Smart Home


Wiring Diagrams Updated

Regular readers will recall that we launched a new Wiring Diagrams section on the Vesternet web site a few months ago.Since then we've been working hard to add more diagrams, but it's a really time consuming process!  So far we've created somewhere in the region of 200 diagrams spanning over 30 pages !We're slowly getting there though and ha...
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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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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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Z-Wave Sensor Review - Why should Beauty be in the eye of the beholder?

Find me some beautiful sensors!In this article, our guest writer Paul Ockenden is going to compare some Z-Wave door and window sensors - but from a slightly unusual angle!Over to Paul then, where it all started when someone asked him .... “Why do so many of the Home Automation devices on the market just look like horrible unattractive ...
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Fibaro Swipe fully functional in VERA UI7

In our previous post we reviewed the newest Z-Wave Plus device from Fibaro - the Fibaro Swipe - and we mentioned that we'd worked our magic and managed to get the device fully functional in the VERA Z-Wave controller, both for gesture control and for sequence control.We're now putting the final touches on one of our fantastic PDF guides th...
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Fibaro Swipe Left or Right? In-depth REVIEW

It's been a long time since Fibaro launched a new device - aside from updates to existing devices they've not really released anything exciting for a few years. Some might argue that the Dimmer 2 would fall into that category, but at the end of the day that's just another lighting module and we'd say it was more evolutionary than revolution...
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Fibaro Dimmer2 - First Stock Now at Vesternet!

The first stock of the new Fibaro Dimmer 2 has arrived at Vesternet. All Pre-Orders will ship today.If you've not taken a look at the new Fibaro Dimmer 2, you might just want to as it packs a lot of features.Fibaro Dimmer 2The Fibaro Dimmer 2 ...
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