Two new IP/Wifi cameras

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I wanted to test a camera with WiFi this time for easier placement, so I bought two different cameras – one from Ebay and the other from Alibaba. It was not before I got the packages that I realized they were basically the same cameras. Both cameras is branded HJT and it looks like they have the same firmware. The … Read More

Ping / Network monitor

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Belive it or not… Finding a simple ping software to monitor some of your devices and your Internet is actually hard. There is a lot of software out there for it. Most of them works, but they are mostly crap and a lot of them cost money.   Free Ping Tool License: Free Download: https://www.manageengine.com/free-ping-tool/free-ping-tool-index.html Simple and clean interface. Default view … Read More

Heatmiser NeoHub Gen2

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Heatmiser has now released gen 2 of their NeoHub, with Apple HomeKit. I was quick to preorder – and I just received and connected it. It is now 1 1/2 year since I mounted my Neohub (first generation) and the neoStat thermostat; see my post about it here. I don’t think there is a lot to say about Gen 2. It has … Read More

New firewall: Sophos XG

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I have used Sophos XG at home for about one week now, and I could not have been happier 🙂 For the last year I have tried most of the software firewalls out there, but let’s face it, I am a home user – I need a simple and nice GUI! It does not matter how great a functionality is, if you … Read More

Tellstick ZNet Lite v2

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I just got my Tellstick ZNet Lite v2 that I bought from Netonnet for 1290 NOK. I also have the first Znet Lite, so this isn’t the biggest upgrade for me. I only bought it because it can send and receive 433 MHz, so now I can replace my old Tellstick Net and Znet Lite with just this one box.

Setting up a Raspberry Pi 3

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My last Pi’s was one of the first ones (2x USB) from around 2012/13. I just bought the new Pi 3, but not all was straight forward… First of all, the filesystem is limited to 3,5 GB of my 16GB SD Card – after creating it with the Win32 Disk Imager and the default Raspbian image. “df -h” shows that … Read More

Nissan Connect: New iPhone app

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To follow-up the article “Why not to buy Nissan Leaf or Grundig Television”, Nissan actually released a brand new app to the iPhone now. I think it’s appropriate to mention a few words about their new app, since I wrote that this was one of the reasons why not to buy a Nissan Leaf. Why Carwings was a problem? I … Read More

Testing Fibaro Smoke Sensor with Tellstick Znet Lite

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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 … Read More

SmartHome – Heatmiser

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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 … Read More