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A Feature Film of The Smart Home Ninja’s Automated Home

This weekend I shot a film covering the Philips Hue, Logitech Harmony, Amazon Echo and other aspects using Alexa and Google Home.  This was my first attempt to create a video using the Adobe Premiere Pro software and I am quite impressed.  With only a few hours of time and being very new to it, it was quite easy to pick-up with tutorials online.  If you have any questions about any of the products or features – feel free to comment!

So if you’re somewhat advanced. This is how you can set this up and to make this simple: All of these devices can be added on their own. Since Philips Uses it’s own hub and so does harmony- however you can essentially make the magic happen and “bind” the lights, electronics and the switches with a smartthings hub/logitech harmony that is run by the Amazon Echo (to add the voice control). I use IFTTT to control my window A/C in the kitchen and I use a logitech harmony activity with the logitech skill for the amazon echo to control the living room A/C with my echo. The xbox, TV, Apple TV, lights and all that stuff is all being run through the echo- but it is because I’ve used the Smartthings skill that is essentially “binding” and taking over the philips hue and electronics and binding it to the voice control with the Echo. I use SmartThings for a specific reason. Because you can change the colors of the lights using SmartThings to the Echo direct (where Smartthings is running your philips hue bulbs). Bc it won’t do it with the Hue skill or logitech harmony skill (at least with the Amazon Echo). You’re welcome 🙂


Here’s all the products:

Belkin WeMo Switch (My Bathroom Air Freshener): https://amzn.to/2MWpZsy
Xbox One S: https://amzn.to/2MzmGbG
Amazon Echo Dot (For Voice Control): https://amzn.to/2LwANJu
Philips Hue Starter/Dimmer Switch Kit (Good Starting Kit for Lighting – compatible with all of the above- Smartthings, Echo and Harmony): https://amzn.to/2PC8Raa
Aros Window A/C (In my Kitchen): https://amzn.to/2PCa6Gl
Logitech Harmony Hub: https://amzn.to/2o8gXee

And of Course – The Echo:

Amazon Echo (Main Echo- Better Speaker): Amazon Echo (Large Version Better Speaker): https://amzn.to/2obBf6q

Automated Home with nearly a hundred different devices – all of which are voice-controlled including android smartphone, LG 4K TV, Xbox One S, Apple TV, Surround Sound, Stereo, Window ACs, and all of the lights. Integrations shown such as: IFTTT, Google Calendar, Mastermind, Nest & more. Brands featured include: Nest, Philips Hue, Logitech Harmony, Smartthings, iDevices, Belkin Wemo, Sylvania Osram Lightify, Aeon, EverSpring, iSmartAlarm, Wink, Quirky, LG, Microsoft, DropCam,& more. More Automation to be shown later on as this was just a demo of theSmart Home Ninja’s sweet & integrations.

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