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Control of Somfy RTS Motors over IP

July 9, 2019, 12:12 pm

Can anyone explain the differences between the Somfy Connexoon and TaHoma devices for operating Somfy RTS roller blind motors over IP? Read more »

Anyplaces still selling X-10 modules?

December 16, 2016, 7:55 pm

Used the last of my spare ApplianceLinc's yesterday after I had one die, so I figured it was time to buy a few more. Nope, sometime recently, Smarthome has dropped all the X-10/Insteon stuff and i... Read more »

NAPCO GEM-3200 (OLD 1st Generation Panel) Home Automation Firmware Compatab...

March 4, 2015, 4:25 pm

I have a very old NAPCO GEM-3200 panel with V10A and can not do Home Automation. I bought the GEM-AUTOMATION kit and came with V40C. V40C does not work in my very old GEM-3200 panel. I think the vers... Read more »

Raspberry Pi B+ header board for smart home automation

December 11, 2014, 7:57 pm

Designed this bespoke board as part of a project to build a complete wired and wireless smart home controller around a Raspberry Pi B+ http://slinkup.com/Bhead Rob Read more »

Smart home on Twitter

October 18, 2014, 10:05 am

A project to expose our smart home and some of what it can do on Twitter: http://www.dreamgreenhouse.com/projects/2015/twitter/index.php Rob Read more »

Networked wormery

October 18, 2014, 10:00 am

We have extended our Z-Wave mesh network out into our garden for this project: http://www.dreamgreenhouse.com/reviews/2014/wormery/index.php Rob Read more »

Mains power failure detection

July 22, 2014, 7:32 pm

A simple, cheap and safe way to monitor the presence of mains power: http://www.dreamgreenhouse.com/projects/2010/mainsfail/index.php Rob Read more »


May 26, 2014, 10:04 am

Z-wave provides home automation techniques to your entire house and z-wave is the international standard for wireless communication system. http://goo.gl/4XZaGU Read more »

Home Automation

May 21, 2014, 9:45 am

Z-Wave Home Automation offers a global standards for interoperable products enabling for smart homes.That can control appliances, lighting, environment, energy management and security. www.z-wave.in... Read more »

Wiring a LED lights into the house mains

May 15, 2014, 9:14 pm

I wanted to know if it is possible to wire any consumer LED strip kit into the mains for a room in the house. For example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009WKRLOC/ 5 Meter RGB Color Changi... Read more »

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Home Intercom Retrofit

I recently moved into a home with an old M&S Model 350 intercom. The Speakers all seem to work ok, but the master unit is in bad shape. It doesn't turn off the program/set time buttons do not work... Read more »


Emerson SW375 Ceiling Fan Receiver Programming

KEYWORDS: Emerson, AirDesign, SW375, SW330, SW350, program, programming, deprogram, deprogramming, code, learn, learning, codelearn, codelearning I just received this information from Emerson's tec... Read more »