Smart Smoke Detection – Using First Alert ZSMOKE with SmartThings home automation

As I’ve switched my home automation from Vera to SmartThings I’ve also been expanding my network of z-wave devices at home. Since SmartThings does such a great job with different notification options I’ve also been looking more into monitoring our home for different kinds of damage or danger. One of the first tasks on the […]

Home Automation: Motion sensors and lights with VERA scenes (micasaverde z-wave)

One of the more frustrating aspects of building z-wave scenes in VERA I’ve found over the years is when multiple points of automation are touching the same switches or sensors. Thankfully there is usually a way to workaround it by using apps like VERA Countdown timer.