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SmartThings Now Works Without Internet (Local Processing)

Samsung just released a SmartThings update that finally supports local processing of Smart Home Monitor and most Z-Wave and Zigbee lights and switches.Continue reading SmartThings Now Works Without Internet (Local Processing)

Z-Wave Motor Control – Motorized Window and Skylight Openers

In most of the smart homes today, AZ actuators are used as home automation gadgets on windows to aid in their vertical and horizontal movement. The Z-Wave motor control is a new gadget used in systems that are automatized in domestic applications such as motorized window openers. Z-Wave can be used as an interface to control […]Continue reading Z-Wave Motor Control – Motorized Window and Skylight Openers

Nest Now Makes It Easier to Automate Home & Away

Nest announced some features that should help solve the problem of being able to accurately automate things based on whether people are home or away.Continue reading Nest Now Makes It Easier to Automate Home & Away

DIY Home Security Automation with Z-Wave Deadbolt Lock

This DIY home security guide will cover the installation of the Kwikset 910, how to program Z-Wave scenes that use it, and other NFC and wearable tricks.Continue reading DIY Home Security Automation with Z-Wave Deadbolt Lock

Z-Wave Christmas Tree Strobes with the Music

Looking for something else to hook into your home automation system? Try this Z-Wave Christmas Tree that strobes up and down with the music.Continue reading Z-Wave Christmas Tree Strobes with the Music

DIY Home Security System using Z-Wave and Tasker

Are you and your family protected? Here are some tips on how to setup your own DIY home security system with more features and no monthly cost.Continue reading DIY Home Security System using Z-Wave and Tasker

Logitech Harmony Gets Z-Wave Home Automation: Are They Too Late?

Just announced: 4 new Logitech Harmony products with new features that allow it to interface with your Z-Wave home automation system. Are they too late?Continue reading Logitech Harmony Gets Z-Wave Home Automation: Are They Too Late?

#DEAL: Mi Casa Verde VeraLite Z-Wave Home Controller for $99

If you've been thinking about getting into home automation, now is the perfect time to buy the Mi Casa Verde VeraLite Z-Wave Home Controller.Continue reading #DEAL: Mi Casa Verde VeraLite Z-Wave Home Controller for $99

“Ok Google, Turn Off All Down-Stairs Lights”

This guide will show you how to talk to your phone using Google Now on Android to control Z-Wave scenes in your Vera home automation system. Ok Google...Continue reading “Ok Google, Turn Off All Down-Stairs Lights”

Kodi & Z-Wave Integration Guide [Video Demo]

In this guide, I'll show you an XBMC Z-Wave integration where Vera scenes (like changing the colors of my LED lights) are controlled by XBMC states.Continue reading Kodi & Z-Wave Integration Guide [Video Demo]