TIL: OpenZWave exists, and it’s rev’d to 1.6

I’ve never run across OpenZWave before so the specifics of what it does are still a bit fuzzy (if you’ve used this, and know exactly what it does please let us know). It looks like a C++ (with .NET wrapper available) library which allows anything that wants to interact with a Z-Wave network natively, to do so. If this is […]

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Zooz 4-in-1 Sensor

The Zooz 4-in-1 sensor is a reasonably priced way to add motion, light level, humidity, and temperature sensing capability to your home via a home automation controller. Pro: Good price Once paired, work very well Four sensors from one device Con: Z-Wave pairing process is onerous  

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Zooz ZEN21 v3 Z Wave Switch

Zooz is a brand of Z-Wave devices that I hadn’t heard of until recently. But after discovering them, and quite liking the price of the units (~$27). They have become one of my favorite devices. Frankly, what isn’t to like about a device that works, and makes it really easy to support a 3-way install? Device properties: Pro: Cheap Works […]

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Homeseer HS-FS100-W Flood Sensor

Here’s another quick review, but this time for the Homeseer HS-FS100-W flood sensor. After watching the video below, make sure that you check out how the Fibaro device handled the same test. Z-Wave summary for the Homeseer HS-FS100-W flood sensor As we can see, things did not go quite according to plan. I’m not sure what the problem was here, […]

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Fibaro Flood Sensor

Going to try a new quick review format with the Fibaro Flood Sensor. Hopefully it works :). Quick device profile, note that the battery has 37% of life left after about 18 months of use. Add the video showing it in action:

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HomeSeer’s newest Flex Sensors are now available

I’ve wondered about flood sensor placement before. As in – “what happens if I don’t put it in the right path?” The new HS-FS100-W addresses this issue with its [expandable] four foot detection cable. The family also includes a light sensor, which can be used to monitor indicator lights on equipment. If either are of interest, you can save $5 […]

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