Has this happened to you before? For us people with hearing loss, we sometimes see a bathroom door closed, we are not sure if someone is there. Sometimes people close the door while there is no one there. How do we know? It has happened to almost everyone, that we walk into someone in theContinue reading “Example 6: Someone in bathroom?”
Author Archives: Ross LaVallee
Aeotec (Samsung) Multipurpose Sensor
Those multipurpose sensors are very versatile! While the obvious uses of it would seem to be for detecting when doors opens or windows open, they do have many other uses! It also has a vibration sensor, orientation sensor, and temperature sensor. The nice thing about those, is that you can use one to monitor moreContinue reading “Aeotec (Samsung) Multipurpose Sensor”
Flic Smart Button
Flic Smart Button! It’s a little button, that can control the smart home, or your phone and help automate your phone! It can send preset messages for you, call for help, control your music, or run apps for you.
Real life example of a situation!
So something just happened recently. While I was working out, a few smart lights came on suddenly and red in colour. In this household, red is reserved only for serious situations that require attention immediately. While I was working out, some of the lights turned red. I paused my workout, and checked out the situationContinue reading “Real life example of a situation!”
Inovelli Red Series Dimmer Switch
Inovelli Red Series Switches are amazing devices! Not only does it control light as a standard light switch, but it can do a lot more than just that. They’re not your everyday old wall switches! It has 13 possible button presses, basically an equivalent of having 4 regular smart buttons that’s capable of a click,Continue reading “Inovelli Red Series Dimmer Switch”
Here is my review of the LIFX wifi smart lights, in ASL. I am including a review here that I have not seen any other review mention – its ability to flash for notifications. LIFX is really amazing when it comes to flashes for notifications!
Zigbee and Zwave
What are zigbee and zwave? Why do we have them? They were developed with smart home technology in mind and one of their advantages over WiFi is low power usage. ASL explained above!
With smart buttons, you can do a LOT of things! You can use it to toggle anything, you are not limited to only lights. You can use it to control: Smart Lights Smart plugs (fans, coffee maker, table lamps, TV, pumps, heaters, etc) Door locks Send a message to anyone Or even do several ofContinue reading “Smart Buttons!”
Philips Hue Review
Philips Hue review, all in ASL! Philips Hue is everywhere, and it is one of the most popular smart home light bulbs! Find out what it can do, using the app, and my thoughts on it!
Smart Home ideas #3: Scheduling reminders for school/work
Sure, the smart lights can come on and off automatically based on schedules, some examples: Morning / sleep routines Lighting the driveway Lighting the backyard / patio Living room to simulate presence at home when no one is home But hey, you could even use the light schedules to turn specific colours, to remind yourContinue reading “Smart Home ideas #3: Scheduling reminders for school/work”