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Can you get smart-plugs that don't need an app?

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  • Scruff
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    I have one of the controlling a lamp. It's controlled by becoming a device in the Alexa app.

    "Alexa, light on/off" works like it says on the tin.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    I've lost the original question here but saw these the other day. Is this anything close?

    Amazon Smart Plug, works with Alexa, Certified for Humans device: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon Devices
    I was wondering about those too. Clearly they still require a server, but presumably it's the Amazon server Alexa is running on anyway not some random one in Shenzen?

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  • northernladuk
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    I've lost the original question here but saw these the other day. Is this anything close?

    Amazon Smart Plug, works with Alexa, Certified for Humans device: Amazon.co.uk: Amazon Devices

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by Addanc View Post
    You could always hire a midget to run around pluging-in/out stuff, all that is required is a loud authoritative voice; no apps, no internet, job done.


    Or you could make your own.

    It doesn't end well though.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by Addanc View Post
    You could always hire a midget to run around pluging-in/out stuff, all that is required is a loud authoritative voice; no apps, no internet, job done.
    I have a house befitting a contractor. I'd need an intercom system.

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  • Addanc
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    You could always hire a midget to run around pluging-in/out stuff, all that is required is a loud authoritative voice; no apps, no internet, job done.

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  • wattaj
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    Originally posted by wattaj View Post
    Would Open Hab work for you?
    BBTTT: currently playing with OpenHab in Docker running under Unraid* on an old HP N54L. Seems like a very good solution; it's easy to set up it has a minimal overhead. Would recommend a play about to see if this fits your requirement.


    * Grateful to that Eek chap for the Unraid tip. Good, geeky fun for a wet Winter's day.

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  • adubya
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    Was it an easy process? I have one of these wired in now and it was great once we convinced it to join the WiFi. Neat bit of kit, some thought has gone into it.

    Also curious to try the LAN mode but maybe flashing is the better option.
    I'd put it at "intermediate" level

    The good news is that you no longer need to open up the Sonoff and solder wires to reflash it. Everything can be done via REST calls.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by adubya View Post
    Co-incidentally I received a Sonoff Mini today and flashed Tasmota onto it
    Was it an easy process? I have one of these wired in now and it was great once we convinced it to join the WiFi. Neat bit of kit, some thought has gone into it.

    Also curious to try the LAN mode but maybe flashing is the better option.

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  • adubya
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    Co-incidentally I received a Sonoff Mini today and flashed Tasmota onto it

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