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25. September 2016

Using Z-Weather in the Zipabox

The multi-sensor Z-Weather, which besides anemometer also measures many other weather- and environment data, can be perfectly integrated into the Zipabox. …and this is how it works! As mentioned at the beginning, Z-Weather is much more than just a wind sensor, among others, it also measures:

Wind speed Relative humidity Brightness Air pressure Dew point Air temperature Solar and wind energy


On our siio blog, there have been a few articles about Z-Weather in the early past, for instance how to integrate it into Devolo and Daniel developed a script for the HC2. Other than that, there was an extensive test for the launch on [...]

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22. September 2016

IFTTT for the Fibaro HC2 – this is how it works

Everything is possible now! In this tutorial I am going to show you how to address the IFTTT with your Fibaro and also, how to use IFTTT as a trigger. In the given example, we are going to switch the Belkin WeMo devices.

IFTTT should be a term for many of you. It is a free-of-cost web service, which provides so called “Channels” and recipes. The channels on the other hand can be web services such as: Google Mail, Office 365, eBay, Yahoo Weather, Soundcloud, RSS Feeds and so on… However an IoT (Internet of Things) Device, which is a device that can communicate with the internet independently, can also be a channel. For instance the netatmo weather station, Wink Smart [...]

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22. September 2016

Filling the Weather Display of the HomeCenter 2 with your own Values

In this article we are going to present you a virtual device, with whom you can change the weather display on your Fibaro HomeCenter 2 by own values (for instance caused by the values of a netatmo outside-module or the data of the Z-Weather). Further information below.

Let us start at the beginning: The API of the yahoo-weather service experienced some changes in the early past, due to them, no updates of the weather display were implemented anymore. The display and the triggering of scenes, which access the weather data (Small LUA Scripts Part 2: storm warning) has not been functioning from that moment on. With the update to firmware version 4.082 Beta, Fibaro changed the [...]

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21. September 2016

Small LUA Scripts Part 7: Checking the Weather Conditions

You want to perform the proper actions at certain weather conditions? Do you want your RGBW-Modules to start the “storm” program when a thunderstorm is approaching? Or do you want your lights to shine yellow when the sky is clear? Then you definitely have to read this article.

Now you can certainly claim: “I thought this already works!”. Yes, it does work. But we kind of extended the possibilities a little. As you can see in the next picture, Fibaro is using the “Weather Conditions” to compare weather conditions and afterwards implement an action. The API by yahoo, resp. does not redeliver this kind of information, though. You merely receive a number, which will then be [...]

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10. September 2016

Fibaro RGBW in a pendent light or the Wofi LED Ring for modern living

The RGBW Module by Fibaro is able to actuate way more than just the LED Stripes from the home improvement center. This way your modern lamps become smart.

I really have not been blogging that much on siio lately. This was not because I was on vacation, but because I moved with bag and baggage and Smart Home. But 2x Daniel (Daniel König and Daniel Böber), as well as Gabriel, alias AlphaX2, Kevin, and Hamashi entertained you pretty well during that time.

My new home is an old mill with course of a stream and mill wheel, which after a structural restoration now provides modern apartments. This also means much space for my toys :-) I decided to show you a [...]

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2. September 2016

For hobby meteorologists: Z-Weather on the Devolo-Home-Control

The Z-Weather multi-sensor also functions with the Devolo-Home-Control System. Unlike Fibaro and Co, data concerning weather can even be graphed in diagrams and this is how it all looks in the WebUI:

We already talked about the energy-self-sufficient weather sensor Z-Weather multiple times: Z-Weather in the test, Script for Z-Weather under Fibaro HC2, Netatmo vs. Z-Weather, … and so on.

Thanks to solar energy, this manages to go without additional power supply and provides diverse data about the weather to the user. It is now possible to integrate the weather sensor into the Devolo-Home-Control Center and to use data concerning weather for the performing of [...]

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18. August 2016

Using the Zipato RFID Keypad in the ZWay-Smart Home

For many users, the gain in the area of safety is one of the most important aspects of Smart Home. Intelligent access controls represent one possibility, the Zipato Mini RFiD Keypad, which can soon be used with ZWay as well, is a solution.


Safety for the Smart Home

According to a study of the American Smart Home producers “August” and “Xfinity”, who belongs to Comcast, with 63%, the aspect of safety is at the very front of networked homes. One opportunity is represented by the access control at the door, which is able to (de)activate an alarm. At this point – considered the different systems – there are various solutions, numerical codes can naturally be [...]

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26. May 2016

Using Z-Weather in the Fibaro HomeCenter 2

With the Popp Z-Weather one can measure more than only the velocity of wind. But exactly this measurement did not work with the Fibaro HomeCenter 2 until now. That is actually rather bad for an anemometer. In this article you will find out how after all, it is working now.

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