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Zipato Z-wave Water/Gas Valve Controller and water sensing.
Viewed 1359 times since Tue, Apr 19, 2016
This article is to highlight what the Zipato Z-wave water/gas valve controller is and which Z-wave controllers it will work with and its uses. Uses for the valve controller include but are not limited to: valve control and valve control with the... Read More
How to create a Z-Wave network with the Leviton VRC0P-1LZ
Viewed 1341 times since Tue, Jul 26, 2016
How to create a Z-Wave network with the VRC0P This article will outline how to set up a basic Z-Wave network with the Leviton VRC0P serial module. In addition to the Z-Wave setup we will also review the Vizia RF+ Installer software which is used to... Read More
Zipato RFID Keypad Setup
Viewed 1203 times since Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Zipato RFID Keypad Setup This article will be about applcations with The Zipato RFID keypad and how to set it up! The Zipato RFID keypad is a very handy product that speaks Z-wave back to the controller. We can use these in a variety of different... Read More
Z-Wave common practices and FAQ’s
Viewed 1018 times since Thu, May 12, 2016
Z-wave Best Practices For this article, we will just cover a few do’s and don’ts of Z-Wave installations. There are certain things that we can avoid to better our Z-Wave network just as there are things we should really avoid.  ... Read More
Temperature sensing with the Fibaro Door/Window contact
Viewed 896 times since Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Temperature sensing with the Fibaro Door/window contact This article will summarize sensing temperature with the Fibaro door/window contact. Temperature sensors can be used in a wide variety of applications from HVAC environmental control, chemical... Read More
Zipato Rules Creator Overview
Viewed 849 times since Wed, Jun 15, 2016
Creating rules in the Zipato Rules Creator This article is to review the Zipato Rules Creator and to show a basic rule and how it’s put together. The intuitive graphical programming tool eliminates the need for complex programming or cryptic... Read More
Creating a Virtual Thermostat within the Zipato interface.
Viewed 846 times since Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Programming virtual a Thermostat with the Zipato interface. In this article I will overview how to add and set up a thermostat within the Zipato interface. With other controllers, it is a fairly simple one step process, but because this controller is... Read More
Synchronizing on the Zipato Controller
Viewed 719 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
There are a total of 3 sync points you need to be aware of.  One sync does not do it all. During install and programming, you will be using all 3.  After that, typically syncs would only be needed on the app(s).   When using the Web Interface: You... Read More
Fibaro Z-Wave range testing
Viewed 500 times since Thu, Jun 16, 2016
Fibaro Z-Wave range testing This article is to highlight how to use the range testing capabilities of the Fibaro sensors. In this review I will be using the Fibaro Motion sensor but the Fibaro flood/water sensor as well as Dimmer 2 will also support... Read More
Schlage 468 Z-Wave Lock Integration With Leviton VRC0P Serial Interface
Viewed 338 times since Thu, Mar 9, 2017
In this example we will review the steps needed to perform a manual reverse association with a Schlage 468 lock to a Leviton VRC0P Serial Interface. The reverse association is required for two-way communication between the lock and Serial Interface.... Read More
Using the Aeotec Wallmote with SmartThings
Viewed 227 times since Tue, Mar 21, 2017
This article applies to the Aeotec Wallmote (2 button and 4 button) and the SmartThings hub.  See the video on this page for a demo of the process.  Add the Wallmote to the SmartThings Z-Wave network (go to "Add a Thing" then press the include... Read More
Adding Somfy RTS Treatments to a Z-Wave Network
Viewed 221 times since Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Introduction: Z-Wave is one of the most popular solutions for home automation. Likewise, RTS (Radio Technology Somfy) is Somfy’s most popular control option for their motorization products. There’s a simple-to-use Z-Wave to RTS Interface ... Read More
Wink: detect a water leak > sound a sounder and notify a user
Viewed 200 times since Thu, May 18, 2017
Water leaks are one of the most costly disasters a homeowner can face, but you can help minimize the headaches they cause.  Use the Wink Hub 2 and some leak sensors and a sounder and the homeowner can be notified before a little leak becomes a total... Read More