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Pack your home into your phone! There are endless possibilities in a Smart Home. Using an app on your smartphone, you may control down to every detail in your home, even when you are overseas. From electrical lightings, household appliances, to even non-electrical furnishing like your gate and curtain, eVida has the right solution to transform your existing home to a Smart Home instantly. Here are some ways how a Smart Home will value-add to you and your family:




Monitor your child and maid


Be informed of who is in the house and the time when your child or maid is back home. Protect your valuables and ensure that it is out of reach by your child and maid.



The Yale door lock and Foscam camera would track who comes in and out of the house. Stick a door sensor to a drawer/cabinet to secure your valuables and be notified when someone opens the drawer/cabinet.



Devices required:



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Manage your lightings


Here is a much easier way to manage your home lightings. Lights can be automatically switched on or off when you enter or leave a room using the relay switches and motion sensors. With the RGBW controller and dimmer, set the right ambiance with a change in the lighting color mood or intensity.



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Let the postman in


Have you ever miss your parcel because there is nobody at home when the postman arrives? Now you can open your gate/door from the office to let the postman in without a concern with security.


To open your door or gate, you would need to install a Yale door lock or Fibaro relay to your gate’s motor. Monitor every action of the postman via a Foscam IP camera.



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Grab the latest Z-Wave gateway, VeraEdge @ SGD225 from eVida website!

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Key features:

  • Powerful Z-Wave gateway that control over 220 Z-Wave devices around your house
  • View all your cameras and control all your smart home devices from one easy app
  • Geofencing allows your smart home to prepare for your arrival back home
  • 1 Gateway with infinite functions! Provides home security, energy savings, home safety monitoring & convenience to your family

Why eVida:

  • Dealer for most established Z-Wave brands
  • 2-years of experience in Z-Wave home automation, with integration and configuration services
  • Prompt reply, positive service attitude, quality after sales support
  • Won multiple awards in Ideasinc Inc Business Challenge 2013
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Zipato RGBW Bulb review

Summary:

The Zipato RGBW Bulb is one of the first of its kind to be released in the Z-Wave market. It features a 4 channel LED (Red, Green, Blue and White) configuration which is housed in a light bulb with a E27 screw base. The intensities of the primary RGB colours can be varied to produce thousands of colours that can serve as a versatile form of ambience light. Furthermore the ‘White’ channel enables the colour temperature of the white light to be adjusted between ‘Cool’ and ‘Warm’, hence empowering the user to fine tune the lighting ambience of his space between work and leisure.

Unboxing:

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The non-packaging related contents of the box include:

1 x Zipato RGBW Bulb

1 x Quick Installation Guide

Installation and Z-Wave pairing:

The physical installation of this Z-Wave light bulb is extremely straight forward as compared to the other types of ceiling lighting-related Z-Wave devices such as dimmer and on/off relay insert modules. All that needs to be done is the replacement of the existing conventional light bulb with the Zipato RGBW Bulb. As depicted in the image below, the conventional light bulb (on the left) was removed from the table lamp and the Zipato RGBW Bulb (on the right) will be installed in its place.

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In summary, the user only needs to execute the following steps:

  1. Screw in the Zipato RGBW Bulb into a E27 socket (i.e. any E27 table lamps, standing lamps, ceiling light etc)
  2. Switch on the power to the light/lamp
  3. Activate inclusion mode on the Z-Wave gateway
  4. Activate inclusion mode on the Zipato RGBW Bulb by gently tapping on the bulb itself or tapping on the housing of the bulb (The Zipato RGBW Bulb will emit a green light to indicate that the inclusion/exclusion process has been executed successfully and the gateway will also indicate that the bulb has been included or excluded)

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Configuration:

Currently for the Fibaro and Vera gateways (i.e. HCL, HC2, Veralite, Vera 3, VeraEdge) it will only appear as a single dimmable light (i.e. only the white channel works). For the Zipabox gateway, all four channels (RGBW) can be controlled. With future firmware releases and software updates, perhaps all 4 RGBW channels will be fully compatible with the Vera and Fibaro gateways.

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The Zipato RGBW Bulb has the following configurable options (via device parameters settings):

  1. Adjusting colour temperature of the white light (1 – full cold white, 100- full warm white)
  2. Shock sensor sensitivity (0- min sensitivity, 31 – max sensitivity) – To detect tapping of the bulb
  3. (note: Whenever the Zipato RGBW bulb is excluded from a Z Wave network, its device parameters are restored to factory default settings)

Pros:

  1. Low power consumption – 0.45 Watts on standby mode (no light) and 6.7 Watts when powered on (emitting light)
  2. Quick and easy to install with no need to change physical switches nor extend additional neutral wires nor cater for additional mounting fixtures/recess (i.e. especially in the case of installation for conventional Z Wave switch inserts)
  3. Ideal to be installed in a feature light whereby its colour changing capabilities will add dynamism to the feature light and the room’s ambience

Cons:

  1. The Zipato RGBW Bulb can only accommodate E27 socket types
  2. The Zipato RGBW Bulb is not fully compatible with Vera or Fibaro gateways yet.

Conclusion:

For Zipabox users, the Zipato RGBW Bulb would be an interesting addition to the vast existing suite of Z-Wave devices with its simple setup and versatile colour changing capabilities that will present the end user with added options to personalise the ambience of his automated space. However for non-Zipabox users, such as those who use Fibaro or Vera gateways, it serves to be more of a semi-functional prelude to the long awaited Aeon Labs RGBW light bulb (http://aeotec.com/z-wave-led-lightbulb) that will probably be released in 2015 and have direct compatibility with Fibaro and Vera gateways.

Tech Specs:

For additional technical specifications, you may refer to:

http://evida.com.sg/homeautomation/product/zipato-rgbw-bulb/#comment-28

Edited by eVidaSmarthome

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Terraced House @ West Coast Lane

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The smart lighting and security solution for this Terraced House is designed to blend seamlessly into this family’s lifestyle. Here is a peek into the typical day of the home owner…

As you drive into the car porch, the motion sensor switches on the light to illuminate your way. You pick up your document bag and head for the door. The door sensor immediately triggers the living room lightings when you push the door ajar.

“Nice and welcomed,” you thought to yourself. You drop down onto the couch, turn on the air-con and TV, pick your favourite TV channel, only to realize you have only pressed the “Couch Potato” button on your phone app.

Ending the day, you activate the scene “Nights out” on your phone and all lights, air-cons, fans and appliances are switched off in the common areas. You rest with a peace of mind knowing your IP camera and motion sensors at the front and back yard will keep your family and house safe throughout the long silent night…

Devices used are: Fibaro Home Center Lite, Single & Double Light Relays, Motion Sensors, Door Sensor, Energy Monitoring Socket Adapters, Infrared Blaster and IP camera.

Project fees: SGD7,000++

Edited by eVidaSmarthome

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