Z-Wave: Controlling Light with a motion sensor

Fibaro Motion Sensor

 

Z-wave modules offer great flexibility and a relatively inexpensive way for automating just about anything in your home, from lights to the garage door. In this article the installation process for a light operated by a motion sensor is covered. This is one of the most basic applications of Z-wave automation and might be a good project to if you are considering to start with Z-wave. Continue reading “Z-Wave: Controlling Light with a motion sensor”

Controlling S&P inline duct fan with a Qubino ZMNHAD1 Flush 1 Relay switch

This is a short guide on how to install an inline duct fan and a z-wave enabled switch to control the fan.

Introduction

Any bathroom benefits from proper ventilation, which helps to prevent mold and excessive humidity levels. For my bathroom I decided to use an inline fan, which is typically less noisy than a ceiling mounted version. Trading in a humid environment for a noisy one did not seem like a good plan. Continue reading “Controlling S&P inline duct fan with a Qubino ZMNHAD1 Flush 1 Relay switch”

Honeywell Evohome User Review

There are many smart thermostats on the market, but the Honeywell Evohome system stands out in its ability to control the temperature in multiple zones independently. This is what makes the system a lot smarter than other thermostats. Of course there is also an app to control temperature of each zone remotely.

In this review I will discuss my experiences with the Evohome system since I installed it at the end of 2014. Continue reading “Honeywell Evohome User Review”