Z-Wave Market

Eutonomy euFIX Fibaro Module DIN Rail Adapters now available!

It's not often that we get excited by what could be considered a "dumb" device, but the Eutonomy euFIX Fibaro Module DIN rail Adapters are probably the smartest dumb device you'll ever lay your eyes on!First of all, what does a "DIN rail Adapter" do?  Well. the DIN mounting system has been around for years and if you're familiar with how a r...

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New Z-Wave device round up - Fibaro CO Sensor, Fibaro Door / Window Sensor 2, Aeotec Wallmote, Philio Motion Sensor and Aeotec LED Strip

With the nights drawing in and a definite chill in the air it seems that the UK Summer is already a fading memory :-(As we move into Autumn and we all start to look at all those Smart Home projects that have been put on the back burner while our attention was focused on sunshine and holidays, we thought we'd take a look at some of the recent r...

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Athom Homey REVIEW - One Home Automation Controller to RULE THEM ALL!

Some time ago now we added the Athom Homey Home Automation Controller to the site and on paper this spherical wonder certainly appeared to tick a lot of boxes!We've had a couple of months now with Homey and been testing it in the background so we thought it was about time to give our thoughts on whether it meets those lofty design goals and ...

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New Z-Wave device round up - Fibaro Keyfob, Aeon Nano Dimmer / Switch and Qubino RGBW Dimmer Plus

New Z-Wave devices seem to be coming thick and fast as we head into the Summer months, but sadly we no longer have the time to carry out full compatibility testing on new devices - there's just so many different variables nowadays across multiple mainstream Z-Wave controllers that many testing results can be out of date before we even publish ...

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Smart Home Blinds Automation

 Quite some time ago we wrote a guide covering various ways to achieve automation of Blinds and having just installed a sixth Blind in my own home I thought it was time to revisit that article and see if it needed updating.Having gone over it with a fine toothed comb, it's strange to say that nothing much has changed in the two and a hal...

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Using Philips Hue with Z-Wave

A few months ago we launched a new series of guides aimed at integrating different technologies together.This time we're focusing on the fantastic range of devices from Philips Hue - you'll recall that we're big fans of this lighting system and all of us at Vesternet use it in our own homes!Let's start by looking at how integrating Philips Hu...

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Does experience make HomeSeer the best Smart Home Controller?

The US has had a head start when it comes to Home Automation - the roots of technologies such as X10 can actually be traced all the way back to Scotland in the mid-1970's, but it was the US that took the technology main stream in the early 1990's.So it's no surprise that it's a US based company that has one of the longest histories in the Smar...

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