FIBARO SWIPE allows users to create personalised ‘scenes’ through automated solutions, from alarm systems to lighting At ISC West 2016 (Booth #28065), FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, will showcase the FIBARO SWIPE, a wireless gesture control pad that allows users to control the smart devices, including arming/disarming security panels, in their home with a simple wave of their hand. SWIPE - wireless gesture control pad SWIPE recognises six simple gestures – up, down, left, right, circle to the left, and circle to the aright – which can be assigned and used to control any Z-Wave smart home device or other connected smart products such as door locks or alarm panels, TVs, music systems and more. With SWIPE, swiping down at bedtime could easily trigger a ‘Good Night’ scene that turns off the lights, locks the front door, and arms the alarm system. Swiping left before leaving the home could activate the alarm without having to touch the system or enter a code. “Consumers want fast and simple ways to control their smart home devices,” said Rich Bira, managing director of FIBARO USA. “SWIPE allows users to create personalised ‘scenes’ through automated solutions, from alarm systems to lighting that are conveniently triggered by motions.” Easy installation With a wide range of mounting options, SWIPE can be installed just about anywhere in the home. The gesture control pad looks like a picture frame and can easily be placed in plain sight on a desk or hanging on the wall. Homeowners can also have SWIPE installed behind drywall, artwork, or home décor as advanced gesture control technology is capable of detecting a specific set of hand motions through a variety of materials. When concealed, gestures and actions are confirmed by SWIPE via a built-in buzzer that signals response. Advanced 3D Near-Field technology Available in either a sleek black or elegant white, the 5x7 sized frame is both lightweight and wireless, and can either be powered by four AA batteries or micro USB. SWIPE also features advanced 3D Near-Field technology analysis further developed by FIBARO which removes the need to use native switches or buttons on the device itself. FIBARO at ISC West 2016 New to the smart home market in 2016, the FIBARO SWIPE will be on display at ISC West in the Z-Wave Pavilion at booth #28065.
Fibar Group, a leading manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation system, introduces the FIBARO INTERCOM, a Wi-Fi enabled security and communication device that lets users identify visitors and speak with them, even when they’re away from home. It will be offered in two models: doorbell/entry phone and indoor intercom. Ideal security solution This modern-looking, high-gloss device can be placed anywhere near the front door, gate or inside the house. It provides a 180-degree, high-definition view of the area in front of the door, showing everyone who has arrived. In HDR mode, FIBARO INTERCOM also allows the user to capture clear video images in direct sunlight and features an IR diode for perfect night-time video capture. FIBARO INTERCOM uses Voice Over IP (VoIP) video-audio transfer, delivering clear sound with no distracting noises or adverse sound effects. With an advanced encoder the video from the camera can be watched in a standard browser and mobile devices. The video can also be recorded and stored in the cloud. The built-in motion sensor inside of the FIBARO INTERCOM detects the presence and informs the user about it. The device can communicate with other smart home devices using either Wi-Fi, Ethernet or Bluetooth Smart, has 2 controllable relay outputs for possible control of a door or gate and is powered by 12V DC adapter or PoE (Power over Ethernet). FIBARO INTERCOM is an ideal security solution. User-defined PIN codes are used to open the door or gate. The device can also be connected to the user’s alarm system to protect against tampering or disassembling. Cryptographic mechanisms protect AV content and communication between devices. Multifunctional communication device The package of FIBARO INTERCOM’s apps provides the whole range of other functionalities. The device can turn smartphone or other device with BLE standard into a gate key. Moreover the app provide the user with a complete history of activities at the door detected by the built-in motion sensor. For those, who want to install multiple intercoms inside and outside of the home, the FIBARO INTERCOM app provides a view of all devices on one screen. Said Rich Bira, Managing Director of FIBARO USA, “We didn’t want FIBARO INTERCOM to be just another entry phone. Its main duty is to keep the home safe but we see its great potential to be a multifunctional communication device. In the future we will provide additional excellent functionalities like leaving a message or detecting particular sounds for example breaking the window or baby crying. With a connection of other FIBARO devices our intercom provides unlimited possibilities.”
Fibaro, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announces the availability in the United States of Home Center 2, the centrepiece of Fibaro’s total connected home ecosystem. Based on Z-Wave wireless technology, the Home Center 2 uses Fibaro and other Z-Wave sensors to provide complete control over hundreds of home automation devices and scenarios. As a result, the Home Center 2 brings a high level of convenience, safety and energy efficiency to homeowners. The Home Center 2 and its many diverse functions can be controlled via a user-friendly interface on a computer or through Fibaro’s smartphone/tablet application. This application works with voice commands and GPS integration, and can be used anywhere in the world. Compatibility with popular home automation devices In addition to working with Fibaro Home Automation devices like the award-winning Fibaro Motion Sensor and Fibaro Flood Sensor, the Home Center 2 is compatible with many of the world’s most popular home automation devices. These include: thermostats from Nest, Trane, Honeywell, RCS, 2GIG; Internet Protocol (IP) cameras form D-Link, Gen IV, Hikvision, Geo, Speco, and Axis; Linear garage door openers; Philips Hue lighting; DSC alarms; and an array of products and systems from other leading home technology providers. Said Rich Bira, Managing Director of Fibaro USA, “We’re confident that homeowners will appreciate the functionality and ease of use of the Home Center 2. This product is going to further accelerate Fibaro’s mission of providing our customers with a complete connected home experience. The availability of Home Center 2 also provides integrators, dealers and installers with a flexible solution that is interoperable with popular devices from a wide range of manufacturers.” Built on the Z-Wave protocol, the premier technology platform for connected devices, Fibaro’s Home Center 2 offers an array of features that sets it apart from other smart home control solutions. Like all Fibaro products, the solid aluminium Home Center 2 features an elegant, sleek and seamless design. Installation of the Home Center 2 is simple and non-invasive, ensuring that the home’s infrastructure stays intact. Other distinctive features include: Fast, easy and non-invasive installation Remote access via secure website or VPN Conditioning scenes depending on weather or other user-defined variables Works with popular IP cameras like Axis, Gen IV, Hikvision and many more Open API with active documentation built within and developer website gives the ability to create your own integrations Advanced GPS for each user within home or around the world Advanced energy management panel In addition, Fibaro plans to add additional features and will be expanding the list of compatible devices that work with Home Center 2. Home Center 2 features an extremely fast and efficient Intl Atom 1.6Ghz processor. It has 1 GB RAM, a 2 GB SLC Hard Drive, and a 4GB MLC Recover Disc. A large memory and fast processor ensure quick communication between all system devices. Fibaro’s Home Center 2 is available in the United States through the pro channel starting August 3, 2015.
FIBARO, a leading manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announced that its three most popular sensors now integrate with the HomeSeer home control system. The three sensors join a lineup of eight FIBARO devices that already integrate with the HomeSeer system. Built-in motion sensor The award-winning FIBARO Motion Sensor is a highly advanced wireless device with a built-in motion sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer. With a diameter of less than 1-3/4 inches (under 44 millimeters), the FIBARO Motion Sensor -- whose design was inspired by the pupil of a cat’s eye -- is the smallest device of its kind in the world. The FIBARO FGFS101 Z-Wave Flood Sensor sends wireless Z-Wave commands when water leaks are detected. Designed after a drop of water, it can be used with HomeSeer controllers to sound alarms, send notifications or activate Z-Wave devices, such as water valves. It also has a tamper feature that indicates if the cover has been removed or if the device was knocked over, and a built-in temperature sensor that can alert users if there is a sudden increase or decrease in temperature. Easy to mount The FIBARO Door/Window Sensor is extremely small and easy to mount. Available in seven colors to match any home, it also has inputs for any binary sensor. It can be used with the HomeSeer system to monitor the opening and closing of doors, windows and gates. HomeSeer offers a complete family of home automation systems, all of which include the company’s award-winning HS3 software and work with their HSTouch mobile apps for home control from any location. HomeSeer offers a range of system controllers, from its smallest and most affordable controller, HomeTroller Zee S2, to its premium, full-featured HomeTroller S6. Said HomeSeer Director of Sales, Mark Colegrove, “At HomeSeer, we understand the importance of supporting emerging and innovative technologies and of working with great partners. We are very happy to be add FIBARO and its innovative products to the growing list of industry-leading products and technologies that are supported by HomeSeer.” “Working with quality brands like HomeSeer, a company with thousands of systems installed worldwide, helps FIBARO to greatly increase awareness of the unique capabilities and design of our Motion Sensor,” said Rich Bira, Managing Director, FIBARO USA. “Our partnership with HomeSeer gives customers a wider range of home automation options, helping them to create the smart home environment that best meets their unique needs.”
FIBARO, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announced that its award-winning Motion Sensor is now fully integrated with Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a leader in smart home technology. The FIBARO Motion Sensor is a highly advanced wireless device with a built-in motion sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer. With a diameter of less than 44 millimeters (under 1 3/4 inches), the FIBARO Motion Sensor is the smallest device of its kind in the world. Designers were inspired by the pupil of a cat’s eye and its quick reactions; sensitivity and field of vision are all encompassed in this compact device. Can be fully integrated to activate Nexia Automations Said Nexia Marketing Manager, Lindsay Kirchhausen, “We are thrilled to offer the powerful capabilities and striking design of the FIBARO Motion Sensor to our Nexia customers. Like all of the products compatible with our open-architecture smart home system, the FIBARO Motion Sensor is extremely well-built and can be fully integrated to activate Nexia Automations. Adding it to our family of devices gives our customers another innovative way to manage their home environments and make their lives easier.” Integration with Nexia means FIBARO’s Motion Sensor connects seamlessly with hundreds of compatible Z-Wave products for endless combinations of smart home functionality. For example, a homeowner may automatically lock doors and turn on porch lamps when ambient light levels fall below a set level; turn down the air conditioner if no motion is detected for a set period; or send an alert and record video if someone unexpectedly enters the home. Unique, secure & automated environment The FIBARO Motion Sensor connects to Nexia and its ecosystem of products through the Nexia Bridge, the brain of the Nexia system, which creates a unique, secure and automated environment. Designed for a quick and easy install, the Nexia Bridge connects directly to a user’s Wi-Fi router, bringing all Nexia-compatible smart products together on one network. The bridge enables the user to wirelessly connect and control hundreds of Z-Wave smart home products through one Nexia account. “We are excited to partner with high-quality, reputable brands like Nexia,” said Rich Bira, managing director, FIBARO USA. “Nexia Home Intelligence is bringing home automation convenience and functionality to today’s homeowners. Our Motion Sensor, in conjunction with the Nexia system, will give consumers the ability to monitor critical functions that provide new levels of safety, efficiency and convenience.”
Participant - Mariusz Malkowski survived the avalanche uninjured & has been rescued from the mountain FIBARO, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announced that the main participant in the FIBARO Mount Everest Challenge Powered by Z-Wave, Mariusz Malkowski, has been rescued from the mountain and is now home with his family in New Jersey, USA. Malkowski helped people trapped under the snow Malkowski was about two weeks into his ascent when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing avalanche hit. He miraculously survived the avalanche, uninjured, and was able to help people who were trapped under the snow and save lives. FIBARO arranged to have him airlifted off the mountain on Monday via helicopter. He was brought to New Delhi for a short stopover, after which he was able to catch a flight for the 15-hour trip back to the U.S. “I feel so fortunate to have survived such a horrible tragedy,” Malkowski said. “Obviously, there were thousands of people that weren’t so lucky. The devastation there is overwhelming. Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal and their families.” Donating funds from its Mount Everest expedition to UNICEF FIBARO has also announced that it will donate funds from its Mount Everest expedition to UNICEF to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. “We are so grateful that our climber, Mariusz Malkowski, not only survived the earthquake and the avalanche on Mount Everest but was able to also help some of the injured,” said Rich Bira, FIBARO’s Managing Director, USA. “But the tragic results of the earthquake will be felt for a long time to come. Having a close friend in the middle of this disaster made the situation very personal for us. We feel it is the right thing to donate the remaining funds from our Mount Everest project to help the residents of that region.” "We are so grateful that our climber, Mariusz Malkowski, not only survived the earthquake and the avalanche on Mount Everest but was able to also help some of the injured" FIBARO - the primary sponsor FIBARO was the primary sponsor of the FIBARO Mount Everest Challenge Powered by Z-Wave, in which Malkowski, an experienced climber and technical services manager at Sigma Designs, would scale Everest and demonstrate the power of home automation equipment -- and Z-Wave technology -- from different points along his journey. This project has officially ended. Last Saturday's quake killed more than 5,000 people and injured at least 10,000. The United Nations says more than eight million people have been affected and some 70,000 houses have been destroyed. What’s more, nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance.