How To Make Your Home Smart

These days our lives are ruled by technology more and more.  With the use of smart products our homes for instance, can be more safe and efficient.  There are so many smart home products out there that we can use.  One of the best inventions that we have available now is Z Wave Technology.  It is a system for communication among devices used for home automation.  Here are some of the smart products I’ve tried in our home…….

Kwik Set Smart Home Lock

This smart home lock lets you set a passcode to unlock the door and you can lock the house with one button. It also allows  you to use your old house keys if you want.  If someone breaks in, it has an alarm. If you leave the door unlocked, it will automatically lock by itself.  What I love about this is it connects to Z wave through your wifi and you can ask Siri from your iPhone to lock and unlock the door.

Z Wave Wall Switches

This smart switch enables you to control lights on or off wirelessly at any time of the day.  It has a small LED light that makes it easy to locate it in a dark room.  It can also be controlled through an app on your smartphone.


Dimmer Lamp Module

Other lights such as desk lamps or table lamps, and floor lamps can be plugged into to this unit, connects to Z wave and can be controlled through you smartphone.  If I’m in the back room and I want the table lamp off in the living room, all I have to do is ask Siri to turn off the living room table lamp, or push a button on the app on my iPhone.

Wink Hub 2

The Wink Hub 2 is a server box that  connects to wifi or internet which communicates with light switches, door sensors, window sensors, thermostats, motion detectors, security devices, and door locks.  Wink has its own app to use on your smartphone to control devices connected to it.  You can set up rules on the app like “turn on the lights at sunset” depending on which lights you select.  The app also walks you through every easy step on how to do this.

Ring Doorbell 

With this doorbell  “you are always home”.  I love that you can answer the door from anywhere just using your smartphone.  It has an HD camera with night vision that provides a clear view from your front door, night or day.  I love that it installs easily in minutes.  You can install it anywhere with its built-in rechargeable battery, as well as connect it  to your existing doorbell wiring.  The motion-triggered alerts sent through the Ring app notifies you of arriving guests or deliveries. You will  never miss any activity in your home because of its cloud recording.


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