Z-Wave Stories June 21

With the wide range of smart home platforms currently on the market, opting to center your home’s automation around Z-Wave may not be your first thought. But adopting Z-Wave over alternatives like HomeKit and Alexa has some serious perks that are worth considering for anyone contemplating a more in-depth smart home. 

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Z-Wave Stories October 6, 2015

Following the release of its new Harmony Elite universal remote, Logitech is back today with a fresh add-on for your home theater setup. The new Harmony Home Hub Extender brings compatibility for Zigbee and Z-Wave products. This move further puts Logitech out in front of the competition when it comes to smart home control.

While Apple continues to develop its HomeKit platform, Logitech has slowly collected support from some of the biggest names in the smart home world. After all, what’s better than unlocking the front door with your remote?

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Z-Wave Stories September 24, 2015

Smart connected devices for our homes are becoming more commonplace, with technology giants like Apple and Samsung leading the way with support for a myriad of devices. Even Amazon has an internet-connected speaker that will control your lights, thermostat and more.

One of the biggest issues with this technology is price. Many consumers are not willing to pay the premium that comes with support for Apple’s HomeKit or other platforms like Z-Wave or Zigbee. Simply put, the deadbolt has worked in its existing state for decades, why upgrade it now?

Kwikset has been leading the charge on smartphone connected locks with its Kevo Bluetooth-enabled product. But for roughly $200, the adoption rate has been slow. Today, the lock maker has released a new deadbolt that drops a number of features but retains its internet connectivity in exchange for a lower price point.

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Z-Wave Stories August 21, 2015

The expanding list of SmartThings compatible sensors, outlets, thermometers, bulbs and more for your house is getting a new controller hub to keep everything connected. Come September, the next gen Samsung SmartThings hub will come available with a few special features in tow:

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Z-Wave Stories March 6, 2015

expiredMonoprice 15% off sitewide: MHD Action Camera $150 (Reg. $177), MFi Lightning cables $8, more

Monoprice is offering 15% off sitewide with coupon code MARCH15. This is a rare offer with no minimum order threshold to receive this discount. Monoprice offers a wide variety of electronics, gadgets and accessories, as well as being noted for build quality and competitive pricing. Monoprice states all orders of $75+ ship free, but we found some smaller items that included free shipping. This coupon code has a maximum order limit of $1,000 and is good through March 8th.

Standout deals when this coupon code is applied:

Monoprice also has MFi certified Lightning cables for $5.99 when applying this coupon code at checkout, $2 shipping applies on this purchase.

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Z-Wave Stories March 2, 2015

expiredHome: Monoprice smart lock $90 (orig. $164), kitchenware, more

Woot has the factory refurbished Philips Viva Airfryer (HD9220/26) in black for $119.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order.

Monoprice is offering the Z-Wave Electronic Door Lock for $90 shipped. That’s 41% or $64 under the regular listing and the lowest price we can find on this model.

This smart deadbolt lock works in tandem with other Z-wave smart home controllers and features multiple entry codes, timed entry schedules, and more. This is between $70 and $160 below most Z-wave compatible deadbolt options. While reviews are somewhat light, Monoprice customers have given this lock a 4/5 star rating.

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s notable home deals including a juicer/sorbet maker combo, kitchenware, tools and more:

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