Everyone wants their home to be safer and easier to manage – but the many benefits of smart home tech appeal to different people. With the upcoming Father's Day holiday this weekend, we thought we'd look at some ways that a smart home makes dad's life easier, less hectic and more in control.
It will water the lawn for you, on a schedule with ease – and stop watering if rain is in the forecast. Green on your lawn, green in your wallet.
It keeps the outside and inside of the home well-lit on a schedule – no more pulling up to a dark house at the end of the day
It keeps an eye on your family when you're not there – whether via gear like the Piper Z-Wave enabled camera or a smart home app that notifies you who is coming & going, a smart home gives Dad extra eye
Who forgot to shut the garage – a question every dad asks at one point. Never fear – shut it remotely with Z-Wave & a smart app
It can make the little things so much easier – create scenes for coming home, going to bed, and waking up in the morning. With a quick click (or voice command with Amazon Echo!), your home can be ready for whatever you need.
If you're doing last minute shopping – visit our products section to pick out a quick smart home gift for dad. And Happy Father's Day to all the #tech dads out there!
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The concept of home lighting is pretty simple: you hit a switch, the room is illuminated. The light switch functionality hasn't changed much since its invention. But what if you could power them all of your lights down instantly at the touch of a single button? With Z-Wave smart home technology, you can. Quite easily. And that's just scratching the surface of the intelligence you can add to your home with automation called "scenes."
Many times people hear the words "smart home" and imagine something super cool, but also extremely expensive! Fortunately, only the former is true.
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Smart home gear is all about convenience. It saves you time and money and keeps you safe – but it's summer! Time to kick back and relax. So let smart home tech help you do that for all your outdoor entertaining.
How much does smart home technology cost? It's not an easy question to answer. It's not as if you can walk into your local big box store and ask for a medium-sized lighting system with a side order of climate control.
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With June right around the corner, college graduation season is finally here. College students dedicate four (or more!) years to all-night studying sessions, test taking, and staying organized so they can walk across that stage and snag their diploma. Sure, you could give students a gift card or some cash but what about a smart home gift that’s as unique as it is practical? As students move onto bigger and better, that often means moving out of shared dorms or apartments and into their own place. Help the student in your life start post-grad living with a breeze with the convenience of Z-Wave smart home gear.
Spring is here, and that has all of us feeling a lot greener. After all, it's hard not to think at least a little bit about the environment when you've just watched nature call forth all of her bud-tipped bounty! Green devices offer plenty of ways to celebrate the springtime renewal from the safety of the porch—while cutting the Earth a break at the same time.
Of all the different types of smart home products — lights, thermostats and cameras, to name a few — smart door locks are among the most popular. Going beyond the simple key, these locks can be operated using your smartphone, and can be connected to a larger smart home system to make your life easier.
It is good to realize that a smart home is not just mere product of a person whims and caprices. Like your smart phones and watches, a smart home may also serve you beyond convenience. And here below are some of the benefits of turning your home into a smart home.
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.
You should look for accessories that not only work with your chosen DIY home automation system, but also with other types of systems. This is a good way to keep you options open in case you choose a different system in the future. Buying Z-Wave accessories, like the ones we highlight below, is a good way to accomplish this
Home automation itself is the process of setting up your home appliances, entertainment, surveillance, and more so that you can control these with functions and features on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. A smart home is a home that has installed products that can be controlled with home automation.
The Piper NV ticks a lot of boxes and goes beyond a lot of the other offerings out there. The app also works with Z-Wave devices. That means if you have any other Z-Wave smart home devices, like plug sockets or smart lights, you can control them all through your Piper app too.
A home automation system that runs across a whole house will benefit from a central processing unit that can act as a gateway for – and converse with – each of the sensors, devices and interfaces in the property.
With the help of Z-Wave Automatic Blinds technology, you'll be able to make your home even smarter. The best part is you'll be able to achieve that on a budget!