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Using Hand-Held Remote Controls

Home Automation is all about making life easy for yourself. So adding a hand-held remote control to your system makes a lot of sense.

You can carry the remote around with you or you can leave it on a table so that it's always in reach, ready to kick your system into action.

Remotes can be used stand alone, controlling individual devices, but they really come into their own when they're used with a Z-Wave central controller.

Using them as a Scene Controller together with VERA or Fibaro HC2 enables them to trigger complex scenes - setting multiple light levels, turning on your TV/AV equipment and rolling down the blinds - all with just the press of a single button.

Now that makes the perfect add-on to your system.

And remember, remote controls also come in tiny key-fobs that you can carry with you anywhere.

Aeon Labs have a couple of really nice remotes that are consistently in our best selling products:


    • Aeon Minimote - fits into you pocket and controls up to 8 scenes


  • Aeon Key Fob - carry it anywhere and control up to 8 scenes

These remotes are light, small and make controlling your Z-Wave system even more convenient.

To make it even easy for you to use them, we've just added some new application guides showing exactly how to add and configure the Aeon remotes in VERA and Fibaro Home Center 2.

Aeon Remotes - Guides and Ideas

Next week, we'll take a look at the Key Fobs with VERA and HC2.

If you can't find what you're looking for, or just need some help and advice make sure you contact Vesternet Sales.

See you soon.


Author David Bell

About the Author

David Bell is the founder of Vesternet. As a contributing author on popular smart home topics including Z-Wave & Zigbee, he’s been cited in a multitude of popular websites, forums & articles over the past 10 years and continues to publish regularly on Vesternet.

With over 25 years in business, and 15 years in home automation, he also heads up all of Vesternet’s commercial initiatives throughout various online channels as an expert in sales, marketing & growth strategies.

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