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Zipato Z-Wave Mini RFID Keyboard Tracks Who’s Home & Away

Here’s a cool little RFID keypad ideal for tracking who’s at home and who’s not. The wall mount Z-Wave unit can trigger powerful macros too… Device can use up to 20 codes, RFID reader inside, 1 RFID Key tag included, could be used within a security widget and rule creator, Z-wave. Mini Keypad RFiD/Z-Wave’s indicator light […]

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Popp Z-Weather is World’s First Solar Powered Wireless Z-Wave Weather Station

Z-Wave Europe revealed their new smart home weather station early this year and now it’s shipping under the Popp brand. With its solar power the makers claim Z-Weather is the first Z-Wave device that is self-sufficient without the need for any external power. Its integrated management system ensures that there is always sufficient energy available to report emergency weather conditions as well as twilight […]

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Aeotec’s New Z-Wave MultiSensor 6

Aeon Labs new Z-Wave 6-in-1 sensor is a mini marvel. It can detect motion, temperature, light, humidity, vibration and Ultraviolet. With its tapered 42 mm body, the MultiSensor 6 is 70% smaller than its predecessor and it works for up to 2 years before you need to change the two CR123A batteries. The new unit also employs its vibration […]

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Yale Launch ‘Keyfree Connected’ Z-Wave Smart Lock in UK

When we talked to Z-Wave last year one of the most interesting pieces of information that came out of the interview was the fact that their top selling products are door locks. Now Yale have brought their popular US smart locks to the UK and they claim their ‘Keyfree Connected’ is the first UK specific smart lock to be […]

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Z-Wave Greenwave Extension Lead Has 5 Addressable Sockets

New in at Vesternet is the Greenwave Z-wave PowerNode, a mains socket extension board with 5 sockets that are individually addressable for your home automation projects. The Greenwave 5 Port PowerNode is the only Z-Wave Multi-Socket (extension lead) available that allows you to control multiple electrical appliance on/off and measure their power consumption. Each of it’s […]

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Oomi Launch Learning Home Automation System

In the works since 2013, Oomi is now ready to reveal itself to the world as it launches at CES and on Indiegogo a few hours ago. The Oomi team describe their creation as the first complete home automation system that’s focussed on learning instead of programming and claim it’s also the first to have accessories designed specifically to make it easy to […]

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Qubino – The Smallest Z-Wave Modules in the World

Qubino Z-Wave modules are a new edition to the home automation scene from Slovenia. Qubino claim the modules are “the smallest Z-wave microcontrollers in the world” and offer a range of units including Dimmers and Relays for controlling lights, shutters and other electrical devices around your home. The units include support for connecting a digital temperature sensor […]

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New VeraEdge Z-Wave Home Automation Controller

The new VeraEdge is a fully featured smart home gateway with an integrated WiFi router. The little home automation controller is around 4 inches wide and is powered by a 600MHz MIPS SoC with 128MB of flash memory and 128MB of RAM. Round the back is a single Ethernet LAN port and a USB port. The unit incorporates the latest […]

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SwiidInter Cord Switch Converts Any Lamp to Z-Wave

The makers of the new ‘SwiidInter’ claim it’s the first remote controlled cord switch which can be used manually like any classic switch and also be activated remotely via your Z-Wave home automation network. We got our hands on a pre-production sample of the Swiid Cord Switch – see our quick Vine video below – and it’s […]

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My Automated Home: Heat Genius Smart Home Heating Controls

This months ‘My Automated Home’ feature follows Johannes Jensson’s compressive review of his Heat Genius installation… Nobody has escaped the rapid rise of gas and electricity prices over the last 5 years. I had a feeling that my cash was really going up in smoke and I needed a permanent way to reduce my heating cost. I […]

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