Hardware for adding iPhone/iPad Remote Control to an existing system
This question goes hand in hand with my question about writing an APP stated here:
I hear all this hype about how Apple Home system can control things like door locks, security, heating and cooling in the home.
What I don't find is the physical mechanism for adapting existing controls for use with a remote APP.
Examples could be many. Let's hypothetically say I have an electronic lawn sprinkler system. I can set it when to come on and how long to start on.
Now I'm out of town, look at the weather report and my town is currently expecting 3" of rain. Where can I find the hardware to add to my sprinkler system to be able to shut it down when it's not needed. Also how to possibly add a sensor that would monitor soil conditions that would tell my sprinkler system that it has received three inches of water in the last two days and doesn't need to turn on.
Technology is fine and good. But not when I'm told what all it can do and then not given the tools to do it for twenty years or until China produces the adapters so I can tell my coffee pot from my iPhone that I got up late and to start brewing?
This is what I get from Apple: https://www.apple.com/ios/home/accessori...
Here's a possible solution, the Sonoff switch. Has anyone used this?
Is this a good question?