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  # 1704477 17-Jan-2017 09:02
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reven:

 

 

 

I would suggest starting off small which ever way you go and see how it works.

 

 

Definitely agree with this :).


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  # 1704478 17-Jan-2017 09:04
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oh, yeah you can put 2 wemo light switches side by side no problems.  They're not common in NZ, but those switches are common in the US.  So I ordered a bunch of 2 switch face covers for them and 2 gang wall boxes from ebay.

 

 

 

I replaced all my lights in my house with these switches so they look the same.  I currently dont have any heatpumps or anything with wall switches that make them look odd, but that could be an aesthetic issue if you had a room like that.

 

 

 

having said all this, I have just ordered a morepork system which is all zwave based :).  But they use their own sensors and software, so I'm hoping they have been thoroughly tested.  The zwave yale deadbolt I have is one device that never fails, thats really reliable, and the gen5 and above power plugs are very very reliable.

 

just motion sensors, not so much (fibaro and aeontec, but that may have been openhab...)


 
 
 
 




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  # 1704479 17-Jan-2017 09:05
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SumnerBoy:

 

reven:

 

 

 

I would suggest starting off small which ever way you go and see how it works.

 

 

Definitely agree with this :).

 

 

The only trouble with this, with the two approaches, starting off small is either $40 for a single wemo, for around $240 for a zwave usb stick plus a relay.....





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  # 1704495 17-Jan-2017 09:18
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If you want, I could send you a zwave stick (latest one) to borrow that if you want to keep you could buy later.  That would save on the zwave costs.   




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OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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  # 1704565 17-Jan-2017 11:05
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The second one is the new version I believe. Includes built-in energy monitoring and is most likely Gen5 Z-Wave - meaning better range supposedly.

 

 




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  # 1704568 17-Jan-2017 11:11
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The second one is the new version I believe. Includes built-in energy monitoring and is most likely Gen5 Z-Wave - meaning better range supposedly.

 

 

 

 

Given this, and even the single relay, are the same price why wouldn't you just get the newer 2 relay one?





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  # 1704576 17-Jan-2017 11:18
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You wouldn't...I always buy the dual relays, even if I only need one - never know when the second one might be useful. Unless you need to switch more than 1.5kW but I would be nervous about doing that anyway, with a relay that size!


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