Review and comparison of the 9 BEST SmartThings compatible Z-wave plus motion sensors.
Please Watch the Motion Sensor Comparison Video for your Hub Brand Before You Purchase
- Requires a Z-Wave certified gateway – Compatible with the following Z-Wave certified Hubs: SmartThings, Wink, Nexia, Trane/LG Smart Security and Iris.
- Wirelessly trigger scenes and send alerts to your smartphone or tablet whenever motion is detected. Sensor has a wireless range of up to 150ft from controller or closest Z-Wave device.
- Sensor sits perfectly on a shelf, table counter or desk, and can be mounted to a wall or ceiling using the included mounting hardware.
- Power using 2 CR123A batteries (included) – Battery life of up to 2 years.
- For high-traffic areas (entry-ways, common rooms, hallways) use a micro USB cable and power adapter (sold separately).
What smart wall switch is the best? Today we are going to compare and review the Zooz, GE, Leviton, and Lutron smart switches, both dimming and non-dimming.
Trying to figure out where to start your smart home.Today we are going to review Part 2 of how to start your smart home with Lighting and Switches.
In Part 1 of the how to start your smart home series we talked about the need for a smart hub. In that video I mentioned that a great place to start your DIY smart home automation was with lighting. The reason for this is because lighting is the most versatile of all smart home features.
Step by step DIY 3 way switch installation instructions for your GE or Leviton Z-wave smart switch. Smart home automation would not be complete without a 3 way switch. Today we will go through the details of installing a zwave 3 way dimmer switch. The instructions are the same for a non-dimming zwave 3 way switch installation. Light and fans are often controlled with three-way switches, so if you are installing smart switches, this will be a must.
Today we are going to install home theater accent lighting that can be controlled through your smart home hub and your Amazon Echo.
- Works with Alexa for voice control (hub Required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
- White lighting control matches most standard wall plates (wall plate not included)
- Easily locate the receptacle in a dark room with the integrated blue LED indicator
- Features one always-on pass-through AC outlet and one Z-Wave enabled outlet
- Compatible with incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, xenon, halogen and LED lighting up to 600 watts
- Compatible with any Z-Wave certified gateway, providing access from many popular home automation systems and applications (application software not included)
- Can be controlled in groups of multiple lights or turned on or off within ambient interior lighting scenes.
- Provides ultimate flexibility with your GE in-wall smart switch, dimmer or fan control
- Requires a GE home automation switch, not a standalone switch
- Includes white and light almond paddles that will match most standard wall plates (wall Plate not included)
- Screw terminal installation provides improved space efficiency when replacing existing switches compared to flying leads (neutral connection required for installation)
- Compatible with GE in-wall z-wave, Bluetooth, and ZigBee switches, dimmers and fan controls
Today we are installing two GE 12722 in wall smart switches, side by side in a two-gang switch box. You will need tools for this episode, including a phillips screw driver, flat-head screw driver, small flat-head jeweler’s screw driver, and a pair of plyers. It’s a good idea to have extra wire nuts and a pair of wire strippers. To ensure you have a good understanding of the switch, you will find a detailed overview of the switch and a detailed explanation of the terms used by the manufacturers instructions.
In today’s episode we are going to compare GE, Leviton, and Lutron smart switches, both dimming and non-dimming. When selecting a wall switch for your smart home, it is important to know what type of switch you need and what look you want.