Did you know that Home Automation is no longer just a scene in the James Bond films – it’s now a reality, with the help of Z-Wave® technology.
Imagine entering your home and having the temperature set perfectly for your arrival, having the lights go up as the sun goes down, unlocking a door via your smartphone. The Z-Wave technology makes all that possible.
WHAT IS Z-WAVE?
Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol designed for home automation, specifically for remote control applications in residential and light commercial environments. From lighting, climate, irrigation and shading controls to intelligent outlets and power strips, there are hundreds of simple, interoperable Z-Wave products that would work with your home security system so that you can monitor, control and manage your home energy usage. Learn more about Z-Wave.
Z-Wave enabled thermostats can automatically adjust every time you arm or disarm your security system. You can design customized scenes and schedules for comfort and energy savings, or control your thermostats on-the-go via your smartphone.
Turn select indoor and outdoor lights on or off automatically every time you arm or disarm your security system. Tell your system to turn one set of lights on 30 minutes before you get home from work and turn another off an hour after you’ve gone to bed.
Did your kids forget their keys again? Have a neighbor stopping by to drop off a package? Unlock the door from the comfort of your office—right from your smartphone or PC. You can also have the doors lock and unlock automatically whenever you arm or disarm your security system, set scenes and schedules for added safety and convenience.
SCENES AND SCHEDULES
Creating scenes and schedules can help you save money and energy without any change in your daily routine. A “Goodnight” scene could entail having the doors lock and the lights shut off when you arm your security system at night. A schedule might be created to have the porch and hallway lights on and the thermostat set to a specific temperature an hour before you leave the office so you arrive to a comfortable, well-lit home.
Operate the shades in your home for ambiance, privacy and security by raising and lowering them at specified times. They’re also an ideal way to reduce glare and help protect furniture, floors, carpeting and artwork from the damaging effects of direct sunlight.
Source: Honeywell Canada