Domotise the non-domotic

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One of the biggest rocks compared to the adoption of home automation is the idea (Correct) need to replace appliances / devices with more recent models which support these technologies by default.

This was also the proproblem of the writer.

At the time the need was to succeed in check the conditioner (a top of the range, though not home automation) via smartphone, so as to turn it on, if possible, from outside the home. As powerful, modern, energetically efficient, his ability to relate to the outside world in an evolved way was zero; the possibility of modifying it for this purpose, perhaps with some kits proplace from produttore same, none.

The natural question at the time was: "Should we replace it to buy a home automation system?
Obviously - unless you are Rockfeller (in case, donate to support us) - DO NOT.

But the solution there was and there is.
It was in fact sufficient to ask another, more correct question, namely "But how do I normally control the air conditioner?
Reply: "Well, easy: with the remote control"

Further final question: "What is a remote control? '
A trivial infrared emitter. Here's what it is. A practically prehistoric object, in technological terms.

So putting things in a row:

  • se my conditioner reacts agnostically to an infrared pulse;
  • se an infrared emitter can be controlled commercially via Wi-Fi;
  • se for this emitter there is a component - plugin - addon (or whatever) for mine personale HUB able to pilot it ...

... then I can check domoticamente my conditioner. I can therefore "domotize" it.

And that's exactly what the writer is doing in his time he did: bought a banal infrared emitter of the Broadlink, installed the plugin for the proprio HUB (Homebridge, in that specific case), configured the accessory "Conditioner" on profirst home automation and here is that a non domotic conditioner was domotizzato in the - full - of - its - functionality.

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The approccio makes all the difference. A TV, a satellite decoder, an amplifier (and so on and so forth) may not even be home automation, but they can be controlled (and therefore domotizzazione) as explained above, via infrared rays.
But infrared is not the only way. You can domotize many traditional household items using mixed techniques, for example using i products of the line Sonoff (opportunamechanged), or using radio frequencies or other loopholes.

Another striking example is that of home automation of a rolling-code radio remote control: many devices (especially alarms, gates, etc.) use this technology to be intrinsically more secure, but do not often offer home automation alternatives. With the technique expressed in the article one can easily obtain the result of domotizing what would not be.

The question to ask (and to ask the online community) is always the same: "how do i check my device today?
Consequently, the answer arises in the second question: "well, as I simulate the current control through the domotic tools at my disposal compared toHUB which I implemented?"

In the answer there is the egg of Columbus, which means being able to domotize what would not be domotic.

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