Wave of the Future: 16 Connected Z-Wave Products
When security integration and monitoring companies began working with home automation and interactive services, they were introduced to a range of new technologies and challenges, from having the right personnel on staff to learning how to sell lifestyle services.
One of the most-used technologies in home automation is Z-Wave, a wireless protocol powered by RF radios designed to control lighting, shades, appliances and more.
Over the past year or so, the security industry has started to become more comfortable selling, installing and supporting Z-Wave products, says Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance.
“What’s really happened in the past year has been more and more adoption,” says Walters. “Virtually every alarm panel used by integrators in North America has the capability of using Z-wave.”
Integrators are getting more confident in selling the value of Z-Wave products to their customers, says Walters, and the level of sophistication in representing lifestyle products in general has gotten better.
At the same time, vendors are improving their Z-Wave offerings. “The companies supplying the industry have all refined their offerings,” he says. “What we’re going to see at ESX are a lot of second-generation products,” and even some third-generation products, says Walters.
We recently put out a call for submissions for ESX exhibitors and sponsors to share their Z-Wave products with us -- take a peek at some of the options available.
Here’s what they shared with us and what you can expect to see at the show in Nashville. (Note: Descriptions are written by the vendors with only editing for publishing.)
Affordable Home and Office Automation With DMP Panels
Cellular and Internet provides a new communication channel that lets you provide your customers with a range of new controls for lights, HVAC, locks and appliances/ electrical devices and cameras in their homes or small commercial applications. Z-Wave® devices offer the most power when programmed to operate with DMP panels … and accessed with mobile applications via MyAccess™ text messages on any cell phone and the DMP App on smart phones and tablets.
Z-Wave gives customers an easy way to remotely control lights, door locks, thermostats, and look in on their home or business via video cameras. New Z-Wave devices and additional features are always on the way. Your customers can control multiple functions with a single key-press. Imagine programming a customer’s system so that when they arm it for the night, it automatically locks the front door, adjusts interior lights, and sets back the thermostat.
Their alarm system becomes the heart of their home control system and a more desirable investment. As you bundle more functions with the alarm system, you tie your customer more closely to your company, increasing your RMR and decreasing the likelihood of their move to a competitor.
Yale Real Living Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt
Eliminating the cylinder also provides a clean appearance, creating another attractive design option in the Yale Real Living portfolio of home control and security solutions. For additional peace of mind for the homeowner, ample warning is provided before the lock’s batteries lose power, and if connected to a home control system the system will most likely generate “low battery” email or text alerts. Should the battery die, terminals on the bottom of the lock accept a nine-volt battery, which provides enough power to enter a valid code and gain access to the lock.
The new keyless locks come with a durable, acrylic touchscreen that is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. They support both Z-Wave® and are the only cylinderless Z-Wave enabled locks currently available.
Since its introduction in 2001, the WaterCop family of product has continued to grow. Our most recent addition is the WaterCop Z-wave system. WaterCop Z-wave combines the trusted WaterCop system benefits of early electronic leak detection and automatic water shut-off with the additional feature of operating in a Z-Wave enabled network. WaterCop Z-Wave allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet, and is perfect for homeowners who want peace of mind and the ability to shut off water in homes or businesses from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Integrated with other automated home devices such as alarms and environmental controls, the WaterCop Z-Wave system offers an added level of convenience, control, and security when it comes to protecting properties.
Visit us to see the WaterCop Z-Wave in action and also view demonstrations of our five other unique WaterCop systems; WaterCop Classic, WaterCop PRO, WaterCop PRO Outdoor, LeakStop, and LeakStop PLUS.
2GIG GO!Control Security Panel
With over one million units shipped, the award-winning 2GIG GO!Control Security Panel tightly integrated with Z-Wave technology enables home owners to automate their home security and control their home environment at the same time.
Opening up a whole new world of Z-Wave automation, Z-Wave enabled locks make it easy to set up the flexible 2GIG Security System, securing homes, based on set rules.
CT100 Thermostats can be easily scheduled ensuring that homes are at the optimum temperature at all times, saving energy regardless of seasonal outdoor temperature changes and variances between night and day. For additional money savings, Z-Wave Plug-In Modules allow home owners full control of home lighting, enabling efficient use of energy at all times, regardless of whether home owners are at home or not.
A 2GIG-secured home with Z-Wave home automation is making history by putting the future now. Save money. Save energy. Choose 2GIG Security and Z-Wave Home Automation.
iBridge Z-Remote Z-Wave Module for Interactive Connected Home Services
ELK M1 Z-Wave Interface
The M1 uses its powerful rules-based engine and user interfaces to send and receive commands from Z-Wave devices to adjust lighting, thermostats, electronic locks and more. A key benefit of combining the M1XSLZW and VRC0P+3 is the ability to interface with new generation Z-Wave devices such as the electronic deadbolts and locksets from Kwikset, Yale, and Schlage. Locks require a special Security Encrypted (SE) protocol and a process called "Beaming".
The M1XSLZW and the VRC0P+3 support these new requirements. With the automation and remote capabilities built into the M1, it is possible to control, schedule and monitor Z-Wave devices from across the room or across the world. Benefits include energy savings, convenience, and comfort.
Honeywell Tuxedo Touch
Solutions like Tuxedo Touch with Total Connect give integrators a unique tool to grow their business by offering solutions that not only meet life safety needs, but also provide lifestyle capabilities that consumers are demanding. It gives dealers the opportunity to make additional sales as well as bolster RMR by also offering Total Connect remote services integrated in the system. Overall, the system helps integrators win new business while also reducing attrition by providing retrofit opportunities. Customers benefit from more comfortable and energy efficient homes and buildings, while dealers can benefit from the increase in product offerings available. From a features standpoint, Tuxedo can integrates four video cameras directly onto the touchscreen – users can remotely view the video locally via a built-in web server, or via Total Connect for full remote services from anywhere.
Honeywell LYNX Touch 5100
This system represents a true extension of a person’s lifestyle – both in terms of convenience and personal protection – at an affordable price. As mobile devices continue to permeate and form the foundation of consumer behaviors, LYNX Touch offers capabilities and services users are willing to pay for to attain technological conveniences. For example, users can locally control LYNX Touch from a simple, downloadable app with mobile device, control and view status of their garage doors locally or remotely, and be alerted if severe weather occurs near their residence.
As cellular networks continue to evolve, LYNX Touch uses 4G alarm communications to provide the best system longevity on the market. By offering Wi-Fi communication - the most affordable alarm transmission option - installation time significantly reduces. This is a true product for today’s tech-savvy homeowner, and its capabilities can boost recurring monthly revenue.
Linear Z-Wave Plug-in Lamp Module, PD300Z-1
This Plug-in Lamp Module integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Linear Z-Wave Wall Mount Dimmer, WD500Z-1
The Wall Mounted Dimmer integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Replaceable Trim Ring
Linear Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module, FS20Z-1
Possible Applications: Commercial Lighting, In-Ceiling Lighting, Dry-Contact Relays, Pool Pumps, Water Heaters
The Contact Fixture integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Linear Z-Wave Single Wall Outlet, WO15Z-1
This WO15Z-1 Outlet integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Linear Z-Wave Wall Mount Switch, WS15Z-1
The Switch integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Replaceable Trim Ring
Linear Z-Wave Plug-in Appliance Module, PS15Z-1
This plug-in Appliance Module integrates with other Linear Z-Wave enabled products, and can also act as a wireless repeater to ensure that commands intended for another device in the network are received (useful when a device would otherwise be out of radio range).
Kwikset 2nd Generation SmartCode™ deadbolt
Gem Electronics Wireless CCTV Transmit/Receive Kit
Use any analog camera and get a perfect picture. Install a maximum of 4 sets with cameras and record 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Left/Right Audio also available.