So many automatons, where to start.
- Push alerts for all doors and window opening while mode is away.
- Interior motion alerts when mode is away. (Pet proof. No false alarms. Even with cats!)
- Passive alarm set depending on presence. No keypads needed.
- Automatic door lock/unlock depending on what door was used for exit.
- Earthquake notifications.
- Notifications for Smoke/CO2 (where and on what floors)
- Notifications for water leaks for HVAC, Water Tank and bathrooms above finished rooms.
- Notifications for open garage, doors and windows as well as unlocked doors
- Notifications for high freezer and refrigerator temps as well as doors left open.
- Notifications for power outage, plus resetting all the smart bulbs to their prior setting before the outage.
- Visual notifications for hub connectivity, online/offline.
- Push notifications for hub being offline (this is sort of a cheat because I use SmartThings automation to deliver the message if the Hubitat is offline)
- Notifications for mail delivery.
- Notifications for naughty cat being on kitchen counter tops.
For the Elderly;
- Notifications for not taking daily medications .
- Passive wellness check. Uses a combination presence sensor, motion and doors sensors to determine if the person is incapacitated and unable to call for help. Wellness check isn't fooled if motion is active in only one area. Must detect activity throughout the house. Timeouts change depending on awake and sleep times.
- Panic button to send notification indicating help is needed.
- Exterior lighting based on LUX. "on" times change throughout the year.
- Interior lighting based on the same principal along with motion activation.
- Automatic power on/off shop air compressor when working in the shop
- Automatic computer monitor control based on presence at desk.
- Thermostat temperature control for different modes and/or time of day.
- Automatic Enable/Disable when doors or windows open.
- Notifications to open/close windows based on forecast highs/lows along with current indoor and outdoor temperatures, including high dew-points for summer months.
- Window fan control based on inside/outside temperatures with set-points high and low temps.
- Elapsed time tracking of how much time is spent heating, cooling as well as hours on fan used for notifications on filter change.
- Space heater control for extra spot heating when necessary. Also keeps track of energy used.
(weather data provided from weather station in back yard. (Not through TWC)
This allows much more refined information at a more rapid update.
- Current temp. High/lows so far that day. Is it currently raining? How much and at what rate.
- How much rain for the day along with how much rain in the past 7 days
- Average temp for last 24 hours as well as the past month.
- Current wind speed and direction as well as current gust along with high gust readinf over past hour.
- Plus all the other data points I forgot to mention.
- Smart irrigation control that keeps track of when the soil dries out too much. How much rain has fallen over the past 7 days. Calculates what the water deficit is and delivers enough water to make up for 1 inch of rain per week. Other smarts include delay watering if wind is too high, the probability of rain is high or if the soil moisture is sufficient that watering isn't needed. Plans are to include water evaporation rate but that is for future revision.
- I could see this kind of automation very useful to farms.
Anyway that is most of what I have done. I use to be an applications programmer analyst so I guess that's why I like this home automation stuff. Cheers!
Oh, and I forgot to mention the hub is on battery backup and connected to cellular. I use a USB battery pack instead of a UPS because the power pack has enough power to run for 3-4 days before the pack exhausts. A UPS only gets you a few hours at best.