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 Fibaro Update Last year was a big year for Fibaro with new products released and quite a few changes happening at the Head Office Level.To bring you all up to speed, Fibaro was sold to a company named Nice in July 2018. More can be read about the takeover here: https://www.niceforyou.com/en/nice-acquires-fibaro-one-major-players-worldwide-smart-home-consolidating-its-global-leadershipSince then, Fibaro has elected to make some changes to their product offering. Fibaro released their Intercom, they changed the compatibility of their controllers to only work with their own product, this means that Fibaro controllers will no longer work with any third-party intercom systems, such as VBell. Fibaro has a massive...

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When we run the dryer at home, my wife leaves the ranch slider open as to avoid steaming up the laundry, which is fine, so long as someone remembers to close it when leaving the house…..which is not always the case. Much the same goes in the bathroom, my 9-year-old son, more often than not, forgets to turn on the extractor fan when having his 15min shower, this often leads to mould and run mark down the walls. By now it should be very clear where I’m going with all this. The Philio Z-Wave humidity/temperature sensor (p/n DHS-SNS-SM-PHI), worth less...

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SMART HOME SOLUTIONS Universal PIR’s normally just have 3 wires (live, neutral and output). By utilising a Goap (Quibino) single relay, we can feed the PIR into the switch input on the Goap. After doing this we can see the PIR being triggered as a switch change on the Z-Wave gateway. By utilising this as a scene trigger, we can carry out any action including switching the same Goap relay to turn on an outside light or what have you. Below is an example of how this would be wired. To view, all our products click here For More Blogs...

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CoolMasterNet HVAC Interface and CoolLinkHub are Now Available The CoolMasterNet HVAC Interface and CoolLinkHub are now available. These state-of-the-art universal communication bridges allow you to integrate multiple HVAC systems (even from different manufacturers) with your Fibaro Home Center 2 home automation controller. The CoolLinkHub is a generic device designed to work alongside a brand specific CoolPlug to allow you to remotely control Multi-split and split air conditioning systems with your Z-Wave gateway. Read more about it here. The CoolMaster Net HVAC Interface is a more advanced device intended for home automation integrators looking to control multiple HVAC systems from different manufacturers...

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Amazon Alexa Smart Home If you’re already using an Amazon Echo device, you’re likely using it to listen to music, ask questions, or get caught up on the day’s news. But did you know that Amazon Echo devices are also a great addition to your smart home? Amazon smart speakers allow you to control devices in your home with simple voice commands. Lock your doors, check your garage door, lower the temperature – make it all happen with smart home products powered by Z-Wave. Home security is a great benefit of a smart home and when combined with voice control,...

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