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

Updated Server and DNS for

CloudfloorDNS Managed DNS and Failover
We’ve been growing in popularity and it was time to upgrade the server and DNS for this site.  We’ve made two big upgrades.  First off, we moved our Primary DNS to, a great managed DNS provider with a fast Anycast DNS network that you should check out. We also use them for DNS Failover, so when and if the cloud server goes down, the WWW record actively fails over to my backup server on my fiber network.  It works well.  We’ve also moved our server off our fiber network and onto the great puffy cloud – Amazon Web Services aka EC2.   You’ll notice that the server is snappier and I hope you enjoy the upgrade. Check out these two great service providers by clicking on the logos.

Using Amazon Echo to control your Vera powered Z-Wave Smarthome

amazon-echo-imageTotal Home Automation Bliss!   Amazon Echo and Z-Wave integration is a reality…….I finally added voice control to my smarthome using the Amazon Echo and Vera Edge Z-Wave controller.   I’ve integrated it with several things including door locks, lighting, squeezebox music control, sprinkler control and even whole house water main control.  There is a new video posted in the article and I hope you check it out.  Thanks to Amazon and the smart guys who reverse engineered some things to get this stuff working!  See how we did it, step by step and a video clips to show it in action. Check out the article and video now!