Tag: IoT

IoT Gateways – Vera vs Fibaro

A few weeks ago I wrote about Home automation and The Internet of Things (IoT).

TL;DR version: The Internet of Things is already here – and in a big way, but it’s in disguise as “Home Automation”. Not every device needs to be connected directly to the internet. Being connected to a gateway to the internet – a controller – is more than sufficient. In fact, it’s better because the controller can automate all kinds of scenes without being dependent on your internet connection. The dominant protocol for in-house communications is z-wave. The gateway presents z-wave devices as IP-based devices.

I ended that post saying there are two companies that I think can potentially dominate the market for controllers. So without further ado:

The two companies that have the potential to emerge as the victor in the controller market are Fibaro, with its Home Center range. And Vera with its, er, Vera products.
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Internet of Things and Home Automation Convergence

Not exactly the sexiest title for a blog post is it? But if you don’t have an interest in either of those fields then this post is just going to bore you silly anyway. Read more »

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