Airbnb remote property management

Attention Airbnb Owners! Do your guests leave the heater, A/C or lights on? Do they lock up properly? Do you have to manually hand over your keys or create a pass-code for them? With smart home technology, these worries and inconveniences can be a thing of the past. Find out how today.

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1 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

Vera Access Control - Smart Locks

Smart locks are a great addition to the smart home and come packed full of useful features. Find out how to set PIN codes, place restrictions on PIN codes and see what PIN was used to enter your home and at what time. You can also check if you locked your door when leaving, and lock it from anywhere in the world. How's that for peace of mind?

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1 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

Z-Wave Associations - What are they all about?

Z-Wave Associations are a lesser known way of achieving simple automations - independently of a Z-Wave controller. In this blog post, we take a look at what they are, how they differ from Z-Wave Scenes and when they should be used.

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0 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

automationBridge - Voice Assistant Speed Test

Controlling your smart home home with your voice is fantastic... However there can be a huge variance in the speed of the various voice assistants when working "natively" with Z-Wave hubs (and some do not work at all). In this blog, we will show you how to dramatically increase the responsiveness of your voice assistant platform of choice by combining a clever little device called Automation Bridge with your Z-Wave Gateway Controller.

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2 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

Interactive Push Notifications in Home Center

Learn how Home Center's push notifications can be used to trigger scenes, or prevent them from interrupting your sleep in. Follow video guides or step-by-step processes for both Magic Scenes or Graphical Blocks and have them setup within minutes.

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Creating Scenes in Home Center

24/06/2019 12:58 PM

Home Assistant: Z-Wave Guide

Fibaro's Home Center offers 3 methods of scene/automation creation. Learn what they are, and how to create a scene in each of them, among other handy automation tips.

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Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

Let there be light

17/06/2019 10:33 AM

Home Assistant: Z-Wave Guide

Looking for a simple but effective automation to get you acquainted with your Fibaro, Vera or Homey system? Learn how turn ON a light using a motion sensor, and have it turn OFF automatically when no one's in the room. Let your system light the way!

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Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Luke Bonnici

Fibaro home appliance monitoring

One of the many advantages of Z-Wave is the ability to monitor energy consumption of appliances and devices connected to Z-Wave power modules. In this blog I will show you a scenario where energy consumption monitoring can help create a very intelligent smart home.

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2 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

Fibaro Home Center - Holiday Mode

In this blog we will show you how to create a "Holiday Mode" for your Fibaro Home Center 2. This will allow you to easily activate and deactivate "Holiday" scenes that turn lights on / off at scheduled times, perfect for when you go away on holiday and you would like it to appear someone is still at home.

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Amazon Echo with Vera Z-Wave controller

There is no denying that voice control for your smart home is the future – In this exclusive SmartHome blog, I will show you how you can add voice control to your Vera Z-Wave Controller using the Amazon Echo. The future is now.

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11 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

Controlling a split-system aircon with Z-Wave

As the hot Australian summer fast approaches, I thought it would be timely to write a blog about controlling your air-conditioner using Z-Wave. Best of all, you will be able to turn on your aircon from anywhere - never come home to a sweat-box again!

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12 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

Changing Fibaro Home Center icons

The Fibaro Home Center's user interface looks incredible. Did you know that you can also include custom icons for all of your different Z-Wave devices? In this exclusive blog, I'll show you how - and provide you some free icons to get you started.

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7 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

How to add Fibaro Swipe to Vera

21/07/2016 12:50 PM

How to add Fibaro Swipe to Vera.

We get a lot of enquiries asking… “Can I use the Fibaro Swipe with Vera?”. The short answer… yes you can! Find out how in this exclusive SmartHome Blog...

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Fibaro eLearning Knowledge Platform

Fibaro are known for making quality, innovative Z-Wave devices. What a lot of people may not know is Fibaro also provide a free online eLearning Portal where you can discover how to get the most out of your Fibaro Z-Wave devices. Did I mention it's 100% free?

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Fibaro Home Center 2 - Geofencing

16/06/2016 10:33 AM

Fibaro Home Center 2 - Geofencing

In this exclusive SmartHome blog, I am going to show you one of the most powerful, yet mystifying aspects of home automation – Geofencing with Fibaro Home Center 2.

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10 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

Fibaro App - How to add Widgets to your phone

The Fibaro App includes a very useful Widget that can be used on Android or Apple phones and tablets to make it easy to trigger Fibaro Home Center Scenes - without needing to open the App - Find out how...

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Vera HTTP Commands

19/05/2016 3:13 PM

Did you know that you can control the Vera Edge via HTTP commands? This opens it up to a host of other technologies, including Tasker, web browsers, PHP and more.

This exclusive post will show you how, as well as provide you with a very handy tool to make it all happen.

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Fibaro HC HTTP Commands

30/04/2016 2:04 PM

The Fibaro Home Center Lite and Home Center 2 are the pinnacle of Z-Wave Gateway Controllers - incredibly well designed, user-friendly and very powerful. Did you know that you can control the Fibaro Home Center via HTTP commands? This opens it up to a host of other technologies, including Tasker, web browsers, PHP and more.

This exclusive post will show you how, as well as provide you with a very handy tool to make it all happen.

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11 Comments | Posted in Z-Wave By Brad Arthur

What is Z-Wave Plus?

29/04/2016 6:53 AM

Z-Wave has been around a lot longer than you may think. In fact, the first Z-Wave product was certified way back in 2004. With the introduction of the new "Next-Gen" Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Z-Wave has significantly improved and extended its capabilities. Welcome to Z-Wave Plus.

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XBMC (Kodi) Vera Z-Wave Addon

24/11/2015 9:15 AM

Grab some popcorn and dim the lights, the movie is about to start. Automatically trigger your Z-Wave Scenes with Vera and XBMC (Kodi) by using our Vera Z-Wave Addon. Exclusive to smarthome.com.au. Enjoy :)

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