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11 Z-Wave Home Automation Co’s at CES 2014 (Part 1)

Check out the first recessed Z-Wave door sensor, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of dubious value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.


Z-Wave products at CES 2014 include flood sensor from Fibaro, recessed door sensor from Aeotec, smoke detector from Enerwave, and Thermostat Display Control from Leviton.

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Many of the “traditional” home automation companies catering to the custom channel will be absent at CES 2014, but you’ll find a good chunk of smart-home goodies at the Z-Wave Pavilion and just next door at the Leviton booth (formerly Home Automation Inc.).

Here are some of the companies exhibiting at the booth and a few new products they’re showing, covering the first half of the alphabet. The rest of the alphabet is coming soon.

In the following slide show, check out the first recessed door sensor with Z-Wave, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of questionable value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.

Easier, just breeze through the slide show to catch all of the companies and their latest products

Aeotec/Aeon Labs
First Z-Wave recessed door sensor; Z-Wave smart bulb coming soon

Arrayent
Home automation platform powering Whirlpool, Maytag, Monster, Mattel

Black Sumac
Piper Z-Wave home automation in a video camera form factor

Enerwave
Z-Wave curtain controls, smoke detector

Fibaro
Z-Wave smoke detector, flood detector, home automation system

Greenwave Reality
Lighting and home automation using 6LoWPAN

Homeseer
$199 system built on Raspberry Pi

Honeywell
TAM Z-Wave/Wi-Fi controller retails for less than $200

Kwikset
Traditional Z-Wave locks and new Bluetooth Kevo of questionable value

Linear/2Gig
Security/home automation system now with two cloud services - Alarm.com and Telular/Telguard

Leviton (formerly HAI)
New Thermostat Display Control



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