Z-Wave

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018 • Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

By Julie Jacobson · May 1, 2018 • Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Review: Kwikset Obsidian Lock Delivers Style and Safety

By Robert Archer · April 11, 2018 • Engineered with modern industrial design, 128-bit security encryption, and Z-Wave connectivity, the Kwikset Obsidian smart locks integrates into a variety of homes without compromising safety.

Eaton Home Automation Hub Integrates with Honeywell, Kwikset, Denon and More

By Robert Archer · March 13, 2018 • The Eaton Home Automation Hub works with Honeywell Lyric thermostats, Kwikset locks, Denon HEOS music systems, Clare Control security devices, and Eaton's own Z-Wave based line of lighting controls.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

By Julie Jacobson · February 6, 2018 • At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added

Sigma Acquisition Collapses, but Silicon Labs Could Buy Z-Wave Assets for Cheap

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Z-Wave developer Sigma Designs (SIGM) fails to meet terms of acquisition, but IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) could buy Z-Wave assets on the cheap, or the whole thing could be a big mess.

5 CES Quickies: Braille Watch, Water Shut-off, Bike Desk, More

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • CES 2018: Smart watch speaks Braille, Loctek has people biking while working, Guardian shuts off water valve, Bite Helper soothes, Qarnot is not.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Now Toshiba Has Home Automation Hub: New Symbio with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Camera, Alexa

By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • Toshiba has its turn with a home-automation hub, debuting at CES 2018, that does more than the next guy's -- includes ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, intercom, camera, Alexa voice control, sensors ....

HomeSeer’s New Z-Wave Switches have Multicolored LEDs that Respond to Home-Automation Events

By Julie Jacobson · January 2, 2018 • HomeSeer's new 200 Series Z-Wave switches and dimmers provide at-a-glance status reports on the smart home via multicolored LEDs.

30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017 • Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.

Pros & Cons of Curated Smart-Home Ecosystems vs. Open IoT Platforms

By Julie Jacobson · December 8, 2017 • Open smart-home ecosystems with extreme integration capabilities might look good on paper, but curated IoT solutions can improve user experience. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

10 Reasons Why Silicon Labs’ Acquisition of Sigma is Awesome for Z-Wave

By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2017 • IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

By Julie Jacobson · November 24, 2017 • CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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