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 …

Buying, installing and testing ConiuGo GSM LAN Modem with Diafaan SMS Gateway

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Programming 5 Comments

We decided to try the ConiuGo GSM LAN Modem at my workplace, as the USB-devices we use now, is a bit tricky running on virtual machines and the virtual COM-ports isn’t always stable. Diafaan has also written a review about this modem. This article is an expanded version of the Diafaan review, with all the details I struggled with. See also my post …

Tutorial: Install OpenHAB

Robert Andresen Internet of things, Tutorials 1 Comment

OpenHAB is a automation software for your home. OpenHAB is open source and supports a huge list of bindings to control all types of smarthouse-gadgets from different suppliers. In this tutorial I will install OpenHAB 1.5.1 with the OpenHAB demo files, on an Ubuntu server 14.04. Note: After installing I found that you could also install it with apt-get. See wiki …

Kameraovervåkning hjemme?

Robert Andresen Internet of things 1 Comment

Har du kunne tenkt deg kameraovervåkning hjemme? Kameraer er såpass billige nå, at man trenger ikke lenger å være paranoid for å sette opp overvåkning – det kan brukes til en mengde andre formål enn å bare fange tyver. Coop obs! hadde nylig tilbud på trådløst IP-kamera til 199 kr. Kameraet hadde IR for nattsyn og kunne styres nesten 360 …