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Pair the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Hubitat Elevation

Connect the Schlage Z-Wave Connect Deadbolt with Hubitat Elevation Smart Home Hub Full instructions for factory reset, Z-Wave Exclusion & Inclusion, solving common problems and using the Hubitat Lock Code Manager

Works with Deadbolts models (BE468, BE469) and possibly other locks from the Schlage Connect Z-Wave lock series You will also find tips for troubleshooting poor performing locks.

LIVE: Hubitat Elevation How-To Dashboards and Devices Q&A

Live Stream Hubitat Elevation setting up devices and building dashboards. This will be a LIVE Q&A. For devices, we will cover tips on how to pair, troubleshooting, exclusion, and features of various types of devices. For Hubitat Elevation Dashboards we will cover basic settings, dashboard widgets, advanced template settings, and other tips and tricks.

2018 Inovelli Z-Wave Plus Smart Switch Indoor / Outdoor

Inovelli just sent over their 2018 lineup of Z-wave switches.Today we’re going to dig into their outdoor plug in modules, indoor plug in modules and in-wall switches. And as is always the case with Inovelli, there’s a few cool surprises to be found in their smart home gear.

 

All switches work with Wink Hub 2, SmartThings and Vera hubs.

OSRAM Sylvania Lightify Flex RGBW Strips

Here are 10 things you should know about OSRAM Sylvania Lightify Flex Strips. Are you interested in smart led lighting that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood?

These fit into the category of Smart Connected Lights and are full color LEDs, meaning you get Red – Green – Blue and wide range of adjustable white.

These are full spectrum LEDs, which means you can control the strips to make just the right color using red green blue color combinations.If you watched Part 2 of my how to start you smart home series you saw that I’m using these as accent lighting on my home theater display, under my bar and around my guitar case.But to be honest, I rarely control Flex strips by voice commands since my schedules and robots are so efficient.

Inside the box you’ll find a sexy 12 volt power supply, the Zigbee LED strip light controller and three two-foot light strips.These are high quality LED strips.

REVIEW Ecobee3 Smart Wifi Thermostat

Today I’m going to replace my thermostat with the Ecobee3 smart wifi thermostat. And, in my home, I have a special circumstance in that I only have four wires that go from my existing thermostat over to my mechanical closet, so in addition to the Ecobee3 setup and review, we’ll also be installing the power extender kit.

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