In our previous video we showed you how to install and add a Xiaomi (or Aqara) Gateway. Today, we show you how to add a child device – in this example, we use the Aqara Motion Sensor. This is a motion sensor. This sensor allows you to turn lights on when someone walks into the room. To use this, you
Collection of all “introduction posts” – read through these to get yourself started.
No, it’s not what you think. We haven’t stopped talking to each other after we made our home smart. I mean, I wasn’t referring to not having to tell the wife to switch off the lights… I refer to how your smart devices talk to each other in your home. Now in order for devices to work together, they must
A quick look into choosing between smart bulb-dumb switch versus smart-switch-dumb bulb options. This post will help you understand the pro’s and con’s of each setup and guide you in your journey of smart-homing.
Before you go into full blown home automation, we need to have a basic understanding of wire circuitry at home. Prior to that, let’s do a little time travel – Singapore is former British colony because of a certain Sir Stamford Raffles who supposedly stepped onto our shores… the rest, as they say, is history. Like literally. But that also
In my last post, I talked about the 3 factors that will affect the kind of smart home system you would want to invest in. Before I feel into this trap deep abyss of home automation and smart home, I’ve always struggled to think of useful examples in everyday life. However, having actually lived in one, we begin to appreciate
It’s a common belief that having choices is good – I mean, that is what capitalism is about, isn’t it? Yet, a study from the year 2000 already told us that more isn’t always better. Psychologists Sheena Iyengar and Mark Lepper studied 2 groups of shoppers in an upscale shopping mall – the first group saw 24 varieties of gourmet
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