Saturday April 29th 2017

The Aeotec Home Energy Monitor Helps You Keep an Eye on Energy Usage

The Aeotec Home Energy Monitor Helps You Keep an Eye on Energy Usage

In the past, monitoring your home’s energy usage meant waiting for the monthly bill to arrive in the mail. Now, with the Aeotec Z-Wave Home Energy Monitor (HEM) you can monitor your energy usage in real-time. You can even monitor your energy usage from your smart phone. [Read More]

Dragon Tech WS-100 In-Wall Light Switch

Dragon Tech WS-100 In-Wall Light Switch

The build quality of the Dragon Tech WS-100 Z-Wave light switch is comparable to that of the more expensive brands.  The first thing I noticed about the Dragon Tech switch was the thickness of the metal yoke or mounting strap. This sturdy yoke means that once mounted, [Read More]

The Aeotec Minimote Revisited

The Aeotec Minimote Revisited

The strength of the Aeotec Minimote has always been its compact size, affordable price, and its ability as a primary inclusion controller to create a standalone Z-Wave system, featuring scenes and device associations, without the need for a gateway controller. The Minimote [Read More]

The Domitech Z-Wave Smart LED Light Bulb

The Domitech Z-Wave Smart LED Light Bulb

There’s a lot to like about the Domitech Z-Wave Smart LED Light Bulb: It’s a good-looking bulb – no strange contours or ugly heat sink fins. It’s bright – equivalent to a 60 Watt incandescent bulb, but only consumes 9 Watts. The bulb puts out a uniform, soft [Read More]

Coming Soon: Battery-Powered Z-Wave Scene Control Buttons

Coming Soon:  Battery-Powered Z-Wave Scene Control Buttons

Being able to control your automated home from a smart phone has had a certain wow-factor, but having to unlock the phone’s screen, find the app, and then find the button on the touch screen gets to be bothersome. It would be much easier to have a dedicated hardware [Read More]

Innovative Z-Wave Smoke Detectors Shown at CES 2016

Innovative Z-Wave Smoke Detectors Shown at CES 2016

The NodOn “Eye” Z-Wave smoke detector received a CES Innovation Award in the Smart Home category. The “Eye” is chamber-less, and samples smoke even before it reaches the detector. It is based on a new smoke detection technology that uses two LEDs: an [Read More]

Z-Wave News From CES 2016 – Irrigation Control Coming Soon

Z-Wave News From CES 2016 – Irrigation Control Coming Soon

by Gary Muhlestein – Regional watering restrictions and a desire to conserve resources are resulting in a demand for ever smarter irrigation controls – controls that have the ability to adjust watering schedules based on external information such as weather [Read More]

Sigma Designs Announces Advanced IoT Security Measures for the Smart Home

Yahoo Finance Report (Dec. 16, 2015) – New Z-Wave SDK With Security 2 Framework Eliminates Common “Man-in-the-Middle” Attacks and Is Virtually Un-Hackable. Read the full article… [Read More]

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 pleased with its performance. I like best that it looks like a smoke detector and blends in. I also like that it runs on a pair of inexpensive AA batteries. [Read More]

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