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November 4, 2023
The whole house shuts down even if people are home (triggered by the "Last person leaves home" automation).

Hello people, I have (again) a strange situation at home. **Brief: My house shuts down triggered by Homekit automations, even if someone is home**. This started happening a few days ago and it's driving me crazy. Background: I have a large smart home setup with 7 Homepod Minis and 2 Apple TVs as Home Hubs, […]

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November 4, 2023
Homekit down? Nothing works

I can't add anything or edit anything like automations or device settings.

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November 4, 2023
Lights and switches - benefits or drawbacks of using the same connection protocol?

I was pretty determined to go with smart switches but I'm just giving up on that as the technology advances and the Australian options are so poor. With Nanoleaf about to ditch the wire lights, I'm considering my options for wireless switches and I'm mainly looking at the Aqara Remote H1 or the Onvis HS2 […]

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November 4, 2023
Unable to add devices to homekit

I keep getting this error "Unknown error code: NSCocoaErrorDomain" If I make a new home and add the device it works fine and pairs but when I go back it won't let me and gives the same error. Please help me

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November 4, 2023
Sparkling effects

Hello, boys. Has anyone been able to automate the sparkling effects in HomeKit. E.g. if a door opens does it play the snow effect of a sparkly accessory? Thanks.

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November 4, 2023
Anyone know of any good white blinds that are under $150 for the homekit

Anyone know of any good white blinds that are under $150 for the homekit

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November 4, 2023
Vocolinc MistFlow Humidifier

Hi! I picked up the VOCOlinc Mist Flow Humidifier and set it up with HomeKit today. For those who have this humidifier, is there a way to reduce the sound it makes when I turn the light/humidifier on/off via HomeKit? Thanks!

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November 4, 2023
Do Reolink wifi cameras still work on scrypted or homebridge or do they have to be poe cameras?

I plan to use reolink wifi cameras to reolink the nvr then connect it to scrypted or homebridge for homekit support.

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November 4, 2023
Automate lights out

Seriously, I'm most likely extremely stupid, but I just want one simple thing; when a certain time appears, for example 1:00 am, all my lights should turn off. I just can't figure it out in the Apple Home app. How can I do this?

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November 4, 2023
HKSV: I can see the timeline, she can't

I have an Aqara GH2 Pro camera with SD card in HK. When I view the camera in HK, I see the live view, plus I see the timeline at the bottom so I can easily review recorded videos. When my wife looks at the camera in HK she sees the live view but not […]

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November 3, 2023
Top 6 best smart lights 2023 for your home

Top 6 best smart lights 2023 for your home

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November 3, 2023
Water leak sensor - reviews and suggestions

After searching the sub I can't see any recent posts to find the "best" leak detector. What are people's favorites? I looked at Meross, Aqara (they already have a hub), fibaro and eve. I'd prefer one that only sends notifications through our phones - any noise/siren built in will absolutely freak our dog out.

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November 3, 2023
Cannot add new devices

Hello, I tried to add an Ecobee to my home again (it stopped working in HomeKit so I reset it). I also have new plugs that I tried to add to HomeKit as well. When I try to add any device I get the error "Can't add accessory". If I create a new house, I […]

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November 3, 2023
Help with push notifications for Chamberlain Garage Door with Meross adapter

Hi everyone, new to Homekit. I've been using Hoobs to get my myQ garage door into the home app, it's been working great for months, but they seem to be making their API difficult to access. So I added a Meross adapter to the setup and now everything is working again. The only difference is […]

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November 3, 2023
Smart fan options?

Hello. I was looking for a smart ceiling fan for my son's rooms. I have a Hunter Homekit fan and it's the current option, but I'm wondering if there are more responsive options? The wall wiring is only hot/neutral/ground to the fan, so no wondering if any of the Lutron switches would work.

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November 3, 2023
Does Eve Motion display the lux value even when no motion is detected?

Hello! I have a question. I need a light sensor but there is no option on the market. I found only motion sensors with light sensor. I found Eve Motion with light sensor and my question is: Does Eve Motion show the lux value even when motion is not detected? I have Aqara Motion Sensor […]

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November 3, 2023
I'm going to think about the Unifi cameras

I found a good deal on the G3 Flex cameras, but I also discovered Reolink lately and their $100 cameras are 4k IP66 cameras. So I'm thinking of selling the Protect kit and going for the Reolink instead. A few searches seem to confirm that they can even work easily in -20c temperatures! Any bad […]

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November 3, 2023
PSA removal of a problematic device made my Thread network much more reliable

I noticed that some of my Nanoleaf bulbs were a little slow for a while, and while I was looking through their app the other day, I noticed that they actually show the transport method they're connected by, and most of them were using Bluetooth. I then checked the Thread network in the Eve app […]

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November 3, 2023
Matter 1.2 Vacuum cleaner

With the advent of Matter 1.2, vacuum cleaners are now supported. I waited for this moment because I didn't want to resort to using Homebridge or any other alternative to have native Vacuum support in HomeKit. I'm having trouble identifying a model or brand that supports Matter. Does anyone know of a make or model […]

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November 3, 2023
Are you confirming that Schlage Encode Plus uses wire?

I see a lot of discussion about this lock using wire, but I don't see any mention of wire on the Schlage website or any hardware store on the product page. Have they revised it to strictly use WiFi or is the thread a hidden feature?

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November 3, 2023
Ceiling Fan RF Blaster Tips

Hello everyone! I have a ceiling fan that I would like to control via HomeKit. As far as I can tell it uses an RF remote (Mercator fan, transmitter model FRM88 if that helps) and I've seen that there are a few options for RF blasters that might work - Bond Bridge, Broadlink, etc. My […]

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November 3, 2023
Netatmo ringer users, when in live view, do you have an arrow pointing to the right ("greater than arrow") on the right side of the view?

Only displayed in live view. It doesn't seem to do anything. It can't be touched or anything like that. Any idea why it's there?

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November 3, 2023
Eufy doorbell hksv with homebridge or encrypted?

More precisely the E340 ringer.

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November 3, 2023
Bridge integration stopped working after adding HomePod + 17.1

Hi A few weeks ago I set up HomeKit using the Apple TV 4k as a hub, I integrated the Philips Hue bridge from the Hue app and also my Lutron bridge from the Lutron app. Everything was going well. Yesterday I added a HomePod Mini and was asked to upgrade it to 17.1. I […]

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November 3, 2023
Replace one accessory with another in all scenes?

Hi everyone, I replaced a light bulb in my house that was used in over a dozen scenes. Adding the bulb and setting it to the same color/brightness feels like a huge hassle. Is there anyway to replace accessory X with accessory Y in all scenes while keeping the settings? Maybe even on a more […]

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November 3, 2023
Can you adjust the sensitivity of the Eve motion detector through the Home app?

I have an Eve motion detector and I'm curious if I can control the sensitivity through the Home app or just the Eve app?

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November 3, 2023
Smart bulbs with smart dimmer

Ok so I have 3 Kasa KL135P4 smart bulbs (on a chandelier) and 1 Kasa KS220 smart switch (on the wall). There is a 4 second delay between the smart switch and turning the smart bulbs on and off using "Smart Actions" is there a way to make this faster?

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November 3, 2023
For the love of god I can't get these Philip Hue lights to work on my homekit! PLEASE HELP ME

The first time I set it up it worked fine, then it stopped responding and no matter how many times I reset, restarted and moved the hub nothing works

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November 3, 2023
Doing your favorite scene

I'm looking to find out how to add a scene as a favorite in IOS 17 because I'm using an Apple watch. I can see the option to add individual accessories as favorites, but not scenes. Maybe it's a limitation? Thanks!

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November 3, 2023
I am looking for thermostats for underfloor heating

Hi all. My house has 7 zones for hydronic radiant floor heat. Currently using some Wirsbo models that you cannot set a specific temperature. You adjust it, but no numbers. I am looking to replace them. Any recommendations? A plus if HomeKit is compatible, but not required.

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November 3, 2023
Homebridge/ringer encrypted with HKSV?

My Aqara doorbell has completely failed and all troubleshooting options have failed. Not even a month has passed with this garbage brand. Send me any recommendations I really prefer HKSV via homebridge or scrypted. The Logitech doorbell is way too big for my price range.

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November 3, 2023
Apple Tv will not turn on unless disconnected.

I have a new Apple TV 4k and it won't turn on unless I unplug it. It's on 17.1 and won't respond until disconnected. When I plug it back in it works fine, but 24 hours later it's back to being a potato. It's been like this for about a month. I reset it and […]

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November 2, 2023
Switchless switching: the new HomeKit-enabled smart cluster?

​ [Render on their Website](https://preview.redd.it/9vsytejk70yb1.png?width=1080&format=png&auto=webp&s=6f1bc1cbbda95939acb1db72fd469f2dbd3e413b) I recently got an ad on a "new my smart switch". It seems to have some kind of connector for smart sensor cover boards which looks interesting. I don't know if I should get into the Kickstarter they're running or not, but the design looks new. I want to see […]

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