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Review : SmartThings Hub V2

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

We’ve been receiving tons of enquiry on whether we have tested Samsung SmartThings and if it is available in Singapore. Here we are, with a SmartThings Hub v2 in our hands. Here are some unboxing pictures. We expected nothing less (or more) from Samsung:   The Hub requires wired Ethernet…

VeraPlus and VeraSecure

On November 28, 2015, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

In a month’s time, it would have been a year since Vera began redesigning its range of controllers automation. Around the same time last year, VeraEdge was released and this year, Vera Control will be releasing new hardware in December (postponed from November). The VeraPlus will feature a more powerful hardware than Vera…

Gardening Automation for Smart Home

On August 31, 2015, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Recently we have implemented an unusual form of automation in one of our customer’s place. Most customers would like to automate their lightings, air-conditioning and curtains while we were asked to schedule the watering of their plants! The owner are frequent travellers who like their plants watered even when they…

Z-Wave Smart Home Control with Amazon Echo

On June 26, 2015, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The Amazon Echo was released last year to a limited number of customers via invitation. I’ve gotten my invitation and it finally reached me 2 weeks ago. For those who do not know what an Echo is, this is their official YouTube video. The first time I saw Echo, like…

Energy Monitoring with Z-Wave

On June 3, 2015, Posted by , In Articles, By , , With No Comments

The topic of energy monitoring is not new. Even though the energy tariff in Singapore is not exactly the highest, it is definitely not low enough to ignore the need to gain insights from your energy consumption patterns and adjust your usage accordingly. It has also been a growing trend, especially…

Living Innovations @ Internet of Things Asia 2015

On April 14, 2015, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

“According to a recent IDC report (February 2015), the Internet of Things market size in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) will grow from USD 408 billion in 2013 to USD 862 billion in 2020, a CAGR of 11.3%. Significant growth also is forecast in the number of autonomous intelligent/embedded systems,…

Review : Vera Edge

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Once again, apologies for the long absence of post. I’ve previously posted some pictures of the new Vera Edge on Home Automation Geeks but took a while to follow up a review. Considering many of the readers may be already familiar with Vera Lite and Vera 3, or may have…

Affordable Home Automation Solutions

On November 25, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Guest Posting, With No Comments

If you are planning to turn your home into a smart home then you must go for home automation systems.  Whether it is concerned to security of your home or you wish to control the appliances, these automation solutions serve you with everything. In the busy schedules of today’s life, men…

Review : MCO Home Capacitive Touch Z-Wave Switch

On November 20, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

A capacitive touch z-wave wall switch is something that was missing from the market for the longest time. Vitrum Z-Wave wall switch, costing more than SGD 200 even for one gang, has been around for sometime but the price was simply beyond the reach of many hobbyists or home owners….

Integrating Foscam IP Camera to Your Vera

On October 20, 2014, Posted by , In Articles,Getting Started, With No Comments

I’ve always gotten enquires like “what can be used as CCTV for home automation”. As far as I know, Vera or Fibaro Home Center 2 does not integrate with the conventional CCTV. However, if you want some form of surveillance camera to work with your home automation system, you can…