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Home Automation Wireless Standards

  • Aug 26, 2014 · 7:00 PM

A meet and greet and a presentation/discussion on currently available wireless protocol options for home automation and their pros & cons. Free pizza and drinks included.

Hands on demonstration and analysis of an Insteon network. Don't worry its not a sales pitch, this is just the network i have at home.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing and sponsoring this event. It is a good start. I will participate to next meetups. I am willing to share my views on protocol integration and/or to show live examples

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Terry (.

      Hi Riccardo. What do you define as "protocol integration"? One function I have been think about a lot is network bridging... for example, a bridge that makes a set of Insteon devices look like individual ZigBee devices, so that a hub that only supports ZigBee can control those Insteons (and, perhaps, vice versa...).

      August 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Terry, I missed your question and juast saw it. I meant actually normalization of access to devices so that all lights look like lights without worrying about media and protocols. It is hard to explain people, developers and service providers that to switching on a light through ZWave, MQTT and RESTful API, IFTTT is different from Bluetooth, XMPP, HTTPS, Atooma (just throwing acronyms almost at random).

      September 9, 2014

  • Terry (.

    I didn't realize that we are apparently on the cusp of an all out war between Google THREAD, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and BLE! Well... at least according to this recent random blog I ran into. Google certainly is big enough to influence this battle, I suppose; but, then again, so are Apple, Samsung, GE, Lutron, ... http://www.nickhunn.com/is-google-and-nests-thread-a-zigbee-killer/

    August 29, 2014

    • Rahul

      I think this is a good thing to eventually sort out the mess that is wireless for the home. Too many standards existing out there...

      August 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And adding another proprietary standard (oxymoron) will help? It will be just the Nth one... and thinghs will be more complicated. Samsung and Google competitors will support other protocols by definition!

      August 29, 2014

  • Arabindo

    Will it be possible to setup a video stream? South bay workplace makes it impossible to reach SFO by 7PM.

    August 25, 2014

    • Rob

      unfortunately i didnt have time for this one. Maybe for the next one.

      August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming late. Stuck on 101

    August 26, 2014

    • Rob

      Glad you made it Riccardo.

      August 27, 2014

  • Conrad L.

    Thank you for putting this together; looking forward to the next meetup.

    August 26, 2014

    • Rob

      Good to see you Conrad.

      August 27, 2014

  • Nahid A.

    Thanks to the sponsors and Rob for organizing this. It was nice to meet you all yesterday. I am the founder at lithouse.co where we are building smart home hardware platform. You can use it to build any smart home device you want - no coding needed. And you can control them with voice. Please subscribe and let me know if you have any question.

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Rob

      Thanks Nahid, your knowledge was very helpful last night.

      August 27, 2014

  • Larry M.

    Thanks for organizing this Rob (and thanks to the sponsors). I'm looking forward to the next ones. I have been interested in home automation for decades, but only recently discovered how much new technology there is out there to support it. I'm hoping that in addition to meetups, we we can have an online forum for active Q&A.

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Terry (.

      Hi Larry... there are "dozens" of forums for Home Automation and Internet of Things enthusiasts. If we create a new one, it would be helpful to decide what the focus should be ... I suppose it should focus on topics that we discuss in the physical Meetups and that affect our local HA community...?

      August 27, 2014

  • Conrad L.

    Thank you for putting this together; looking forward to the next meetup.

    August 26, 2014

  • Randall M.

    Looking forward to coming to the next event when there's a bit more room!

    August 26, 2014

  • Adi

    Hi

    August 25, 2014

  • fizzy

    Any chance you could open this to accommodate more than 20 people? I'm on the wait list and would love to attend :)

    August 15, 2014

    • Rob

      HI, i'm limited by room size at the moment, hoping to scale up after this event when i get some more sponsors

      August 15, 2014

    • fizzy

      Awww Super Sad Face :( If anyone who is is not going to make it, please give up your spot so some of us nerds can go :) Truth is my x10 HAL is dying and I need something new :)

      August 15, 2014

  • Issac R.

    Do you need a venue?

    2 · July 28, 2014

    • Rob

      Thanks Isaac we found somewhere, appreciate the note.

      August 15, 2014

  • Dave W.

    will be on travel -- I'llcatch the next one

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Dave W.

    will be on travel

    July 23, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Beyond

    Beyond have generously offered a meeting room in DownTown SF.

  • DogTown Media

    DogTown is buying us all some drinks!

  • Tiro Security

    Tiro Security is buying us pizza!

  • Shasta Ventures

    Generously donating an meeting room for the demo night.

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