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Stop Air Conditioning the Great Outdoors

Save energy with WINK 2 and a simple Robot

Stop Air Conditioning the Great Outdoors
Are you having second thoughts about that tie you bought your dad or husband for Father's Day? Want to really give a thoughtful gift? We guarantee with this simple setup, never again will you hear him scream, "Close the door! I'm not cooling the whole neighborhood!!" For under $220 you can automatically turn the A/C off when the door is opened for more than a pre-set amount of time. Like everything with Z-Wave devices, you can modify this as needed to fit your lifestyle. The 3 pieces of this project are a WINK 2 hub, a GC-TBZ48 Z-Wave thermostat from Go Control, and a ZW120 Door/Window ...
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Kit Suggestions for new WINK 2 owners

Kit Suggestions for new WINK 2 owners
A few visitors to Zwaveproducts.com have asked, 'What home automation hub do Z-Wave retailers use at home?' and 'What devices work with my WINK 2?' Here's the answer to both questions. Pictured above is my WINK 2, which has joined the army of other Z-Wave hubs in operation at home. The WINK 2 a good device (read my overview here), and there are many things you can do with it. In this blog entry are devices that you you consider when getting started with your own smart home network. Going back through my blogs, you'll see similar entries, but I tried to keep this one simple. Click on the de...
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Swing For the (Geo)fences

How To Add Geofencing to your Smart Home

Swing For the (Geo)fences
We've been really busy answering WINK questions. With the closure of the Staples Connect back end, questions regarding the WINK 2, a natural replacement for Staples Connect, have been flooding the Ask An Expert portal (as well as my inbox). Geofencing has come up enough times that I feel it's time to update the blog I did way back in May of 2015 (Geofences Make Good Neighbors) A geofence is nothing more than your smart phone knowing where it is, and sending you a notification when you get to a pre-determined location. The timeless example is, the user sets a geofence reminder that any time...
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