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Developers / Re: zigbee support
« on: March 30, 2011, 11:49:19 am »
Thanks Adrew

I am a bit of a techno geek but have spent the last 25 years in the Fire life safety business with Tyco, GE, Seimens and the like. My real interests are the on HA side of things - hobby as you will. I've been a Homeseer guy for about 11 years but I checked out your site and it looks very interesting.

Thanks for you your reply


Developers / Re: zigbee support
« on: March 30, 2011, 06:58:17 am »
My appologies for jumping into your thread, but I have been doing a lot of research on the possibility of a Zigbee to Zwave bridge mainly because here in California PG&E is switching everyone to Smartmeters. I have Zwave controllers and it seems that bulogics is developing a bridge that would allow for monitoring the Zigbee feed and allow for Zwave to control (via Homeseer or someother controller) to make changes to your energy usage by changing HA conditions in your home. From bulogics:

"The Z-Wave to ZigBee Bridge can actually ask the Smart Grid questions and receive important information such as when a peak load event is happening, or when price changes will occur.  This is valuable to consumers because they can “associate” certain appliances within the Z-Wave home ecosystem to automatically “turn off” during peak load times, when prices are at their highest. Conversely, it allows the Smart Grid to communicate with a Z-Wave home ecosystem, thus bridging the two technology standards together."

If anyone has any thoughts I would greatly appreciate your input!



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