Den Automation – API

With the very sad news that Den Automation is having financial troubles, I decided it was time to revisit my investigation into the protocol that Den uses. I had read on their website that they used both a cloud based and local network approach. In fact, this was one of the things that appealed to … Continue reading Den Automation – API

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 – The Smart Hub

The Den Smart Hub is the core component of Den's smart home offering. You need to have one in order to use any of their other products. The Hub is responsible for remote access and firmware upgrades. It's worth noting that the Den products will operate *without* an internet connection (once initially setup). This is … Continue reading Den – The Smart Hub

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