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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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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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