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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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Review: The eedomus Z-Wave Home Automation Controller

Bon soirs mes petits topinambours! Bienvenue to the Automated Home review of the latest home automation offering from France, the eedomus Z-Wave Controller. These things are Les Fromages Grandes in their native country by all account and Vesternet is now bringing them across the channel. We had a brief opportunity to play with one, and the […]

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Review: Home Automation Insider on the TKBHome TZ88 Z-Wave Smart Energy Plug Power Meter

Breaking News So there I was, putting together an order for half a dozen or so of the Fibaro Z-Wave Wall Plug, resigned to the fact that it was the best option for a “metering” wall plug socket in the UK, when I suddenly received news that the Z-Wave product manufacturer TKB Home had released […]

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New Gateway Brings Z-Wave Control to URC Remotes

The new TRF-ZW1 Z-Wave Extender is designed to be an integrated part of URC’s Total Control system. The gateway allows control of Z-Wave devices such as door locks and lights from any Total Control interface including remotes, keypads and smart phones or tablets… Keep your eye on things at home - Using URCs handheld remotes or brilliant […]

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Review: Home Automation Insider on the Fibaro Z-Wave Wall Plug

In what we hope will be a regular slot, we’ve talked Automated Home reader, turned Home Automation Industry Insider, Martyn Wendon, into reviewing some smart home kit. For his first review we asked him to give us the low down on the Fibaro’s Z-Wave Wall Plug. Background I’ve been a Z-Wave convert for several years now and […]

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Fibaro Launch Innovative Z-Wave Motion Sensor

Fibaro have officially announced the latest addition to its line-up of products today, the new Z-Wave FGM-001 Motion Sensor. The device detects motion and can be used as part of a security system to monitor your home when you’re out.  But it can also be actively used as part of a sophisticated home automation system too. […]

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Exclusive Interview: Mark Walters On ‘Z-Wave Plus’ The Next Generation

Recently the Z-Wave Alliance got in touch with Automated Home and offered us some one on one time with their Chairman, Mark Walters. We chatted about the next generation of Z-Wave, other wireless technologies and the chances of an overriding standard for the smart home. The Seattle based executive has been involved in home automation […]

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Fibaro Launch New Home Center Lite Home Automation Controller [Updated]

Building on the success of their award winning Home Center 2, Polish smart home specialist Fibaro have today announced a brand new home automation controller, the Home Center Lite. The compact unit (90 x 90 x 33 mm) employs a 720MHz Cortex A8 processor and its on-board Z-Wave radio can manage up to 230 devices. The HC Lite ships with […]

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Video: Fibaro Z-Wave Smoke Sensor

Polish smart home specialist Fibaro are now shipping their new Z-Wave Smoke Sensor. Described as ‘probably the smallest wireless smoke sensor in the World’ the £60 unit also integrates with most wired alarm systems available on the market. Advanced production technology allowed to significantly minimise the sensor components, making Fibaro sensor the most advanced device of […]

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