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Recently I was doing some research on purchasing a z-wave compatible doorbell. The Nest video doorbell came to my eye. Having mostly z-wave devices in my network I wondered whether it would be possible to integrate the Nest doorbell into my z-wave network. Unfortunately the Nest video doorbell is not z-wave compatible. This is because...
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Lately I was wondering whether there would be some nice z-wave camera to support my home automation system. So I sat down and did some research whether there would a z-wave compatible camera. My focus was on z-wave cameras because my system mainly consists of z-wave home automation products. Unfortunately there are no z-wave cameras....
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The convenience of having a smart home is unmatched. The functionality and practicability arise from the automation capabilities of smart home devices. At the intersection of convenience and automation are Z-wave – a wireless communication protocol that powers many smart home devices – and Google Home. Z-Wave We can liken Z-wave technology to Wi-Fi or...
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Unfortunately Philips smart lights are not z-wave compatible. But there are some options to make the two interconnect with each other. In this article we will provide you with some background information on both Philips Hue smart lights and the z-wave technology. From there we will have a look at the several options to connect...
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Recently we did a review on the Shelly flood sensor. Today we will provide you with a guide to connect this awesome sensor to Home Assistant. We assume that you have an existing Home Assistant installation running with a MQTT server. Configuring the Shelly flood sensor FIrst we need to change the configuration of the...
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Synology provides excellent NAS (Network Attached Storage) products, which are actually very powerful. They are so powerful you can use it for more tasks then just sharing files. The Synology DSM (Disk Station Manager) allows you to setup external software such as Home Assistant or domoticz home automation product. In this guide about Synology z-wave...
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Today we are reviewing the Shelly flood sensor. A flood sensor is a sensor to detect water leakage. This may be very useful in situations where water can cause some serious damages to your property. Fortunately Shelly has a very nice WiFi based product on the market to help you solve this issue.Although this sensor...
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Today we will be discussing an important question: Is the Nest thermostat Z-Wave compatible? Whether this is the case, we will find out in this article. It is important to understand the difference between the Nest, which is a WiFi thermostat and the regular Z-Wave thermostats. As said the Nest is a WiFI thermostat which communicates...
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Today we are reviewing the Zipato Multisensor Quad, Zipato was kind enough to send us a model for testing purposes. We are reviewing this product based on our extensive testing during one week. The Multisensor Quad by Zipato is a as the name implies, multi purpose sensor. It has the following features: [1] Door/ window...
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