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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…

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…