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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Hi folks. A colleague of mine went to Shenzhen armed with a shopping list provided by me for a whack load of Xiaomi goodies including the gateway, door sensors, temp sensors, motion, leak and vibration. Got them all set up in Home Assistant and they are working like a charm! I still need to...
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Ahhhh ok cool.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    I see the SV is an on/off switch just supporting a lower voltage. Surely for a garage door / gate motor one would need a pulse relay? In other words, the switch when “turned on” does not turn on and stay on, but turns on for a split second and turns off?
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Hi there, this thread has become a one stop home automation discussion in any case. Smartkit sells Qwikswitch products too. :) Regarding your WiFi Bridge, when you got your new router, I assume that you changed the WiFi details on the new router to the same SSID and password you originally had...
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    Aramex global shopper

    Hi there, I want to order from Gearbest, but have it delivered to my Amarex Global Shopper address in Shanghai so that it can be shipped to SA from there - assuming all shipments come from China. The problem is that Gearbest only allows for up to 35 characters per address field so I am not able...
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    That is why I have my own version so that each zone is its own topic as well as a topic for each alarm partition. I also changed it to report alarm status based on arm / disarm / trigger / panic.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    No need for the IP module at all with this solution. The IP module is more of a hinderance. This ties straight into board using the serial port.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    The behavior that you described is very odd. It interfaces with HA using MQTT. The sketch sends commands using MQTT to an MQTT broker and HA subscribes to the required topics and reflects the statuses accordingly. If you’re familiar with MQTT, it should be a walk in the park.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    It does send status messages but I really haven’t focused on that for now.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    I think it is that one. I’ve put my version of it on Github if you want to take a look. I still want to do more refactoring but will leave that for another day. Search for ipodmusicman/paradox-controller
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Hi there. I have a Paradox SP6000 and developed an Arduino sketch that integrates with the alarm interfacing to the serial port on the main alarm board. Running it on a D1 Mini Pro. It is using MQTT as the underlying protocol.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Another option is to build your own using an ESP8266 NodeMCU, DTH22 temp sensor and weatherproof enclosure. If you can power via mains that would be ideal, but if you have to power from a battery, the sketch would need to be written in a power efficient way where the device sleeps for, say 20...
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Seems an upgrade is in order. These consumer routers are’t really designed for the type of load being onto them with the huge number of devices that are connected to them. My suggestion is to go for a stand alone router that can take care of bringing the internet into your house and go with a...
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    That is why I am going the QwikSwitch route. - wall switch - tick - automation of lights - tick - dimmable lighting - big tick Yes, QS relays are more expensive than Sonoff (about R500 per relay) , but there is currently no equivalent product that I have found on the market that matches what QS...
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Yep that is the code I’m using, but I’ve modified it very heavily as I prefer to send each zone’s status to separate MQTT topics as well as improved partition support as I have 2 partitions on my alarm.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    I have a SP6000. The serial port consists of 4 pins of which only 3 are used (rx, tx and ground).
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    If it has a serial port, you’re good to go. You don’t need the IP150 to do this. I had the same problem and solved it without the IP150. I got some code, a spec, fired up the Arduino IDE, got a NodeMCU, modified the code to my requirements and now I have a fully integrated solution.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    What alarm system do you have? If you have a Paradox, some knowledge on Arduino, you can integrate HA directly to your alarm system. I can send you the sketch if you want it although there is a small issue that I am still ironing out, but overall, it works very well.
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    Home Automation - Smartkit

    Hi folks, has anybody got any recommendations for RGB LED strips (addressable or non-addressable) and being able to control them with HomeAssistant that can be obtained locally? I am strongly considering adding one under my thatch braai area around the top. It will look so cool (maybe tacky...
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