Home Automation
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 but its far from the only option for us smart home ...

Best Z-Wave Sensor – My 2023 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 conventional Z-Wave sensors, you need a separate light ...

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 other security gadgets in your home.After I got my ...

Hands-on Review: 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 Aeotec Multisensor 6 comes in.You can use the Multisensor 6 with any Z-Wave ...

Hands-on 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 gadgets like the Vera Plus, that dream is now coming ...

Hands-on Review: Fibaro Z-Wave Motion Sensor Gen5 (FGMS-001)

When I started thinking about getting into home automation and building my smart home, I spent months researching everything ZWave. One name kept popping up again and again, Fibaro. Owned by the Polish Fibar Group, the Fibaro brand is one of the most popular home automation brands around today. ...