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February 21, 2024
Homekit turns off most Hue lights, but not all

I have an Eve sensor that detects motion in the living room and, depending on the time of day, triggers lights on two Philips Hue light strips and 5 Philips Hue filament bulbs. My problem is that almost always, when the internal Homekit timer runs out after 10 minutes, everything goes out except for one […]

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February 21, 2024
ecobee SmartCamera refuses to connect to HomeKit

Has anyone successfully connected their SmartCamera to HomeKit? It just shuts off every time despite the camera being connected to wifi and working fine in the app.

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February 21, 2024
Philips Hue - Multiple Hubs

I have quite a few Philips hue devices spread over a floor 3 below at home (probably over 75). A while ago I added a second hub, due to device limitations for a single hub. I keep seeing reliability issues. Would adding a third hub (one for each floor) help? I was thinking of reconfiguring […]

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February 21, 2024
Reporting Homepod sensor values

Are there apps that help view HomePod sensor readings? I want you to use a HomePod to get an idea of ​​humidity and temperature and their fluctuations in places around the house.

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February 21, 2024
Eufy cameras say they are still connected

Hey good people. I'm trying to remove my Eufy cameras from homekit and I can't see them anywhere on the homekit dashboard and I can't look. Where else do I need to check to verify that my Eufy cameras are no longer connected to homekit?

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February 21, 2024
Homkit, Nest Thermostat and Starling hub

I have had the Starling Hub for several years. Recently it seems like my automations aren't working. I configured When the last of 2 people leaves home Eco Mode On for both thermostats. When the first person arrives home, Eco mode is disabled for both thermostats.​ Recently it doesn't go into eco mode when I […]

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February 20, 2024
Solution for Eufy camera recording problem

Hi all. I have a Hombase 2 with 3 Eufy Outdoor cameras. One day I started having problems while I had the cameras turned off in the Eufy app, they wouldn't register to HomeKit and had problems disconnecting them in HomeKit. After trying to reset Hombase, HomePod, and my router, I found a setting in […]

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February 20, 2024
Adjustable light switch?

I'm planning to replace these light switches (the 2 round ones) with HomeKit compatible ones, but there don't seem to be adjustable options. Any recommendations?

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February 20, 2024
Homepod window open Question

Hi, I'm trying to achieve the following: If the kids bedroom window has been open for more than 5 minutes, I want my homepod to give me an announcement so I close it. If it's still open, I want to get a push notification. I currently have an aqara window sensor and am using homebridge […]

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February 20, 2024
Google at Apple home

I currently use Google as my "smart" home platform started a few years ago when I wanted to set up a mesh wifi network and at face value Google seemed like a good/best option at the time, I had 3 points access and another bad connection so then I got the google nest router and […]

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February 20, 2024
Homekit automation with motion sensor vs shortcut

My problem is when I use homekit for automation. Turn on the lamp when motion is detected, turn off after 2 minutes. The lamp will not turn off after 2 minutes if the sensor still detects motion. But in shortcut (I use this because I need the second condition) it detects motion and stops after […]

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February 20, 2024
Does anyone have the Meross garage door opener?

[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Control-Existing-Compatible-Assistant-SmartThings/dp/B086MLFRJ3?th=1](https://www.amazon.co.uk/Control-Existing-Compatible-Assistant-SmartThings/dp/B086MLFRJ3?th=1) I moved into a house with some basic homekit stuff and considering this garage door opener next . I wonder: 1. Is it easy to mount? 2. Is it compatible with most door openers? (mine is a Hormann Proflift 700) 3. Does the wifi module have good range? 4. What are the alternatives to […]

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February 20, 2024
noise difference between IKEA shades and Smartwings?

I have the Fyrtur shades, quite happy with them. Would consider Smartwings if they were quieter. Has anyone heard both directly?

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February 20, 2024
Eufy Cam3 with HomeKit

As the title says, is it possible to connect the Eufycam3 with the home kit? I was so excited to buy one of these and after receiving it I realize it might not be HomeKit compatible :/ ​ Is there a way to get it on HomeKit? Thanks

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February 20, 2024
Pet recognition with HomeKit

Hey good people. TLDR: Is there some kind of device that can recognize/identify pets that connect with HomeKit (even if via HomeAssistant)? Or plan B - a microchip reader? More context: Hoping to pick your brain to find a better solution for our cat when we're not home. We adopted her from the streets and […]

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February 20, 2024
What homekit smart door lock are ppl using in the UK?

What homekit smart door lock are ppl using in the UK?

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February 20, 2024
Circle View Ringtone + Motion Alerts

So I reviewed the HomeKit logs via Homelog and noticed that my Logitech Circle doorbell was generating dozens of motion detection alerts per minute. From searching around, it seems others have experienced this and the current workaround is to turn off motion alerts. I actually have that setting turned off and have for as long […]

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February 20, 2024
Circle View Ringtone + Motion Alerts

So I reviewed the HomeKit logs via Homelog and noticed that my Logitech Circle doorbell was generating dozens of motion detection alerts per minute. From searching around, it seems others have experienced this and the current workaround is to turn off motion alerts. I actually have that setting turned off and have for as long […]

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February 20, 2024
Logitech Circle View Ring and motion alert events

So I reviewed the HomeKit logs via Homelog and noticed that my Logitech Circle doorbell was generating dozens of motion detection alerts per minute. From searching around, it seems others have experienced this and the current workaround is to turn off motion alerts. I actually have that setting turned off and have for as long […]

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February 20, 2024
Compatible switches/boxes?

I just moved into a house with a bunch of Hue lights. The bulbs weren't a problem, but there are other assorted lights (primarily wired into custom fixtures) with this little box that controls the lights. HomeKit recognizes them as switches but doesn't connect. The previous owners say they connected to every light in the […]

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February 20, 2024
Smart Thermostat Recommendations?

Smart Thermostat Recommendations?

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February 20, 2024
Is the Schlage Encode Plus worth $100 more than the Aqara U100?

This lock will be used over 10 or more daily. Is the code worth $100 more than Aqara? I like the visibility of the Aqara keyboard and the fingerprint scanner. I don't like the key slot being hidden. Schlage is better quality. The quality seems comparable to traditional locks. I don't like that the keyboard […]

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February 20, 2024
Any ideas for a physical variator dummy switch?

We have a Big Ass Fans Haiku in our master bedroom running on Homebridge. It works great. I have two switch points that I could make into fake physical switches (ie: set the automation to turn the fan on/off and the lights on/off). My question is with the lights portion: Does anyone know of a […]

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February 20, 2024
Cuttable and controllable light strip for HK?

I'm looking to put light strips and contact sensors in my nightstand drawers so I can see the contents of my drawers at night without triggering my nightstand lamp and waking my wife. The strips will be about 25" each and I will need either two controllers or a way to solder them together and […]

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February 20, 2024
Help with minor issues on HomeKit

Ok, so I have a light that seems to have issues, and now I've tried Hue, Nanoleaf, and a dumb bulb in this socket. I'm not sure what the problem is. I have a total of 9 bulbs in my smart home, the other 8 are all nano leaf essentials (sheet, whatever). Everything is up […]

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February 20, 2024
Eve Weather Widget

Has anyone managed to display Eve temperature and humidity in a HomeKit widget? I can't get it to work and I'm wondering if it could be a HomeKit limitation.

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February 20, 2024
Should I return my Eve smart plugs, am I doing something wrong?

First I will explain my setup. My Apple TV is upstairs on one side of our house, connected via ethernet cable, and the farthest outlet is downstairs, 60 feet away. The other one is probably 50 meters away. Not sure if this matters but the fios router is located in the middle so I get […]

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February 19, 2024
Aqara M3 hub and Nanoleaf devices

Hi everyone, so my HomeKit devices are all Aqara, Nanoleaf and Belkin Wemo. About a week after adding the M3 hub to my home, all of my nano-leaf and welkin devices can no longer be controlled via Siri **OR** the home app on my Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. **However, I can control them […]

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February 19, 2024
The app shows that the Lutron Caseta Switch is on, but the lights are not

I have a Lutron Caseta Dimmer switch that occasionally appears as on in both the Lutron app and the Apple Home app, but neither the LEDs on the switch nor the light itself are actually on. The switch is no more than 20 feet from the Lutron hub. It's also next to another Caseta switch […]

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February 19, 2024
PSA, you don't need to use fake Homebridge switches for a device to be controlled based on the same device controlled with HomeKit automations. You just need to use convert to shortcut.

OK, so I was just about to answer someone's question about controlling a whole house fan with a smart switch. They were worried that if the power was lost, then the switch would turn on automatically. I was going to comment by saying that I thought using the convert to shortcut would allow you to […]

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February 19, 2024
Philips Hue Homekit - Nightmare!

I've tried all possible recommendations, but I can't get the Home App and Hue to sync. Hue app > Settings > SmartHome > Apple Home - this is the setup and all lights now appear in the Home app (where I manually place each light in an existing room) BUT where are the scenes? The […]

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February 19, 2024
Should I reconnect my smart devices using Matter?

Hi all, I'm in the process of resetting my smart home setup and could use some advice. My setup includes several hubs connected via Ethernet: Aqara Hub M1S, Eero Router Pro 6, Lutron Bridge, IKEA Dirigera Bridge, and Hue Bridge. In addition, I have the HomePod Mini and a Homebridge hub. As I reconnect everything, […]

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February 19, 2024
The best option to get mom into Apple Home…

My mother is currently working on installing her own security cameras. From what she told me, she is looking for both wireless reflector cameras and a reflector camera for the front of her house. Now I'm not too familiar with Apple Home, I'm in the process of building mine so any suggestions would be greatly […]

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