Founding member of the Haade site, a home automation enthusiast with all the tricks that go well.

Number of articles written:47


Posts written by Nico

NSpanel Pro Update

Itead has promised us regular updates and it is the case, let’s take stock of what’s new in version 1.6.0 of the NSPanel pro command module.

In News, Zigbee, 30thMarch 2023

Woox R7060 Irrigation Controller Test

Today I’m going to introduce you to a module that has little competition in the field of gardening and that will allow you to control your watering/irrigation system with your favorit...

In Automation, Zigbee, Tests, 29thMarch 2023

complete reinstallation on Jeedom Luna

After having wrote a complete article on Jeedom Luna which shows, that this box simply runs under Debian, Jeedom Luna n It’s nothing but a Dusun 210, it’s a relatively closed box that...

In Jeedom, News, Haade-lab, 23rdMarch 2023

Heiman HS3AQ Co2 Sensor Test

Today I present to you the Heiman HS3AQ Co2, humidity and temperature sensor, a modern sensor with mirror effect, all operating under the zigbee 3.0 protocol.

In Tests, Zigbee, Home-Assistant, Jeedom, 19thMarch 2023

BLM special home automation recessed boxes

Here is a short article, concerning the integration of modules behind sockets or switches. As very often we are equipped with recessed boxes 4cm deep. Between electrical wire and the ...

In Automation, Tests, Haade-lab, 15thMarch 2023

Testing the Nspanel Pro V1.5.4 sonoff module

Today and thanks to Itead who provided us with the Nspanel pro module as well as its support, I will be able to test this famous home automation control unit and give you my opinion o...

In Haade-lab, Zigbee, Tests, 10thMarch 2023

Sonoff ZBMINI-L2 Extreme Switch Test

This is a new module that is worth looking into. Sonoff communicates a lot about the size of the Zbmini L2 Extreme which is, we can say it very small, ridiculous compared to the compe...

In Zigbee, Tests, 8thMarch 2023

Which card to choose to mount your nas and home automation with nvr

I plan to equip a house with a NAS server which will be used mainly for home automation but also as a NVR recorder server. The priority is the price with the maximum functionality and...

In Haade-lab, Automation, Security, News, 3rdMarch 2023

Nodon launches its matter range in presale

Today, NodOn is finalizing its first compatible products and offering a Matter demo kit with its flagship products to allow manufacturers to discover the products, their capabilities ...

In Automation, Protocoles, News, Matter, 28thFebruary 2023

Fibaro FGPWE-102 Smart Plug Test

Fibaro has always been a manufacturer of Z-wave modules of very high quality, they know how to combine aesthetics and functionality, just look at the switches they provide, simply Mag...

In Automation, Tests, Zwave, 19thFebruary 2023

Jeedom Luna scrutinized

Jeedom has always been launching more and more powerful boxes, what about the Jeedom Luna, is it interesting, is it powerful? Is it a pure Jeedom creation or does it use a map produce...

In Automation, Tests, Jeedom, Zwave, Zigbee, 15thFebruary 2023

Siren test Heiman HS2WD-E compatible zigbee 3.0

Here is a smart siren that has been around for a long time, at the very beginning Heiman made a zwave version without backup batteries which was a big disadvantage, but since then the...

In Automation, Tests, Zigbee, 6thFebruary 2023

Immax Neo 07504L zigbee 3.0 siren test

The packaging is basic, the alarm is accompanied by a mains plug, 4 screws and dowels as well as the installation manual which can be downloaded below.

In Tests, Haade-lab, Zigbee, 5thFebruary 2023

test of the new Moes Star Ring zigbee switch

During my years of experience in home automation I bought all kinds of connected switches, Xiaomi zigbee 1.0, Z-wave MCOhome switches overpriced and functional 2 years, Moes switches ...

In Tests, News, Haade-lab, 31stJanuary 2023

automate a virtual 2 way with 2 switch zigbee

It is common in France to want to replace its classic switches with zigbee switches. In order to save the cost, it is not to be interested in big brands like Legrand, Siemens, etc. We...

In Automation, Home-Assistant, Haade-lab, 29thJanuary 2023

Zigbee 3.0 plug comparison, which one to choose ?

In a world where there is no shortage of smart plugs, I am going to compare 4 zigbee 3.0 compatible plugs from the brand Nous, Neo, Aqara and Lidl. Trying not to forget anything. Belo...

In Automation, Haade-lab, Tests, 26thJanuary 2023

On sale now in your Lidl stores

Currently on sale in your Lidl stores the Silvercrest Zigbee range

In News, 19thJanuary 2023

Linkplay and Up2stream the quality DIY multiroom

I’ve wanted to write this review for a while, as I didn’t after purchasing the Up2stream Amp V3 board, but two years later, I can say that this product has been proven and will give y...

In Automation, Haade-lab, Home-Assistant, 18thJanuary 2023

Integrate an esp32-cam camera into a light fixture

Simply, professional and effective Haade-lab tutorial for a cost of less than 10€, I will integrate an Ai Thinker Esp32-cam camera into a Philips light fixture fixed in the parking lo...

In Home-Assistant, Security, Esp, 12thJanuary 2023

Ledvance Smartplug+ Zigbee outdoor socket test

Today, I’m going to test and detail a rare Zigbee 3.0 compatible product on the market, that of connected sockets compatible outdoors. In France at the time of writing these few lines...

In Tests, 5thJanuary 2023

Esp32-cam Ai Thinker and homeassistant

Why start this article when there are already plenty of others. First, I realized that the other articles or forum topics are all incomplete or poorly explained when it comes to full ...

In Automation, Security, 4thJanuary 2023

Special Offers Moes Aliexpress

Brand Day At Moes on Aliexpress -40% on the best Moes products, to this you can add up to -50% additional discount thanks to Spotlight Plus days offer valid until Thursday January 5th.

In News, 2ndJanuary 2023

Domotizes the Itron water meter with esp and cc1101 in ha for 10€

Recently version 2022.11 of Homeassistant supports the water energy meter, it is possible to recover the data easily using esp and that for around 10€. In my case the meter is equippe...

In Haade-lab, Home-Assistant, Esp, 21stDecember 2022

Presentation of the zigbee lidl smart home range

Lidl has been marketing connected products operating in Zigbee 3.0 for some time, the ranges concerned are Silvercrest but also Livarno. Click here to access the entire Zigbee Lidl ra...

In News, Zigbee, 11thDecember 2022

New box jeedom Luna

Cut for efficiency at a lower cost, Jeedom Luna is nonetheless solid and fast with basic technical characteristics comparable to those of a Jeedom Smart (4 64-bit cores: Quad Cortex-A...

In Jeedom, News, 6thDecember 2022

interference between zigbee and wifi frequency 2.4ghz

Both ZigBee and Wi-Fi channels operate in the 2.4 GHz band, the frequencies are very close so interference may occur depending on the channel settings. Careful planning must be done t...

In Zigbee, Wifi, Haade-lab, 30thNovember 2022

ZBDongle-P VS ZBDongle-E

Today we are going to compare two ZigBee keys from the sonoff brand, the ZBDongle-P and the ZBDongle-E. The ZBDongle-P has a CC2652P processor, which has been tested for a long time a...

In Haade-lab, Zigbee, 20thNovember 2022

Explanation of zones in Zoneminder

This is one of the most important concepts in ZoneMinder and there are six choices to choose from.

In Security, Automation, 9thNovember 2022

Use of filters in Zoneminder

The filters in ZoneMinder have a very important role, they allow you to classify, archive and delete almost everything in Zoneminder, whether events, videos or images.

In Security, Automation, 8thNovember 2022

Moes Push Button Zigbee Switch Test ZTS-EU

For continuity here is a quality test of the Moes tactile button switch also named Zts-eu this is a push button, moreover it bears the same name as the test done previously with the t...

In Tests, Automation, Zigbee, 6thNovember 2022

Domotical Box Rail Din Home-assistant and Raspberrypi

For a long time I had the home automation system integrated into docker on the family NAS. But over time the installation has grown and as everyone knows the physical hardware is an i...

In Haade-lab, Home-Assistant, 5thOctober 2021

Home-Assistant Amber VS Jeedom Atlas

For the start of the school year Home-Assistant and Jeedom unveil two new boxes, the Home-Assistant Amber vs Jeedom Atlas. Amazing when you know that they both went out a few days apa...

In Jeedom, News, Home-Assistant, 1stOctober 2021

Zoneminder, home assistant and Machinelearning

Dlandon this year released a Docker image complete with Zoneminder and Machinelearning, integration into home assistant is complete. This is why this article absolutely had to see the...

In Security, Haade-lab, 25thSeptember 2021

Sonoff SNZB-04 Zigbee 3.0 Door Sensor Test

That’s after the presentation of the temperature sensor SNZB-02, I will detail quickly the sonoff opening sensor SNZB-04, the quality remains the same, the packaging and the aesthetic...

In Tests, 20thSeptember 2021

home assistant icon tip

Here is in the series of the very small tutorials . I will quickly describe how to change an icon of a binary sensor thanks to the device_class, by customization in home assistant.

In Home-Assistant, Haade-lab, 15thSeptember 2021

Sonoff SNZB-02 temperature and humidity sensor test

I decided to put forward by presenting a test of the Sonoff SNZB-02 temperature and humidity sensor, for the seriousness and the range of the brand’s products. It’s not going to be a ...

In Tests, 10thSeptember 2021

Z-wave VS Matter

Z-Wave: Matter is an opportunity for true interoperability

In News, Protocoles, 5thSeptember 2021

Open source NAS for Raspberry pi CM4 the future!

After the end announced by kobol , Wiretrustee announces the imminent arrival of a SATA card compatible with the Raspberrypi compute module 4 (CM4)

In News, 1stSeptember 2021

Kobol helios 64 is done!

On Wednesday 25 August, the company decided to put an end to the adventure of the open source helios 64 NAS (network attached storage) storage box.

In News, 26thAugust 2021

[TEST] and [INSTALL] Zigbee Thermostat Moes BHT-002

Today I will test and install the Zigbee BHT-002 thermostat from the Moes brand, more precisely the electric heating version BHT-002-GBLZBW, this one will be replace with the Atlantic...

In Home-Assistant, Tests, Haade-lab, 12thAugust 2021

Automate your garage door for 5€

In this article I will simply show you how to automate your garage door for 5 € with homeassistant and an esp8266 7-30V module. The domotized motor is a hormann supramatic e3, but we ...

In Automation, Home-Assistant, Haade-lab, 19thMay 2021

Esphome and Homeassistant integrations

ESPHome is a program injection system to control your ESP8266 / ESP32 wifi modules with simple but powerful configuration files and control them remotely via home automation systems s...

In Automation, Haade-lab, Home-Assistant, 11thMay 2021

[TEST] Moes: Touch Zigbee Switch {ZTS-EU} UPGRADE 2020

So why did we choose to present this product to you, and well because it has only one drawback, everything else is positive.

In Tests, 17thMarch 2021

Connected Protocol Home over IP/Matter

This article is a translation of the original article available at this address of the future home over ip protocol

In Automation, Protocoles, 11thFebruary 2020

Zigbee vs Z-wave

To start, there are some zigbee vs z-wave comparisons on the internet but I find that they do not go all the way. So I will detail in this article these two protocols which are curren...

In Automation, Protocoles, 11thFebruary 2020

Zigbee understand protocol and mesh

I tried to find on the web articles concerning the protocol and the zigbee mesh and the management of its park of modules but none had been able to meet my expectations, this is how t...

In Automation, Protocoles, 10thFebruary 2020