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Smart Holiday Home for Smart Owners

Summer is around the corner and it’s the time to explore, find new things to do in the sun, and most importantly spend time with your family. Most people prefer having a summer house that they can take their vacations… Continue Reading →

Learn How Animus Heart and Google Home go hand-in-hand and not side-by-side

We’ve had users wonder why Animus Heart is needed when they’ve got a Voice Assistant to help them already. In their defence, at a glance, it does seem like Google Home and Animus Heart are similar home automation systems, but… Continue Reading →

Save up to an hour every day with Animus Heart

We’re living in a sleep-deprived, fast-paced society these days and, boy, wouldn’t you give anything to have some extra time? Time is a luxury if it’s saved, and this is where home automation comes in handy. Time Saving Tactics Let’s… Continue Reading →

When Animus Heart Meets Voice Control

Animus Heart, a smart home controller in Google Home. Animus Heart along with Google Assistant brings voice control to all your smart home devices like switches, lights and others – even if they’re Z-Wave devices. Speak to your voice control… Continue Reading →

433 MHz products with Animus Heart

Products running on the 433 MHz frequency are very common and can be found in most households. You see them often as remote switches together with remote controls. They can be used to turn decoration lamps and switch appliances on… Continue Reading →

3 ways to make your summer house smart

It’s a fact, whether primary living or a second summer house, we want to be in full control of our belongings. With the Animus Heart, you can make your summer house smarter and be at remote control whenever you’re not… Continue Reading →

Make your smart home talk to you on Slack using Webhooks

Webhooks with Animus Heart In this post you will learn how to use Webhooks in Automations to trigger actions on external services. To demonstrate with an example I will use Zapier and Slack. You can use this as a guideline for… Continue Reading →

All from one app – Get started with your Animus Heart

For this blog post I assume that you already have one Animus Heart at home. If you don’t, you can buy one in tech stores all over Sweden or online: Kjell&Co. Webhallen M.nu … or buy the Animus Heart directly from our… Continue Reading →

Enable remote access on Animus Heart

Communicating with the devices locally is high priority in Animus Heart. There are two main reasons why Animus Heart runs locally. The communication travels a shorter distance, meaning your smart home system will be faster and more reliable. It will not… Continue Reading →

Understanding S0/S2 and the newly discovered Z-Wave hack (“Z-shave”)

With over 100 million devices communicate in the smart home protocol called Z-Wave, it’s one of the most popular protocols and is used in all sorts of devices. From motion sensors to smart lights and also door locks. Z-Wave technology… Continue Reading →

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