We got our hands on the new Fibaro Swipe for the first time at the Gadget Show Live last weekend.
Fibaro UK tell us other Z-Wave controllers Like Vera should work with the unit in future once they are updated to support it. We asked Fibaro UK if the unit could be used without any central controller to directly control Z-Wave devices and they told us…
The Home Center Controller would need to be present to first set the association between swipe and other devices (such as a lamp) but once that is done, the Home Center does not need to be present to gesture control devices. That being said with the Home Center Controller overseeing everything, a lot more functionality can be created; such as swipe up to increase my music volume, right to skip the track and clockwise to change to favourite radio station. The possibilities are endless!
The unit could be idea for situations where you have dirty or wet hands (in your kitchen, garage or bathroom for example) or anywhere you want gesture control
Swipe can be mounted with the supplied table top stand or you can hang it on a wall (although it has quite a rounded back) or even built into your wall or behind a worktop or cupboard door. There are battery and micro USB power options.
So now you can literally wave goodbye to your home, knowing the music will stop, the lights will go out, the heating will set back and the security system will lock your doors and arm the alarm.
The Fibaro FGGC-001 Swipe Motion Detector is available now for around £120.