Making an old house smart

I recently moved from an apartment in the city to a house in the suburbs outside Oslo. Although the plan is to rebuild a new house here it will have to wait until we can save up some more money. More about the new house can be found here http://smarthus.matvik.no/. This does give me the opportunity to turn an old ramshackle home into, not going to kid myself here with a proper smart home, but at least a smarter old ramshackle house.

I took down all the gear that I had set up in the old apartment and laid it out on the table to get a view of the components that will form the basis of the smart home setup that I’m starting on.

Smarthus equipment z-wave zigbee

From the top left you have:

Phillips Hue zigbee controlled lights
Vera Lite home automation gateway
Philips Hue Bridge
Thalmic Myo wrist controller
Z-wave lightswitch
Fibaro wall plug z-wave on/off switch
Insteon 8 button wall switch
Poly Lock and Poly Pad
Current Cost energy monitor and base station
Aduro Smart Response bluetooth wood oven sensor
Fibaro flood sensor
Fibaro 2x Relay switch
Aeon Labs multisensor
Everspring smoke sensor
Fibaro smoke sensor

Now I guess it’s time to set things up…