Maybe of interest…
Each Monday in July and August we’re going to run a one-day only sale - with up to 20% savings on selected products.
For those who are unfamiliar with them, vesternet is a very reputable online retailer of home automation products, with a particularly wide range of Z wave devices for the UK market. They also have excellent customer support.
I’d go so far as to say incredible customer support, they are extremely helpful and friendly.
They will be my go-to shop for home automation for the foreseeable future - just a shame the (very strange imho) curry’s exclusive with smartthings precludes one from buying any smartthings kit there!
I don’t know for sure, but since the Currys deal was announced right about the same time SmartThings announced their first brick-and-mortar partners in the US (Sears and Best Buy), my guess is they were looking for a UK distributor who had brick-and-mortar stores as well.
Currently on today:
Vera Plus. 20% off at £111.20
Z-Wave Aeon Labs Z-Stick USB Controller - £42.12
Z-Wave Fibaro Universal Dimmer 2 250W - £38.88
Z-Wave Fibaro Dimmer Bypass 2 - £7.30
Z-Wave Qubino Flush Relay x 2 Plus - £38.40
Z-Wave Fibaro Smoke Sensor Plus - £39.68
Z-Wave Aeon Labs Extender - £26.74
Z-Wave Popp Smoke Detector With Indoor Siren - £44.54
If you’ve already seen one of my posts about the range extenders elsewhere in the forum, just ignore this one, but for newer members I just wanted to mention once again that you do not need a single purpose range extender for Z wave.
They were useful back in the early days of Z wave, but for a couple of years now pretty much any mains-powered zwave device Will act as a repeater, including pocket sockets, plug in motion sensors, and in-wall relays. And all the devices now work at max power.
So there’s no reason to give up a wall socket for a single purpose range extender device. Get a dual purpose device instead.
Also note that if you get any zwave plus device, you will get about 50% longer-range than from the old single purpose range extenders.
There are some members who have the single purpose range extenders and found that they did help get past a dead spot. It’s not that they don’t work. It’s just that with the newer generations of Z wave there’s no reason to pay for a single-purpose extender device anymore, as the dual-purpose devices extend the range in exactly the same way.