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Z-Wave Garage Door Sensor

The best thing about Z-Wave garage door sensors is that they’re affordable, simple, and easy to install. Across the board, Z-Wave-enhanced garage door sensors receive high ratings from consumers and trade critics alike. One of the most popular Z-Wave garage door sensors on the market today is the very basic, very affordable Z-Wave Garage Door Sensor from Monoprice. This highly interoperable, two-way networking device is designed to detect changes in the angle of the door – such simple technology enables easy “scene” setup, in which lights and the garage door activate in tandem.

The Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller is another popular device among consumers. Attractive for its extremely high level of interoperability, this remote controller is compatible with almost every garage door opener on the market. Boasting a small, deceptively simple design, the Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller is actually a workhorse, connecting with all of your smart devices to provide a tailored, fully enhanced experience.

In an automated “smart” home, devices and systems communicate with each other via a centralized controller or hub, which delivers alerts and updates – like a triggered garage door, for example – straight to the homeowner’s smart phone or tablet. In a smart home, all devices, including heating and cooling, door locks, and dimmers– self-monitor without the homeowner’s constant input. Smart sirens, for example, can be connected to a range of devices, from lighting to motion sensors to deadbolts, to function automatically, thus saving energy, discouraging intruders, and enhancing the home’s long-term comfort.

The great thing about the smart home is that you can build it bit by bit, adding one device and then another until your home is as smart as you’ve envisioned. In the meantime, you’ll benefit from even a few “smart” devices to start. The most logical place to begin is typically with smart switches and lighting – typically inexpensive to install, but highly beneficial in terms of boosting comfort and discouraging intruders. After all, a warm, lit house looks occupied and inviting – to you and to potential burglars.

It also makes sense to install a Z-Wave garage door sensor right away. Z-Wave garage door sensors tend to be inexpensive, useful, and robust – which means that the investment will improve the quality of your life immediately, but won’t break the bank. Plus, your Z-Wave garage door sensor will enhance the strength and power of your smart home, because Z-Wave technology runs on what’s called a “mesh” network, where devices pass their signals from device to device en route to the controller. Therefore, the more smart devices you add, the broader reach your network will have, and the more control you’ll have over your property, your devices, and your family’s comfort and security.

For every Z-Wave enhanced device you purchase, you can rest assured knowing that all Z-Wave devices undergo a rigorous qualification process shaped around a commitment to product longevity and compatibility. Thus, Z-Wave products are designed to last for years and to function well with a range of other devices, smart or not. Your Z-Wave garage door sensor will reward you by functioning for years, protecting your home and alerting you to any potential problems – even tiny ones.

Though making the decision to enhance your home’s intelligence requires an investment, it might be worthwhile to consider the potential damage it could mitigate. Smart homes boast lower energy bills, fewer break-ins, and improved safety and comfort. Plus, Z-Wave devices are characteristically durable yet intuitive, easy to install and even easier to maintain.

Most smart homeowners cite improved peace of mind as the number one benefit to having a smart home. With a Z-Wave garage door sensor, you’ll never have to worry whether you left the door open. You’ll have 24-7 access to your garage door’s status, and you’ll be able to open or close the door at all times, wherever you are. What does this mean, exactly? It all depends on the homeowner. Some use their Z-Wave garage door sensors to monitor the activity of pets, children, or elderly relatives, because with a smart garage door sensor, you’ll always know when the door opens or shuts. Because many Z-Wave garage door sensors come equipped with additional attractive features, like video technology, you’ll have visual access to your garage as well.

A Z-Wave garage door opener means you can grant garage access to anyone –and then revoke it just as fast. You won’t have to scoot home to let the contractor or housekeeper in – but you won’t have to give them a key, either. Best of all, you’ll never have to return home to a dark, cold house, because Z-Wave garage door openers make it easy to synchronize devices and set scenes. A smart homes means you come home to a warm, fully-lit home every night – no questions asked.

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