July 05, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
Now this is a smart home product, for those who like to call your residences intelligent rather than simply automated. HomeSeer Technologies has released its HSM100 Z-Wave multi-sensor, designed to sense motion, temperature and light.
Homeowners can use the HSM100 to control up to four other Z-Wave devices directly, and as with other Z-Wave products, the HSM100 is completely wireless. Those with HomeSeer-equipped homes can also use the HSM100 to activate more complex automation events for whole-house control of Z-Wave and non Z-Wave automation products, the company says.
The unit is based on the latest 300 series Z-Wave chip technology, and a built-in battery monitor may be programmed to alert HomeSeer users by email, phone or voice announcement when the battery needs to be changed.
HSM100 is designed to work seamlessly with Z-Wave products from companies such as Cooper, Leviton, Intermatic, Monster Cable and ACT.
Go to www.homeseer.com for more information.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.