Tuesday May 23rd 2017

Z-Wave Telephone Ring Detector – a hardware hack

Z-Wave Telephone Ring Detector – a hardware hack

I like to crank up the tunes when I’m relaxing at home, but it seems that without fail, just as I’m getting into a song, the phone rings. Then I have to rush to find the remote and hit the pause button before I can pick up the phone. I guess I could just blast [Read More]

Z-Wave – Your Answer for Thoroughly Modern Living

Z-Wave – Your Answer for Thoroughly Modern Living

Z-Wave technology has been compelling from the beginning because of its versatile functionality, its convenience, and the fact that verifiable savings in energy consumption and home security can be seen immediately. Take a look at this example from Aeon Labs [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]

How to Get Started with mServer

How to Get Started with mServer

Setting Up Your mServer Z-Wave System Controller An extremely robust hardware platform, mServer is designed specifically for dedicated home and building automation (see figure 1). It comes with Embedded Automation’s mControl software that runs on Windows XP. mServer [Read More]

Let There Be VeraLite

Let There Be VeraLite

It has been much too long since my last Z-Wave product review. Life got complicated when I started a local non-profit, Baltimore Hackerspace which has consumed much more of my time than it was supposed to. There are over a thousand hackerspaces world wide and each has its [Read More]

Some Advice About Entry Level Systems

Some Advice About Entry Level Systems

A recurring question I get here goes like this:  I’m looking for ways to get into an entry level system. What do you recommend? This is very open ended, so here are a handful of suggestions. Start with this link: http://smarthome-products.com/s-15-z-wave.aspx Be sure to [Read More]

REAL Z-Wave

REAL Z-Wave

Kids leave the garage door open ... again? Monitor it and close it with your cell phone. [Read More]

NEW! 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]

CES 2014 The Z-Wave Zone

CES 2014  The Z-Wave Zone

by Gary Muhlestein –  My brother and I like to get together and go to CES at least every other year.  It’s just a few hours’ drive away, and we both love gadgets, so we pay our own way, and we visit the booths that we want to see, which means that we log 7 [Read More]

More Questions …

More Questions …

Q Can I write a rule to have a Z-Wave ADT powered light control come on a certain time or does it have to be done manually everyday [Read More]

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