So What Is Z-Wave ?

Having an interest in all things to do with gadgets and home automation, you soon get caught up in the weird and wonderful terms and technologies that are bounced around, which can be anything from your Apples to your Zigbees. One of the terms I always liked was Z-Wave, I guess because it felt more … Continue reading

EZMotion 3in1 Z-Wave Sensor

While most Z-Wave devices do just the one job, you will also come across a few that try to combine a number or devices into the one, such as the Express Controls EZmotion 3 in 1 sensor, which seeks to provide light, temp and motion sensing functionality. If you decide to buy one, be prepared … Continue reading

Adding Some Heat Into My Relationship With Vera

Danfoss Living Comfort Thermostatic Radiator Valve. Living in an old house, with only one and a half thick brick walls with no cavities or insulation, our home loses heat like you would not believe! And the worst room of all is my daughter’s bedroom which has 3 external walls, each one competing to suck out … Continue reading

A Fibaro Light (Dimmer) Meal For 2 (Vera & I)

Ok, I may be struggling with the titles now but next on my ‘to do list’ was to bring some light into the relationship and see if I can install the Fibaro Dimmer module. This particular piece of kit is quite intriguing and very small in comparison to some of the other z-wave devices I … Continue reading

Finally! Sweet Music & Second Base With MiCasaVerde Vera..

After the first date with Vera that left me wondering what I’d let myself into, I was determined to make it work, and I was determined to avoid resorting to alcohol to make all subsequent dates bearable 😉 So after a good nights sleep I decided to try once again to make a Sonos Living … Continue reading

My First Date With Vera (MiCasaVerde Vera Lite)

This post follows on from my earlier one – An Exploration Into A MiCasaVerde Vera Lite World My Vera Lite arrived the other day and surprisingly the first thing I wanted to do was to see if it really could control my Sonos Music System. An interesting first choice you might think, especially considering the … Continue reading

An Exploration Into A MiCasaVerde Vera (Lite) World

Well I’ve finally bit the bullet and have invested in that hidden world of Home Automation (HA). It’s a journey I’d been hesitant to take due some of the cumbersome designs and functionality I’d seen in the past, although the X10s were the first platform to tweaked my interest. Moving on to today, I’ve decided … Continue reading

Z-Wave In The Cloud

With more and more applications moving into the cloud, I was intrigued by the ( offering as a way of delivering home automation to the masses. Looking online it seems a cloud is a good place to be as Clare Controls ( are another company who are about to promote their fluffy wears too.. … Continue reading