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HomeSeer HS-WD200+ & HS-WS200+ Dimmer, Switch Review and SmartThings Device

HS-WD200+ Z-Wave In-Wall Switch/Dimmer by HomeSeer Price: HS-WD200+ Z-Wave In-Wall Switch/Dimmer by HomeSeer Price: Opportunities abound for smart switch innovation – considering their convenient location options in every home and easy access to power. I’m not sure why other companies have failed to give these comparatively simple devices the full attention they deserve, but HomeSeer […]

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HomeSeer HS-WS100+ & HS-WD100+ Review and SmartThings Device Handlers

This is a review of the 100+ series wall switch and dimmer from HomeSeer. For a review of HomeSeer’s latest 200+ series switch and dimmer, please see: DarwinsDen.com HomeSeer HS-WS200+ & HS-WD200+ Review and SmartThings Device Handlers.   Originally Published: 8 April 2016 Initial Impressions HS-WD100+ Z-Wave In-Wall Switch/Dimmer by HomeSeer Price: $45 HS-WS100+ Z-Wave […]

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Securifi Almond+ Review – Home Automation Hub and Wireless Router

Originally posted: 24 January 2016 Update: 28-September-2016: Almond+ by Securifi Price: $151.69 Securifi has recently updated the Almond+ firmware and cloud server to address the most critical feature deficiencies that I noted in my January review. Of particular note, Securifi has added limited IFTTT support and sunrise/sunset rule capability. I’ve updated our Almond+ hardware to […]

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Nexia Doorbell Sensor Review & SmartThings Device Handler (DB100Z )

EDIT 7-May-2016: I’m seeing cases where the DB100Z does not signal events when the doorbell button is pressed and released very quickly, despite the chime itself ringing. I’ve seen this behavior with both the SmartThings Hub and HomeSeer controller. I’ve since received several other reports of similar device behavior, although many users report that the […]

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