Home Automation Devices

Test, novelty, unpacking of home automation devices

Xiaomi Aqara now compatible with Apple Homekit, new Vibration Sensor and Honeywell Natural Gas Detector

The Aqara products becomes officially compatible with Apple's Homekit home automation solution. Two new sensors come to enlarge the Xiaomi Aqara family. First of all the Vibration Sensor which allows to protect valuables by detecting a displacement. ...

#Hack: Sonoff 4CH Pro with firmware MQTT Tasmota, inclusion in Domoticz

In the previous article, we discovered the Sonoff 4CH Pro, a control box that allows to control by WiFi and by radio 433MHz up to 4 relays. In this new tutorial, we will see how to install the Tasmota alternative firmware developed by Theo Arends. ...

An IP66 waterproof enclosure for Sonoff Basic WiFi modules, POW, TH10, TH16, Dual, G1, G2

ITEAD Studio, which designs and manufactures products under the Sonoff brand, has launched an IP66 waterproof case to install WiFi modules in difficult environments. Indeed, like most home automation accessories, Sonoff modules are primarily ...

#Test: unpacking the SONOFF 4CH PRO, 4 relays operated in WiFi & RF on DIN rail, test with the EWelink app

Itead, the Chinese manufacturer of SONOFF marketed the SONOFF 4CH Pro, an improved version of 4CH. You are most likely familiar with the power supplies and the connected SONOFF module. In the previous article we saw how to install the ESP Easy ...

Apple opens HomeKit to Makers and non commercial enterprise projects

To use Arduino-based connected objects or an open source home server on iOS, you had to use the open source Homebridge project that was presented several times. On the occasion of the WWD 2017 (developer conference), Apple announced the opening of ...

ZiGate, Zigbee home automation gateway ZHA and ALL compatible Xiaomi Mi Home, Philips Hue, Osram Lightify

Frédéric Dubois of the domotic blog faire-ca-soi-meme.fr is launching today in a project of ZigBee universal USB gateway named ZiGate. Frédéric launches his project in the form of a KickStart project. The project already financed at 30% ends on 6 ...

#Test : unpacking and configuring the Xiaomi Smart Home 6 in 1 Kit with the Mi Home app (iOS or Android)

The Xiaomi Smart Home kit is a widely used DIY home automation system. Xiaomi designs high-quality home automation products at a very reasonable price. In the next tutorials, we will see how to integrate the connected Xiaomi devices on a home ...

#Test: unpacking the Panoramic Camera Xiaomi Mijia 1080p 360 °

Today I propose you to discover the camera connected panoramic Xiaomi Mijia 1080p capable of filming 360 degrees. Only available in China at the moment, it is however possible to obtain it directly in China for about €80. It runs entirely from the ...

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