Verizon and Sigma Designs release Z-Wave technology for the home

Oct 12, 2011
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Verizon and Sigma Designs release Z-Wave technology for the home

It's time to get a newly minted handle on everything electronic in your home, here provided by Verizon and Sigma Designs through Z-Wave Control technology. This system will be called "Verizon Home monitoring and Control" and is now available in the USA to all Verizon customers. You'll be able to lock doors remotely, see your home via networked cameras, and adjust, set, and control your thermostats, appliances, and lights. All of this is done through a gateway device that will, over time, be enabled to work with Internet-based connections via iOS and Android.

All you'll need to do is pay a monthly charge of $9.99 after purchasing the devices you need to hook your whole house up, and connections you shall have! There are three different equipment packages you can choose from (listed below), and the monthly price appears at the moment to be the same regardless of your choice. You'll be able to do all sorts of stuff like flipping on and off the lights in your kids rooms while you're not there to drive them nuts and watch them through your networked cameras to see all the fear in their eyes when they think its ghosts!

You can get energy monitoring gadgets as well, thermostats, adapters to control appliances, and a sensor that can be placed on the circuit box to measure electricity use throughout the whole of your home. There's remote door locks, again, advanced level cameras that can pan and tilt on command and get installed outdoors, window and door sensors, and light sensors.

The three kits available are thus:

Verizon Home Monitoring Kit - $69.99
• Gateway Device
• Indoor Camera
• Indoor Light Module

Verizon Energy Control Kit - $169.99
• Gateway Device
• Appliance Switch 110 Volt
• Smart Thermostat
• Energy Reader - Free ($99.99 Value)
• Remote Control

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Kit - $219.99
• Gateway Device
• Indoor Camera
• Appliance Switch 110 Volt
• Smart Thermostat
• Indoor Light Module
• Energy Reader - Free ($99.99 Value)
• Remote Control

And again then the monthly $9.99. Seem like the deal for you?


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