I just use a Xiaomi zigbee switch outside. Use that to ring the speakers inside and then it sends me a pushbullet notification on my phone.Hi chaps.
Any suggestions on a decent ip doorbell.
Had a look at the Ring Pro and Sky.
Bit pricy. Any other decent bells some of you might have tried?
Also waiting patiently for Nest to become available locally - but don't know how likely that is any time soon. Last I had a chat open with the Nest support they said that they have no timelines.Skybell seems very hit or miss, like notifications will only come through to your phone 20+ seconds later.
I haven't tried any but the Nest Hello seems very good. Dunno if it's available locally though.
When wifi is down, there is a button on them to physically switch on/off.The Sonoff switch boxes, do they work independently, i.e. when wifi is down?
I'm talking the T1 switches, they have a physical touch button - and are connected directly to the lights - will they function without wifi and/or internet.When wifi is down, there is a button on them to physically switch on/off.
If wifi is on and internet is down, then if you have it flashed with Tasmota you can switch them on/off from your phone or pc that's on the same wifi network.
My problem is that the button would be in the wind and rain, so I'd need something a little bit more robust.I just use a Xiaomi zigbee switch outside. Use that to ring the speakers inside and then it sends me a pushbullet notification on my phone.
No cameras but it would be pretty easy to add should I want to.
I must say I'm quite surprised at how well mine has lasted. Has a small piece of roof covering it which means it misses the rain, but other than that it's very much outdoors.My problem is that the button would be in the wind and rain, so I'd need something a little bit more robust.
That and I'd probably want a camera that I can talk back to (i.e. "answer" the door when you're not home).
Maybe a good question is what kind of inverter does he use? If there is always a trickle of grid power going through the inverter, then an efergy clamp as mentioned above could see when that drops to zero.We've had an interesting query. A guy with solar would like to be able to know when the mains has been cut (then obviously reduce consumption). Any clever tricks to possible send off a message or even trigger a speaker?