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Singapore Google Store is now opened! 4 cool things we can already do with Google Home (and Mini)

On April 18, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, By ,,,, , With No Comments

The wait is finally over! You can now buy Pixel 2 phone, Google Home (and Mini), Google Wifi, Chromecast and the Pixel Bud locally with local warranty at comparable price US Google Store! While the news were plastered all over Straits Time and Channel News Asia, describing what the standard…

Innr, an affordable Philip Hue alternative

On April 9, 2018, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Philip Hue has always been a synonym to smart lightings, just like Coke is to cola. The Philip Hue bulbs are based on Zigbee Light Link and requires the Philip Hue Bridge in order for you to control with your mobile phone or voice assistants. There are also a bunch…

Homey Integration with Bosch Appliances

On February 3, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

There’s always been a talk about connected coffee machines, washing machines, dryers, ovens and fridges. To remove human hands entirely from the equation and delegate these tasks to a machine is quite impossible as you always require someone to put in the coffee beans, manage the clothes, put in the…

Homey and Ring Integration

On January 21, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, By ,,, , With No Comments

A video doorbell allows you to screen your visitors at your door even though you are not at home. There is an array of video doorbells in the market with Ring 2, Ring Pro and the DoorBird taking the lead in terms of popularity. Ring has partnered with Kevo, Wink,…

5 Things to consider for smart home in Singapore (2018 Edition)

On December 13, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Getting Started, With No Comments

It was almost six years since this article. Is planning a smart home still a daunting task? 6 years back, there were only less choices available. Fast forward six years later, at the current rate of product releases, there seems to be a much wider choice to choose from. Most people…

Homey can now support both Yale and Samsung Digital Locks

On December 2, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

You may already know that when it comes to Z-Wave enabled locks, the choices are quite limited. We have Danalock and Yale that works with hubs like Vera and FIBARO. For Samsung, even though it is very popular in Singapore, the Z-Wave chip does not work with Vera and FIBARO…

Review : Samsung Connect Home (and compatible Z-Wave devices in Singapore)

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We have been waiting for Samsung to launch its Connect Home and Connect Home Pro in Singapore. In fact we already had one of the first sets of Samsung Connect Home several months ago for testing in our office, courtesy of Samsung. The Samsung Connect Home uses mesh Wi-Fi technology to eliminating…

Guide : Automation with Athom’s Homey Flows (Scenes)

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We’ve received very positive response from the community on Homey since we posted our First impression of Homey. The home automation scene has been stagnated with the usual hubs and people have been looking for a hub to upgrade or be excited with. Today, we are sharing more on creating flows on…

Review : Athom’s Homey First Impression

On August 25, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Deciding your first Z-Wave controller can be a daunting task. We always get questions such as the difference between Vera, Fibaro or Zipatile controller, which controller is more value for money, which ones are more user friendly, how is SmartThings compared to the rest etc. We think we will have a different…

Controlling Fan speed with Aeotec Nano Dimmer

On July 22, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

In our previous review of the Aeotec Nano Dimmer and Switch, we’ve promised to test the Nano Dimmer with a ceiling fan for fan speed control. In this test, we tested it with a 65W ceiling fan that has a 3 speed regulator. Naturally, we removed the regulator and connected the Nano DImmer…