For those who didn’t find the the Garage Door Controller at their local store, you may now order them online at http://www.lowes.com/pd_589237-78427-GD-00Z-1_0_.
The news is released from CEpro.com where they explain that it’s made from a company called Linear and it will work with your existing garage door opener and it runs on Z-Wave. They also mention that it will be sold for $99 and will be shipped on March 2014.
That’s great but I couldn’t just stop here, and had to find out more about this Linear (linearcorp.com) company.
After receiving the 2nd generation range extenders, I’m still not sure what the improvement are. It’s been said that it was to enhance the Z-wave devices, but I can’t seem to make a clear distinction on the enhancement.
After a while I started to think maybe they sent me the wrong range extender by mistake and it’s still the first generation. So I had to void the warranty and open them up to take a look inside for any changes.
Does this email message look familiar to you?
Do you get this way too often?
I’ve receive this message for my GE dimmer light switch all the time, but it didn’t bug me to much consider it’s just a message and the light switch would disconnect and reconnect pretty quickly. Sometimes though it does take a little while but it didn’t happen that often. It’s always been on my to-do list to figure this out one day. Continue reading
I need to credit reader fmollenkopf for his comment on 10/7/13 regarding the blind controller is from the company somfysystems.com. I wasn’t able to verify the video which he mention which is why I didn’t provide it on yesterdays post.
I was however able to verify that the information does show on the Bali website where you need to click on the tab for “Home automation” and you’ll notice the line that says “The new Z-Wave to Radio Technology Somfy® Interface (ZRTSI) enables motorized blinds and shades to be compatible with Z-wave based home automation systems“
The odd thing is that I wasn’t able to find this controller (ZRTSI) on the Somfy website, but I did find it at automatedshadestore.com where they state it’s a new product since 9/16/2013 and they even provided a PDF installation instructions from Somfy.
After my failed attempt to find official supported Siren from Iris, I decided to find an alternative. I ran some Google searches for “z wave siren” which lead me to an image that looks exactly like the one Lowe’s offered but it had a different brand. It’s called Everspring model SE812-2. Once I figured out the brand and model it was easier to search for it.
As you can see from below the image from Amazon and the screen shot taken from the Lowe’s Youtube video. It looks identical.