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Homey and Ring Integration

On January 21, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, By ,,, , With No Comments

A video doorbell allows you to screen your visitors at your door even though you are not at home. There is an array of video doorbells in the market with Ring 2, Ring Pro and the DoorBird taking the lead in terms of popularity. Ring has partnered with Kevo, Wink,…

5 Things to consider for smart home in Singapore (2018 Edition)

On December 13, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Getting Started, With No Comments

It was almost six years since this article. Is planning a smart home still a daunting task? 6 years back, there were only less choices available. Fast forward six years later, at the current rate of product releases, there seems to be a much wider choice to choose from. Most people…

Homey can now support both Yale and Samsung Digital Locks

On December 2, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

You may already know that when it comes to Z-Wave enabled locks, the choices are quite limited. We have Danalock and Yale that works with hubs like Vera and FIBARO. For Samsung, even though it is very popular in Singapore, the Z-Wave chip does not work with Vera and FIBARO…

Review : Samsung Connect Home (and compatible Z-Wave devices in Singapore)

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We have been waiting for Samsung to launch its Connect Home and Connect Home Pro in Singapore. In fact we already had one of the first sets of Samsung Connect Home several months ago for testing in our office, courtesy of Samsung. The Samsung Connect Home uses mesh Wi-Fi technology to eliminating…

Guide : Automation with Athom’s Homey Flows (Scenes)

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

We’ve received very positive response from the community on Homey since we posted our First impression of Homey. The home automation scene has been stagnated with the usual hubs and people have been looking for a hub to upgrade or be excited with. Today, we are sharing more on creating flows on…

Review : Athom’s Homey First Impression

On August 25, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

Deciding your first Z-Wave controller can be a daunting task. We always get questions such as the difference between Vera, Fibaro or Zipatile controller, which controller is more value for money, which ones are more user friendly, how is SmartThings compared to the rest etc. We think we will have a different…

Controlling Fan speed with Aeotec Nano Dimmer

On July 22, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

In our previous review of the Aeotec Nano Dimmer and Switch, we’ve promised to test the Nano Dimmer with a ceiling fan for fan speed control. In this test, we tested it with a 65W ceiling fan that has a 3 speed regulator. Naturally, we removed the regulator and connected the Nano DImmer…

Review : Aeotec Nano Dimmer and Nano Switch

On June 16, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

Aeotec has come a long way in the history of Z-Wave. We have been using Aeotec and Aeon Labs loosely when we address their devices. Since, this is one of the first time we post a review on their product, probably we take the opportunity to re-introduce them. Aeon Labs…

HomeKit your existing FIBARO system without technical skills

On May 20, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, With No Comments

FIBARO has released their HomeKit range of products in October 2016. However, the new range of HomeKit enabled products run purely on Bluetooth. This move left an entire customer base that are using FIBARO Home Center Lite and FIBARO Home Center 2 in lurch as the current Home Center range does not offer…

Review : Nanoleaf Aurora

On February 24, 2017, Posted by , In Articles,Reviews, With No Comments

The first time we laid our eyes on Nanoleaf Aurora, we fell in love with it’s aesthetics. We’d even imagine having an entire wall full of the colorful, mesmerising LED panels.Well, that is if you have money to burn. In Singaporean context, we call it damn bloody chio LED panels that…