A Singapore HDB Smart Home Apartment Tour – Part 1

A Singapore HDB Smart Home Apartment Tour – Part 1

Finally a full complete video tour of almost all the smart home devices that I am currently using. Hope this video will help give you some good ideas when planning your smart home setup!
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Timestamps (0:00)
(0:29​) – Smart Lighting
► Aqara H1 Wallswitch (https://shp.ee/jp2hzej)
► tp-link KL50 Filament Smart Bulb (https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-lighting/kasa-filament-smart-bulb-kl50)
► Yeelight 1s RGB Bulb (https://invol.co/cl6ggmy)
► Yeelight LED Strip (https://invol.co/cl6ggos)
► Govee Lyra Floor Lamp (https://us.govee.com/collections/floor-lamps/products/govee-lyra-floor-lamp)
► Govee TV LED Strip (https://us.govee.com/collections/tv-lights/products/immersion-tv-backlights)

(4:27​) – Sensors & Triggers
► Aqara Contact Sensor (https://shp.ee/k83wi9j)
► SmartThings Contact Sensor (https://invol.co/cl6gfyp)
► Xiaomi Motion Sensor (https://shp.ee/tuwckrj)
► SmartThings Motion Sensor (https://invol.co/cl6gfz7)
► SmartThings Button (https://invol.co/cl6gfya)
► Aqara Magic Cube (https://shp.ee/ubrr9vj)
► Aqara Smart Wireless Remote Switch H1(double rocker) (https://invol.co/cl6gg6y)

(7:15​) – Smart Sockets
► Ikea TRÅDFRI (https://www.ikea.com/sg/en/p/tradfri-wireless-control-outlet-00364477/)
► tp-link HS110 (https://www.tp-link.com/sg/home-networking/smart-plug/hs110/)
► Tuya Universal Smart Extension Socket (https://invol.co/cl6ggrt)

(8:11​) – Smart Blind/Curtain
► Somfy Smart Blinds (https://www.somfy.com.sg/)
► Soma Smart Shades (https://www.somasmarthome.com/)
► Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1(out of stock)(https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B097YFL7RS)
► Aqara Smart Curtain (https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=597797897310&spm=a1z09.

(9:17​) – Home Appliance
► Samsung Jet Bot+ (https://shp.ee/8tfmgnz)
► Broadlink RM Pro 4 (https://shp.ee/2j7tdvj)
► Aqara M2 Hub (https://shp.ee/5z9suaj)
► SwitchBot Mini IR Blaster (https://www.switch-bot.com/?sca_ref=539014.10N7WJdtho)
► SwitchBot Bot (https://www.switch-bot.com/?sca_ref=539014.10N7WJdtho)

(11:07​) – Home Security
► RING Smart Doorbell (https://invol.co/cl6gg03)
► SwitchBot Indoor Cam (https://www.switch-bot.com/?sca_ref=539014.10N7WJdtho)
► Aeotec Cam 360 (https://invol.co/cl6gfwf)
► Xiaomi Smart Door Lock (https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=596155584482&spm=a1z09.

(15:00​) – Home Network
► Netgear Orbi RBK50 Mesh System (https://invol.co/cl6gftc)

(16:25​) – Voice Assistant
► Bose Smart Soundbar 300 (https://shp.ee/jqtrq4j)
► Google Nest Hub 2nd gen (https://shope.ee/9zONmMJh7R)

(18:15​) – SmartThings
► SmartThings Hub (https://invol.co/cl6gfpu)
► Ikea TRÅDFRI Zigbee Repeater (https://www.ikea.com/sg/en/p/tradfri-signal-repeater-80424255/)

Useful SmartThings video from @AutomateYourLife Channel:
Govee and SmartThings Working Together! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUPxXAJ18A)
Get Excited, SmartThings Edge is Brilliant (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70qekrAwklk)
Local Automation, New Interfaces, and More (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U26PJZX2Zz4)

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  1. wei keng on February 26, 2023 at 5:21 am

    Hi Alex, why do you need Google home when you are mainly using smart things platform?

  2. wei keng on February 26, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Hi Alex, what happens in the event of a router or isp outage? Can one still switch on/off smart light, smart bulbs?

  3. Ben Quah on February 26, 2023 at 5:22 am

    Great video! Do they come with smart water heater switch? It’s troublesome to on/off water heater switch since its wiring on the common toilet. Thinking of using the smart switch as a 2 way switch for the water heater . Thank you ☺️

  4. aadkszcn on February 26, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Hey great video! You mention something about a solution that fixes the problem of someone turning off the switch manually and then power is of and you cannot regain smart control. Can you elaborate how to fix that? I plan on using on/off smart switches + Ikea hub and Ikea bulbs to get the dimmable function.

  5. Ethan Yeo on February 26, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Hi Alex. I spend the last 1month watching almost all your smart home videos. I love your videos and your explanation. I am preparing my upcoming bto next month. I have programming background. thus base on your review from another video i am looking at the smartthings.

    but i also thinking if it is necessary as i am thinking of going for aqara m2 hub/lightswitch/smart curtain/motion sensor.

    what I am looking at is aqara hub to control all my wired light switch, curtain and the hub comes with ir emitter. to control ac/tv/ceiling fan.

    i want google voice command to activate scene.

    do you recommend just google nest hub linking to all aqara. or since i have the background. i can group everything into smartthings and link to voice command(this is the part i am getting abit confuse as i wondering does smart things app and aqara app works the same way?) if it does. your video of connecting smart things to aqara products what is the main purpose for that.

    Next is as ir need line of sight. will there be any issue to have 2 aqara m2 hub. 1 for living room 1 for master bed room. as i need to control ac/fan for both room.

    not sure if i can get some tips. but nevertheless thank you in advance!!

  6. End of tunnel on February 26, 2023 at 5:27 am

    can the smart home enable the senior to seek help with hp not within reach ? can he seek google assistance to call 995?

  7. David Beiler on February 26, 2023 at 5:27 am

    what happens if your internet goes out?

  8. Weistar Liu on February 26, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Wow…Nice home, nice looks, nice everything!

  9. Ming Chiat Lim on February 26, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Hi Alex, nice content👍

  10. Junaidi Aminuddin on February 26, 2023 at 5:31 am

    Hehehehe in the bathroom "motion detected"

  11. imjust ajoke on February 26, 2023 at 5:32 am

    Hi Alex may I know how do you link up aircon with the button 😅

  12. evan ding on February 26, 2023 at 5:32 am

    Hi Alex can I use 1 of the switch of non-neutral wall switch as a wireless witch to switch off everything like your wireless switches.

    Assuming I have a 3 gang wall switch.

  13. evan ding on February 26, 2023 at 5:33 am

    Hi Alex, would you recommend tuya smart switches and its hub to aqara’s one?

  14. ChrissyStrawberry on February 26, 2023 at 5:34 am

    I am redoing my entire place which I am going to move into! 😂 can you advise what should I tell the electrician and also if Tuya smart switches are to go? Do I need a hub?

  15. Paul Su on February 26, 2023 at 5:36 am

    Hi…..keep up the great work. Thank you.

  16. ttcathay on February 26, 2023 at 5:37 am

    Thank you Alex!

  17. JunJie Wu on February 26, 2023 at 5:39 am

    Hey Alex. Great video and your guidance to things and when to look out for what. Can I check with you, now that your Tuya smart socket link you recommended is not selling anymore, do you have any other recommendations?

  18. Engchok Tan on February 26, 2023 at 5:42 am

    Hi Alex. For your Aqara curtain did you get it from China? How do you ship the track over to sh

  19. Ek Seng Ng on February 26, 2023 at 5:42 am


  20. Gavin Lim on February 26, 2023 at 5:42 am

    This is by far the best smart home tour video ive watched and I’ve watched anlot

  21. Muhd Salehin on February 26, 2023 at 5:43 am

    Hi alex, excited to get my house and planning to do a smart home. If i were to get an aqara wall switch, and smartthings motion sensor and etc. will you recommend me getting and aqara hub or smartthings hub?

  22. Weistar Liu on February 26, 2023 at 5:44 am

    Dream home..Dream guy… 😀

  23. JIUNN KWANG LIM on February 26, 2023 at 5:44 am

    Wonder what you do for living Alex😅 after watching this video, I was truly amazed by you, very geng!!!

  24. Edwin Lee on February 26, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Hi Alex..i had been watching this video so many times..i got a query on the aqara 2 gang switches that u use smartthings to decoupled n unwired at 1 gang..may i know this configuration of decouple and unwired only able to configure using aqara brand? Others than aqara brand will it be able to configure? Thanks

  25. Sputn1k on February 26, 2023 at 5:46 am

    Bro, I took your recommendation and got myself some Aqara H1 switches. I have a question – will it work with ceiling fans with light? The shops I ask have conflicting replies and some don’t dare commit. Do you have any knowledge of this?

  26. Jerry Loh on February 26, 2023 at 5:49 am

    Which forwarder did you use to ship from US to SG? I remember seeing somewhere in the video and now I cant find it..

  27. Irman Ahmad on February 26, 2023 at 5:50 am

    Just wondering why don’t you setup a WakeOnLAN setup instead of the finger presser on your pc? Just wondering, planning to setup WOL on mine.

  28. Damian Tioh on February 26, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Hey Alex, do you use a smart water heater switch and what model do you use? I am thinking of just using Aqara HomeKit with my Aqara switches and Aqara digital door lock. But Aqara doesn’t have smart water heater switch

  29. zhubenn on February 26, 2023 at 5:54 am

    How do u link your aircon to the smart switch?

  30. chekang on February 26, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Any recommendation for cheap gu10 smart bulbs for track lights?

  31. G.R on February 26, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Hi Alex. It’s great video. Are you controlling all these devices(different brand) by only one app(smart thing) ?

  32. Ken Auyong on February 26, 2023 at 5:58 am

    May I know how do you link aqara sensors to other brand of lightbulb? Since aqara hub only can work with aqara brand (I am having aqara M2 hub). Thanks a lot

  33. emptyorhalffilled on February 26, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Hey Alex – do you provide services for smart home?

  34. 小C黄鸭 on February 26, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Hi Alex, I did "Alex Teo video" marathon the past 2 days ever since I saw this video. I like how you plan your smart setup, very practical. Can I ask, for those Aqara items you bought from Taobao, they are not the global version right? Also, is there any switches/appliances at home that you regret making it smart? Because I want to make all switches/appliances at my new BTO smart but not sure if it’s too much.

  35. Roy C on February 26, 2023 at 6:01 am

    Hi Alex, Thanks for sharing! may I know which smart home switch control are recommend for new house with neutral or without neutral connection?
    I would like to build my own smart home for my house and which app recommended for newbie ! would appreciate your advise,thank you.

  36. Christian Dominicci on February 26, 2023 at 6:02 am


  37. Sanotsuke on February 26, 2023 at 6:03 am

    everything also smart… the electricity how @_@

  38. blbl on February 26, 2023 at 6:04 am

    Hi Alex, looking to set up my new house with the smart gadgets, what would you recommend? Looking for fan, light, curtain, air-con, ….

  39. Casey Chong on February 26, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Hi Alex, thanks for the selfless sharing. This is great. I am wondering how did you set the aqara wall switch to be decoupled to become a wireless switch you mentioned in your video. This is a great solution to avoid someone accidentally turn off the switch and smart light automation will no longer function. Wondering can it be done in aqara app or mi app to decoupled or has to use smart things hub to reconfigure it like you did. If too much trouble to explain can you direct me to any website that I can learn myself? Appreciate your advice. TIA.

  40. Joshua Victor on February 26, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Hi Alex. Can I ask how big is your house?

  41. bluesymmetry on February 26, 2023 at 6:08 am

    can you show how you installed these smart plugs/switches/sensors for upgrading purposes?

  42. Ming Cher Teo on February 26, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Hi Alex. Love your videos, they are extremely helpful! I have a question though, do you know if it’s still possible to integrate aqara smart switches with the smart things hub? Thanks!

  43. Neo BY on February 26, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Hi Alex, I am trying to find the link to your automated laundry rack but is unable to find it after combing a couple of your videos. Can you resend the link?

  44. Ley Yee Low on February 26, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Hi Alex! In 20:16 time, what is the standing or vertical light brand that you are using ?

  45. jaeson gunn on February 26, 2023 at 6:13 am

    hi alex. could you shed some light on fans. those with 3 led light but you got to toggle with switching it on & off. Can i make it smart with a smart switch?

  46. Ishan on February 26, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Super informative video Alex! I’m hoping to get your thoughts on integrators such as Ganen and Home-a-Genius… yay or nay?

  47. Yuanhui Lim on February 26, 2023 at 6:14 am

    May I know if you think smart mirror in e bathroom is gd?

  48. FRANKIE ONG on February 26, 2023 at 6:14 am

    hi Alex, care to share what is the final system that you are using today? is it still the same as the video as you showing now?

  49. SeeYen Lee on February 26, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Hi Alex, wish to check with you whether you order aqara from tao bao? Is that works well? I am from Malaysia, get to know from the authorised seller that if I purchase aqara from tao bao, it might not works well in Malaysia because of different system. Plan to buy from tao bao for my new house.

  50. Roberto Andrés Peragallo Smith on February 26, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Gracias por el video, como configuraste el cub mágico con smartthings? No lo reconoce la aplicación ni como un dispositivo desconocido

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