At what frequency does Z-Wave transmit?
The frequency that Z-Wave transmits on is 908.42 MHz in the United States and the Americas, 868.42 MHz in Europe, and 921 MHz in Australia and Singapore.
Do I need to subscribe to a fee-based service to access my system remotely?
There is no need to subscribe to a fee-based service to access your system as long as the network (system) has internet access. Here are some of the different options you have both fee-based and non fee-based:
- Schlage Link: fee-based $12.99 per month
- HomeSeer: (no fee) both software based and hardware controller
- HomeSeer comparison sheet
- Vera: (no fee) hardware controller
- Vera video
I have a Logitech Harmony 890 remote as well as an Intermatic HA-09 remote. I am thinking of purchasing the ControlThink Thinkstick USB and wanted to know if the Thinkstick would still work; will it work for the Schlage LiNK iPhone app? I may also purchase the Schlage Link Doorknob system, will that work with the Thinkstick as well?
The ControlThink Thinkstick at this point does not support the 5.02 Z-Wave library, which is the library necessary to support Z-Wave locks. The Thinkstick is firmware field upgradeable so when Leviton updates the firmware you would be able to upgrade the Stick. The Aeon Labs Z-Stick a USB Stick that is based on the 5.02 Library.
The Schlage LiNK iPhone app works with its Bridge, which is connected to the internet allowing the iPhone App to have access.
I would like to install non-dimmer switches on a halogen light in the yard and was wondering if Z-Wave makes a switch for that?
Here are a couple of options:
- HomePro ZRW103 Z-Wave 20-Amp 3-way Relay – White
- Leviton VRS15-1LX – Vizia-RF + 15A Relay Switch for Single Pole/3-Way
There are a number of ways to do what you are looking to do depending on what phone you are using and if you are looking at doing more than just the thermostat and or turn on the gas fireplace.
Using the Schlage Lock and Bridge or the TZEMT400AB32MA Z-Wave Thermostat you can access the bridge from any internet connection or cell phone. Other options include Vera orHomeSeer. If your fireplace is low-voltage you might consider one of these two devices: theHomePro ZRF113 and the HomePro ZRW113.
I would like to know what products I need to turn on three 150-watt sodium bulb lights with a wireless device. Should I use the CA3000 switch with a remote receiver? If so, what product number would it be? The distance from the switch to where the receiver would be is approximately 75 feet.
Instead of using the CA3000 switch, I would look at the VRS15-1L or the ZRW103. The question you need to ask yourself is do you want the lights to come on at a certain time (sunset) and then turn off at a certain time? If so, then look at Leviton’s VRCPG-SG. This controller has an astronomical clock that allows you to set up events based on time. There is also the basic remote controller by Leviton or the ZTH100 Controller.