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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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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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22. February 2016

FIBARO: Heating off when window open – How to save real cash

The FIBARO system will turn your heating off, when a window is opened or your flat abandoned.

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News
 
10 year smoke sensor
The Z-Wave system also gets a 10-year functioning smoke sensor
 
Z-Weather – Z-Wave presents energy self-sufficient anemometer
Tests
 
The Z-Wave Thermostat – Test: Devolo / Danfoss vs. Eurotronic Comet-Z
 
Almond+ (Plus) the touchscreen smart home router with Zigbee & Z-Wave in test
 
Belkin WeMo LED lights vs. Philips Hue
Reviews
 
The innovation netatmo anemometer tested against Z-Weather
 
Fibaro HCL – Part 2: Home Center Lite Web UI & Apps
 
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Fibaro HCL vs. Homematic – Part 1: Fibaro HCL unboxing
 
Piper Camera – All-in-one smart home alarm system with Z-Wave