Home Automation

Review: Neo Coolcam Z-Wave Motion Sensor

Z-Wave motion sensors are not exactly cheap, are they? While the sensors from Fibaro and Aeotec are great products which are very reliable, the costs do add up when you need more than a few of them. That's where the Neo Coolcam Z-Wave Motion Sensor ...

Best Z-Wave Recessed Door Sensors

After creating the most comprehensive Z-Wave Door Sensor roundup on the net, we now turn our attention to Z-Wave recessed door sensors. Z-Wave Recessed Door Sensors Sometimes you don't want an unsightly bulky contact sensor cramping the style of ...

Best Z-Wave Door Sensors – 2019 Recommendations

One of the great things about using a Z-Wave based home automation system is the sheer choice of accessories available for everything from door sensors to motion detectors. The Z-Wave door/window sensors we will look at today are perfect for ...

How to Connect QNAP NAS Surveillance Station to HomeSeer HS3

Are you wondering how to make your DIY home security camera system and your smart home hub talk to each other? Getting these two important parts of your smart home to communicate effectively is the secret to a truly smart home. So in this article, I ...

Review: Neo Coolcam Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor

As you pull into your drive after a long day at work, the porch lights turn on. You unlock the smart lock with a code and open the door. Immediately the lights turn on softly and your smart speaker starts playing your unwind playlist. Sounds good, ...

Review: Z-Wave Eurotronic Spirit Smart Radiator Thermostat

Smart home heating is all the rage these days. The Nest Smart thermostat kicked it all off in 2011 when it became the first smart heating device to go mainstream and capture the public's smart home imagination. Now 7 years on, Nest is still around ...

Best Z-Wave MultiSensor – 2019 Recommendations

If you are thinking of setting up your own DIY home automation system like I did, you may have already thought of various things it should do. For example, light up the corridor in the hall when motion is detected but only if its dark. With ...

Review: Greenwave PowerNode 1-port Z-Wave Smart Plug with Power Monitoring

It's all well and good being able to monitor motion and temperatures changes around your house, but your home truly becomes a smart home only when it can then respond to those changes. This can be done by controlling lights, home appliances and ...

Hands-on Review: Aeon Labs Aeotec Multisensor 6 Z-Wave Gen 5 (ZW100)

As my baby son suffers from a mild case of dry skin, we need to ensure the environment in his nursery is always at optimum levels. The main factor that I need to monitor and control is the humidity. That's where the Aeon Labs Aeotec Multisensor 6 ...

Hands-on 2018 Review: Vera Plus Z-Wave Smart Home Controller

I have always wanted a smart home. Even back when I was a kid, I dreamt about being able to just say things and then have it happen. A bit like Knight Rider, but with my house. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology resulting in amazing ...

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