November 20th, 2020 · 91 minutes
In this episode, David and Rosemary dive back into the wonderful world of home automation and look at Rosemary's new setup. From "You've Got Mail" to picking accessories, they go beyond the normal, and possibly the sane.
This episode of Automators is sponsored by:
This frequently goes on sale on Amazon, so keep an eye out for deals.
Tip: As you never want to turn off your washer or dryer while they're working, put these in a separate room called "Do Not Touch" or something similar, and make sure to disable them as favourites so rogue taps in the control center don't cause problems!
Rosemary took a lot of ideas from this thread.
Cameras with outdoor lights attached to them.
If you want to try out the Raspberry Pi, this is the Zero W with lots of handy extras.
On the show, we mentioned that the stock apps no longer went through Shortcuts. Of course, just after recording Apple released a new beta where none of the apps do!
HomeKit Occupancy Sensor