Sunday August 2nd 2015

In the News

New Oomi System looking to make Z-Wave installations true “plug and play

Aiming to make the next wave of smart home control more powerful and simpler to install, new player Fantem has announced the launch of its Oomi  “Starter Kit” soon, while funding continuing [Read More]

Fibaro hits the US market via new online retailer

Fibaro has been generating a lot of buzz in the Z-Wave sphere lately, and its first wave of products are now available in the US, via UK based Vesternet which has just set up shop in the US [Read More]

New! Finally, a Complete Database of Z-Wave Products

Congrats to the Z-Wave Alliance for finally compiling a complete (at least the last time we looked) database of certified Z-Wave products. You can find it here:  http://products.z-wavealliance.org/ [Read More]

Getting Personal About Z-Wave: Worried about burglars jamming your home security system? CNet takes a close look at what's possible vs what's plausible. Answer? Yes they can, but that doesn't mean your protection is vulnerable. Read it here

  

Ask the Expert

NEW! Ask the Expert

Q Will Yale Z-Wave deadbolt locks work with ADT Pulse systems?(Scroll down for more NEW Ask the Expert questions and answers) [Read More]

Z-Wave the Easy Way

Z-Wave Doorbell – a hardware hack

While waiting for a real Z-Wave doorbell to come to market later this year (from Philio and Aeon Labs), I’ve been searching the forums and have found several examples of [Read More]

Featured Review

Z-Wave and HomeSeer’s HS3 Control Software

HomeSeer has been a provider of home automation software and controllers since 1998, and in 2003 they became the first home automation software vendor to obtain a license for the Zensys software developer’s kit. HomeSeer software has featured Z-Wave support since the early days when there were [Read More]


  

Product Reviews

The Aeon Labs Siren Provides Audible and Visible Alerts of System Events

The Aeon Labs Siren Provides Audible and Visible Alerts of System Events

The Aeon Labs Z-Wave Siren plugs into any household outlet and features five user-selectable audible tones and three bright, flashing LEDs to notify you of alarm events in your home. The Aeotec site says that the focus of this product is the safety and security of your [Read More]

Enerwave Ceiling Mounted Z-Wave Motion Sensor

Enerwave Ceiling Mounted Z-Wave Motion Sensor

I have been using an Enerwave ceiling mounted motion sensor in my system for four months now, and I have been mostly [Read More]

Fibaro Door/Window Sensor

Fibaro Door/Window Sensor

Fibaro’s door/window sensor is less than half the size of any other Z-Wave door/window sensor, and it is available [Read More]

Trane XL624 Thermostat

Trane XL624 Thermostat

It has taken me awhile to get around to purchasing a Z-Wave thermostat: the programmable thermostat that came with my [Read More]

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