Fibaro and Z-Wave Technology
Fibaro is a leader in Smart Home Automation, providing a high quality, complete system of Smart Home devices and home controllers in Australia. Fibaro is a Polish company which designs and manufactures a full range of European-made Home Automation devices based on Z-Wave technology. Z-Wave is the world's leading wireless Smart Home automation techology which is based on the 'Internet of Things', a concept that involves automated devices communicating with one another to perform various tasks. Each wireless device is given a unique identifier enabling them to work together in a secure mesh network. To find out more about Z-Wave technology read our article about Z-wave technology.
Fibaro Smart Home Devices
Fibaro offers a wide range of devices to help you automate different areas and solutions in your home. The Fibaro system begins with a home controller. In 2020, the latest Fibaro Home Center 3 controller was released into the Australian market, providing significant hardware and software imporvements from its predicesor (the Fibaro HC2). In addition to the Fibaro HC3 controller, the new Fibaro HC3 Lite controller is set to release in July 2021, providing a compact and more affordable solution for small homes and apartments.
Other than their Smart Home controllers Fibaro also offers a variety of excellent devices to help automate different areas and solutions in your home. Better still, by offering a complete system where you use a FIbaro home controller and Fibaro devices you can expect excellent native integration and top performance. Some popular Fibaro Smart Home solutions include, lighting automation, sensors, Smart Home security, water damage protection, intellegent scene control, and now with NICE Italy, garage door and gate automation. To help you automate these solutions Fibaro has devices such as dimmmers, switches, RGBW controllers, motion sensors, roller shutter switches, keyfobs and more. Additionally, you can use the Fibaro Z-Wave Impant to add more sensor by allowing Z-Wave compatability.
Fibaro Home Center 3
Home Center 3 is the latest smarthome management controller from Fibaro Group. Advanced technology within its components guarantees the highest stability and performance of the FIBARO System.
Features Include: Cutting-edge speed & stability, 4×1,2GHz processor, 2 GB RAM of memory, Seamless integration with over 2000 third-party products operating in various technologies, Fast configuration process, Simple and complex automations, like: Block Scenes, LUA events, Quick Apps, Unquestionable, triple data security system, Future-proof – lasts for years, maintaining top performance, Ingenious and refined design.
Fibaro Home Center 3 Lite
The Fibaro Home Center 3 Lite is the perfect controller for small Home Automation projects, offering an excellent solution for smaller homes or apartments. The system is recommended for Smart Homes with up to 40 Z-Wave devices and 20 scenes.
Some key specs include: COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: Z-WAVE (700 series), NETWORK TECHNOLOGY: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, CPU: Single-Core ARM Cortex A7 900 MHz, RAM MEMORY: 512 MB, FLASH MEMORY: 4 GB eMMC.
Fibaro Roller Shutter 3 Controller
The Fibaro Roller Shutter 3 is designed to control blind, awning, garage door and gate motors.
This device is an advanced Z-Wave controller for automated roller blinds, awnings, venetian blinds, garage doors and gates. The module can control devices that are powered by an AC electric motor with “three wires” interface.
The Roller Shutter module features automatic calibration, so that you can precisely position the blind. It also includes a power metering feature to help you measure the power consumption.
Fibaro RGBW Controller
The FIBARO Z-Wave RGBW Controller is a wireless controller that enables you to manage your lighting decoration.
Features include: wirelessly control LEDs with an unlimited range of colour options, monitor energy usage, four analogue sensor inputs, four dimmer channels, acts as a repeater expanding your Z-Wave network.
The FIBARO Z-Wave RGBW Controller 2 is a one of a kind, advanced wireless 4-colour LED strip controller. Apart from the traditional RGB channels it also supports the white light channel which allows you to add pastel colours to your lighting decorations.
Fibaro Z-Wave Dimmer 2
The newest version of a popular wireless controller designed to operate behind a wall switch.
Features include: Control the level of illumination of your light remotely or using a manual button (in two and three way configuration), Implemented algorithm of smart light source detection, Acts as a repeater expanding your Z-Wave network, Wide range of compatibility with existing light fittings and does NOT require expensive re-wiring, Active power and energy metering functionality, Works with various types of manual buttons, Active element: semiconductor electronic switch.
Fibaro Dimmer Bypass 2
The Fibaro Dimmer Bypass 2 is designed to support Fibaro Z-Wave Dimmer 2 by enabling it to control and dim lights which draw minimum 5W (e.g LED lighting).
It can be used in case of connecting LED bulbs or energy saving compact fluorescent lamps. Fibaro Dimmer Bypass 2 prevents flickering of the LED lights and glowing of the turned off compact fluorescent lamps.
Fibaro Z-Wave Single Switch 2
The Fibaro Z-Wave Single Switch 2 is a smart Z-Wave module capable of remotely operating your existing light fittings. It works with Z-Wave enabled controllers (AUS/NZ version) and can be controlled individually or as part of a group in a pre-configured Scene.
The device is designed to operate inside your wall socket and can be easily installed by a qualified electrician. This Fibaro Z-Wave Single Switch 2 requires 3-wire (including neutral) installation and works with an AC (110-230V) or DC (24-60V) power supply.
Fibaro Z-Wave Double Switch 2
The Fibaro Z-Wave Double Switch 2 is a smart Z-Wave controller capable of remotely operating your existing light fittings.
The Fibaro Z-Wave Double Switch 2 also features a secondary switch input which allows it to directly control other associated Z-Wave devices. This means that by turning the switch ON/OFF you can also turn other associated devices ON/OFF even if they are not physically connected to the same Fibaro module. It also enables you to control the local load as part of 2-way and multi-way lighting circuits.
Fibaro Double Smart Module
The new FIBARO Double Smart Module (FGS-224) is a smart Z-Wave wireless module which can control two circuits each with a maximum load of 6A per channel and 9.5A total load per circuit.
Fearures include: Control the ON-OFF function of two two independent circuits or appliances remotely or using a wall switch, Can be used as voltage free relays (dry contacts), Compatible with all Z-Wave networks, Acts as a repeater expanding your Z-Wave network, Wide range of compatibility with existing light fittings and does NOT require expensive cabling, Latest generation Z-Wave 500 series chip, Z-Wave Plus certification, Very accurate energy measurement +/- 1 % for power above 5W, Supports secure mode (Z-Wave Network Security) encrypted with AES-128, Dry contacts – this is important. It means that the new FGS-224 can be used to control low voltage systems such as garden lights and irrigation, or where you want a pure volt-free switch such as alarm panels and garage door controls.
Fibaro Z-Wave Motion Sensor
The Fibaro Motion Sensor is a universal Z-Wave multi-sensor. Along with detecting motion, the device measures the temperature and light intensity. The sensor has a built-in accelerometer to detect any tampering of the device. The Fibaro Motion Sensor is a battery powered device that’s designed to be installed quickly and easily on any surface. The LED indicator signals motion, temperature level, operating mode, and can be used to see if device are within the Z-Wave network. The motion sensor can also be used for lighting scenes and security monitoring systems.
Fibaro Z-Wave Implant
FIBARO Smart Implant allows to enhance the functionality of wired sensors and other devices by adding Z-Wave network communication.
You can connect binary sensors, analog sensors, DS18B20 temperature sensors or DHT22 humidity and temperature sensor to report their readings to the Z-Wave controller.
It can also control devices by opening/closing output contacts independently of the inputs.
Fibaro Z-Wave Flood Sensor
Fibaro Flood Sensor is a universal, Z-Wave compatible, flood and temperature sensor. The device can be battery (ca. 2 years battery life) or VDC powered (12 or 24
VDC). The flood alarm is sent to the Z-Wave network devices or to any alarm system controller through opening a NC contact.
The device has a built-in temperature sensor to monitor the temperature of the floor for example. Fibaro’s Flood Sensor is designed to be placed on the floor or on a wall with a flood
sensor probe extended by a connected wire.
Fibaro Automation Solutions
NICE Italy and Fibaro
In 2018, NICE Automation acquired Fibaro. Founded in Italy, NICE Automation is a multinational Building and Home Automation company, distributing their devices to over 100 countries from around the world. NICE specialises in residential, commercial and industry systems for the automation and control of gates, garage doors, barriers, blinds and more.
Current Fibaro operations still remain in Poland, although NICE has begun to integrate Fibaro Smart Home automation with their line of NICE Gate, Garage Door and blind motors. To improve the integration between these devices NICE has introduced native integration with the Fibaro HC3 controller and NICE Gate and Garage Door motors. This exciting new integration provides Z-Wave installers an easy solution for high quality gate and garage door automation solutions.
Yubii Home System
The Yubii Home is the latest Smart Home system from NICE Automation. Yubii, is a real all-in-one ecosystem for your smart home Works with over 3000 products from other brands.
Yubii Home is open to the integration of third-party devices thanks to the Z-Wave and WiFi protocols, and it can support one IP camera and up to 5 plug-ins. Some of these include:
Yubii Home helps make your life easier. This Z-Wave Smart Home hub offers great features and compatability, including: possibility to control lights, roller shutters, gates, doors and windows, electrical appliances, heating and watering systems, multimedia, as well as to detect water leaks, CO gases and fire with a simple command from one single app.
The Yubii Home is set to release in 2021, providing a powerful, inclusive NICE Smart Home gateway. The Yubii Home will be available at Digital Home Systems in July 2021, for more information about the Yubii Home system use the buttons below
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