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May 23, 2024
Is this possible with the Home app?

Hi all ​ Is it possible to create an automation that turns off the lights in a room when no presence is detected for 10 minutes? I know the default is no wait at all when you create that automation in the Home app. I converted an automation to a shortcut and then said wait […]

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May 23, 2024
Comparable HomeKit Wireless Outdoor Camera

I'm looking for a recommendation for a HomeKit compatible wireless outdoor camera (and preferably a doorbell from the same company) that is wireless. I'm leaning towards the Eufy 2C pro, but I'm open to recommendations. I'd rather not have to match it. It's a minefield here trying to find a product that fits all the […]

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May 23, 2024
Does anyone know why my cameras stop refreshing after an iCloud restore?

Does anyone know why my cameras stop refreshing after an iCloud restore?

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May 23, 2024
Adding Denon Home speakers to HomeKit with Siri support.

Adding Denon Home speakers to HomeKit with Siri support.

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May 23, 2024
Issues with iOS 17.5.1

Did my impression or home kit stop working reliably after the newest iOS release?

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May 23, 2024
Non-invasive smart door handle lock with key entry

Hello, I live in Japan and I just started to set up a smart home and I got caught by a little problem: I'm trying to get a smart lock for my apartment, it's rented, the original lock. it's a key entry button (a button with a key hole in the middle) and I've tried […]

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May 23, 2024
AQARA U50 - A budget smart lock with Apple HomeKey

The U50 smart lock for standard deadbolts has now been released and could be considered the younger brother of the U100, mainly because it lacks the fingerprint sensor to keep the cost down. Other than that, it's the same lock, but with the option to rekey, which was almost impossible with the U100. At $149.99, […]

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May 22, 2024
Wyze Cams with scripted/Home Bridge

Hi all - looking for guidance here. My wife recently got new Wyze cameras and my first concern was security. I saw there was a recent breach with Wyze and it seems the consensus is to only use them externally. That said, I'm triple checking that there's a way to completely bypass Wyze's servers (not […]

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May 22, 2024
Apple TV vs HomePod Hub

It seems that the latest OS updates have broken the long-held belief that the device with the newest update will be the hub of choice. My Apple TV 4K ethernet (latest generation) is running 17.5.1. Wireless HomePods, 4 minis and a first generation HomePod (!), run 17.5. So what does HomeKit decide the Hub will […]

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May 22, 2024
The best of both worlds. An opener for myQ and a bridge and opener for HomeKit. I like it.

Tenant here, don't judge negligence. Thanks for all the post that help set up the home set up. It was so stupidly easy, but so stupidly hard at the same time. With terrible instructions from the manufacturer. I never could have figured it out without Reddit. Thank you guys.

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May 22, 2024
Lutron wall plate

I plan to replace all my wall tiles with Lutron wall tiles. I have a few bad switches that I have currently covered with a clear rocker switch guard as shown in the pictures for a switch that controls a smart projector (it) that needs to be always on and I have a few in […]

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May 22, 2024
Question about notifications

I just set up two Eufy Indoor Pan & Tilt cameras in Homekit with AppleTV. My understanding of the system is that the Eufy app still controls the cameras and the Home app controls the recordings, right? I want cameras not to record or send notifications when I'm home. To receive motion notifications only in […]

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May 22, 2024
Automation when sensor temperature changes

I am trying to configure the air conditioner to turn on and off when a certain temperature changes. I have used different sensors for this but nothing happens. The shortcut itself is launched manually and works fine, but nothing happens automatically when the temperature changes. How to solve this problem and has anyone managed to […]

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May 22, 2024
PSA: Tapo C125 launches in UK in August

If anyone is interested. Looks like one of the best HKSV cameras out there today (apart from the barrel feed)

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May 22, 2024
Apple wants me to pay more for HKSV

I had a camera on HKSV, had to reset it and now Home won't let me enable recordings on it. I have the 6TB plan which is supposed to come with unlimited cameras and it won't let me add even one. It keeps saying to upgrade to the 12TB plan but I'm not sure if […]

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May 22, 2024
Any reason NOT to have these two devices close to each other? (WiFi interference) (ideally I don't want to move them and like where they are)

Any reason NOT to have these two devices close to each other? (WiFi interference) (ideally I don't want to move them and like where they are)

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May 22, 2024
The Home app doesn't show up in Personal Automations

Previously, when setting up a personal automation, I could choose, for example, when Wind Down starts, then select home control and set what lights I wanted. Now you control your home and HomeKit doesn't appear in the list of apps. Instead, I have to use the run shortcut and then create a separate shortcut to […]

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May 22, 2024
Apple TV hacking the camera by detecting motion?

I have a strange situation a few weeks ago. None of my cameras detected motion and nothing was recorded in HomeKit Secure Video. I recreated my home in HomeKit and started adding things one by one, the cameras worked fine in the new home, but as soon as I added the Apple TV 4K, not […]

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May 22, 2024
Please help me figure out what I'm dealing with here and what my solution is. Finding a switch to wire the house with a ground and 2 other wires.

Please help me figure out what I'm dealing with here and what my solution is. Finding a switch to wire the house with a ground and 2 other wires.

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May 21, 2024
Eve Energy (HomeKit version) strange behavior

Hello everyone! I have a quick question about some strange behavior I've noticed on two Eve Energy outlets (the older HomeKit version, not the Matter). I have an automation set up to charge my phone overnight (starting at midnight and off when I wake up) which works fine. However, I've noticed that when I manually […]

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May 21, 2024
HomePod ringtone

I'm using Starling to connect my 2nd generation wired doorbell to HomeKit. The chime used to ring on my HomePods, but recently I noticed it stopped completely. Just updated to latest iOS, removed and re-added to Starling...but still not working. Any suggestions?

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May 21, 2024
Help me find a doorbell to replace my ring

Right now my smart home is a mix of things: Alexa, nest thermostat, Apple TVs, doorbell, Hue bulbs, tplink smart switches. I use Alexa for most things and almost never use Siri. That said, I want live view for my doorbells, and looking at the HomeKit integration with my phone, it looks great. I'm all […]

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May 21, 2024
Homekit battery from the latest operating system. what causes this? iPhone 15pro, ios 17.5

Homekit battery from the latest operating system. what causes this? iPhone 15pro, ios 17.5

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May 21, 2024
Chamberlain MyQ to Meross conversion

I've had a Chamberlain MyQ (yellow button) for about a decade. The model is a comparable early version of the Apple HomeKit hub and/or transmitter. Everything worked over WiFi until I updated my hardware. I have updated my mains system with the compatible mains frequency (eg 2.5, 5, 6; A, B, N, AC; etc). Unfortunately, […]

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May 21, 2024
Is it worth it?

Hello! I found this on the market and I need almost every item in this picture right now, they all seem to work perfectly. Is this worth $300 or can I find each individual item cheaper do you think? I wonder if this is a good deal, thanks!

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May 21, 2024
Non-stop motion notifications Aqara g3

I use the g3 as a toddler monitor in HomeKit. It is configured to stream and record motion notifications. The baby is sleeping but not moving, but the motion notifications keep going. Any reason why?

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May 21, 2024
Eve air quality sensor does not stay connected

Hello! I have had the Eve air quality sensor for about 2 years. It worked great at my apartment until about 7 months ago when the battery died and wouldn't charge. I moved house and wanted to fix it so I did some research and did a hard reset and now it's loaded. After resetting […]

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May 20, 2024
iPad as a baby monitor, which is the more efficient use of charging...?

I have an old iPad that I use as a baby monitor overnight, it's connected to a smart plug that is on between 7pm and 7am and otherwise off during the day. It's better to leave it charged overnight so it charges/charges continuously overnight, or don't have it plugged in at all, let the battery […]

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May 20, 2024
Problem with Apple HomeKit ID

https://preview.redd.it/4gzn9klxdn1d1.png?width=3440&format=png&auto=webp&s=363f4d1db9439406a916a1ea5eafe250cefbfc83 I was kicked out of my Apple account on April 27th. Horrible Apple ID/iCloud experience ever since. 6 HomePods offline. It takes forever to sign in to my Apple ID and it doesn't work at all on HomePods. This is my iCloud page for the past 5 weeks. Opened a case with support. I […]

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May 20, 2024
Roku and Homekit

Wanting to move away from Alexa and looking for a cheap streaming device for my kid's room (so not an ATV lol) and remembered seeing Roku working with Homekit now. So I understand this makes it possible to control the roku using the remote app and also easily cast from your phone to your TV. […]

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May 20, 2024
I'm looking for warm color LED strips

Hello everyone, I am looking for an LED strip for the upper and lower cabinets in the kitchen. My wife wants a warm white. I see different reviews about Nanoleaf, Hue, Meross, etc. Can anyone speak from experience on how warm the whites are on these or other brands?

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May 20, 2024
Siri says it can't find my scenes

So my problem is pretty simple, when I ask Siri to play a scene, it says it can't find it... but it can find a scene: good night, which is weird Any idea? Thanks 🙂

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May 20, 2024
Integration of ADT equipment

I have a simple ADT security system (about 7 years old) with a wall keypad panel, a couple of wireless door and window sensors, and a wireless smoke alarm. I have not connected it to the service anymore. They want to use the system and integrate it with HomeKit. What would be some options for […]

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