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    Wire smart switches to single location

    That is the position I am in. Planning a new build, and centralizing my smart relays and controllers. Agree, it is much better to do it in a new build than to retro-fit. Whether it is a good idea is up for debate, but for me it is a personal preference.
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    Wire smart switches to single location

    After giving it some thought, my second idea is even worse than my first. I can just imagine trying to get a COC when there are no light switches in the house...
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    Wire smart switches to single location

    My initial thoughts revolved around two ways of doing this. First idea was running wire to physical switches and then to the smart relays (a metric ton of wire and more work, as was pointed out). My second idea involved avoiding physical wired switches altogether. I would have the smart...
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    Wire smart switches to single location

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I've been following HA developments for a while, but don't have much practical experience. This forum and the fantastic people populating it has been invaluable.
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    Wire smart switches to single location

    You make a point. Doing the actual wiring is not an issue (since someone else will be doing the work...), but it might well present challenges with a COC, true.
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    Wire smart switches to single location

    Hi guys. I am planning a new build, and was wondering about the feasibility of installing smart switches and relays (like Shellys or Sonoff Minis) in one or two little cabinets, and running wire to wall switches and/or lights, instead of installing the devices at each switch, plug or light...
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    List of home automation products sellers

    Great idea. Another one which has ESP, Arduino, and other products and a variety of sensors available: https://www.robotics.org.za/
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    All things Shelly

    What kind of prices are we looking at?
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    Vredenburg WISP recommendations

    My only options are LTE or a WISP, and I usually go through about 500gb a month just on streaming, and between 100 and 200GB of game downloads per month, so LTE is not really an option if I don't want to sell my kidneys. Rain's off-peak uncapped might have worked, but I am outside the coverage area.
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    Vredenburg WISP recommendations

    Hey everyone. So I am considering a move from Somerset West to Vredenburg. I require stable, fast internet access for work and play, but the smallholding I am looking at is not covered by copper or fibre. I have to look at either a WISP or LTE. Can anyone recommend a WISP that offers uncapped...
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    Big Giveaway - Enter now

    Security services management From initial evaluation of legacy systems, roadmapping, migration and installation and maintenance, we supply support every step of the way.
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    Flaws in dating the earth as ancient

    But Einstein's work was tested again and again again. It stood up to intense scrutiny. Many scientists who lost out to the "establishment" came up with hypotheses and theories which didn't stand up to that type of scrutiny. That's not to say that some valid work was not thrown out, maybe...
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    Flaws in dating the earth as ancient

    Very true. The scientific method took time to be established. Falsifiability is now one of the big cornerstones. But, remember, the church used to be in charge of science, and anything which went too far beyond what they deemed acceptable, could quite easily prove fatal. On the other hand, in...
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    Flaws in dating the earth as ancient

    Actually, a lot of progress in science is because of people who speak up against established knowledge. If people kept on saying the same things forever, and nothing new is allowed to be added, there would only be stagnation.
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