Home Automation
Hands-on Review: Aeotec Wallmote Quad Remote Control
9.3

When you are new to the world of smart homes and home automation, controlling your smart home through your smartphone seems super cool.But once the novelty wears off, you might start missing the simplicity of physical switches. Or you may want to change home alarm modes or run scenes with ...

Review: Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5 Z-Wave USB Controller (ZW090)
9

If you are planning to build your own DIY Z-Wave gateway with a laptop or Raspberry Pi and home automation software such as HomeSeer HS3, openHAB, Home Assistant or Domoticz, you will need a USB Z-Wave stick/adapter/dongle.These USB Z-Wave sticks are not a solution in and of themselves. They ...

Hands-on Review: Ambi Climate 2 – AI Enhanced Smart AC Controller
7.6

For the longest time, I have been struggling to find a way to automate my split AC units. My home doesn't have central air conditioning and so has split AC units in each room.While I have been able to automate everything else, I just couldn't find a way to do anything other than turn on and off ...

Hands-on Review: Neo Coolcam Z-Wave Motion Sensor
8.4

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 comes in.Neo Coolcam has recently started ...

Best Z-Wave Recessed Door Sensors – 2023 Recommendations

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

Best Z-Wave Door Sensors – 2020 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 automating your smart home.Here are some of ...

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 am going to show you how I achieved this:...

Review: Neo Coolcam Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor
9

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, right? This is what you can do with a modern smart ...

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