The weather….

Categories: IdeasPublished On: January 8th, 2019

The Problem

How can I help save money when the weather changes, know what is happening with the weather and know when the dog wanted to come inside…

The Solution

Today I set up a routine using:

I wanted to do a couple of things:

  1. If the temperature dropped below 5 degrees – Change certain lights to Blue briefly
  2. Turn on the heating
  3. Notify the Nifty Brain™ to notify the app
  4. If there was movement outside the garden door (the dog) – then change the sitting room light’s colour

A black dog lying on a bed

The idea here was to:

> Have the heating come on if the outside temperature dropped below a set temperature during the day

> Visually tell me how cold it was

> The dog likes to go out and now it is night, I cannot see her when she wants to come in, so the sensor   warns me if she is ready to come back in

> Update the app, so I could look at that and see what was happening

While this was for fun, the movement sensor has solved a problem with the dog, especially as the with the cold weather we do not leave the doors open any more. Equally this could be for security to tell you when someone is at a door.

I like the visual lighting change, it’s fun but also useful for those who are deaf or who don’t like beeps and buzzers always going off in their home

And finally the data helps us refine the app and the Nifty brain™ to make them more efficient and useful for our users.



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