All posts in "Z-Wave Controllers"

What Is the Best Z-Wave Controller? 2017 Edition

November 8, 2016

When you’re creating the perfect smart home, the hub (aka, the controller) is the single most important device you’ll buy.Why?Because, even though you can have the coolest Z-Wave devices in the world such as a smart thermostat and LED color changing lightbulbs, it won’t matter if you don’t have a Z-Wave controller to make everything work together seamlessly.Your hub is […]


Discount Home Automation: Where to Find the Best for Less

August 23, 2016

If you’ve shopped around, it may come as no surprise that home automation can be a very expensive hobby. After all, most devices cost $30+ and you need a lot of them! Don’t fret, however, because creating your smart home on a budget is very possible; You just need to know where to look. Many […]


What Is the Best Z-Wave Controller? VeraPlus, of Course!

August 1, 2016

Home automation is older than you think. At the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, there was an exhibit called “Homes of Tomorrow.” This expo featured modern homes built with new materials and techniques but also the very first home automation gadgets.We’ve come a long way since then, all the way from pushing a button to open […]


The Best Z-Wave Hub to Automate Your Home in 2017

June 6, 2016

A common question I receive from people looking to get into home automation is “What’s the best Z-Wave hub?” or “What Z-Wave controller should I get?”Unfortunately, there isn’t a “one size fits all” in the home automation world, so I cannot tell you exactly what hub to get, but I can give you some suggestions to […]


Which Is Best? VeraPlus, VeraEdge, and Vera3 Compared

February 13, 2016

6/21/16 Update: VeraPlus has been released and I am a huge fan of it. I am working on a detailed review, but so far everything seen below accurately describes this fantastic hub! After years of patiently waiting, Vera finally released the VeraPlus… well, sort of. They are currently in the process of releasing it. This release comes […]