- More Details @ Home Controls: GE Z-Wave Ceiling Fan Wall Switch
The most admired trait – yes, there’s still more – is its ability to be powered by a battery or by a plug-in power supply. This means you don’t have to keep changing batteries!
- More Details @ Home Controls: Fibaro Z-Wave Flood Sensor
If you have never heard of Linear, then you must be hiding under an automated rock. Linear is the largest manufacturer of Z-Wave products, and recently added the amazingly-popular 2GIG wireless security and automation system to its Z-Wave collection.
Currently, their most notable best seller is the BulbZ Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb. Compatible with most Z-Wave hubs and controllers, the LinearLinc BulbZ replaces any standard 60 Watt incandescent bulb to provide elegant soft yellow light that can be turned On/Off or Dim/Brightened from anywhere in your home!
The bulb comes with Z-Wave already built-in! This means you don’t have to purchase a receiver, micro module, switch or any other module to have your smart home hub turn this light on. As Linear promotes: “No wiring to mess with! No electrician or contractor necessary! Quick, easy, and efficient, with just the turn of your wrist!”
- More Details @ Home Controls: BulbZ Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb
After a brief absence from the Z-Wave market, Aeon Labs has just reintroduced their oh-so-popular Aeotec Z-Wave Key Fob. We added it to our list because it’s one of the few handheld Z-Wave remotes available, and possibly the smallest.
The key fob operates in two simple, distinct modes: setup and use. With only four buttons, it’s easy to operate. After you’ve added the devices you want to control, point and click to turn them on or off. It’s that easy.
The new version is one of the first Z-Wave products to boast Z-Wave Plus certification (the Linear BulbZ is too, by the way). Z-Wave Plus is an upgraded certification that helps you identify products that take advantage of the “Next Gen” Z-Wave hardware platform, also know as 500 Series or Gen5 Z-Wave. Z-Wave Plus certified solutions feature a selected set of extended features and capabilities that enhance your experience with faster and easier installation and setup. Z-Wave Plus advancements also provide longer battery life, faster operation, better wireless range and improved noise immunity.
- More Details @ Home Controls: Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Key Fob
Kwikset is a well-established brand in a lot of Z-Wave-enabled smart homes. These locks work with 2-GIG, Nexia, Vera, SmartThings, Iris by Lowes, Staples Connect, Wink, Zipato and more! The 914 Series Z-Wave Deadbolt is one of our top-selling Kwikset locks and almost made our list, yet we have even higher hopes for the just-launched Kwikset 916 Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt.
The Kwikset 916 Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt combines all the features of the popular 914 Series deadbolt with a new, capacitive touchscreen keypad for a sleeker appearance and a more modern interface. Designed to allow fast code entry, the touchscreen is exceptionally responsive, detecting every touch. With just the touch of your fingertip, you can “wake up” the touchscreen, then immediately type in your entry code and listen to the door automatically unlock! The cool white LED display provides crisp LED illumination for easy use in the dark.
Kwikset’s most favored feature is its ability to do more than just unlock your door. This deadbolt features a 12-button touchscreen for coded entry, of course, but also uses Z-Wave technology to communicate with other Z-Wave devices in your home. When you arrive home, punch in your code to unlock the door and automatically set up your home just the way you like it. Z-Wave also supports remote control, so you can lock/unlock your door from anywhere in the world!
- More Details @ Home Controls: Kwikset 916 Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt
So that’s our list of the top Z-Wave devices. For now. We’ve seen more Z-Wave activity in the past year than we have the previous decade. We’re just as excited as you are to see what comes next!