Tellstick and NorthQ Power Reader

Robert Andresen Internet of things 1 Comment

I recently bought a NorthQ Power Reader (NQ-9021-EU) from Proshop. The Power Reader supports Z-wave and should be compatible with Telldus/Tellstick Znet. The Power Reader reads your power consumption from the power meter in or next to your fuse box. This helps you track your power consumption. At first, everything looked great, but it has been a long road to get …

Testing Fibaro Smoke Sensor with Tellstick Znet Lite

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Reviews 5 Comments

I successfully tested the Fibaro smoke sensor with my (Telldus) Tellstick Znet Lite today. Summary: Add it to Association Group 2 under Device settings in Telldus Live. Test it with REAL smoke, as test-alarm won’t trigger. The Fibaro smoke sensor …is actually a beautiful little thing, compared to other ugly smoke sensors. It has some nice features like tamper-protection/alert and …

SmartHome – Heatmiser

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Reviews 1 Comment

In September, I received my floor thermostat from Heatmiser, neoKit-e. I replaced my old standard bathroom thermostat with my new neoStat-e, here in Norway. I have had some positive experience with the heatmiser thermostat earlier, as my brother has two of them on his cabin in Sweden. The heatmiser neoStat is a “smart” thermostat that can be controlled by your …

Telldus Znet Lite – Unboxing and connecting

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Reviews 9 Comments

Today I received my Telldus Znet Lite! I’m not really sure why I bought this, as I already have an Telldus Net. But my passion for home-automation could not resist 🙂 So, what is Telldus Znet Lite? It’s a little box that sends and receive wireless signals to different devices in your home, and let you control these devices from your …

Video surveillance software

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Reviews 5 Comments

In the last days, I’ve been hunting for alternative surveillance software for iSpy. It has been a fun ride through the Internet! Some of the software’s i visited was: iSpy, Synology, Netcam Studio, Webcam XP, go1984, Yawcam, Contacam, Sighthound Video, Ubiquiti, HomeGuard, TinCam, TeboCam, Security monitor pro, Genius Vision, iVideon, NetCamCenter, Smartvue, CameraFTP, Blue Iris and Xeoma webcam. Some tips …

Biltema IP-camera review

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Reviews 19 Comments

Today I bought two IP-cameras with Wifi from Biltema (Norway). Price:                    649 kr ($79,78) each. Sensor:                1,0 MP / 25FPS CMOS LED range:         20 meters RTSP URL:         rtsp://< IP-ADDRESS>:<PORT>/11 Other articles: Kameraovervåkning hjemme (Norwegian) Hardware The hardware looks like a basic “china-camera” and has the same wall mount as my YianTime …