Wednesday June 28th 2017

Schlage LiNK System Delivers

Schlage LiNK System Delivers

Introduction This review covers several devices from the Schlage LiNK product line including: Z-Wave Door Lock (now available at select Lowe’s) A wired ethernet camera Z-Wave Thermostat There are two versions of the Schlage LiNK door lock starter kits available. One [Read More]

Easily Monitor Your Windows, Doors, and More

Easily Monitor Your Windows, Doors, and More

Product Features The Aeon Labs Z-Wave enabled Magnetic Window / Door Sensor is an extremely compact and sleek battery-powered device that can be used to ensure security, safety, and comfort. Aeon Labs has packed a lot of powerful features into this little device starting [Read More]

Enrich Your Z-Wave Network for $40

Enrich Your Z-Wave Network for $40

The first Z-Wave devices to show up on the market were lighting devices. These included both switches and plug-in wall modules. All of the devices supported ON and OFF commands and those that were capable of dimming, supported the DIM command that allows you to adjust the [Read More]

GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch

GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch

Z-Wave is still alive and kicking. It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to do a product review, but thanks to the new line of GE Z-Wave devices by Jasco Products Co., we’re back in business. At first glance, the Jasco GE Dimmer Switch looks strikingly [Read More]

Sirius Conductor: Easy to Set Up and Use

Sirius Conductor: Easy to Set Up and Use

Ever wonder where the satellite radio provider Sirius got its name and logo? During my research for this review I found that Sirius is in fact the name of a star also know as the Dog Star, hence the dog as their logo. After reading the trivia at the Sirius online FAQ I [Read More]

Home Settings Handy Remote

Home Settings Handy Remote

Back in October we installed the HomeSettings Lighting control starter kit. We commented then that “you can’t install just one,” which turned out to be more accurate than we originally thought. It was easy to predict that we’d be adding modules but [Read More]

Preview: Monster AVL 300

Preview: Monster AVL 300

In the first quarter of 2007 we are intending to have a Home Theater Control comparison review that will include testing in both the entertainment system and how products function with an existing Z-Wave network. I recruited my neighbor to perform the home theater portion [Read More]

Dimmer Switch Has Hidden Talents

Dimmer Switch Has Hidden Talents

When I first received the Intermatic Model HA02 Appliance Module to review it was not entirely clear what I would do with it. An average appliance is usually thought of as a refrigerator, dishwasher or clothes dryer and we could not see placing any of these on our network. [Read More]

It Looks Normal on the Outside, But It’s Pure Z-Wave on the Inside

It Looks Normal on the Outside, But It’s Pure Z-Wave on the Inside

The Home Settings Model HA06 In-Wall Dimmer by Intermatic is a standard indoor control that offers Z-Wave network capability for virtually any switch-activated incandescent light. It’s not as intuitive as a basic switch but the flexibility it adds to an automated [Read More]

You Can’t Install Just One

You Can’t Install Just One

The Home Settings Lighting Control Starter Kit by Intermatic is that first potato chip, that handful of popcorn that will have you hopelessly wanting more. Comprised of one Model HA07 Master Remote Controller and two Model HA03 Lamp Modules, the Kit is a fun, affordable way [Read More]

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