How to Shop for Your Smart Home on Amazon Prime Day

Smart tips - October 10, 2022

How to Shop for Your Smart Home on Amazon Prime Day

For years, consumers have nabbed great Black Friday-level deals during Amazon’s highly anticipated yearly event, Prime Day. Usually, it happens in July, but this year Amazon has added a second opportunity to save on everything from clothing and sports gear to beauty products and even smart devices for the home. The inaugural second annual Prime Day takes place Oct. 11-12. It gives Amazon Prime members a huge head-start on holiday savings.

If you’ve ever thought about tricking out your house with smart doorbells, locks, security cameras, light switches and more, be sure to go to Amazon and fill up your cart. Entering Z-Wave smart home products in the search bar of the Amazon site pulls up a plethora of items. Admittedly, it’s a lot to digest, so to make your shopping experience easier, we’ve built a comprehensive list of Z-Wave-compatible Prime deals, starting with a Ring Alarm Base Station.

This base station functions as the foundation of a smart home ecosystem. It synchronizes the operation of various Z-Wave devices, enabling them to work as one cohesive system. Most homes and families realize significant benefits from an alarm system and the Ring Alarm Base Station comes packaged with a good assortment of sensors for complete home protection. These sensors connect wirelessly via Z-Wave technology to the Ring Alarm Base Station, enabling it to send an alert to your phone whenever a motion, door or window sensor trips. Also, from your phone, you can instruct the Base Station to arm and disarm the sensors. On its own, a Ring Alarm package offers a lot of bang for the buck, yet it’s perfectly capable of monitoring and managing other Z-Wave-compatible products for even tighter security and convenient home control.

To this “starter” security system, add a First Alert Z-Wave Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Just as it does with its packaged sensors, the Ring Alarm Base Station makes sure you know when this accessory detects trouble. 

Two other great additions are a Z-Wave keyless door lock and Z-Wave video doorbell. Amazon carries several brands of each; you’ll recognize names like Schlage and Yale in the door lock section. Connected to the Ring Alarm Base Station a door lock can be locked and unlocked from a Ring app on your phone and you can receive ongoing alerts of the door status, a great way to keep track of the comings and goings of family members. Similarly, users can add on a  video doorbell capable of alerting homeowners  when its built-in camera notices someone walks towards the front door. You’ll be able to view the video, and if it’s someone who needs to come inside, like a neighbor dropping off a package, you can simply unlock the door temporarily right from your phone—security and convenience in one!

From here, extend your Z-Wave system with other goodies from Amazon: Z-Wave compatible light switches, motorized window shades, thermostat, and smart plugs. Now, when the door unlocks, the Ring Alarm Base Station’s cue that you’ve arrived home, the lights can activate, the shades can open, and the thermostat can adjust.

There are many more Z-Wave devices available via Amazon Prime; this shopping list is a good place to start and with Amazon Prime Days right around the corner, a good time to purchase. And if you are thinking of waiting to outfit your home with Matter devices, it has been announced that companies are already working on developing Z-Wave to Matter bridging solutions that will ensure you smart home remains interoperable. With an established certified device ecosystem over 4,000 devices strong, Z-Wave is the perfect place to start given the vast selection available to end-users.

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