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  • How Small is the Shelly Mini series?

    How Small is the Shelly Mini series?

    The new Mini series by Shelly which is up to 35% smaller than other Shelly devices. The new Mini series all conform to the same form factor, these devices include: Shelly Plus 1 Mini Shelly Plus 1PM Mini Shelly Plus...

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  • PIR vs. mmWave Sensors for Home Automation

    PIR vs. mmWave Sensors for Home Automation

    Two popular options for motion detection in smart home systems are Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors and millimeter wave (mmWave) sensors. Each technology comes with its own set of advantages and drawbacks, making them suitable for different applications depending on the...

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  • How does a PIR sensor work?

    How does a PIR sensor work?

    A Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors is specifically designed to detect changes in infrared radiation within their field of view. Passive infrared radiation can be emitted from certain objects or warm-blooded creatures such as humans and pets. How are PIR sensors...

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  • What is MQTT?

    What is MQTT?

    MQTT, or Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, is a protocol that allows smart home devices to communicate with each other. It's a messaging protocol that uses a publish-subscribe model, which means that devices can publish messages to topics, and other devices...

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  • What is Home Assistant?

    What is Home Assistant?

    Home Assistant is free software that helps you control various aspects of your home, such as your lights, thermostat, and security system, all in one place. It is essentially a smart home hub that can help you automate routine tasks...

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  • What is Zigbee?

    What is Zigbee?

    Zigbee is a wireless communication protocol specifically designed for low-power and low-bandwidth applications. It is commonly used in smart home technology to connect devices and enable them to communicate with each other.   Zigbee is designed to consume significantly less...

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