cooling

51:14 Tracking data with Grafana

54:15 Energy Monitoring

56:22 End Goals for Home Automation

01:00:09 Smart Irrigation

01:01:10 Internet Down Alert

01:01:56 Phil Zigbee Issues

01:04:24 Simons End Goals

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