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Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby mrx23dot » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:56 am

Hi all,

This is a very unique topic on the web, every one wants to automate, but what are your goals with it?
Please leave your one line rule below. For starters I share some of my goals:

- predicting when you gonna arrive from works, and preheating the home 20minutes sooner

- starting a sunrise simulation 10minutes before your alarm clock goes off

- start irrigation when soil is dry and no rain is coming

- in Summer when the outside temp is higher than the inside close the windows (or notify to close them)

- Turn off any lamp 2h-s after turning them on (arguable, but I would use it)

- RFID in shoes, and reader in door mats, so you can be tracked which room are u in (and music can follow u), or other high AI stuff based on ur profile

- alarm goes off get email/notification

- email about missed phone call (w/ called ID)on landline

This is just tip of the iceberg.

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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby AshaiRey » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:40 pm

mrx23dot wrote:Hi all,

This is a very unique topic on the web, every one wants to automate, but what are your goals with it?
Please leave your one line rule below. For starters I share some of my goals:

- predicting when you gonna arrive from works, and preheating the home 20minutes sooner


Floor heating has a much longer lag so is treated different here.

mrx23dot wrote:- starting a sunrise simulation 10minutes before your alarm clock goes off
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Already have that


mrx23dot wrote:- start irrigation when soil is dry and no rain is coming

Not reliable when yoe have different plants/crops/trees in your garden

mrx23dot wrote:- Turn off any lamp 2h-s after turning them on (arguable, but I would use it)

Done that but with a different time span


mrx23dot wrote:- RFID in shoes, and reader in door mats, so you can be tracked which room are u in (and music can follow u), or other high AI stuff based on ur profile

Unreliable, don't know which direction you move, my wife has many shoes and is getting new one often.

mrx23dot wrote:- alarm goes off get email/notification


Done already

mrx23dot wrote:- email about missed phone call (w/ called ID)on landline

Just let the chat bot of your domotica system answer the call and start a conversation.

mrx23dot wrote:This is just tip of the iceberg.

I got a fridge for that.. :D
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby 123unlock » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:43 pm

some stuff I have build here

- notifications when washing machine or dryer is ready
- turn off central heating and dhw when no-one is home
- turn on lights automatically when it's getting dark and someone is home
- turn on attic ventilation when it's getting too hot
- turn on bathroom ventilation when humidity rises above xx percent compared to other rooms
- mailbox push notifications including picture to phone
- doorbell push notifications including picture to phone
- one button > all off
- start Roomba (robot vacuum cleaner) when everyone is away (one time a day)

of Couse we have much more.. but I like the topic.. just to get new idea's
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby Phaeton » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:37 pm

Nice topic!

Have sonos report status of the alarm when onder shower in the morning

Have sonos report Traffic jams when in bathroom when woken up

Switch off lights when no movement in the room for x minutes

Send push messages and change hue color when washing machine/dryer/dishwasher ready



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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby Phaeton » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Dim lights when watching a movie

Simulate people in the house (lights on and off) when we're away

Switch multiple lights when turning lamp on



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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby labtec » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:11 pm

Phaeton wrote:Nice topic!

Have sonos report status of the alarm when onder shower in the morning

Have sonos report Traffic jams when in bathroom when woken up

Switch off lights when no movement in the room for x minutes

So in every room a motion sensor, wich type do you use?


Send push messages and change hue color when washing machine/dryer/dishwasher ready



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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby Phaeton » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:56 pm

Almost every room. I use the Fibaro ones. Their nice and small so WAF was good. In combination with hs3 their work fine. But they are quit expensive

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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby 123unlock » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:59 pm

some other project currently working on here..

Multi Device / Multi Speaker Bluetooth audio

in short, each control device (phone / tablet) has access to his own personal "jukebox" on the server
in this jukebox can be MP3 files, PLS Playlists to local files, or PLS internet streams

as default each device has it's own Bluetooth speaker set as default (for example tablet in the living room streams to the onkyo AV set) and device the kitchen to the Philips BT100 in the kitchen. (of course you can swap to other device too)

this way each user can stream the music he/she likes on the location he/she often is, so the tablet in the living room displays during the day "kids music" and in the evening "top40"
and my phone (portable controller) displays also dance/trance/club etc (more my thing)

the follow me audio is not an success if you have more people in the house (especially kids :) )

as soon as we leave the house, the music automatically stops. (and can be also stopped by pressing the stop button)
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby Digit » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:15 am

- Controlling Roller shutters based on temperature in a specific room;
- Various lights based on motion, opening of doors, sunset, sunrise;
- Opening garage door with aux button of a keyfob;
- Notifications when devices (dryer etc.) have done their job, doorbell, batteries etc;
- Controlling pump of floor heating based on room temperature;
- Mimicking the old-fashioned floor pump switch;
- Robot vacuum cleaner based on DOW, time;
- personal preferences;
- simulating we're not away during holidays (any suggestion on how to simulate our cars being on the driveway?)
- setting house to 'low power' mode when all mobile phones are disconnected from home network;

Creating rules that always work the way you expect them to can be very hard ...
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby kriz83 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:50 am

- Send notification to phones whenever my front gate was left open when we are not home (and ability to close the gate from within the notification)
- Send notification to phones whenever the alarm was not activated when we are not home
- Automatically start and stop de-humidifier when the humidity becomes too high (wooden floors) and send notification whenever the reservoir is full
- Automatically turn on lights whenever we come home
- Turn on some lights to simulate presence when we are not home/leaving home
- When I have navigation running "go home" and I am close to home -> open front gate
- Turn on sonos in the morning with my favourite channel at the specified volume when I get out of bed (trigger: alarm deactivated)
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby Akatar » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:54 pm

[quote="Digit"]-
- simulating we're not away during holidays (any suggestion on how to simulate our cars being on the driveway?)
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Re: Collection of Home Automation rules

Postby 123unlock » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:00 pm

or if your in the center of Amsterdam :)

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