Whether you're a techie or not you've likely heard of CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. CES is the place where companies come to launch their newest gadgets and gear and it gives shoppers a chance to see what's coming in the next few years.
A constantly evolving trend spotted at this mega-show? Smart home technology of course, and Z-Wave was present in full-force. If you follow us on social media you may have seen photos or video of the Z-Wave Experience Home – a live demo with mock rooms fully decked out in Z-Wave gear or the Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion exhibiting over 50 members and their Z-Wave compatible products.
Let's take a look at some new Z-Wave products that were demoed at the show.
Want everything you need for water damage prevention management in your home pieced together in one cohesive package? The Guardian from Dome by Elexa offers just that with a system that not only notifies about water leaks and potential flooding, but actively works to stop them.
The Fibaro Button is a Z-Wave scene controller that allows you to quickly activate or deactivate any device or scene within the home by simply pressing down on it. This fun device is available in 8 different colors to fit any décor (we love this one in blue!) and can be mounted to virtually anywhere in your home.
New to smart home technology? Smart lighting like the Jasco Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Bulb is a great way to get started. Couple these bulbs with the new Z-Wave GE Smart Multi Sensors and Motion Sensors, and you have an energy efficient smart home with functions like wirelessly triggered scenes that automatically turn lights on when you enter a room and shut off once you've left.
A smart home offers not only convenience but also the promise of a more secure and manageable home. The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock Z-Wave model operates exclusively via the touchscreen or through your phone. That's right, no more keys! Simply type in a personal code to unlock the door and gain access.
Looking for even more ways to manage home security? This doorbell sensor from Nexia sends an alert directly to your smartphone when your doorbell has been rung, and can even sync with a Nexia outdoor camera so that you can monitor and view anyone who may be on your front porch or doorstep while you're away.
Smart home technology doesn't have to mean just smart bulbs or locks – it can be a great fit for home décor as well. Use Z-Wave technology to sync LED lighting via these easy to install strips with your smart home scenes and accent your home with over 16 million color combinations.
These are just a few of the many smart home products that work with Z-Wave (over 1,700 certified products worldwide!) so be sure to take a look around the Z-Wave site for even more smart home gear. Our solutionspage makes it easy to find everything you need for the way you and your family lives.