I am currently installing alot of sensors and automations at my house over Wifi, Z-Wave and Zigbee. My main concern is to have only “Cloud free” sensors and actuators. If it needs to be connected to any cloud just for login or read any byte, it comes out of question for me.
So, now I would like to install a need washing machine with wifi, so that I can monitor states, water and energy comsumption.
Does any one know a manufacturer that makes washing machines without cloud services?
LG: smart Thinq only with cloud Bosch/Siemens: home connect only cloud Miele: didnt check yet AEG: Samsung: Smartthings this might be a winner ?
There are plenty more but they all seam to use their own cloud services and Apps. And for obvious reasons I dont want to post in the cloud when I am washing or not.
If anyone could share their imput I would be much appreciated.
As with Tom…DIY can be simple/cheap without needing to change the machine…unless you want the gadget
Powerplug (10-15USD, vibration sensor < 10)…the water part is less easy as you would need to install a debit thing between hose and tap…but doable to with ESP32 (yes…more DIY)
You probably wouldn’t want to limit your options simply because of some smart features. So if I were you, I would focus on a good, reliable, quality one that would last for years, and then use a sensor (or sensors) to make my washing machine smart.
many thanks for the inputs. Yes I am also considering a “simple” washing machine without wifi and add some sensors to it. But the whole idea of using a smart washing/dishwasher machine is to create actuations programs for when energy is more cheap or when wheater outside is warmer etc etc.
The possibilities when you have full control (power on, chose program, start, measure, etc) are endless.
Thats why I would prefer to spend some more money in buing and LG or Samsung smart washing machine and integrate it with HA.
The issue that I see with all the manufacturers is that they all love to use their “clouds”. If there is no internet or the server at Samung goes down or gets hacked…well you know what happens.