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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…

Review : Aeotec Nano Dimmer and Nano Switch

On June 16, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Aeotec has come a long way in the history of Z-Wave. We have been using Aeotec and Aeon Labs loosely when we address their devices. Since, this is one of the first time we post a review on their product, probably we take the opportunity to re-introduce them. Aeon Labs…

HomeKit your existing FIBARO system without technical skills

On May 20, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

FIBARO has released their HomeKit range of products in October 2016. However, the new range of HomeKit enabled products run purely on Bluetooth. This move left an entire customer base that are using FIBARO Home Center Lite and FIBARO Home Center 2 in lurch as the current Home Center range does not offer…

Review : Nanoleaf Aurora

On February 24, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The first time we laid our eyes on Nanoleaf Aurora, we fell in love with it’s aesthetics. We’d even imagine having an entire wall full of the colorful, mesmerising LED panels.Well, that is if you have money to burn. In Singaporean context, we call it damn bloody chio LED panels that…

Integration of Google Home (vs Amazon Echo) with Z-Wave on Vera or Fibaro

On December 6, 2016, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Following our previous post on Vera (and Fibaro) Integration to Amazon Echo and having gotten our hands on the Google Home, we have updated our code base to support the new Google voice activated speaker. If you are just using Vera, you can simply head to this link to download the latest jar file…

Review : DoorBird, an alternative to Ring Video Doorbell

On August 13, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We are sure at some point of time, you may have came across the Ring Video Doorbell or even the Pro version. Ring is one of the most popular wireless doorbells available on the market.  Previously known as the Doorbot, had a huge rebranding and climbed its name to the…

Review : ZipaTILE first impressions

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The ZipTILE ahead of CES 2016 earlier this year as the new wall mount home automation controller. We’ve got the wind of this device and awed by the introduction video. Now we’ve finally got our hands on this device, let’s see how it stack up against the existing smart home gateways…

How to Integrate Vera (and Fibaro), Harmony and Nest to Amazon Echo

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

We’ve previously shared on how to control your Vera with the Amazon Echo. The last round when we posted a demo video, we were actually using the Amazon Echo Vera Bridge. The open source software has since spun off different versions and improved by leaps and bounds. The initial version…

Review : Fibaro Swipe

On April 9, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Fibaro, a leading manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, introduced the Fibaro Swipe at CEDIA 2015 last year. Fast forward to this year, the device is finally on our shores. The Fibaro Swipe recognises six simple gestures; up, down, left, right, circle to the left, circle to the right,…

Review : Vera Plus

On March 12, 2016, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

As mentioned in the previous post about VeraPlus and VeraSecure, finally, the VeraPlus has arrived on our shore around 2 weeks ago. So let us take a quick look at the hardware unboxing. We expected it to be only slightly bigger than the VeraEdge. However, it was much bigger than…