Home Center 2
Home Center 2 (HC2) is the brain to the Fibaro Intelligence System and can be used with other existing Z-Wave automation devices. HC2 was designed and developed by our engineers, giving us the ability to implement many unique features never seen before in other Z-Wave gateways. HC2 redefines Z-Wave based home automation and introduces real Home Intelligence.
Home Center 2 by Fibaro isn't just an electronic device. It's also well designed, innovative and user friendly interface, featuring functions never seen before.
Exclusive aluminium casing
We have put a huge emphasis on styling and quality, so that Home Center 2 by Fibaro pleases you from the first time you look at it. Home Center 2 is made of solid aluminum, making it very elegant in appearance with true innovation inside.
Extremely quick and efficient hardware structure
Intel Atom 1,6Ghz Processor
Thanks to its efficiency, Home Center 2 (HC2) is much, much faster than other Z-Wave gateways currently on the market. The communication within the Z-Wave network has improved dramatically allowing the HC2 to have immediate response to commands sent by the system user.
4GB MLC Recovery Disc
Gives you significantly improved data security thanks to Fibaro's proprietary approach to data protection. Each Home Center 2 has its own Recovery disc for system backup unique to each gateway. This completely prevents unauthorized access to the system. Another advantage of the HC2 is quick and simple back up recovery securing all of your settings.
2GB SLC Hard Drive,
Large memory + fast processor = quick communication between HC2 and Z-Wave devices. The hardware architecture used in the Fibaro HC2 makes Z-Wave based home automation communication faster and unique.
Quick and easy installation
Connect wires as shown in below figure.
Plug the power cord to the POWER and the network cable to LAN port
After ca.2 minutes from connecting to power socket, Home Center 2 is ready to operate. By default, Home Center 2 waits to get an IP address from Your DHCP server. If unsure, hold RECOVERY button for a while when power on. By doing this Home Center 2 will automatically get static IPÂ 192.168.81.1Â To access the control panel, type the Home Center 2 IP address in your web browser's address bar.
New possibilities thanks to Linked Devices
Home Center 2 â€œLinked Devicesâ€ function lets you combine multiple devices into one virtual device with combined functionality â€“ for example 3 heater thermostats plus temperature and humidity sensors. The primary advantage of this feature is the convenience of being able to control multiple devices at the same time at the press of one button. The second advantage is reducing the number of device icons in the user interface.
Great comfort thanks to Devices Panels
The Home Center 2 interface gives you easy control over certain groups of devices responsible for the same functionality - heating, air conditioning and garden watering. Thanks to Devices screen, you can easily schedule operations for these groups of devices based on the day of the week or the time of day.
Home Center 2 gives You another unique functionality - finding Your family members. Now You can always know where are Your children, without the need to call them each 5 minutes. Home Center 2 will get their localization for You.
Home Center 2 shows Your family member
route and current position on a map.Home Center 2 connects to mobile phones with Fibaro
Mobile Application installed to check their current position.Fibaro Mobile Application determines
family member localization and
informs Home Center 2 about it.
Home Center 2 offers new approach to scenes. Now scenes may be conditioned on any, user defined variable.
Example Scene 1 "Rain"
- close roof windows,
- turn garden sprinklers OFF,
- set "it rained" variable to 1.
Example Scene 2 "Turn garden sprinklers on at 6:00 am"
Each day at 6:00 am check if "it rained" (user defined variable).
If not ("it rained" variable = 0) - turn the sprinklers ON.
Example Scene 3 "Reset variable"
If "it rained" and 12 hours passed from that time:
- set "it rained" variable value to 0.