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I hate being that guy but like... this is a sub for professional sysadmins, not for hobbyists to ask tech support questions.
Anyway, I think what you're looking for is a smart plug of some kind.
I’ve seen this idea elsewhere. But get a smart plug, you can set a timer to switch the plug off/ hence kill power to the charger after a set amount of time. I did this last night on my second balance session. Set the timer for 11 hours 45 minutes. Worked flawlessly. I like this model Limited-time deal: Kasa Smart Plug HS103P4, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified,4-Pack , White [link]
Plug HS103P4, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Compatible with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified,4-Pack, White [link]
This is the type plug you need...it will connect to your wi-fi through the SmartHome app, which you can use to turn them on/off. You can use your phone entirely (including the Amazon Alexa app) or you can get an Amazon Alexa/Google Home device and it will allow you to control things via voice. (So will the Alexa app on your phone, but not as easily/quickly as speaking directly to a voice-ready device.)
Happy to answer anything else if you need. Cheers. Let me know how it works for you!
KASA Smart Plugs break the connection the same as the traditional pin style light but with the ability to program a light schedule via your phone and control a whole group of lights via their app! I got them because my Mars Hydro TSW1000 wasn’t turning off all the way with the other bluetooth plugs I tried. You can hear an audible CLICK when they turn on and off.
$26.99 on amazon right now too! Hope this helps!
Limited-time deal: Kasa Smart Plug HS103P4, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet Works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified,4-Pack , White [link]
if the Chime Pro is only 15 feet from the router, is it really doing anything as a wifi range extender anyway? Can you try turning off the wifi extender part?
In any case, I have a half dozen of these wifi plugs around the house for various tasks, including rebooting Wyze cameras that tend to crash, and they've worked great.
Once you've linked the plugs in Homekit via Homebridge and a compatible plugin they'll appear in the Home app on your iDevice, assuming you have a Home already setup in there. From there, you can assign them to rooms, groups, automations and scenes, which is what I do.
For example, I grouped all of my Christmas lights into one "device" in the Home app, and then created an automation to turn that "device" on 15 minutes before sunset and a second automation to turn them off at sunrise. Home app automations are limited in that you can set them to turn off only after a specific amount of time has lapsed; hence the second automation to turn them off at sunrise.
One thing to understand is I'm purely using these things with Siri; the AppleTV 4K receives the command from Apple and communicates with Homebridge to send the signal to the devices. I like the TP-Link Kasa devices because Homebridge communicates directly with the devices via IP address instead of some third-party server, and the response time is darn near instantaneous. You can pick up a 4-pack on Amazon right now very cheap. Also, Homebridge is awesome about picking up more of them if you add additional plugs later.
I can't readily find a Homebridge plugin that communicates with Alexa devices since I think those are designed to work only with Amazon's Alexa assistant service, and, personally, I cannot comment on automating Alexa devices because I refuse to use them in my house (same with Google). That might be more of a r/homeassistant thing.
I can't speak on the why this is happening, but I find your solution of power cycling the devices something that a workaround could mitigate. Why not have those cameras in difficult places to power cycle be on smart switches. Then when power then wifi connection then internet links are established, you can remotely cycle the power source. Side benefit is you'd be able to perform this even when you are away from home and the power goes out.
A suggestion is these which work really well for me. They come to less than $7 each and are remarkably reliable. [link]
if you can reach the plug easely, most smart plugs have buttons that can be controlled locally, something like this might work:
IIRC, the tilt and pan cameras are not HomeKit or home base compatible. I could be wrong but I seem to remember only a handful of cameras HomeKit compatible. None of the cameras I have are home base compatible either. My own goal was to use cameras from a reputable company that cares about security and has a local storage option. Yes Eufy had an oopsie. It was an internal mistake not an attack from outside.
I have 2 MacBooks, Mac mini and 2 iPads. I don't have an iPhone because they just don't meet my needs. I am more familiar than most with how Apple works to protect your privacy and security. So I understand that it's important to you to have things that work within the ecosystem. Ive read some comments where Eufy at some point may no longer be compatible with HomeKit. I would research that as your efforts to be HomeKit compatible may be in vain in a few months. There are other cameras out there as well.
I have a wire shelf above the cat boxes. I zip tied the ceiling mount to the shelf. lol Ive had good results with ceiling mounts vs wall mounts when it comes to holes. The ceiling is usually white and the holes are hard to see when filed in. My ceilings are a flat white paint not a gloss so it doesn't show as much. My walls are paper so holes are bad and sticking heavy stuff to it, even command strips pulls the vinyl wallpaper off the wall making a little bubble. I have a cat that shoves stuff on the floor. If the surface is durable I use command strips to stick it down. If its delicate I use a vinyl placemat and stick it to that. The little stinker can't get to the thing to knock off without standing or sitting on the mat. haha
I have these smart outlets https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Kasa-Smart-Wifi-Plug/dp/B07RCNB2L3/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=kasa+outlet&qid=1626374307&sr=8-3
UL listed means tested to be safe and not be a safety hazard like catching on fire or electric shock. Ive been using smart home things since 2017 and early on there weren't a whole lot of reasonably priced options that were legit UL listed. CE approval is the EU version and I have purchased smart home controls based on CE approval when UL wasn't available. NOTE: Lack of UL or CE certification does not mean a device could be dangerous, it just means it hasn't been safety tested by a third party as well as ongoing testing. There are numerous items that are not UL listed that are safe I have some of them...I hope. Going forward now that there are more affordable options Im trying to buy UL listed devices. Not the fake UL/ CE listing that is on cheap Chinese off brand devices.
Before others chime in I do understand there are other certifications like Intertek ETL. Whatever you choose it can be difficult to verify the certification so I try to stick with brands I can verify in other ways. I was looking at an air fryer that was supposed to be ETL but could never find it in the records on the ETL website.
Im consolidating my smart home apps. I also use google and Alexa. A few things work directly with them. The others have apps that get added to the smart home instead.
Kasa smart plugs.
A lot of us use wifi smart plugs. They're less expensive, are easier to program and will do what you want.
I personally use Kasa plugs.
That link is to the old ones. Here are the newer ones that are cheaper and smaller: [link]
I find it hard to believe that a Kasa outlet would be great yet a Kasa plug-in switch would be flawed. This Kasa plug-in actually has a higher percentage of 4-star reviews, plus is much lower cost (4 for only $25):
Here is a 4 pack for $24.99 ($6.25 per unit) [link]
Deal link: Amazon
TP-Link have great ones. Just bought a 4 pack on Amazon for $25.
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All my smart plugs are by Kasa, you can find a 4 pack of their plugs on amazon for $27 here:
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We use these on anything that needs a timer. But any old timer works wonders on an inexpensive light. 🤷♀️
Smart Plugs on sale on Amazon (US): https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Reliable-Connection-Assistant-HS103P4/dp/B07RCNB2L3/
4 pack is a even better deal...
I used a TPLink Kasa smart plug and the BIOS setting to power on after power loss. I can turn off the plug using an app on my phone then turn it back on to trigger the power on event. The plug cost about $10