Tuesday May 23rd 2017

Coming Soon: Battery-Powered Z-Wave Scene Control Buttons

Coming Soon:  Battery-Powered Z-Wave Scene Control Buttons

Being able to control your automated home from a smart phone has had a certain wow-factor, but having to unlock the phone’s screen, find the app, and then find the button on the touch screen gets to be bothersome. It would be much easier to have a dedicated hardware [Read More]

Innovative Z-Wave Smoke Detectors Shown at CES 2016

Innovative Z-Wave Smoke Detectors Shown at CES 2016

The NodOn “Eye” Z-Wave smoke detector received a CES Innovation Award in the Smart Home category. The “Eye” is chamber-less, and samples smoke even before it reaches the detector. It is based on a new smoke detection technology that uses two LEDs: an [Read More]

Sigma Designs Announces Advanced IoT Security Measures for the Smart Home

Yahoo Finance Report (Dec. 16, 2015) – New Z-Wave SDK With Security 2 Framework Eliminates Common “Man-in-the-Middle” Attacks and Is Virtually Un-Hackable. Read the full article… [Read More]

New Oomi System looking to make Z-Wave installations true “plug and play

New Oomi System looking to make Z-Wave installations true “plug and play

Aiming to make the next wave of smart home control more powerful and simpler to install, new player Fantem has announced the launch of its Oomi  “Starter Kit” soon, while funding continuing development through an Indiegogo campaign. The Starter Kit consists of a Cube, [Read More]

Fibaro hits the US market via new online retailer

Fibaro hits the US market via new online retailer

Fibaro has been generating a lot of buzz in the Z-Wave sphere lately, and its first wave of products are now available in the US, via UK based Vesternet which has just set up shop in the US  (vesternet.com).  Check them out here: [Read More]

New! Finally, a Complete Database of Z-Wave Products

Congrats to the Z-Wave Alliance for finally compiling a complete (at least the last time we looked) database of certified Z-Wave products. You can find it here:  http://products.z-wavealliance.org/ [Read More]

Some Advice About Entry Level Systems

Some Advice About Entry Level Systems

A recurring question I get here goes like this:  I’m looking for ways to get into an entry level system. What do you recommend? This is very open ended, so here are a handful of suggestions. Start with this link: http://smarthome-products.com/s-15-z-wave.aspx Be sure to [Read More]

REAL Z-Wave

REAL Z-Wave

Kids leave the garage door open ... again? Monitor it and close it with your cell phone. [Read More]

CES 2014 The Z-Wave Zone

CES 2014  The Z-Wave Zone

by Gary Muhlestein –  My brother and I like to get together and go to CES at least every other year.  It’s just a few hours’ drive away, and we both love gadgets, so we pay our own way, and we visit the booths that we want to see, which means that we log 7 [Read More]

Q&A with Mark Walters

Q&A with Mark Walters

Z-Wave products are hitting the market left and right. With the growing interest in home control and automation, wireless technology is gaining substantial ground. We asked Mark Walters, head of the Z-Wave Alliance – an organization that is bringing order to the [Read More]

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