Z-Wave and Home Automation
Using just your Smartphone, tablet, or PC, Z-Wave is a wireless home automation system that helps you control your home while at work, on vacation, or just sitting and enjoying a movie. When using your Z-Wave on the go, you can control who comes and goes from your home, adjust the heating or cooling systems, receive alerts if anything is going on with your home, and control the blinds, television, etc, to give the appearance you are home. When you are at home, you can program your system to wake up by having your morning coffee ready, turn the lights on/off during the night without getting out of bed, or even have a date night mode where the lights dim and the curtains are drawn at a certain time.
Benefits of Z-Wave:
- Security. With Z-Wave powering your security system you can link different products together and set up customized actions. This includes door locks, smoke alarms, glass break sensor, etc.
- Energy Savings. Linking your lighting, climate, irrigation and shading controls to intelligent outlets and power strips allow you to monitor and control your home energy usage. This includes thermostats, window shades, fans, window open/close.
- Saving Time. Setting up scenes on your smart phone will let you automatically lock all your doors/ windows, turn off light switches, fans, televisions, computers, etc.
- Aging. Putting Z-Wave in place for your elderly family members allows them to live independently for longer. You can use your phone or tablet to light their home, let in nurses, make sure all doors/windows remain locked and give you alerts for anything out of the ordinary