Z-wave Immersion Heater Project – Home Automation with Vera

I thought I’d write about my latest Z-wave Home Automation project, to be able to control the immersion hot water heater with Z-wave / Vera. The reason for needing to do this is because our gas central heating system is very old and currently we are unable to have water…

KodiRemote for Micasaverde Vera Home Automation–Part1

I previously wrote about the excellent XBMCState add-ons for XBMC and Vera here, which enabled you to run scenes in Vera based upon XBMC’s current playback status of either videos or music. For example you could create scenes to have your room lights automatically dim down when a movie starts…

Budget Z-wave Curtain tracks with Vera / Dooya / Fibaro – Part 5

Part one here, Part two here, Part three here, Part four here. In Part five I will  cover the Vera setup and calibration of the Fibaro Blind Control module and remote control options. Vera Setup Once I had connected the Fibaro Blind Control insert module into the mains electric adding…

Budget Z-wave Curtain tracks with Vera / Dooya / Fibaro – Part 4

Part one here, Part two here, Part three here. In Part four I am continuing with the wiring installation, installing the wall switch and hiding the cable that goes to the curtain motor in the wall. Wall Switch So I measured the height of the existing light switches in the…

Budget Z-wave Curtain tracks with Vera / Dooya / Fibaro – Part3

Disclaimer: You should always seek professional advice from a certified electrician regarding installation, as mains voltage can be very dangerous! Part one here, Part two here. In Part three I will discuss and illustrate my installation. This is the corner of the living room near to the curtains. There are existing electrics…

Budget Z-wave Curtain tracks with Vera / Dooya / Fibaro – Part2

Part one here. In Part two I will be un-boxing the equipment. Fibaro Blind Control Insert Module unboxing. The box contains the module and instructions in English and Polish. Its small in size AAA Battery for scale. Screw down connectors, version 2.2 EU frequency. Electrical components unboxing Scolmore Minigrid switch MD075WH…

Budget Z-wave Curtain tracks with Vera / Dooya / Fibaro – Part1

Ever since I got in to Home Automation I fancied having some electric curtains and blinds but the main stream stuff like Somfy is expensive. I started a thread a while ago here on the Micasaverde Vera user forum talking about options for cheaper electric curtains and how to go…

XBMC OpenElec / Logitech Harmony / Micasaverde Vera integration – PART2

You might want to read this article on my other blog as the code snipets are better formatted on there.   In part one here I demonstrated my method of using a Logitech Harmony universal remote control to send keyboard shortcut commands to my XBMC PC. The XBMC PC then…

XBMC OpenElec / Logitech Harmony / Micasaverde Vera integration – UPDATED!

              When I was using Windows Media Center, I was able to program my Logitech Harmony universal remote controls to control my Z-wave lights and devices in Micasaverde Vera, I wrote about that back here. And also here for mControl. Basically the idea is this – Program your…

New Home Automation App for Windows 8 and Micasaverde Vera

One of our favourite developers Martin Millmore of Millesoft has been busy lately, Ian recently wrote about a new Tunerfree app for Windows 8 and Windows RT now Martin has released a Windows 8 & Windows RT app for Vera Home Automation called Home Controller. You can see the app…

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