Den – Installing a smart socket

As part of the Den Automation range, they ship a 2 gang smart socket. It has the ability to be switched on remotely, to determine what's plugged in and to even monitor the energy usage of the item plugged in. I pre-ordered a few of these units as I saw them being used to turn … Continue reading Den – Installing a smart socket

Den – Installing a light switch

In a previous post, I covered the Den Automation Smart Hub setup. Next up, I'd like to cover the installation and setup of their 1 gang light switch. I ordered four of these, to cover the rooms upstairs in my house. I'll post the processing I went through to install one of the switches. WARNING … Continue reading Den – Installing a light switch

Den Automation – Unboxing

It's been a long time in the making, but Den Automation finally started fulfilling their pre-orders earlier this month. I received my pre-ordered items, an order I placed in March 2018, last Monday. I've been looking forward to getting my hands on some Den gear since I first heard about the company in 2017. I … Continue reading Den Automation – Unboxing

Project: Water Softener Salt Level Detector

In my house, I have a water softener. This requires topping up with salt at varying intervals, depending on the usage. In the year I've been living here, I've forgotten twice. Whilst it's not the end of the world, it does mean that we get some limescale build up on the┬átaps and, more annoyingly, the … Continue reading Project: Water Softener Salt Level Detector