So I saw on the internet that the 3rd generation Apple TV could be used as a home hub (with limitations, so no automations) for remote access only. Is this still possible?
I have just started exploring home automation and security and am about to set up my first small system. I already have a few Amazon Echo devices integrated with my FireTV, but I don't want my system to be Amazon based. For some reason, I trust Apple a little more and prefer Siri over Alexa. […]
Why is my circle view? It only shows the doorbell and the entrance camera. But not on the front page. When I pull down Homeview or go into the home kit. Is there any way to have that show there?
I found some bulbs I'd like to get, they support Philips Hue, but they specifically say they don't support HomeKit. I have Philips bulbs on the bridge that is connected to HomeKit and they show up in my Home app. If I can put these new bulbs on the shade, do you think it would […]
I'd love to hear from people's experiences with video doorbells. Right now I would like to buy a ringer that supports HKSV directly. I don't have a local server to run Homebridge/Scrypted yet. Additionally, I would like a ringer with full HKSV support and that is also secure. I've heard people talk about the Aqara, […]
I have my Nest cameras set up in HomeKit via Scrypted. Notifications are a bit slower and sensitivity is lower, but otherwise works fine with hksv. Anyway, I was wondering how you set up the two apps. Ideally, I don't want anything to be sent to Google, and I want to automate the cameras in […]
I came home twice and he still thinks I'm gone. Annoying when you get notifications for every little thing that's only set when everyone is gone. I've restarted everything...ATVs, HomePods, WiFi, phones...it won't stop using HomePods as primary hubs so I'm wondering if those are the problem
I just received a set of Eufycam 2C for Black Friday and I am disappointed with the HKSV integration. Motion detection is quite flawed. And when it detects a person, it's a good 4-5 second delay. Does anyone have experience configuring them to work better? Should I return these? I really want to stay in […]
Hi r/homekit community, I'm trying to set up an automation where the brightness of my Philips Hue light goes up temporarily when motion is detected and then returns to the original brightness level. I already use a camera that detects motion and is visible in HomeKit. I want the lamp to go to 100% brightness […]
Wondering if anyone has a solution? Or experienced this problem? I use both a Logitech circle view doorbell and some Unifi cameras via encryption. Both seem to miss object detection and therefore fail to record or send notifications from time to time. There is also sometimes a long latency when the detections work, like 10-30 […]
[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CGQYQFNV/](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CGQYQFNV/) I gambled on these since they had about a 3 star average review when I ordered them, fully expecting them to be crappy. There wasn't much in the comments about their performance with Homekit, but more with the Alexa stuff, so I decided to give them a whirl as I was looking for a […]
the heater will not be visible: it will go under a floating vanity. Most heaters I see have IR remotes; I want something that doesn't require line of sight and will turn the heater off after 30 minutes. Open to suggestions, both for the setup and the heater.
Has anyone had experience with anything in the Netatmo product line? I was looking for Cyber Monday deals and came across Weather products. I'm looking into getting something like their weather station and smart rain gauge, but I've never heard of them until yesterday. I really want something to help with automations when it rains […]
For the most part, Homekit has been good to me and I've had very little to complain about, however this past weekend I was ready to play baseball with my minis. Each of them (4) said they had problems connecting to the Internet. So I go through the process, restart/start the MINIs, modem, router (eero) […]
Looking for recommendations for HomeKit cameras. Both internal and external. Wireless (battery or solar power). No subscription (other than iCloud). Highest possible detection (people/animals/faces). I'm looking at the eufy 3 series but it's not HomeKit yet so I might have to wait. Is there another option?
just an FYI everyone i installed my tuo contact sensor on my entry gate over a month ago it has been working fine for over a month now in the cold weather and rainy weather so far. I just used the double tape and screws provided. This is the first contact sensor I've bought that […]
Hi all, I was wondering if there was a way to switch my old doorbell (or rather doorbell) via HomeKit. We have a toddler and a newborn and live in an apartment building where people like to randomly call for whatever reason and wake the kids up while they are sleeping. So far I just […]
The Aqara g4 doorbell camera works without the hub and with HKSV. I have anyway. Read some user reviews saying that videos are still uploading to the cloud. Can it be disabled? and better yet, can you avoid their app all together? Many devices allow you to register with the home app without even using […]
Today I wrote to Tim Cook asking him to change the rules for HomeKit certification to require that any device that wants to become HomeKit certified must enable a "local only" mode, meaning that the customer is not required to subscribe to a third-party service and the device is not allowed to send data back […]
I'm curious what others are doing about smart plugs, automation, etc. which are specifically related to the holiday. I struggle with this every year and have never come up with anything I like. I have various things I want to automate especially for the holidays. The first example is the Christmas tree. I want it […]
I'm really leaning into winter holiday decorations this year (unusual for me). I was wondering if anyone here has a solid recommendation on those LED candles that aren't candles. Does anything magically work with HomeKit?
I will be moving to a new apartment and will have a different Wi-Fi, how difficult would it be to transfer my smart stuff to the new Wi-Fi? It's mostly Eve and Ecobee.
Hi all so I had my house set up before I moved in now its been about 6 months and there are new Matter devices.. so I set up all my devices and they are working fine.. except for a new Matter Nanoleaf bulb and I am Eve Energy I 'upgraded' to matter.. the nanoleaf […]
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