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It’s a punchy title and most of us will fall asleep reading this but this has been a painful set of lessons in what to do when installing a Z-wave smart light switch.What are the components we use?We love the Fibaro Dimmer-2 module, Varilight light switches, plates and anyone for the Pattress boxes and wiring.What are the issues we face?Size, size and size again. Yes,...

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For me, this is one of the most frustrating categories in the Smart home market within the UK.There are several incredible smart lock brands out there; Yale, August, Kwickset, Friday, ERA, Schlage to name several. All of them come with their own designs, technology, ease of integration, power and configuration issues. Some look awesome and others look like something from a 1980’s hotel room door....

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Over the last year we have created a fairly extensive pre-work survey that we ask clients. We don’t always get all the answers but the more information we have before the project starts the easier it is.In this blog we look at a few of the questions and why we need them.1) What wall types do you have where you want us to install light...

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The Nifty Brain

A few months ago, we decided to trademark our ‘Nifty brain, we had put a lot of work into the development of our ‘Nifty brain’. Working to integrate the Openhab base software with what we wanted to offer as a company, what people wanted and what the hardware we all used could do.This multi-year project had finally created a stable, clever and hard-working brain for...

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Because many of our site visitors asked for them. The feedback on the site, was that it was great for giving people idea’s and explaining what can be done with z-wave and IoT enabled kit but less good at costs. We also found that our visitors liked being able to go away and choose the hardware they liked based on what we had said but...

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Here are our top 5 thoughts before we buy anything   What do you really want to do?   Make sure you have thought through what you want to do and why, a lot of the technology out there will promise you everything but not deliver what you want or you end up spending a lot for functionality you don’t use.  Will it work in the UK?   While the main part...

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