It’s a popular topic this time of year – goals, getting organized and maybe even setting resolutions. While sometimes it can feel like a daunting task, keeping goals and establishing new routines does not have to be a chore, when there are smart products enabled by Z-Wave technology to help keep you on track and in charge. In fact, with the right technologies integrated into your home, following schedules, appointments, and deadlines has never been easier and less stressful. Z-Wave products handle many mundane household tasks—turning on and off lights, ceiling fans, and other electronic devices; adjusting the settings of thermostats; locking doors and shutting down AV equipment—so you can focus on getting to all the important places you need to be—on time and well prepared. Here’s how:
You Operate on a Schedule and So Can Your Home:
Z-Wave devices can be automated to function according to a preset schedule. For example, Z-Wave light switches can wake up when you do, illuminating a pathway from the bedroom to the kitchen without requiring you to flip a single toggle. Later, when everyone leaves for work and school, engaging a Z-Wave door lock can command the lights to turn off—but only if it’s after 8 a.m. Motorized window shades, thermostats, lawn sprinklers, and other smart devices can fall into a similar pattern, too.
Deal with disruptions with the swipe of a finger:
There’s a lot that can throw a wrench into your day. The kids can lose a housekey, a pipe can spring a leak, or an important package can disappear from the porch. You can manage these and other mishaps from anywhere—your car, office desk, coffee shop--by connecting to Z-Wave devices directly from your smartphone. House keys are no longer a concern when there’s a Z-Wave lock installed on your door, for example. The kids and other authorized users just hold their smartphones to an integrated reader to gain access to the house. You can also unlock and lock the door remotely from your own phone—a handy way to let in an unexpected guest. Z-Wave sensors, meanwhile, can keep you apprised of situations in and around the house. That leaky pipe? A Z-Wave water sensor can alert you via text message; from your phone, you can instruct a Z-Wave water valve to turn off the water supply until the issue is resolved. As for porch pirates—you can fend them off with a Z-Wave security camera that flashes a light when it senses motion and a door lock with integrated speaker that lets you verbally warn the culprit to leave the property by speaking into your smartphone.
Relax and Unwind
It’s important for your physical and mental well-being to schedule time for rest and relaxation. Z-Wave technology provides a much-needed break from the daily hustle. You can kick back with a movie or music without interruption, letting a Z-Wave security camera keep an eye on the house. Should the doorbell ring during a movie, you can access a live view of the Z-Wave camera from your smartphone to determine if it’s simply a delivery that can be left at the door or something that needs your immediate attention, for example. Meanwhile, you can let a Z-Wave controller keep the lights, thermostat, ceiling fans, and other devices right on schedule.
Z-Wave products are affordable, easy to set up and can always be adjusted should your needs or routine change. It’s technology that adapts to your life so you can stay on track and in control no matter how hectic your day gets.