This was impressive and unexpected. Last night I received an email from Ring – the manufacturers of my Ring Video Doorbell, a device about which I have previously enthused. Their analytics had noticed a potential issue with the wireless signal my doorbell was connecting to and the email was to offer me a piece of hardware – for free – to mitigate the problem. Continue reading
Michele was keen to understand more of the detail around the kit I have configured in the house. As I described the various systems and their interactions he was mentally totting up what he’d need to spend in his house. This should probably make Giovanna nervous.
Catchy title, right? I’m really enjoying working with the Fibaro kit. Based on their recent tweet it seems the feeling is mutual.
— Fibaro USA (@FibaroUS) January 19, 2017
Control of the colours via the smartphone app is all very well, but what I really wanted to do is get Alexa control of colour changing and presets. I’ve worked out a simple way to get this working – it’s not ideal, but it does work.
A break from endless talk of automated lights and LEDs, and talk of a different part of the home automation project: music. Specifically, whole house audio using Sonos and how to control it via an API. Continue reading