One of the be best controllers on the market. The one to choose if you want to spend the money and don't need to control 433Mhz and Smartmeter readouts. Frequently firmware updates and the option to wirelessly update FIBARO modules.
FIBARO Home Center 2 | The Best Smarthome Controller For Retrofit Smarthomes
FIBARO Home Center 2 Black Edition:
What is it?
- a 'router' that connects to your network so you can control lights and appliances via scenes and smartphone
What can you do with it?
- Control Z-wave devices via Smartphone/ Tablet - Remotely check sensors (door/close, roomtemp) - Automatic control of appliances. All lights of at 02.00 for example. - Control other smart devices in your house via API connection
What else you need?
- 1 or more Z-wave modules (switches and/or sensors) - A tiny bit of computer knowledge - To make scenes you don't need programming skills - Computer and smartphone
- Think about what you want to automate (All ligths off at 2.00) - Its also the perfect alarm system - Here you find all the information about the FIBARO system
The FIBARO Home Center 2, FIBARO Lite's big brother, is the brain of the FIBARO domotica system. Incorporates perfect with FIBARO's own z-wave modules, but will also work with z-wave modules from different manufacterors like Everspring, Z-wave.me and Danfoss. Home Center 2 has GPS integration which means the system knows when you are about to come home. It will prepare you're house by switching on the lights and turn up the Z-wave heating system.
Emphasis on styling and quality, the Home Center 2 is a feast for the eyes . A real eye-catcher that you do not tucked away in the cupboard, but display as showpiece in your living room . The Home Center 2 sulfur controller is made of solid aluminum . The interior is just as beautiful as the outside.
Fast Intel Atom 1.6Ghz Processor The fast processor provides great ease of use and flawless operation of the Z-wave system. Competitive domotics base stations must do it with significantly less computing power. In practice, people tend to send more (non) Z-wave devices like the Nest. The fast processor allows this controller to bend with ease.
4GB MLC Backup Disk The Home Center 2 has its own "recovery disk" that keeps the backup of every unique Z-wave gateway. This also protects any system for unauthorized access.The system recovery allows you to restore a backup.
1GB RAM memory and 2GB SLC Hard Drive A large memory of 1Gb memory combined with the 1.6 Ghz processor ensures a pleasant, quick user experience. This is very nice when adding many scenes and devices.
Installation of the FIBARO Home Center 2
Connect the cables according to the installation manual
After approximately 2 minutes the Home Center 2 Z-wave gateway will be ready and booted. It will recieve a IP-adres from the DHCP server in you're network. We advise you to give the unit a fixed IP-adres based on the MAC-adres of the HC2.
The Home Center 2 provides the option to create so called 'linked devices'. Different z-wave modules van be turned into 1 virtual device. For example 3 thermostats and humidity sensor can be combined into 1 virtual device, making it more easy to operate. And it will also clean up youre interface.
The Home Center 2 interface will give you control over groups of modules with the same functionality. Heating, Airconditioning, Garden rinse systems, thanks to “device panels” you can very easily make timer programs.
This video shows you how to make a scene based on fibaro's grafical blocks, for actual LUA coding click here (dutch)