Tag: z-wave

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...

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...

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...

Energy Monitoring with Z-Wave

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 with interests from home owners who rent out their apartments. If you had explored the energy...