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Home automation control on the go
Home automation control on the go
I recently tore down a Belkin WeMo Wi-Fi-connected outlet switch for EDN, which I thankfully (and rarely) was able to reassemble afterward in a functionally and cosmetically intact state. I’d initially purchased two switches,...
DIY Z-Wave PIR Motion Sensor WAPIRZ
DIY Z-Wave PIR Motion Sensor WAPIRZ
  The WAPIRZ-1 Wireless Z-Wave passive infrared motion detector (PIR) is a wireless indoor security device designed to sense and report motion activity and transmit alert signals via a Z-Wave network. the PIR comes...
Linear Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Switch Kit
Linear Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Switch Kit
The Linear Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Switch Kit includes one primary or master on/off relay switch (load bearing) and one accessory switch (non-load bearing aka remote/slave) to allow control of one light from two different...
Aeon Labs Z-Wave Dry Contact Sensor
Aeon Labs Z-Wave Dry Contact Sensor
This simple sensor provides a wiring terminal to accept any dry contact sensor with wire measuring from 18AWG to 20AWG. Its perfect for adding Z-Wave communication to wired water level sensors, dry contact switches...
Leviton Vizia RF+ Zwave Switch (No Neutral)
Leviton Vizia RF+ Zwave Switch (No Neutral)
No neutral wires? Don’t panic, the Leviton Vizia RF+ 2-wire (no neutral) switch will do the job! This switch responds to Vizia RF+ controllers as well as Z-Wave certified controllers from other manufacturers. Innovative...


HA World has resumed shipping to Canada – No strike or lockout! For now…according to Canada Post and the CUPW!

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RESUMED SHIPPING TO CANADAWe are shipping again to Canada!  Canada Post and the CUPW tentatively and mutually agreed NOT to strike or impose a lockout while negotiations continue.  This is great news although we wish they would come to an agreement already and get it over with, our Canadian friends are the only ones suffering after all!

 

We heard that there was an 80% reduction in mail deliveries over the past few days since the 72 hour notice was given, originally ending on Friday, July 8th.  Happy to see they have removed the deadline today.

HA World does a tremendous amount of shipping to Canada so this has affected us as well since we decided to shut down our Canadian shipping while the strike/lockout was still a possibility.  But, as of 12:00 Noon MST today, Monday July 11th, we are now open for shipping in all storefronts offering international shipping – the main store at www.Shop.HaWorldOnline and on Amazon.ca.

We thank our Canadian customers for their patience, and are looking forward to once again serving your Home Automation needs!

Thank you for letting us, “automate YOUR world”

HA World Online

Kelly R. Foster – HA World

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FlipFlic: Makes Window Blinds Smart w/ Zigbee and BLE — New Kickstarter Campaign!

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FlipFlic™ is the smart blinds controller that automates ordinary window blinds in seconds and with no tools.

It is compact, solar-powered, and easy-to-install. FlipFlic quickly converts any horizontal or vertical blinds into a self-adjusting, light, time, and temperature-responsive smart window.

 

FlipFlic Comes with Zigbee and BLE built-in and is compatible with many Zigbee Hubs including SmartThings, Wink, Philips Hue and more.  Also Homekit compatible.  Flipflic is a member of iControl Labs so it will be compatible with other Icontrol-supported products (like ADT Pulse, Xfinity Home, PEQ, Piper)

HA World is proud to be representing this awesome product, and wish them all the best of luck on the campaign – They just launched this morning!  If you need an automated, SMART blind controller for you smart home, why not back them on Kickstarter?

FlipFlic Smart Blinds on Kickstarter

 


Everything You Need to Do to Secure Your Raspberry Pi Home Automation Projects

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When you’re working with connected devices or home automation projects on the Raspberry Pi, it’s important to lock down your Raspberry Pi so it’s secure. Over on Hackster.io, they show you exactly how to that.

Source: Everything You Need to Do to Secure Your Raspberry Pi Home Automation Projects

Home automation control on the go

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I recently tore down a Belkin WeMo Wi-Fi-connected outlet switch for EDN, which I thankfully (and rarely) was able to reassemble afterward in a functionally and cosmetically intact state. I’d initially purchased two switches, actually; I later supplemented my stable with a third unit. My primary acquisition-and-usage motivation was to see how robustly I could control the switches using only my voice, via an Amazon Echo virtual assistant…

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DIY Z-Wave PIR Motion Sensor WAPIRZ

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The WAPIRZ-1 Wireless Z-Wave passive infrared motion detector (PIR) is a wireless indoor security device designed to sense and report motion activity and transmit alert signals via a Z-Wave network. the PIR comes with a long-life battery, and provides a low-battery alert signal when the battery needs replacement. The PIR also includes a temperature sensor that can trigger an alert based on specific changes to the room’s temperature.

Z-Wave, Zigbee, Lutron Caseta, X-10 & Insteon 220VAC High Voltage Device Control

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Z-Wave remote control & monitoring of 240VAC devices. Great for water heaters, high voltage lighting, pool pumps and appliances, motors up to 5HP

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Linear Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Switch Kit

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The Linear Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Switch Kit includes one primary or master on/off relay switch (load bearing) and one accessory switch (non-load bearing aka remote/slave) to allow control of one light from two different locations. Each switch replaces your current 3-way light switch, so you can use your existing wiring (neutrals are required) and provide Z-Wave wireless and manual control of overhead lighting from multiple locations.

Once connected to the load bearing switch, your lights can be turned on or off with a Z-Wave controller up to 100 feet away within line of site. The On/Off switch kit integrates with other Z-Wave enabled products via your Z-Wave controller, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range). Standard white decora Wallplates are included in each box for each model.

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Aeon Labs Z-Wave Dry Contact Sensor

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This simple sensor provides a wiring terminal to accept any dry contact sensor with wire measuring from 18AWG to 20AWG. Its perfect for adding Z-Wave communication to wired water level sensors, dry contact switches and relays, and other dry contact devices. Simply press and hold the button, insert the external sensors wires (may require stripping), and then release the button to clamp the wires.

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Leviton Vizia RF+ Zwave Switch (No Neutral)

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No neutral wires?

Don’t panic, the Leviton Vizia RF+ 2-wire (no neutral) switch will do the job! This switch responds to Vizia RF+ controllers as well as Z-Wave certified controllers from other manufacturers. Innovative and affordable, with features that are desired by professional installers and appreciated by homeowners, Vizia RF + helps reduce energy consumption.

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VeraEdge controller update, new firmware yesterday adds compatibility to Aeon Labs MultiSensor 6 (some new devices too)

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Aeon Labs MultiSensor 6

Just an FYI for all you VeraEdge Z-Wave Controller users…They are now compatible with the Aeon Labs MultiSensor 6 as of Vera’s latest firmware upgrade to 1.7.1569. You do also need to have your MS6 updated to the latest V1.6 as well, you will get the “purging associations” error if you are still on V1.4. Feel free to contact us if you need help updating your sensor, you need a Z-Stick to do so as I do not believe any Z-Wave controllers yet support OTA updates natively.

They also added quite a few more devices, such as the Zipato RGBW c/w color wheel, as well as the Aeon Labs RGBW, and a bunch more. Probably well worth your while to get updated and check out the new products they’ve added.

Need to pick one of these great devices up for your Home Automation system?

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