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Review : KeyWe Z-Wave Lock (and Homey integration)

KeyWe is a korean company that launched its kickstarter "Smartest Lock Ever" campaign for their connected smart lock. Featuring connectivity such as NFC, Bluetooth, Z-Wave and a wifi bridge, the smart lock is also a typical battery operated deadbolt lock with a touchpad for fingerprint and a manual keyhole. The price for the lock in the kickstarter campaign is very attractive at USD99. The...

Review : MCO Home Wifi Edition

MCO Home switches are now available in Wifi edition that will work with your existing wifi router directly! What does this mean? This would mean that you no longer require a smart home hub if you like to control your lights, water heater, curtains and blinds (wifi version of curtain or blinds switches will be released in year 2019) with your mobile phone. In this era of voice control, the wifi...

Review : Google Home Hub, a very impressive digital photo frame

Nope, I'm not being sarcastic and this is my take on the Google Home Hub. Background I have a Pixel 2 XL, 2 regular Google Home (one in living, one in dining), 1 Google Home Max (in master bedroom), a Google Home Mini (in master bathroom) and a Chromecast Gen 2 (connected to my Onkyo Receiver). Initially, when I knew that the Google Home Hub doesn't come with a front camera, I was utterly...

Decoding Samsung Z-Wave Lock with Homey

Since we were working on decoding Yale Z-Wave Lock, we took the momentum to update the Samsung Z-Wave Lock Homey app as well. Since most of our explanations on decoding the locks were done in the previous article, let's jump straight into the kind of status updates (COMMAND_CLASS_ALARM) the lock offers: Alarm Type Alarm Type Level  Action 6 0 Unlocked by touchpad 6 80 Unlocked by fingerprint...

Decoding Yale Z-Wave Lock with Homey

Since we last post on Yale lock and Homey, we have received several feedbacks on the Yale app on Homey app store from our customers. There have been report that a YDD424 pairing as a YFM40 in Homey or YDM4109 pairing as a YDD424. While remote locking and unlock works fine for all the locks, there are instances such as there is no status feedback for certain manual actions on the lock (such...

New FIBARO Homekit Bridge

This article serve as an update on our Smart Home Bridge (FIBARO based). This bridge had previously supported Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomeKit. As FIBARO rolled out support for Amazon Echo natively via the Alexa skills, we no longer require the bridge anymore for use with Amazon echo. In addition, Google Home has updated their firmware such it no longer support 3rd party hacks such as...

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

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 stuff that Google Home can do, you know, asking about weather and traffic, speaking Singlish and playing...

Innr, an affordable Philip Hue alternative

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 of other prominent connected bulbs that are either running on wifi or Zigbee such as LIFX, IKEA Trådfri, OSRAM Lightify etc. So why...

Homey Integration with Bosch Appliances

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 chicken into the oven before the connect appliances do their job, not to mention the human...

Homey and Ring Integration

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, Lockstate and Kisi to allow opening of these lock via the app during visitor screening while DoorBird allow opening of the gates or...