2014 Product of the Year Entrant
URC TRF-ZW1 Total Control Z-Wave® Extender
Small on size but huge on connectivity capabilities, URC’s TRF-ZW1 Z-Wave® extender is the ideal gateway to control countless popular Z-Wave-enabled products. As a seamless part of URC’s Total Control® whole house automation line, the TRF-ZW1 Z-Wave® extender opens up Total Control to the broadly appealing world of integration with countless Z-Wave® enabled products. It provides a gateway for two-way control of two-way enabled Z-Wave door locks, lighting and more such as Yale, Baldwin, Kwikset, Schlage, Cooper, Leviton and GE and many other Z-Wave pieces. It’s a valuable, simple add-on for consumers who are purchasing a whole-house control system. And because it’s a Total Control device, the TRF-ZW1 easily connects to the MRX-10 — the “brains” of the Total Control system” and will plug-and-play with any of URC’s Total Control remotes, keypads and touchscreens. Thanks to an online service, users can enjoy advanced features including password-protected setup, secure access and control of each Z-wave device from a computer or their iDevices like an iPad® or iPhone® from anywhere — inside or outside the home. So, by using the smart devices they’re already used to, customers can check on things, adjust them from afar, receive email and SMS text notifications when actions occur such as when the kids arrive home and open a door, or a spouse pulls their car into the garage. Also, users can view activity history of Z-Wave system products. And, with the URC “macro integration” feature, homeowners can enter a user code into a Z-Wave door lock and based on that personalized code, have the system’s controller set the house the way that homeowner prefers it. With Total Control and the Z-Wave Extender, users have the ultimate in secure access, control and convenience.
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With Z-Wave home control leading the way to help users connect to items in their home or workplace using wireless technology, the TRF-ZW1 improves the robust functionality of URC’s Total Control system giving users full control of most any electronic subsystems. Priced better than comparable pieces in the custom market, there are no licensing fees required to enable Z-Wave devices. Additionally, an annual subscription is available for user setup and advanced features without the need for servicing from the Installer, for $2.00 per month! Because security and personal protection is top of mind for many homeowners, URC has added security features that create exceptional peace of mind. No matter where you are, you can monitor and allow access to your home, or turn on a light you forgot when leaving. From pre-teens hanging in their bedrooms to whoever’s preparing family dinner in the kitchen, users can stay exactly where they are and look on the connected Total Control remote or their iDevice to see who’s at the door. With Z-Wave door locks, users can set alerts for whenever a person enters the home or even instantly turn on all the lights in the house as soon they pull into the driveway. Users can also enjoy the benefit of having the house look lived in even when everyone is away by setting certain room lights to go on and off at pre-determined times resulting in unquestionable piece of mind — and adjust these settings from virtually anywhere in the world. The optional annual subscription service allows access of the TRF-ZW1 online from any location to enable secure, password-protected setup and control of the user’s Z-Wave devices. Users can receive email and SMS text notifications when doors are opened, see activity history, status of connected Z-Wave products and adjust their own settings at any time.
The ability to gain greater access to security and personal protection, in many instances, is a must-have addition for customers who buy a whole house automation system. URC’s TRF-ZW1 Z-Wave Extender is the natural choice for users to enter the foray of Z-Wave integration with a Total Control system and enjoy the added security benefits they’re looking for. It provides two-way control for two-way enabled Z-Wave products (e.g., Schlage, Baldwin, Qwikset, Black & Decker, Yale, Leviton, Cooper, GE and more). URC’s TRF-ZW1 Z-Wave extender also provides advanced features via an extremely affordable annual service for $2.00 per month that allows access of the TRF-ZW1 online from any location to enable password-protected setup and control. User benefits include email and SMS text notifications when doors are opened plus the ability to see history and/or status of connected Z-Wave products.
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