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How to password protect LCD UI apps on your Almond+

This is something we implemented a few months back, based on feedback from our Kickstarter backers, but it might not be very obvious how you set it up, so we figured a quick guide on how to use the App Security option on the Almond+ was overdue. this was designed to prevent access to individual apps in the LCD UI of the Almond+ and it’s really quite easy to use.

Removing Z-Wave sensors/devices from your Almond+

There has been some confusion with regards to how to remove Z-Wave sensors from the Almond+ and as such we thought we’d put together a little guide that explains both how Z-Wave works when it comes to adding/removing sensors and how it’s done correctly on the Almond+. This can also be applied to ZigBee devices, but it’s not needed and we’ll also explain why here.

How to create a rule using between on the Almond+

The Between option for time based rules have cause a little bit of confusion among some of you if the comments on the forums are anything to go by. As such we’ve created a short screencast that will hopefully clear things up a little. Click on through for a step by step guide…

How to create a rule using a timer and delays on the Almond+

So far we’ve shown you how to make some simple rules on the Almond+. This time around we want to show you how to make a slightly more complex rule using the timer and delays. In the example we’ve created we’ve set up a rule that will turn on the light at 7am and the increase the brightness of the light every two minutes, as a wake up call in addition to your alarm clock. Click on through for a step by step guide…

How to create a rule using delays on the Almond+

In our first guide to rules we explained things in quite a lot of detail, so this time we’ll keep things fairly brief. We’ll be showing you how to use delays for the triggers and in the example, we’re using a door sensor and a light switch to create a rule that turns on the light in a wardrobe for two minutes when the door is opened and then turns it off again. Click on through for a step by step guide…

How to create simple home automation rules on the Almond+

In firmware R070 we added support for home automation rules and we’ve improved things massively in R072, so we thought it was time to provide some instructions on how to create rules. A rule can be compared to a short instruction or piece of code that tells the sensors and devices you have connected to your Almond+ what should happen when a certain condition is met. So how do you create a rule? Read on to find out…

Firmware R072 released

Firmware R072 has been released for the Almond+ and it contains a lot of new features, improvements and bug fixes. We’ll cover some of them here and we’ll provide a more detailed breakdown in the forums. We’ll be detailing what has been updated since R070, as not everyone installed the R070as beta release. Click on through to read about the key changes in this release.

Firmware R070 released

We’ve just released firmware R070 for the Almond+ and it’s a major software update which contains a wide range of new features, fixes and improvements. If you’ve already updated to R069 or later, then you’ll be able to upgrade to this firmware using the Software Update option in the Settings in the LCD UI. We’ve provided step by step instructions for the firmware update in this blog post and we’ve also covered some of the new features that comes with this firmware release such as the home automation rules interface.

Securifi Christmas 2014 Almond+ giveaway

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to spread some happiness and goodwill by giving three lucky people the chance to win an Almond+ for Christmas. We know many of you are still patiently waiting for the Almond+ to launch in retail and this is your chance to get your hands on one of the very first retail units.