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.
Julie Jacobson · December 26, 2013
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
First Z-Wave recessed door sensor; Z-Wave smart bulb coming soon
Home automation platform powering Whirlpool, Maytag, Monster, Mattel
Piper Z-Wave home automation in a video camera form factor
Z-Wave curtain controls, smoke detector
Z-Wave smoke detector, flood detector, home automation system
Lighting and home automation using 6LoWPAN
$199 system built on Raspberry Pi
TAM Z-Wave/Wi-Fi controller retails for less than $200
Traditional Z-Wave locks and new Bluetooth Kevo of questionable value
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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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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