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The Best Z-Wave Plus SmartThings Compatible Motion Sensors

Review and comparison of the 9 BEST SmartThings compatible Z-wave plus motion sensors.

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GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Sensor 34193, Motion Only

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).

Start Your Smart Home: Part 2 – Smart Lighting

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.

DIY 3 Way Switch GE Leviton Z-wave Smart Switch Installation

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.

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GE Lighting Control Zwave Duplex Receptacle

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.

GE Add-On Switch for Z-Wave 12723

  • 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

Installing the GE 12722 In Wall Smart Switch

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.

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Smart Home Wall Switch Comparison

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.

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