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Review: Z-Wave Multi-Sensors (Aeon Labs and Philio)

On December 19, 2013, Posted by , In Reviews, With No Comments

There are quite a few brands of Z-Wave multi-sensors in the market. They are a good addition if you like to make your home automation slightly smarter. However, not every brand works the same way. Recently I’ve tried 2 brands. One of them which caught my attention is Philio 4-in-1…

Review: MiLight Wifi Bulbs, A Philips Hue Alternative

On August 28, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The MiLight, if you have not heard about it, is a Wifi controlled lighting system, similar to the popular and expensive Philips Hue. The MiLight bulbs are LED and can be controlled via a wifi-bridge which can control up to 4 bulbs (as compared to 50 bulbs for Philips Hue…

Review : Fibaro Z-Wave RGBW Controller

On August 21, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Firstly, I’ll like to apologise for the long absence of weekly post. However, I’m sure you will be excited to read this review. I’ve recently purchased and included the Fibaro Z-Wave RGBW Controller to include into my Z-Wave smart home network.   Specification Technology: Z-Wave (868.42MHz) Voltage: 12V or 24V…

Review : Remotec Z-Wave AC IR extender

On July 13, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

I’ve recently added the Remotec Z-Wave AC IR extender to my home automation for controlling the air conditioning unit in my living room. It has been a while since my last product review. As usual, let us start with the specification first. Specification Z-Wave (868.42Mhz) AC IR code library Supports wide-range…

Reviews on Belkin WeMo Home Automation

On April 21, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With 1 Comment

Belkin WeMo Home Automation isn’t something new, it has been around in the market since mid Jan 2013. So what am I blogging about it only now? Recently I’ve visited Funan IT Mall and realised that Belkin had actually put in a lot of marketing effort and budget in promoting…

Review : Everspring Door/Window Z-Wave Sensor

On March 9, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

  Here’s a short review of the Everspring Door/Window Z-Wave sensor. In fact, this is one of the easiest devices to include into my home automation project. Let’s start with the specification first Specification Technology: Z-Wave Transmitter (868.42MHz) Z-Wave Groups: Two groups and six devices (nodes) – Group 1 (1),…

Review : TKB Single Wall Paddle Switch

On February 15, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

I’ve never been able to find a review on TKB Wall Paddle Switch online. There’s been limited information about the dimensions of the switch and if it will ever fit into a standard pattress box commonly found in Singapore. Previously, I had taken the leap of faith to install Duewi…

Review: Everspring Z-Wave Motion Sensor

On February 9, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With 1 Comment

I had promised a review of the Everspring Z-Wave Motion Sensor in my earlier post. I bought 3 of these for my place hoping to further automate my home. Based on my research online, it seems to be one of the more compatible (with Vera) motion sensors available. In addition,…

Home Automation Guide : SQ Blaster Plus

On January 17, 2013, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With 3 Comments

As promised in my previous posts, I’d like to highlight some of the annoyances to take note when using SQ Blaster Plus, IR distribution system and, especially for Singaporean home automation enthusiasts, the Starhub setup box. In this post, I’m assuming that my readers (my fellow geeks) already possessed some knowledge…