We review the Aeon Z-Wave enabled power strip called the Smart Strip. Using the Aeon Z-Wave enabled Smart Strip in your home gives you a single z-wave device with 4 separate z-wave switches to independently control and monitor energy on each of the four outlets. Using the Aeon Smart Strip in your Z-Wave network allows you to turn off all four outlets with a master z-wave switch, or setup scenes and timers to independently control each of the outlets. Read our review and see we love the Aeotec Smart Strip
If you use your Amazon Echo to control your Z-Wave network like I do you’ll be happy to know these new options help you extend the echo voice control.
The Amazon Echo Dot has the same advanced microphone array but cuts out the big speaker – you bring your own or use a bluetooth speaker. The Amazon Tap is Amazon’s own portable Bluetooth speaker, but with some Echo options. It doesn’t listen all the time, you have to tap the microphone as ask – hence the name. The Amazon Echo Dot isn’t easy to get – to get your hands one you must be an Amazon Prime member and use an echo or other voice enabled Amazon device or app to order it.
The Amazon Tap on the other hand can be ordered directly at Amazon and is available to everyone. The Amazon Echo Dot is $89.99 and the Tap is $129.99. We are excited to check these out and integrate them into our Z-Wave home!
Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping! Give the gift of Z-Wave with our list of 12 devices that will enhance your Z-Wave Home Automation Network. We love our Z-Wave network and we’ve selected 12 Z-Wave devices that we would love to see under our tree during the holidays. Come check out the list and give the gift of Z-Wave this holiday season!
Imperihome Home Automation Control App Reviewed
If you use Vera Home Automation or the Phillips Hue system, you probably want to check out the Imperihome software for Android and iPhone/iPad. This great app does everything and looks great with it’s highly customizable interface. We use it to create control dashboards for Z-Wave home control. Come see why we love Imperihome!
Want to protect your home from water damage? We just wrapped up a review of the Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Water sensor. This little guy can alert you of a leak and can also alarm on the lack of water for use with hydroponics, fish tanks, house plants and more! Come check out the review and see why we think this is one of the smartest investments you can make in your Z-Wave system – Check out the review now
We’ve published our long term review of the Yale YRD110 Push Button Key Free Z-Wave Deadbolt. This Z-Wave capable deadbolt is 100% keyless and has a unique backup battery option as well. Come check out the review and see why we like push button locks better than touchscreen versions. Check out the review now