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Tonight's #homeautomation hobby project: get my roller door integrated into @home_assistant.
It's an external one on to a side lane, so the actual motor is very self contained and weather proof. There are no extra control wires or anything available. It does have a remote though. Photo of garage door remote like what would go on a key ring
The back of the remote says it's an ATA PTX 5v2. Quick Googling says it's actually quite secure. Each remote has a unique 128-bit keyed rolling code.

garagedooropenerremotes.com.au/wp-content/upl…
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[THREAD] This feels like a level up on my #homeautomation journey
My @home_assistant custom built ui, on top of a 45$ Fire HD 8 that I got for prime day, mounted with magnets.
Can control and display above 500 entities, including sensors, alarms, appliances, lights ... 1/
... and can even dispatch the Roomba to clean the mess our kids made.
I find @home_assistant to be one of the more incredible open source project. It has connections to anyting with a mac-address pretty much. It can be used as a bridge between apple/google/amazon ecosystems.
I for instance can control smart home devices that don't have #homekit support with my iphone/watch/appleTV and call the same scenes (Good Night house) from Alexa/Siri/Iphone/Watch.
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Over the last few months the DIY #engineer in me has been busy turning the family home to #smarthome via a plethora of #IOT products. In the thread below are few of my observations and a possible glimpse into where I see this space moving. Always happy to receive feedback.
1/n So one of the first steps before going #Smarthome is to identify the ecosystem you wish to plug your home into. Now the two primary options that most users should choose are @Google & @amazon #Alexa. Over an above these you have exotic options which I stayed away from.
2/n I nailed my choice down to @alexa99 for these reasons. 1) A ton of compatible products available on @amazonIN. 2) #Echo input devices available by the dozen fitting all sizes from dot to spot to show etc. 3) Relative ease of setting up once you get a hang of it. 4) #Alexa!
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Why can't we just shout out loud to #TV to switch #channel? Just the way we instruct #alexa and it listen, even when playing music. And we can give option to turn On / Off Shout out loud feature. Feel like a monkey with remote in friend's house. #Inclusive #Design #UX #tatasky
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