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General Help Guides, Tutorials and Tips & Tricks

Application Notes

Motion activated light using Zipato Rule Creator

This application note shows how to create a motion controlled light that automatically turns on for a predefined period during certain times of the day.

Using VERA as a Dusk to Dawn controller

This application note shows how to use VERA as a Dusk to Dawn controller to automatically control a light.

Motion activated Light with Light Level Sensor

This application note shows how to Associate two Z-Wave devices and use them to control a motion activated light that automatically turns on for a predefined period when motion is detected and the ambient light level is below a set threshold level.

Associating Devices in Z-Wave Controllers

This application note shows how to directly associate Z-Wave devices using the Fibaro Home Center 2, VERA or Zipato central controllers.

Creating a Heating control system with VERA

This application note shows how to create a Z-Wave-based heating control system that will control the heating source based on time of day and the room's temperature. This is a common scenario in most Home Automation systems.

2-Wire and 3-Wire Lighting Systems

Explanation of the differences between 2-wire and 3-wire lighting systems and helps you understand which version you have in your installation.

Momentary Switches

This application note shows some momentary switches that can be used with the Fibaro Dimmer modules.

Motion Activated Light Using Fibaro Home Center 2

This application note shows how to create a motion controlled light that automatically turns on for a predefined period during certain times of the day using the Fibaro Home Center 2 central controller.

Sunset-Sunrise Lighting with Fibaro Home Center 2

Guide to using the Fibaro Home Center 2 to automatically control a light at sunset and sunrise.

Extending Fibaro Home Center 2 Sunrise/Sunset capabilities

Tutorial showing how to extend the Fibaro Home Center 2's sunrise and sunset capabilities.

Controlling Blinds and Motorised systems with Fibaro

This guide shows you how to install the Fibaro Blind Control or Fibaro Relay Modules to control curtains, blinds, awnings, garage doors or anything with a motor.

Creating Heating Zones

This guide shows how to use Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) to create heating zones in a central heating system.

Creating a Heating control system with Fibaro Home Center 2

This guide shows how to control a Z-Wave-based heating system using the Fibaro Home Center 2 controller.

Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide shows how to easily start using the products included in the Vesternet Z-Wave Starter Kit. It can also be used to help you get started with any VERA Z-Wave system.

Quick Start Guide - Fibaro Starter Kit

This Quick Start Guide shows how to easily start using the products included in the Vesternet Fibaro Starter Kit. It can also be used to help you get started with any Fibaro Home Center Z-Wave system.

Controlling a wall socket with a Fibaro Relay

Guide showing how to correctly control a wall socket with a Fibaro relay.

Controlling Appliances based on Standby Power with Fibaro Home Center

Shows how to use Fibaro Home Center together with a TKB power monitoring wall plug to control appliances when one appliance is in standby.

Controlling Somfy IRS 300 Blinds with Fibaro Relays

This guide shows how to control Somfy IRS 300 24V blind system via Z-Wave using the Fibaro 2x1.5Kw Relay.

Controlling Somfy 24V Blinds with Fibaro Relays

This guide shows how to control Somfy Sonesse 24V blind motors via Z-Wave using the Fibaro 2x1.5Kw Relay.

Controlling Sprinklers with the Fibaro Home Center

Guide shows how to use the Fibaro Home Center's Sprinklers panel to control irrigation systems.

Extending Sprinkler Control in Fibaro Home Center 2

Extend HC2's Sprinkler panel capabilities so that you can remotely adjust the watering period and automatically delay the next water cycle if the Fibaro weather reports show it's raining.

Controlling Somfy RTS Blinds with the RFXtrx433E

Use the RFXtrx433E together with VERA controller to control Somfy RTS wireless blinds.

Control blinds or shutters in VERA based on environmental conditions

This guide shows how to control your blinds, shutters, curtains or awnings based on environmental conditions such as the position of the sun and the ambient temperature.

Control blinds or shutters in Fibaro based on environmental conditions

This guide shows how to control your blinds, shutters, curtains or awnings based on environmental conditions such as the position of the current weather, ambient temperature and light levels.

Using Vera UI7 as a Dusk to Dawn Light Controller

This guide shows how to use VERA as a Dusk to Dawn controller to automatically control a light.

Motion Activated Light with Light Level sensor

This guide shows how to Associate two Z-Wave devices and use them to control a motion activated light that automatically turns On for a predefined period when motion is detected and the ambient light level is below a set threshold level.

Garage Door Control with Z-Wave Relays

This guide shows how to control a typical garage door controller with a Fibaro 1 x 2.5Kw Relay or a Qubino 1D Relay.

Physically installing a module

This comprehensive, step-by-step guide shows the basics on replacing a standard wall pattress with a deeper 45mm version.



Knowledgebase Articles

Do you sell a Z-Wave enabled door bell / chime?

Excluding a device from the Z-Wave network doesn't always re-set it!

Are there any DIN Rail Mountable Z-Wave devices available?

Extending the range of your Z-Wave System

Z-Wave Associations and Scenes

Compatibility of EU spec Z-Wave products with Other Regions

How can I control my blinds?

How easy are the products to use and install?

7 Home Automation Decisions

LightwaveRF or Z-Wave Report

Lighting Terminolgy

Megaman - LightwaveRF Compatibility Guide

Can I use a Z-Wave Relay or Smart Switch without Neutral?

Best way to control wall sockets with Z-Wave

Choosing a Z-Wave Wall Plug

Should I install a Beta/Day One firmware releases?

What "real-world" range Z-Wave devices have?

What is openHAB and how to install it?

How can I measure the temperature of pipes and liquids?

How can I measure power usage on a device that doesn't support power metering?

Do I need to Exclude and re-Include a device when changing its battery?

Why isn’t my Motion Sensor turning on the light after the light is turned off manually?

How can I add Z-Wave output to devices that don’t have Z-Wave?

Multi-channel Association

DS18B20 Waterproof 1 Meter wiring

Are there any Weather proof Z-Wave PIR devices available?

How does the Domitech Dimmable LED Bulb work with a wall switch?

My device didn’t come with a manual – where can I find it?

My dimmer / relay melted - what's going on?

Are there any in-line Z-Wave Relay devices available?

Why does my Light Sensor show a really low reading even when the lights are on?

My devices are going crazy turning On and Off by themselves, is my house possessed?

You have post! – Z-Wave enabled letter box

Z-Wave enabled Pressure Mat

Z-Wave Device Parameters - hex, dec, binary, bits, bytes ..... what?!?!



 

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Last Guide Added: 24/05/16

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