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New Z-Wave Guide: How to choose a Z-Wave Sensor

Regular readers are probably wondering what we’re up to recently given how quiet we’ve been here. We’ve been working hard and have big news coming but at the same time we’re still here to help our Customers with our excellent guides. Checkout the new How to Choose a Z-Wave Sensor guide we just released.
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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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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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Wiring Diagrams for Fibaro, Qubino, Aeotec, MCO and LightwaveRF

A common problem with Home Automation devices is working out how to connect them up when matching your existing wiring configuration.  While the product manuals will almost always offer some simple wiring diagrams these are often difficult to follow and may not adhere to UK wiring conventions.Over the years at Vesternet we've created an exte...
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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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