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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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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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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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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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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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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