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 Z-Wave.me (en.z-wave.me) 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 (http://www.clarecontrols.com/) are another company who are about to promote their fluffy wears too.. … Continue reading

HDMI over IP

I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that the HDMI over IP is the ideal multi-room choice for us now and in the future. As more and more homes become networked and the term IP becomes part of normal conversation, the distribution of our audio and video requirements over our internal networks surely will become … Continue reading

Wired or Wireless

There is a lot of discussion about whether to go wireless or wired within the home, but to even answer that question properly there’s so many things to consider and probably not enough space on this particular blog entry to ever do it any justice.. For me both have there place and both will bring … Continue reading


The location of your NodeCentral is key decision to make, many will look to the loft (within a rack) as the ideal place but for others it’ll be the lounge and within a suitable AV cabinet/unit. In the past it was often seen as an ugly set up that needed to be hidden away or … Continue reading

My Node Central

Welcome to Node Central this is my blog site to share my love of all things Node Central (Node Zero) related… I will do the best to keep this up to date with the work that I’m doing on my house and the grand plan I have for the rest of the world 😉 I … Continue reading