Frequently bought together
The Fibaro Home Center 2 is a complete home automation gateway. It communicates with sensors and devices located throughout your home using wired or Z-Wave wireless communications. It also supports external communication using an existing broadband connection (DSL or Cable).
It offers an array of advanced features, but like all Fibaro products, it is easy to install and use.
The Home Center 2 allows you to easily manage your home automation network, whether you are at home, in the office or using a mobile phone.
Elegant and Modern
The Home Centre 2 is expertly designed - in and out.
Its modern, elegant looks, thanks to its sleek aluminium case, mean that it won't be out of place, no matter where you install it.
Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor
The Home Center 2 is the fastest home gateway in the world. The Intel Atom processor is fast and low-power, which means the Home Center 2 delivers high-speed performance while being extremely power efficient.
1GB RAM, 2GB SLC Hard Drive
The combination of large memory and super fast processor mean that the Home Center 2 has blistering communication speeds with all devices on the network.
4GB MLC Recovery Disc
Significantly improved user safety thanks to a new approach to data protection. Each Home Center 2 has its’ own Recovery disc, holding system backup, unique to each gateway. This completely protects each system from unauthorized access. This solution also means that if there is a system failure, it can be quickly 'recovered' to its last known 'good' state.
Quick and easy installation
In order to install HC2, all you need to do is connect the power cord and Ethernet cable as shown here, It is really that simple. Once setup is complete, you can access your new Home Center 2 through your home Wi-Fi network. If there is an issue, troubleshoot by holding the reset button for a few seconds and access the HC2 control panel with the IP address 192.168.81.1
Linked devices offer new possibilities
The Linked Devices function lets you combine multiple devices into one virtual device with combined functionality – for example 3 heater thermostats plus temperature and humidity sensors. The primary advantage of this feature is the convenience of being able to control multiple devices at the same time, at the press of one button. The second advantage is a reduction of the number of devices icons in the user interfaces.
Great comfort thanks to Devices Panels
The Home Center 2 interface gives You easy control over groups of devices responsible for the same functionality – heating, air conditioning, garden watering. Thanks to Devices Panels, you can easily schedule operations for groups of devices, based on the day of the week or the time of day.
The Home Center's advanced features give you control of your entire home network and enable you to create 'scenarios' when particular things happen. For instance, when it rains, you can set the system to close all your windows and switch off any garden sprinklers.
Geo localisation gives you the chance to track your family's movements by GPS for safety. All you need to do is sync the phone and the device which takes just a couple of minutes.
- Wireless: Z-Wave 868.42MHz
- Antenna: External High Gain
- Network Interface: 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet via RJ45 connector
- Processor: Intel Atom (1.6GHz)
- Memory: 1GB SDRAM + 2GB SLD Hard Drive
- WLAN: Connects to Wi-Fi Router via Ethernet cable
- Expansion: USB for Recovery Disc (mini USB Drive)
- Power: 9-12VDC (Power Supply included)
- LEDS: Power, Status, Ethernet, WLAN and Z-Wave
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 225 x 185 x 44mm
Application Notes, Guides and Videos
I also use the fibaro switch modules with this and they make a great package. Recommended!
It has an intuitive interface and great functionality would highly recommend.
2 months ago
The HC2 does not use the Z-Wave 500 series chip, so is not itself a Z-Wave Plus device. However, it does support the Z-Wave Plus command classes used by Z-Wave Plus devices. This means that it will work with most Z-Wave Plus devices, in fact the most recent devices released by Fibaro are full Z-Wave Plus devices such as the Dimmer2, Smoke Sensor Plus, and Motion Sensor Gen5.
So HC2 will support Z-Wave Plus (Gen5) devices, but you will not get the improvements in range that Z-Wave Plus devices offer as the system will be using the Z-Wave chips to send and receive signals from devices. Other improvements such as extended battery life will still be available as they are at the device level.
More information about Z-Wave Plus is in this guide - What is Z-Wave Plus - http://www.vesternet.com/what-is-z-wave-plus
Many of the motion sensors are battery operated, but many of them are not weatherproof. I like the Fibaro motion sensor. It also report light conditions, temperature and tampering/earthquakes(!). I have one on the back of my house under the roof. It controls when indoor lights turn on. And it turns on garden lights if somone moves in that area after dark. And I also get a temperature metering.
I shall be installing HC2 in phases in all my four houses , the first installation shall take place in my Singapore residence followed by my residences Mumbai ( India) , Hong Kong and lastly in Jaipur (India).. Support for HC2 will exist even if HC3 is released . Moreover Z-Wave Plus products are fully backward compatible with classic Z-Wave products.
I have an HCL and they integrate nicely. No problems at all.
Most people use this kit as a standalone system as you can then easily use the NVR and additional features of the Foscam system rather than running it through the HC2.
The HC2 will work with Philips Hue, we have detailed guides available to show you how this works and how it looks. If you send me an email I will be able to help you - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for good Z-Wave scene controllers to control Z-Wave devices directly or to trigger scenes, I would suggest looking at the Nodon devices
Nodon Soft Remote - http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-nodon-soft-remote
Nodon Wall Switch - http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-nodon-wall-switch-1900
Nodon Octan Remote - http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-nodon-octan-remote