Home Center 2

Windows 10 Fibaro Home Center 2 and 3 app

While working from home for eight months now I wanted to toggle a light or run a scene from my Windows 10 laptop. After some Googling I didn’t find an...

The Button: Lua code samples to use with Home Center 2

Sometimes I want to manually push a switch to turn on a device or simply run a light scene. Sometimes manual operation is faster than automation. The first Fibaro Button...

Intelligent rain detection for your Gardena robotic lawnmower

The Gardena SILENO Robotic Lawnmowers have no rain sensor, they just work in the rain. Amazing technology but when there is a rainstorm it’s safer to park the mower. I...

Garden irrigation: One-click watering with predefined time-out

With Fibaro Home Center 2 I can use the Sprinkler Panel to fully automate my garden watering with no effort. But sometimes I don’t want to fully automate something. For...

See people at your door with Ring Doorbell and Home Center 2

The Ring Video Doorbell API is closed. So it is very difficult to integrate the doorbell into other systems. Also it is not possible to get a snapshot of the...

Hibernate your home with an advanced Home Center 2 scene to automatically turn off all lights (and save state)

After I build reliable presence detection I wanted to automatically turn off the lights when nobody is at home. I though it would be nice if the controller remembers the...

Presence detection with Unifi, Node-RED and Home Center 2

To my experience is presence detection with use of geofencing unreliable. Therefore I searched for an other rock solid solution to check the presence of our smartphone’s. I started with...

Advanced wake-up routine wake-up with Home Center 2 and Philips Hue

In our bedroom we integrated a Philips Hue lightstrip in the ceiling and use this with the Philips Hue app as a wake-up light. It beautifully fakes a sunrise in...

Philips Hue

Hibernate your home with an advanced Home Center 2 scene to automatically turn off all lights (and save state)

After I build reliable presence detection I wanted to automatically turn off the lights when nobody is at home. I though it would be nice if the controller remembers the...

Advanced wake-up routine wake-up with Home Center 2 and Philips Hue

In our bedroom we integrated a Philips Hue lightstrip in the ceiling and use this with the Philips Hue app as a wake-up light. It beautifully fakes a sunrise in...

Node-RED

Ventus W830 Quick App for FIBARO Home Center 3

The Ventus W830 (and Alecto WS5500) weather stations can be configured to send weather data to a local server. To add the weather station to the Home Center 3 you...

Smart Energy Management: control your Bosch dishwasher!

In the Netherlands there is a law that if you generate more sustainable energy via solar panels than you consume from your energy supplier when the sun is not shining,...

See people at your door with Ring Doorbell and Home Center 2

The Ring Video Doorbell API is closed. So it is very difficult to integrate the doorbell into other systems. Also it is not possible to get a snapshot of the...

Presence detection with Unifi, Node-RED and Home Center 2

To my experience is presence detection with use of geofencing unreliable. Therefore I searched for an other rock solid solution to check the presence of our smartphone’s. I started with...

Unifi

Presence detection with Unifi, Node-RED and Home Center 2

To my experience is presence detection with use of geofencing unreliable. Therefore I searched for an other rock solid solution to check the presence of our smartphone’s. I started with...

Ring

See people at your door with Ring Doorbell and Home Center 2

The Ring Video Doorbell API is closed. So it is very difficult to integrate the doorbell into other systems. Also it is not possible to get a snapshot of the...

Bosch Home Connect

Smart Energy Management: control your Bosch dishwasher!

In the Netherlands there is a law that if you generate more sustainable energy via solar panels than you consume from your energy supplier when the sun is not shining,...

DSMR Reader

Smart Energy Management: control your Bosch dishwasher!

In the Netherlands there is a law that if you generate more sustainable energy via solar panels than you consume from your energy supplier when the sun is not shining,...

Home Center 3

How do you create intelligent light scenes with Lua on your Home Center 3?

Many automations can be programmed much more flexibly and efficiently in Lua instead of block scenes.

Advanced Presence Simulation with FIBARO Home Center 3

Did you know that burglars usually avoid homes where someone is present? Because the chance of being discovered is of course very high. A smart home equipped with presence simulation...

Interactive alarm activation scene for Home Center 3

In addition to my previous blog about installing a HC3 alarm system I wrote a smart alarm activation scene to arm the HC3 alarm with a RFID reader, keyfob or...

Build an alarm system with your Home Center 3

With the Home Center 3 (HC3) it is possible to configure a smart alarm system with the connected Z-Wave sensors. The advantage is that you can use the sensors not...

Somfy TaHoma Home Center 3 integration

To come straight to the point, every smart home owner who has Somfy equipment wants to have it connected to his Home Center 3 in order to integrate the devices...

Ventus W830 Quick App for FIBARO Home Center 3

The Ventus W830 (and Alecto WS5500) weather stations can be configured to send weather data to a local server. To add the weather station to the Home Center 3 you...

FIBARO Home Center 3 Energy Panel explained!

The FIBARO Energy Panel had a big update in firmware 5.093. I’ll show you how it gives you insight in your home energy usage and what is needed to fully...

Sonos Group Controller Quick App

In this article I show you how to use my Sonos Group Controller Quick App to control your Sonos System with Home Center 3 Lua scenes. If you know how...

Intelligent RoboRock automation with Home Center 3

In 2018, I automated the vacuuming by our Roborock vacuum cleaner in such a way that if no one was home during the day, it automatically started vacuuming. If we...

Advanced Quick App development with Tiny Quick App Emulator

Why install an IDE if the HC3 has an online editor? The code editor embedded in the HC3 web interface is great. It has code completion and is very fast....

Wake up relaxed and energized in your smarthome...

Today I’ll show you how you can conveniently ensure that your Sonos speaker automatically starts playing in your home office during the week and your favorite music starts playing from...

How do I start a Quick App function with the HC3 REST API?

There was some fuzz in the forums that no more parameters could be sent to LUA scenes using the HTTP REST API of the Home Center 3.

Home Center 3 scene activation triggered by a momentary switch

A very cool function of a number of Fibaro modules, such as the Dimmer 2 and (Double) Smart Module, is the scene activation functionality. With this option you can easily...

Home Center 3 migration. Big bang? Or manual?

The first question you will ask yourself is whether you want to migrate big bang or device by device. The latter is a time-consuming job, so you quickly think of...

Windows 10 Fibaro Home Center 2 and 3 app

While working from home for eight months now I wanted to toggle a light or run a scene from my Windows 10 laptop. After some Googling I didn’t find an...

Let Sonos wake you up with your favorite music and soft home lights!

Almost two years ago I wrote an article about my advanced wake-up routine. In this Fibaro Home Center 2 LUA scene I use the Philips Hue API to retrieve the...

Sonos

Sonos Group Controller Quick App

In this article I show you how to use my Sonos Group Controller Quick App to control your Sonos System with Home Center 3 Lua scenes. If you know how...

Let Sonos wake you up with your favorite music and soft home lights!

Almost two years ago I wrote an article about my advanced wake-up routine. In this Fibaro Home Center 2 LUA scene I use the Philips Hue API to retrieve the...

Smart Meter

FIBARO Home Center 3 Energy Panel explained!

The FIBARO Energy Panel had a big update in firmware 5.093. I’ll show you how it gives you insight in your home energy usage and what is needed to fully...

SolarEdge

FIBARO Home Center 3 Energy Panel explained!

The FIBARO Energy Panel had a big update in firmware 5.093. I’ll show you how it gives you insight in your home energy usage and what is needed to fully...

Somfy

Somfy TaHoma Home Center 3 integration

To come straight to the point, every smart home owner who has Somfy equipment wants to have it connected to his Home Center 3 in order to integrate the devices...