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433 MHz products with Animus Heart

Products running on the 433 MHz frequency are very common and can be found in most households. You see them often as remote switches together with remote controls. They can be used to turn decoration lamps and switch appliances on… Continue Reading →

3 ways to make your summer house smart

It’s a fact, whether primary living or a second summer house, we want to be in full control of our belongings. With the Animus Heart, you can make your summer house smarter and be at remote control whenever you’re not… Continue Reading →

Make your smart home talk to you on Slack using Webhooks

Webhooks with Animus Heart In this post you will learn how to use Webhooks in Automations to trigger actions on external services. To demonstrate with an example I will use Zapier and Slack. You can use this as a guideline for… Continue Reading →

All from one app – Get started with your Animus Heart

For this blog post I assume that you already have one Animus Heart at home. If you don’t, you can buy one in tech stores all over Sweden or online: Kjell&Co. Webhallen M.nu … or buy the Animus Heart directly from our… Continue Reading →

Enable remote access on Animus Heart

Communicating with the devices locally is high priority in Animus Heart. There are two main reasons why Animus Heart runs locally. The communication travels a shorter distance, meaning your smart home system will be faster and more reliable. It will not… Continue Reading →

Sunset/Sunrise joins Automations

Light is very important for our convenience, safety and comfort. Probably the reasons why smart bulbs have had such a huge impact on the smart home. Our main light source, the sun, affects us at large and its different states… Continue Reading →

How to control IKEA Trådfri from Animus Heart

The Swedish furniture maker announced a new series of wireless controlled smart lights in 2017. IKEA is known for having lower prices and bringing their products to more people. Their smart lights probably won’t be any exception.   IKEA Trådfri… Continue Reading →

How to control Philips Hue lights with Animus Heart

Smart lights have been a major success so far and it is not very difficult to understand why. They are easy to start with and give instant enjoyable value to the user. Smart lights are often the entry product to… Continue Reading →

Useful automations to use every day with Animus Heart

Today many of us are living in a smart home mania, new interesting and affordable products are being brought to market constantly. Through your Animus Heart, those nifty things are coworking and co-existing. To get rid of repetitive routines, schedule… Continue Reading →

How to work with Automations on the Animus Heart

The Animus Heart comes with useful tools out of the box. One of the tools is Automations. It is a great tool to automate routines or schedule events. In coming blog posts there will be more examples of useful automations. This blog… Continue Reading →

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