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Smart Home Lock Comparison

This page is a work in progress. As I test more locks, they will be added here. Thank you for your patience.

Make/Model  Protocol Install Complexity Proximity Unlock Motor Noise Power-fail Backup Hub Command Reliability Lock Status Report Reliability User Report to Hub Reliability
Alfred / DB1-C-BL Bluetooth Z-Wave High USB
Schlage  / BE468 & BE469 Z-Wave Med No High Key See Notes See Notes See Notes
Schlage  / BE468 & BE469  Zigbee Med No High Key High Med Low
 Yale / YRD156  Z-Wave Low No Low 9v High High High
Yale / YRD256 Z-Wave Low Yes* Med 9v High Med-High High

 

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2020 iBlinds Z-wave Smart Window Blinds Review

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Overall Rating diy star 4.5

iBlinds are a great Z-Wave Plus retrofit for 2 – 21/2 inch horizontal blinds. The setup can be accomplished in under 20 minutes. The motor fits in the headrail. iBlinds currently support North American Z-Wave frequencies and more may be coming soon. Please see the iBlinds website for more information.

Relatively speaking, these are very affordable. I have seen other Z-Wave blind controllers for twice the price. These are normally prices around $150 each, but I have seen them on sale for under $100.

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ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

  • REDESIGNED AND REENGINEERED: With a crisp glass finish, vivid touch display, powerful quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and far-field voice, it’s a smart thermostat like no other.

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Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 Outdoor Motion Sensor ZSE29

OUTDOOR SENSOR: Introducing the first Z-Wave motion detector created for outdoor use. Monitor activity remotely through your Z-Wave hub (required, sold separately) and automate outdoor lighting based on motion. Keep away from direct rainfall and sunlight.

 

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Zooz Z-Wave Plus Toggle Dimmer Light Switch ZEN24

  • FAST Z-WAVE: Manual or remote on/off control from your mobile device or computer (when included to a Z-Wave gateway controller – sold separately).
  • DIRECT 3-WAY SOLUTION: no add-on switch needed! Works with regular 3-way switches as long as NEUTRAL is present.
  • SMART SKILLS: Reports status instantly. Remembers and restores on/off status after power failure.
  • SIMPLY COMPATIBLE: Based on the universal binary switch command class – supported by most Z-Wave controllers. Z-Wave Plus certified > better range and communication speed.
  • QUICK INSTALLATION: Just tap the UPPER paddle 3 times while the hub is inclusion mode to add to your network. Follow wiring instructions carefully. NEUTRAL WIRE REQUIRED!

Zooz Z-Wave Plus Toggle On Off Wall Switch ZEN23

FAST Z-WAVE: Manual or remote on/off control from your mobile device or computer (when included to a Z-Wave gateway controller – sold separately).

  • DIRECT 3-WAY SOLUTION: no add-on switch needed! Works with regular 3-way switches as long as NEUTRAL is present.
  • SMART SKILLS: Reports status instantly. Remembers and restores on/off status after power failure.
  • SIMPLY COMPATIBLE: Based on the universal binary switch command class – supported by most Z-Wave controllers. Z-Wave Plus certified > better range and communication speed.
  • QUICK INSTALLATION: Just tap the UPPER paddle 3 times while the hub is inclusion mode to add to your network. Follow wiring instructions carefully. NEUTRAL WIRE REQUIRED!