There is no official communication (yet) from Fibaro related to a list of supported devices by the HC2.
The forum section of this blog is dedicated to identify & share some knowledge of “proven” supported devices by the HC2.
In order to have a complete or the most exhaustive list, the contribution of the user community is required!
Therefore, your input and experience in the forum will be highly appreciated.
For more information, you can access the forum at this link.
Let’s start the set-up of our HC2. The configuration of my house is straight forward and I have decided to define 3 main zones (or area or section):
(i) Maison (the house)
(ii) Jardin (the garden)
(iii) Garage (no translation needed !)
And within each zone, we can have a set of rooms. Please note that there is no concept of sub-zone within a predefined zone within the current version of HC2.
For the time being, I have started the design of the first zone called “Maison” where we have 6 rooms or areas: Salon, Chambre parentale, Salle de bain, Cuisine, Couloir and Chambre invite. Each room must be linked with one zone which is “Maison” in our case.
HC2 – Zone creation
The Domotic experiences are to start again in 2013 !
The move to our new house is done.
I target to publish a minimum of one post per week if my wife agrees…
A very happy new year to all my visitors !
Good – once you have received the precious box, the set-up is straight forward and I will not spend time on the hardware part of the HC2 and any way a lot of websites can give you this kind of presentation. I am more interested to share with you some more “real life” issue or advantage in managing the HC2.
To start with, I work on a mac based environment and my media center is a mac mini. Once the HC2 is connected to the network, my first challenge was to find his IP address ! There is a PC windows tool that can help finding the IP address but nothing with Mac OSX. It would be great if Figaro could provide a similar tool for Mac users.
After a few guess on the bar address of Firefox starting from 192.168.1.XX, I had access to the HC2 login page 🙂
HC2 – Login page
You will notice that the login page is in French as I changed the system preference of the HC2 – a full system reboot is required to take the language change in effect. An other interesting point is the number of available flags or system language if you perform the system upgrade to the version 1.036. I have tested English and French so far !
There is always a start ! The initial Fibaro’s home page provides some list of official distributors. I made a quick comparaison in term of pricing and there are some small variation of +/- 10% on the HC2 box price with sometime a promotional offer including an IP camera free of cost.
- Denmark: 540 euros including delivery accross all Europe
- France: 539 euros after a special discount including delivery to some places
- Portugal: 590 euros delivery cost to be checked
- Switzerland: 583 euros delivery cost to be checked
- Netherlands: 550 euros including a free IP camera. Delivery cost to be checked
I live in France, this is why I decided to buy my HC2 from Domadoo online store for the following reasons:
- Shop is located in France – better support for me
- And more interesting, their sales support is excellent: they made a special quotation for me including some modules in addition to the HC2 with a special 10% discount
- Free delivery within 48 hours
I recommend you to contact the Domadoo store and ask for a special quotation. You may get some interesting discount 🙂
The forum section is now available in the blog.
I have also activated the stats plugin to follow my potential fan club !
So, here we are at the beginning of a new day (if I look at my watch, I should say a new night !). This very first post in my blog is dedicated to the automation of my house. Dominium relates to control and ownership – you can check this link for the latin origin of this word 😉
The overall activity will be focused on the usage of Fibaro’s domotic box “Home Center 2” which is based on z-wave technology.
Enjoy reading this blog and feel free to add any comment !