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I just ordered a Switchbot for my new air cleaner. With the added hub it’s compatible with Alexa.
SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher - No Wiring, Wireless App or Timer Control, Add SwitchBot Hub
Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, HomePod and IFTTT [link]
SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher - No Wiring, Wireless App or Timer Control, Add SwitchBot Hub Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, HomePod and IFTTT [link]
Thought about one of these?
I have a fancy keurig that for some reason doesn't have a scheduling function. It takes a good 4 minutes to get ready to make a cup after being powered on. It also doesn't turn on when being plugged in, so a smart outlet wasn't going to work.
I bought this and set it to press the on button a little before I wake up Mondays - Fridays, and a little later Saturdays and Sundays. It's simple, but now the machine is ready to brew as soon as I wake up.
It's a keurig so there's only so much automation I can do without building a robot to add in a new pod lol
I use this Switchbot Button Pusher for the rocker switches in my apartment kitchen (it also works with my Google Home). Unfortunately the kitchen uses fluorescent tubes so this was the easier solution.
For other light fixtures with regular bulbs, I just replaced the bulbs with Philips Hue smart bulbs and stuck the Hue smart switch over the existing rocker switch.
quiero comprarme un switchBot que en amazon esta en 30$usd y aca lo venden a 12k en ml, alguien sabe algun lugar donde lo vendan mas barato aca en arg? si no esperar un mes con aerobox tienda mia...
SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher - No Wiring, Wireless App or Timer Control, Add SwitchBot Hub compatible with Alexa, Google Home, HomePod, IFTTT [link]
I’m not tech savvy enough to make wake on lan over the internet work. Spent hours trying to figure it out. I gave up and bought this. $30 for the bot, $40 for the hub. A little pricy but the little bot will push the power button for you. Mission accomplished.
The switch works on a timer that you set. If you want to control it from your phone or Alexa you’ll need to also get a hub.
Switchbot is directly supported in HA, probably does what you want, and is available on Amazon. I have one attached to a coffee maker that requires a push button to start.
And they're on sale today.
It uses Bluetooth to communicate. Switchbot also offers a hub, but I'm not sure how well that works with HA.
If I ever need something to turn on and off that requires an actual button to be pressed, if it's IR and uses a remote... you can buy a Switchbot hub and program your IR remotes with it...and then it can control all IR devices without having to use a remote. Or...I just buy a switchbot button presser and it manually presses the button for me. My projector, for example, did not come with a remote. Also, if I leave it plugged in it blinks because it's charging. Which is annoying at night if you're trying to sleep. To solve this, I bought a button presser and attached it to the projector. I plugged the projector into a smart plug. Then I made a routine that would power on the smart plug and then press the power button when I wanted it to turn on. There's a million uses for IR hubs and/or switch bots. You can check them out here: (Look at the bottom to see the "frequently bought with" section to check out the IR hub.)
Watch the review video. That product can be opened with a strong magnet. You want to utilize the security that’s already in the gate. The wiring to the strike runs through steel tube in the gate and is protected from tampering.
You mention deliveries, do you want the ability to give someone a temp code to open the gate?
What about a switchbot? App controlled and you mount it next to the existing door release button.
SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher
For a schedule don't yours have built in timers? Just checked and mine do, designed so can time washes for return from work so don't sit wet. I wouldn't have a dryer on unattended, water bad, fire worse.
For washing machine you could use a smart button pusher... I am not joking they are a (bit expensive) thing:
Not sure partner approval will be high though.
This wouldn't work on my dishwasher, as controls on top of door and activates when closed but as other poster said a smart plug or sonoff (check ratings) should work.
You can probably install something like this: https://www.amazon.com/SwitchBot-switch-button-controlled-compatible/dp/B07B7NXV4R/
It's an internet controlled device that pushes a button for you. You can mount it on your buzzer button so that it doesn't permanently modify anything, and then you can use something like google home or ifttt to press the button when you send an appropriate signal.
I got mine on Amazon, but it seems to be unavailable for now :/
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Wow, that's a tough one! I can't see any way to easily automate that and still leave the existing mechanical switches in-place and operational.
Right off the top of my head, the only way I can think of doing this is to put a SwitchBot Bot on each of the two light switches. If the existing light switches are toggle switches then they would have to first be replaced by rocker switches so the Bots would work on them.
If you don't already have something like Home Assistant then you would also have to buy a SwitchBot Hub to interface between the Bots and Wifi to provide control from a smartphone, Alexa, or Google Home
For example, I live in an apartment and can't change the switches because it's a rental, but as a workaround I use SwitchBot to automate the existing rocker switches: [link].
The SwitchBot app has a terrible UI and is kind of annoying to initially set up. Also I was annoyed that in order for it to work more consistently you have to buy a hub ([link]) otherwise it uses Bluetooth only. But it's the only solution I found for automating existing rocker switches and it works well with Google Assistant and Siri at least.
The hub does add an additional feature of being an IR blaster which I use to automate my window A/C unit, but since it does have to be within line of sight, sometimes if I leave my desk chair in front of the unit or if my window curtain is blocking the sensor then it's annoying to have to manually fix the problem.
If you have a toggle switch and can install smart light bulbs then I'd try the Lutron Aurora switch ([link]) which goes on top of the existing switch. I think that this switch was created as a partnership with Philips Hue or something, so you might have to have a Hue hub in order for this to work, but since I don't have any toggle switches I can't attest to this.
If you use something like https://ifttt.com/, and have some other hardware that opens the gate that also integrates with that site, it is Possible, but there would need to be :
A) A device that is capable of opening your specific gate, either directly or something that can integrate with the Gates control system. IE how do you open this gate? code ? switch? IR remote? RF remote.
B) this "thing" would need to be on Ifttt,com
For instance, my HUE lights flash when my RING stick up cam detects motion.
IF your gate is IR controlled there are several devices that copy and relay IR commands, if you need a button pressed, there is something called a "switchbot" that is literally an internet controlled finger
If your gate is already internet controlled... perhaps its already on IFTT and its just about linking the action
Yes. It can override everything but getting out of the wire.
You can try them and if they don't work for your case return them with prime. The buttons resist the weather very well:
To avoid it from going out of the wire, I use these in conflictive slopes, adjusted to the minimum height my lawn is cut every year, so they are virtually invisible.
If you don't want them to be a trip hazard just make sure to leave them tall enough so people can see them or use an alternative barrier. Up to you.
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Not the most elegant, but stick two of these on the to buttons 😉
You may be talking about the SwitchBot. [link]
Maybe something like this?
SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher
mount a smart physical switch to it, something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/SwitchBot-Smart-Switch-Button-Pusher/dp/B07B7NXV4R/ref=asc_df_B07B7NXV4R/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309954504712&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4930224592309023532&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9044923&hvtargid=pla-449441422020&psc=1
you can even ask google to do it, but you'll need a hub, otherwise it works via bluetooth
Broke down and bought the SwitchBot because I have been forgetting to turn on the machine for warmup...
[link] might work
Hi! I wanted something similar but i quickly realized i don't know anything about wires, so i bought a switchbot and i control it from a raspberry pi that's running home assistant. Not the smartest solution, but it works!
So for me, all I really care about is turning it on. I don't personally adjust the temp. But if you wanted to lower it, you'd just need the code for lowering, and code for raising, and then you could set those up on a timer so it decreases the temp (or increases it as you sleep) X number of degrees, then it raises it back up before shutting off.
Unfortunately, this seems to be a 433 mhz remote that I posted, so it wouldn't work. Damn.
I'm considering just attaching this to a remote, expensive and crappy solution.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B7NXV4R/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=AZJMNAZLHZV6F&psc=1
Edit: Yes, can automate through Alexa pretty easily.
Maybe this? SwitchBot, smart switch button with timer app controlled wifi switch DIY tools (with a Hub compatible with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT) [link]