Zooz, a prominent manufacturer of Z-Wave-enabled smart home devices, has recently upped its game with the release three distinct smart home device kits: The Z-Box Security Kit, the Z-Box Flood/Water Protection Kit, and the Z-Box Smart Garage Door Kit. The offerings are built around common use cases for smart technology in the home.
According to Zooz, each kit has been curated to provide users with a simple introduction to smart home technology using devices and sensors pulled from the company’s extensive portfolio and anchored by the Z-Box, a proprietary smart home hub designed for the Z-Wave ecosystem. However, as Zooz also notes, each system can be built upon and upgraded along the way.
Originally built to capitalize on many of the key features of Z-Wave, the Z-Box Hub, while acting as the central control setup for the kits can also act as a central automation hub for all Z-Wave products. This means that while a user can start with a home security kit from Zooz, they can add onto it and extend the functionality using other Z-Wave devices operation on the Z-Box Hub.
In essence, each of the new Z-Box kits act as a foundational base for smart home automations, giving users a simple introduction while opening the option for easy to install upgrades down the line.
Z-Box Security Kit
Equipped with an online interface for set-up, the security kit comes with two Zooz Z-Wave Plus XS open/close sensors, one Zooz Z-Wave Plus motion sensor, and one Zooz 800 Series Z-Wave Long Range DC signal sensor that acts as a smart bridge to analog smoke and CO detectors.
Beyond the included Zooz devices, users can add additional Z-Wave certified devices from different brands to help them cover more security and automation scenarios.
As an added unique feature, the alarm panel in the Z-Box Hub comes with a virtual keypad that mimics traditional alarm systems. Users also have the choice to run the entire system offline and locally or connect to the cloud for expanded functionality, without contracts or subscription fees.
The Z-Box Security Kit is available now for a sale price of $169.95.
Z-Box Flood/Water Protection Kit
The water protection kit comes with one Zooz Z-Wave Plus Titan water valve actuator and two Zooz Z-Wave Plus water leak sensors.
When deployed in conjunction with the included water sensors, the Titan valve actuator is a retrofit solution that does not require any tools for installation and can be used to shut off the water valve if water is detected.
The kit also includes a wired leak probe that allows the Titan to protect the area around it even without any wireless connectivity.
The Zooz Flood/Water Protection Kit is available now for a sale price of $279.80.
Z-Box Smart Garage Door Kit
With this kit, users can monitor and control the garage door from anywhere, receive notifications if the door is open at the wrong time of day or night, and close the door with the touch of a button on a smartphone.
This kit includes one Zooz Z-Wave Plus Multi-Relay, which can automate up to three garage gates, as well as two Zooz Z-Wave Plus XS tilt/shock sensors which can be deployed to instantly upgrade nearly any garage door and controller combination and make it smart. With the Z-Box Hub, users can create automations that simultaneously simplify and secure home access every day.
The Zooz Smart Garage Door Kit is available now for a sale price of $158.80.
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