Warning 1 (4.2.2020):
The device currently supports Z-Wave Plus, WiFi / LAN protocols.
Warning 2 (4.2.2020):
The Zigbee, Bluetooth LE, 433MHz, and 868MHz protocols are not fully software implemented at this time, so devices working with these protocols cannot be added. The hardware chips of individual communication protocols are physically present in the device.
Warning 3 (4.2.2020):
There is no way to migrate from Home Center 2 or Home Center Lite to Home Center 3 yet (not possible by transferring backup or Gateway connection). You have to manually exlude your Z-Wave devices from HC2 or HCL and include them into HC3.
LUA scenes in HC3 have a different syntax to HC2.
Virtual Devices from HC2/HCL cannot be transferred to HC3, as HC3 brought so-called QuickApps instead of Virtual Devices.
Warning 4 (4.2.2020):
The device does not currently support authorized S2 security Z-Wave Plus.
Warning 5 (31.7.2020):
Slovak Language completely available, translation is done.
Detailed information can be found on the manufacturer's website. All product manuals are available at https://manuals.fibaro.com/
Home Center 3 - the most advanced smart home gateway on the market
The gateway is a key element of the smart home system. This is the core of the automation system, which ensures that all devices work as we need them. The new FIBARO gateway is the most powerful device on the market. It got really fast, much safer and comprehensive than the previous version. From now on it supports not only the Z-Wave protocol but also the most popular including Nice, ZigBee and Wi-Fi protocols. The all-inclusive Home Center 3 power comes from efficient and high quality components that will make it perform at its tops for years. Approach of this kind makes the FIBARO production plant work and develop hardware in accordance to minimizing the carbon footprint philosophy.
One piece to do it all
Home Center 3 smart home gateway contains management center running FIBARO devices in combination with hardware based on Z-Wave protocol or even a 100 of Nice devices. If this is not enough, it is ZigBee-ready as well, so users can integrate with hardware using this protocol as a standard. Powerful components and chips are designed to introduce software updates enabling new features. Ethernet port and Wi-Fi gave the Gateway a network connection diversity and a broader range than ever before so it can be placed anywhere around the house. From now on, we are talking about the most advanced smart home gateway on the market, which is ready for further features development. Home Center 3 is a turning point for the entire smart home environment.
Rich interior is not enough
Having a complete market awareness, transformed the Home Center 3 gateway into an absolutely best aesthetic experience. Once again, it's not just about appearance, but also about the feel. Elegant shape of the Home Center 3 is a result of a selection of colors, a harmonious play of black and copper. The casing is covered with a soft touch technology that does not leave fingerprints on the surface. Subtle design lets the device stand literally anywhere because it won't interfere with the surroundings. It means that the gateway can stand next to other equipment and fit the current interior design.
10 years of smart home automation experience
Developing new devices means a lot to FIBARO - user experience lets us deliver features that are really desired by the customers nowadays. Recently, the gateway has been developed in accordance with the 10 years market experience including suggestions of the power users, smart home installers and a business developers from around the world. The results are clear, the device has now a built-in antennas optimally configured to extend the range, it does not require a wired connection to the router - Wi-Fi makes it much easier, intuitive system setup wizard facilitates the smart home beginnings for users, the development process for installers and is set to enable more of the extremely useful features. Just as every single FIBARO device, the brand new Home Center 3 has to handle intensive development, continuous progress and growing demands of electronics and users. It makes it a long-lasting gateway that will tackle vast majority of the industry changes. Idea of this kind is to lower customers issues and reduces the carbon footprint to a minimum. Like many smart devices introduced to the market by renowned manufacturers, FIBARO will support users of Home Center 3 with standardized updates that will bring relevance and compatibility to new integrations introduced to the system and will eliminate crashing occuring in low-quality devices, as well as hardware aging finally followed by a device replacement.
Security and stability
Smart home security and stability was always a top concern to FIBARO. Therefore, the company started cooperation with world security leaders such as Kaspersky to provide first-class protection against growing hacking activities targeted at smart homes. Encrypted data transfer is a first mean of protection to both local and external connections. By using reasonable, high-quality components the device can operate locally without Internet and cloud access and provide key functionality at home . Therefore, there is no risk of having the alarm system deactivated in case of no Internet connection just beacuse the provider runs some maintanance works.Security comes from a dual system backup in the device and the cloud, a daemon that monitors the health of the system and a 4-core processor or 2 GB of memory. This smart home gateway is significantly faster and performs multiple tasks in no time when comparing it with other devices on the market. During entire development process, the perfect hardware & software synergy was the main target. Extensive tests of components and high-performance software let us to reach unprecedented speed results while maintaining the stability and predictability of the system.Home Center 3 received the certificate of VDE, an independent research unit guaranteeing electrical safety: CB Certificate and EU-Type Examination Certificate.
Approved for beginners and experts
Gateway provides an intuitive set up process that guides the user through a step by step system installation. Installation wizard includes core automation parameters and a set of resourceful features solving the most exalted needs of users (automation scenarios). This is the easiest way to create a FIBARO smart home automation. More experienced users and experts will appreciate the hundreds of key features they have helped to create by sharing their own experience with FIBARO experts, including the ability to customize automations with tools such as block scenes, LUA events, or Quick Apps. Only sky is the limit when having such wide possibilities within one complete smart home system.
A unique approach to quality
When designing Home Center 3, we had focused on users who require the highest quality from the very beginning. We decided to design a dedicated platform from scratch in ours R&D department. Compared to the solutions available on the market, this is top performance and reliability in one.
Stability and unique performance
1.3x faster processor than Home Center 2
- Home Center 3 - 4x1,2 GHz
- Home Center 2 - 2x1,8 GHz
2x more RAM memory than Home Center 2
- Home Center 3 - 2GB
- Home Center 2 - 1GB
50% greater range than Home Center 2
- Home Center 3 - up to 150m
- Home Center 2 - up to 100m
Fast configuration process
The new configuration process is much simpler and quicker. In a few short steps, in just several dozen minutes, a smart home system tailored to the needs of residents is ready to use.
Devices panel - all in one place
All devices connected to the system are now available within one screen. To shorten the time necessary to create the FIBARO System, the installer assign them to rooms, change icons and parameters on one screen. No more jumping between several tabs or pages.
Personalized household profiles
Customized profiles are a set of settings that customize the entire home just as you like it to be. Automation profiles are one-click actions to manage smart home scenarios. A person leaving the house can choose the „Absence” profile and the system will do the rest, including turning off all lights, lowering the temperature, arming the alarm or closing the blinds.
We have designed a way to create schedules to make it even more intuitive for the user.
A better alarm panel
Alarm system configuration has never been so quick and intuitive. All alarm devices are located in one place.
Automation designing breakthrough
Creating scenes is now much easier and more fun than ever. Automation blocks let to create both basic and the most common automation or complex scenarios combining multitude of parameters.
Car that knows your smart home well
Voice control available in a car brings smart home management right into your car equipped with Android Auto and CarPlay. Full control over home devices while being on your way lets you prepare your home for your return or turn on entire security system while leaving the house.
- Processor: Quad-core Arm Cortex A53 (1.2 GHz)
- RAM: 2 GB
- HDD: 8 GB
- Power supply: 12V DC
- Dimensions: 220x140x35 mm
- Protocol: The range of radio frequencies
- Z-Wave (500): 868.0-868.6 MHz 869.7-870.0 MHz
- 433MHz (OOK, FSK, GFSK): 433.54-433.92 MHz
- 868 MHz (OOK, FSK, GFSK): 868.3-868.94 MHz
- ZigBee: 2405-2480MHz
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac): 2400-2483MHz 5150-5350MHz
- Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402-2480MHz