Z-wave Doorbell – Version 2

Some time ago I wrote about my Z-wave doorbell project using a Z-Wave.me iTemp device and my existing doorbell chime and push button, see that previous article here for full details. Well that chime and button were really old to begin with and have recently packed in and stopped working….

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…

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…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #444 – Mark Walters Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance

We have a special show for you this week. Mark Walters the Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance joins us to talk about Home Automation and Z-Wave. He explains what Z-Wave is, what it can be used for and how we can use it to make the home smarter. Plus we…

How to Z-wave your existing wired doorbell with Vera

I’ve been wanting to Z-wave up my doorbell for a while but never read about any good solutions. Everspring have a Z-wave doorbell set here but the push button doesn’t work properly and Everspring never fixed the problem shame on them! I then read about people using the Fibaro Door/Window…

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