- Using Siri Shortcuts in The Mi Home app
With the most recent update to the Mi Home app, users now in effect, have the opportunity to control their non-HomeKit Mijia or Xiaomi devices using Siri and Siri Shortcuts, which, thanks to Apple, is a major breakthrough in tying up what are for the most part smart home products that speak different ‘languages’. In fact you could almost liken Siri Shortcuts to the ‘Universal Translator’ used in Star Trek (uh-oh, geek alert…)! Initially it seemed that the iOS Shortcuts functionality (found the Mi Home app under Profile > Settings> Lab Features > iOS Shortcut) was only working if you had the app set to Mainland China, but today I found that it also works for me under the Taiwan Server, which I have to use for certain Taiwan specific products, so if you have some things that have to be under a specific server other than Mainland China, like the EU, it might be worth checking to see if this functionality is available to you. On the subject of different server regions, it’s also important to note that if you create shortcuts under one server, then swap over to another server in the Mi Home app, the Shortcuts will not work until you switch back to the server connected to the shortcuts you created. So in my example, I created a Shortcut whilst connected to the Taiwan server. If I then switch to the Mainland China server (as I often do), these shortcuts will not work. So, today I’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to use the Mi Home app and Siri Shortcuts to control a non-HomeKit device – in this case the Mi Air Purifier 2. NOTE: Before starting, you must enable the ‘iOS Shortcut’ option in the aforementioned location. 1. Starting on the Home Page, click on the Automation tab at the bottom of the screen 2. In the Automation page, click on the ‘+’ icon in the top left corner 3. In your automation, first select ‘Complete manually’ in the IF section, which will bring you to the ‘THEN’ section 4. In the ‘THEN’ section, choose your device – in this case I’m choosing the Mi Air Purifier 2 5. Select the specific action you require for the automation – in this case I will choose ‘Switch to sleep mode’ 6. Once you’ve selected your action, you’ll return to see the complete automation. If you want to restrict the automation to certain times of day, adjust the ‘effective time period’ accordingly. Click Save… 7. Once you’ve clicked on ‘Save’ you must name your automation. The app will create one for you, but you can use anything you like 8. Once the name is saved, your automation will appear alongside any other automation you’ve previously created. My new automation appears under the ‘Manual’ header. Click on the ‘Add to Siri’ button at the top of the screen… 9. Once you click on ‘Add to Siri’ you will then get the option to rename the automation, remove it, or proceed to Siri Shortcuts. Click on ‘Add to Siri’ again 10. Now you are ready to Add the automation to Siri, but if you want to change the phrase to something simpler for when you say it to Siri, you can do it here, by tapping on the ‘Type Phrase’button. 11. Enter the phrase you prefer, in this case I’m simply calling it ‘Sleep Mode’, which is easier than the standard phrase taken automatically from the automation itself. 12. Click Done, then your Siri Shortcut has been created! Now with this set of instructions you’re now able to say ‘Hey Siri – Sleep Mode’ and the automation will take place. Unlike a standard Siri Shortcut that you create in the Shortcuts app however, you don’t automatically have it generate a tab. This can still be done in the Shortcuts app, so if you want to continue, just follow the additional instructions below. 1. Go into the Shortcuts app, where you’ll see tabs for the shortcuts already created. Click on the ‘Create Shortcut’ tab. 2. You will then be able to start adding actions, but for this process we’re simply going to click in the search bar to find the automations we just created. 3. Once in the search section, click on the Siri Suggestions option. 4. You’ll then see a series of suggestions from various apps on your iPhone/iPad. Scroll until you find the Mi Home section, which will have your previously created automations. Select the required automation – in this case, ‘Run Scene “Mi Air Purifier 2 Switch to sleep mode” (note that it isn’t using the Siri Phrase you created earlier, but the automation name you first created in the Mi Home app). 5. Once you’ve selected your scene, a simple ‘recipe’ will be created with just the one step. Click on the settings tab, just below where it says ‘Done’. 6. Here you can give a name to the shortcut, along with choosing an icon and a colour, all of which will show up on the tile that is created for the Shortcuts app. 7. With all that done, you will then have your automation as a tile in the Shortcuts app. As you can see below this will allow me to change the mode of my Mi Air Purifier to either ‘Favourite’, ‘Auto’ or ‘Sleep’ mode, all without having to open the Mi Home app. The shortcuts tabs are also available on the ‘today screen’ section, by simply swiping from left to right when you’re on the home screen (although you will have to add ‘Shortcuts’ to your shortcuts…). As you can with the final two screenshots, what you can do in an automation is all dependent on what is available in the Mi Home app as it relates to a particular smart device; The Air purifier has 7 options, whereas the Mi Standing Fan has many more. Finally, don’t forget that you can still just say ‘Hey Siri’ along with the appropriate phrase without opening anything, but with the addition of being able to use it in the Shortcuts app, you then expose a simple non-HomeKit automation to a whole world of other possibilities, that can be part of a larger sequence of automations.
- Security Solution from Tuya Empowers Video Surveillance Manufactures with Easy Access to Echo Show
HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a strategic partner of Amazon and the world's first platform that is compatible with Amazon's Alexa, Tuya Smart announce today the launch of its new "Echo Show accessible" smart camera platform, the world's first platform that is accessible to Amazon's Echo Show. Following Amazon's release of the Echo Show and its access function to smart cameras, Tuya Smart's camera team has taken large strides in the development of this new security solution, allowing camera manufacturers with low R&D abilities an easy access to Echo Show. After Siri has introduced the smart voice assistant, Amazon has been attempting to expand this concept into our homes through Echo. With Echo, people can control smart devices, play music and shop online via voice, an idea also pursued by Google and Apple. This June, Amazon has introduced a new product named Echo Show. It is equipped with a 7-inch screen, designed around Amazon's voice assistant Alexa, and aims to enhance the perception and visual performance while strengthening the Echo device's communication ability with other devices. Between physical control and smart phone "app" control, people are increasingly preferring to control their smart devices with voice and visual interaction, therefore making this newly released product popular in North America and Europe. Many Echo customers have remained loyal and bought the new Echo Show after experiencing the smart voice control with Alexa. European and American markets contain a greater number of "smart homes", in effect, causing greater demands and expectations for visual interaction products. Echo Show has video camera access capabilities, and the video cameras compatible with this function are twice as expensive as normal smart cameras. Users can integrate video cameras around their house to the Amazon Echo Show. For example, by simply saying "Alexa, show me the front door", or "Alexa, show me the baby room", the user can see the live images captured by cameras through Echo Show. Seizing the Potential in Smart Camera Market Currently, there are only a few video camera models which are compatible with Echo Show globally. A normal smart camera is priced at about 60 dollars, but with the function of access to Echo Show, most of these cameras are over 200 dollars. However still, customers are not detracted by the price tag and still willing to pay for such products. Seeing the potential in this market, camera manufacturers all over the world are diving into the research and development of this field. The access to Echo Show requires excellent hardware performance, a mature cloud service system and vast experience in Alexa development. Unfortunately, there are only a few products that have met such requirements and this field is still relatively undeveloped in China. With access to Tuya Smart's platform, camera products can also gain access to Echo Show within a few days, which will greatly strengthen their competitiveness in overseas markets. This is particularly helpful to the camera manufacturers with low R&D abilities. Firstly, the Tuya platform is charged in a one-time, lifelong, platform-based and transparent manner, therefore the manufacturers need not invest ten to one hundred times the funds originally required on technology development. Secondly, manufacturers can quickly release the finished smart cameras with access to Echo Show and greatly shorten the development period. With low investment costs, short R&D cycle and excellent compatibility, smart cameras with access to Tuya Smart Platform will become highly competitive products. Different development solutions can meet the requirements of different manufacturers. Tuya Smart supports a variety of products: normal cameras; PTZ cameras; visual doorbells; low-power camera; baby monitors; and offers complete cloud solutions. Basic cloud services: a solution for the complete P2P services (including P2P forwarding) and improved user account system, OTA upgrade hosting, and visual management of operating background systems. Alibaba Cloud + Amazon-based video cloud storage service: a solution with military-grade security encryption technology, to effectively ensure data security and make life easier for enterprises and consumers. Tuya Smart will continue expanding cloud third-party services, Echo Show, Google Home, IFTTT, and other integrated services, making IPC more scalable. About Tuya Smart Tuya Smart is a world-wide smart platform that enables products smarter for consumers, brands, OEM manufacturers and retail chains. It provides users with a one-stop AI IoT solution that covers hardware access, cloud services and App software development, forming a service closed-loop of AI + manufacturing. Up to early November of 2017, Tuya Smart products have covered 200 countries and regions including China, the United States, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, serving over 10,000 clients across the globe and reaching millions of consumers. Tuya Smart receives daily Device Requests of over 20 billion times, daily AI interactions over 5 million times and its accumulated data has reached 1PB. (Original link: https://en.tuya.com/news-details/000000001s )
- LifeSmart ‘Spot’
Important Note: For reasons unknown at this time, the LifeSmart app (client version 1.1.8p3 and above) for iOS no longer has the HomeKit code generating feature, so you will be unable to add the Smart Station or Smart Alarm to HomeKit. SPOT gives you total control of your home environment and more ways to simplify your life. In addition to replacing traditional home theatre remote controls with control from your phone or tablet, SPOT also interacts with other LifeSmart Smart Home products when paired with Smart Station to automatically trigger your devices upon entering a room and more. Control air conditioning or heat pumps and any other infrared controlled devices using your own creative ideas. SPOT features 16 million color illuminations to add ambience to your home and can perfectly functions as a night light. Features *Unique Exterior Design *16 Million Color Night Light *Convenient USB Charge Port *Useful Desktop Storage *Smart Voice Control Specs *Working Humidity：5~90% *Working Temperature：-20~40℃ *Power：≤1.3W *Input Voltage：5V DC *IR Frequency：38K
- Smart Electrical Product | IFREEQ.CN
Back to all products Security Powered by Tuya Inquire Now ELECTRICAL SECURITY OTHERS Filter Collection All Alarm Camera Detector/sensor Lock Protocol Bluetooth RF433 Wi-Fi Zigbee Sort by Quick View G200 Fingerprint Glass Door Lock Quick View P22+ Tuya Bluetooth Electronic Padlock Quick View WG-088 Wi-Fi Garage Opener Door Controller Quick View WG001-D1 Wireless Garage Door Controller Quick View TF-LB38R Touch Free Elevator Button Quick View GX5 Tuya Wi-Fi battery powered smart camera Quick View A3 pro Tuya Wi-Fi battery powered smart camera with solar panel Quick View A3 Tuya Wi-Fi battery powered smart camera More >
- History | ifreeq.cn
About IFREEQ IFREEQ History HISTORY CULTURE QUALITY SALES MAP IFREEQ Co.,Ltd is a Chinese home automation company founded in 2015. Mainly provide electric, home security products and services.The company makes a hub(also called "gateway" or"smart controller"), cloud platform, and mobile App(called 'Q smart') for smart home and the consumer of IoT. The idea for IFREEQ was conceived by the founder Summer Zhang in the 2015 when his friend mentioned 'wireless switch' with him. Mr. Zhang noted that the smart products for home use have big market requirements. In August 2015, IFREEQ makes the smart plug, it covers US, EU, UK standard. Popular over Europe and The United States. IFREEQ began developing its Wi-Fi smart switches in March 2016, and got good feedback during Global source exhibition in Hong Kong. In 2017, IFREEQ made the Zigbee hub for smart switches, detectors. It increased the number of connections of smart devices. In 2018, IFREEQ made the GSM+Wi-Fi home use alarm system, it can link with kinds of detectors like gas detector, water detector, temperature and humidity sensor. In 2019, IFREEQ introduced Zigbee3.0 products.
- Smart Home Solution | IFREEQ.CN
Home Automation Solution Home Security Solutions The security solution covers hardware, software, platforms and end-to-end algorithm systems, providing outstanding performance and comfortably responding to different types of security application scenarios. The product uses high-performance hardware with cutting-edge computing capabilities, high sensitivity and fast response. Low power consumption and low cost are implemented through built-in Wi-Fi, Zigbee and BLE low-power consumption wireless modules, allowing easy interconnection with home security networks and security systems. Strong Performance POWER ACCESSORIES SMART LED LIGHTING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES SURVEILLANCE&SMART HOME SECURITY KITCHEN ELECTRONICS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Platform & Services Tuya Smart IoT Platform comprises embedded network modules to make lighting and switches, sensors and plugs, or cameras and appliances seamlessly connect to the IoT, tailored app development, and the world’s fastest cloud service spanning every continent. Universal Connectivity Tuya’s embedded modules add Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or GPRS wireless IoT connectivity to any device. 30,000+ smart device designs From electrical plugs and switches to surveillance and large appliances Flexible App Solutions Use our standard App out of the box or customize your own version for your customers. 1 Day Custom App Development 1 Week Prototype Testing 1 Month or 2 Weeks Mass Production Ready Globally Deployed Smart Cloud Supports connected products all over the world and millions of users simultaneously. 190+ Countries 50 billion Daily Device Requests 18 ms Average Response Time Embedded Modules Globally Applicable A Globally Smart Cloud Plug and play through global cloud deployment, best in response time. Tuya Smart’s proprietary system has developed its solutions to 200 countries and regions. Rapid Development 10 minutes for App development , 1 day to get your prototype and mass production ready in 15 days. Low Development Cost Embedded modules with International certifications for bulk purchase; Integrated development of the device, cloud and end user interface saves costs greatly. Flexible OEM Services Customize the product to meet the needs for different brands. Generating App easily and automatically improves the innovation of the product. Embedded Modules Globally Applicable Modules powered by Tuya support mainstream protocols on global market such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth. Embedded program will be generated for you based on your chosen functions. TYBT1 Bluetooth Module Powered by Tuya / Low-power consumption Recommend for :MCU, Socket, Switch, Light Size:15×17.3×3mm TYBT2 Bluetooth Module Powered by Tuya / Low-power consumption Recommend for : Normal temperature, Home Appliance Size: 15×16.5×3mm TYBT4 Bluetooth Module Powered by Tuya / Low-power consumption Recommendec for : Home Appliance, Socket, Switch, Light Size: 15×15.2×3mm Independently developed, safe and reliable with ultra-low power consumption, applicable for smart appliances, smart home, surveillance equipment and so on.The above three modules are certified by Bluetooth SIG. Compatible Platforms
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