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Fibaro Launch New Z-Wave LED RGBW Controller

We’ve been hearing lots of rumours about new Fibaro modules in the works including Flood, Gas, Smoke and CO sensors.  To start the ball rolling Fibaro have released a brand new LED unit dubbed the “RGBW Controller”. The system can be used to connect to three and four colour 12/24V LED lights on its four channel dimmer.  In […]

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Home Automation Case Study: Control4 Home Cinema

The guys from UK home automation specialists Cyber Homes recently undertook a project to transform a little used snug into a luxurious home cinema in the Oxfordshire countryside.  This is a project which has been shortlisted in the upcoming CEDIA awards.  Read on for all the details photos and the equipment used in this Control4 […]

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Video: Lighting with Loxone

We’ve covered some in-depth Loxone Case Studies already, but here’s something really easy to digest.  The Loxone guys have put together a quick 90 second video showing their Miniserver set up to control lighting ‘scenes’.  With home automation systems like this you get much more than the ability to just remotely turn lights on and […]

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Control4 Announces New Wireless Lighting Control Family

Control4 have announced a new family of of wireless lighting control products.  The company says they reduce programming complexity and are ideal for both for retrofit and new build projects. The new Control4 Wireless Lighting family includes Keypads, Switches, Controllers and Dimmers.  Make sure to check out both videos below… Control4, a market leader in home automation systems, today […]

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Video: Clipsal Colour eDLT for C-Bus

A recent post on our C-Bus Forums highlighted a couple of new videos from Clipsal on their new eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology) switches… The best just got better with Clipsal’s eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology). The eDLT provides sophisticated and user friendly control of your C-Bus System and offers the ability to customise the colour […]

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Home Automation Case Study: Custom Controls

UK specialist Custom Controls recently undertook one of their most ambitious projects. Read on for all the photos and details… This project saw Custom Controls using and integrating just about every piece of automated control kit available including advanced audio, video, lighting and heating controls. This project covered a total area of 10,000 square meters, including […]

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Video: Leo Laporte Reviews Belkin WeMo Home Automation Modules

Here’s a great little 6 minute video from our favourite tech podcaster Leo Laporte.  His TWiT network show ‘Before You Buy’ reviews new technology and Leo puts the Belkin system through its paces, demonstrating a setup using the WeMo Switch plus Motion movement sensor all controlled from an iPad (there’s an Android app in the works too). Leo also […]

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Loxone Home Automation System – UK Case Study

Project Summary This archetypal semi-detached house just outside of Reading in Berkshire may look just like any other UK home from the outside, but inside it’s another matter entirely. The interior of this Home Counties home has been transformed by a dynamic young couple into a super swish Smart Home. They wanted to ensure that […]

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New LightwaveRF Video Explains Home Automation Range

The guys at JSJS Designs have just released this new 17 minute video.  It’s a great introduction to the LightwaveRF home automation range covering lighting, mood / scene switches, mains sockets for appliances, heating control, radiator valves and controlling it all from your smartphone.   Check out the full range of LightwaveRF modules on Amazon Want More? - Follow […]

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Spark Wi-Fi Adaptor Brings Internet and App Control to your Lights

Here’s another Kickstarter project to control your lighting. Spark is a Wi-Fi adaptor that fits between a light socket and the bulb (incandescent, dimmable CFL, or dimmable LED). With Internet connectivity and an API Spark promise interesting things to come from 3rd party App developers as well as their own free Apps for iOS and Android.  The […]

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