Add IOT “Smarts” to your Mailbox with Z-Wave Home Automation!


smart mailbox send txt messages for new mailWe show you how to connect your Z-Wave Home Automation network to your mailbox to receive SMS Txt message notifications when your mailbox is opened.   Combining a Fibaro Door and Window sensor along with an external magnetic contact switch allows us to wire up our traditional mailbox and make it an IOT “Smart” Mailbox.  Learn how to add Z-Wave smarts to your mailbox with our simple “how-to”

Aeotec Z-Wave Smart Strip review

xmas-2We review the Aeon Z-Wave enabled power strip called the Smart Strip.  Using the Aeon Z-Wave enabled Smart Strip in your home gives you a single z-wave device with 4 separate z-wave switches to independently control and monitor energy on each of the four outlets.  Using the Aeon Smart Strip in your Z-Wave network allows you to turn off all four outlets with a master z-wave switch, or setup scenes and timers to independently control each of the outlets.   Read our review and see we love the Aeotec Smart Strip

Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Water Sensor Review

Aeon Labs Water Sensor for Z-Wave Home AutomationWant to protect your home from water damage?   We just wrapped up a review of the Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Water sensor.   This little guy can alert you of a leak and can also alarm on the lack of water for use with hydroponics, fish tanks, house plants and more!   Come check out the review and see why we think this is one of the smartest investments you can make in your Z-Wave system – Check out the review now

Integrating your Squeezebox with Z-Wave

Squeezebox_Duet  We show you how to link up your Z-Wave system to your IP Music system by pairing your Vera with your Squeezebox.   Come take a peek on how we have our whole home music system linked up to our home automation network.  We can automatically play music through the house from pushing on button on the wall!   We even have it play an alarm sound when our Z-Wave powered security system is tripped in the middle of the night.  Check out the Squeezebox and Vera how-to and start integrating today!