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Get Organized This School Year with These Three Smart Home Products

Get Organized This School Year with These Three Smart Home Products

No matter which Amazon Echo product you choose, there are plenty of options for streamlining life at home with voice control. Even better? Asking Alexa to control devices or scenes in your home is both simple and fun for kids of any age group. After installing Z-Wave devices like lighting, security, comfort or more, kids can ask Alexa to brighten desk lamps while they work on homework, lock the front door, or turn the temperature up or down. You can see all of their activity from an app on your smartphone so you turn down the temperature if it’s set too high or turn off lights if there are too many turned on. Check out our recently launched Amazon Echo page that walks you through each step and product you need to implement voice control solutions for every room in the home, from your living room to the garage.

Aeotec Z-Wave Wallmote Quad

Another way to make control of your home simpler? Sync multiple devices to a controller like the Aeotec Z-Wave Wallmote Quad that is as much fun as it is functional (smart hub still required). Simply mount the Wallmote Quad anywhere in your home and set each quadrant to respond to a different device or scene. For example, a swipe on the first quadrant could turn on the kitchen lights while a swipe on the second quadrant turns on the porch lamp. A push on the third quadrant could be used to turn on a “wake up” scene to get the kids up and out of bed. The Wallmote Quad can be completely customized to fit your home needs so you can use it the way that makes sense for you and your family. A fun bonus? The colorful LED lights inside of the Wallmote Quad make it a cool addition to a kid’s room or playroom.

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Top Tips to Getting Started with a Z-Wave Smart Home

Top Tips to Getting Started with a Z-Wave Smart Home

This month we're going back to basics with Josh from ZWaveZone.com, an awesome resource for everything Z-Wave home automation related. If you're new to the world of smart home, you may be wondering where to start and how using Z-Wave can benefit you and your home. Josh offers his top tips and tricks to getting started with a Z-Wave home and products he loves.

How the Integration of Smart Home Devices can Save Homeowners Money

How the Integration of Smart Home Devices can Save Homeowners Money

Looking to save money? Before you think about cutting back on dinners out or skimping on your next family vacation, you may want to look right inside your own home to discover where you may be wasting resources—and consequently, money. For instance, electricity powers dozens of machines in our homes

FIBARO Smoke Sensor

GE Z-Wave Plug-in Outdoor Smart Switch




The Renter's Guide to a Z-Wave Smart Home

The Renter's Guide to a Z-Wave Smart Home

With renting comes a lot of different considerations – you're generally restricted to what you can install or add to walls, and switching out installed items like a thermostat is usually frowned upon. So how do renters install a Z-Wave smart home with tech that they can bring with them after they move? We have a few solutions.

Make Your Smart Home Pet Friendly

Make Your Smart Home Pet Friendly

Anyone who's ever lived with a pet knows that they're creatures of habit. And really, smart home technology is really just way of teaching your own house a few good habits of its own.

Digital Life Virtual Smart Home - AT&T

Home Security Bear - Vivint




Spotted at CES 2017: Cool New Z-Wave Products You Need To Check Out

Spotted at CES 2017: Cool New Z-Wave Products You Need To Check Out

Whether you're a techie or not you've likely heard of CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. CES is the place where companies come to launch their newest gadgets and gear

Z-Wave Loves Alexa

Z-Wave Loves Alexa

These days, having a voice-activated digital assistant in your pocket is pretty much taken for granted. Instead of typing on tiny touchscreens, we've all become accustomed to simply whipping out our phones and saying, "Hey Cortana, call Dad," or "OK Google, dial 911," or "Hey Siri, what is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Smart homes ease homeowners' minds

ABQ Journal

Smart homes come with options for a home automation controller that allows the user to control things like door locks, light switches, thermostats, cameras, security systems and energy monitoring solutions from their smartphone or tablet.

Optimizing The Smart Home For The IoT

Internet of Things Today

As the IoT continues its explosive growth, the role of the home will become increasingly critical. It is time to ensure the security, efficiency and compatibility of the devices that will fuel this growth...

4 Smart Products To Use When Winterizing Your Vacation Home

Electronic House

Z-Wave powered smart home gear can make it easier for homeowners to prepare for frigid temps and monitor their property to mitigate any potential damage that could occur.

Half of Homeowners Incorporate Smart Home Tech in Renovations, Houzz Survey Finds

ElectronicHouse

The most popular area for new smart systems or devices to appear is home security or safety upgrades, the study found. One-fourth of renovating homeowners install smart products for this area.

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Unleash Your Front Door's Potential with these 7 smart locks

C|NET

From industry staples like Kwikset, Schlage and Yale to startups like August and Poly-Control, the smart lock market is quickly gaining ground. What separates these brainiacs from your standard front door lock is an added layer of tech, typically Bluetooth, Z-Wave or Wi-Fi -- or some combination of the three.

'Smart home' gear the star of the Consumer Electronics Show

KDVR

Fox News KDVR takes a tour of the Z-Wave Experience Home with George from Nexia and discusses how Z-Wave allows for complete synchronization, control, and ease of use in a smart home.

15 Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter

CrookedBrains

The Fibaro Smart Z-Wave detects temperature, light, and more. It alerts you on your smart device when it detects activity.

The best smart home hub of 2016

BGR

Connection to all of your smart devices shouldn't be an issue whatsoever, given that the SmartThings hub offers many of the well-known wireless protocols, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, and ZigBee.