Automation

How to exclude Z-Wave devices with Smartthings Hub

How to exclude Z-Wave devices Z-Wave devices require a separate command and physical confirmation from the device itself (usually a button press) in order to be reset (or “excluded”) and removed from a controller (like the SmartThings Hub). Note: In order to exclude a Z-Wave device in the SmartThings app, you must have the physical […]

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How to quickly check that your home IoT devices are secure

You’ve spent a good amount of time getting Alexa to properly activate your wireless speakers, living room lights, and smart cam, but is your new IoT setup secure? BullGuard has a quick and easy tool that can help you find out if there are any basic problems. It’s called the Internet of Things Scanner. The […]

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How to control your Smartthings hub with Siri using your Mac

If you have a home automation system such as Smartthings and want to be able to use Siri to control your home devices (open doors, turn on lights, etc). You need to install an open source software called “Homebridge”. If you own a Mac these are the instructions (using terminal): 1- Install Homebrew: $ xcode-select […]

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