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The Z-Wave ToolBox in Las Vegas

The most popular ToolBox questions (and answers) from ISC-West 2017

The Z-Wave ToolBox in Las Vegas
Zwaveproducts, Inc had a lot of great items to bring to ISC West 2017. For those who are unfamiliar with the acronym, ISC-West is the International Security Conference & Exposition. It's the largest event in the United States for the physical security industry; covering access control, alarms, video surveillance / CCTV, networked security products and more. Our niche has always been strictly Z-Wave devices, but as Z-Wave gains traction in the security world, we have had much more to offer in the past few years. We could barely contain everything in the “pod” (display kiosk)...
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Flood Detection Basics

Get smart phone notifications of impending water damage

Flood Detection Basics
Home intruders get all the press, but one of the most destructive accidents in the home is caused by water. The cost of water damage to a home can range from $5000 to $70,000, according to State Farm Insurance. Fire damage is catastrophic in nature, but water damage should not be discounted for its ability to ruin memories, even days or weeks after the water is gone. Flood damage can be an act of God (storms, catastrophic regional infrastructure failure, etc) or it could be caused by a lack of maintenance, an older home, or just bad luck. We won’t touch upon acts of nature (the odds ...
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Home Automation for Renters

Can I have a Z-Wave-powered Smart Home if I rent?

Home Automation for Renters
Having a smart home doesn’t have to be impossible just because you rent. You may not be allowed to rewire the place, but there are many devices available for you to install. Here are a few tips about installing or adding to a home network in an apartment. Heart of the matter: Like any smart home, the center of the network is a hub or gateway. Z-Wave requires a hub, even in apartments. The WINK 2 is a great way to automate your apartment without making holes for panels or wires. The WINK 2 sits close to your internet router, and connects via WiFi or CAT5 cable (preferred). Once you do...
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