September 2, 2020
The (frustrating) short answer to whether Nest and Z-Wave will work together is yes and no. Right now, there are some direct compatibility problems between Z-Wave technology and Nest thermo stats, but there are also plugins that can be used to work around that. So, if you are the proud owner of a new Nest system, don’t expect it to work perfectly with Z-Wave just yet. The good news is, there are ways that you can get the two systems interacting smoothly together.
Having a Z-Wave hub is a great way to automate a home safely and effectively. These types of hubs have a lot to offer homeowners, as they allow for a high level of home automation. That’s true of all types of systems for home automation, generally, but they can’t all compete at the level that Z-Wave does.
Any homeowner who has worked with Z-Wave sees the value of it and the benefits that can be offered, and that’s a great way for anyone who wants to automate their home to be introduced to a system that does what they need. But Z-Wave doesn’t include every device that a homeowner might want (though the latest panels are compatible with more than 100 Z-Wave devices), and some already have devices and components from other types of systems. If that’s the case, it’s important to combine those systems and make it into one great home automation option. That’s where concerns about integration between systems come in, since not every device and system are compatible with one another.
Working with a company that offers home automation and security means getting a great deal on a number of options. Nest, for example, can offer the opportunity to control lights and thermostats, and to lock and unlock doors from a smartphone app. These kinds of things can even be done from far away, which works to keep a home and its contents safer when a homeowner is at work, on vacation, or otherwise away from the house.
However, if you don’t want to face restrictions on the types of devices you can use with your smart home, then Nest might not be the right choice. Thankfully, there are other options out there for you to navigate and choose between while planning out your smart home. When searching, evaluate the needs of your home and the level of integration you’re wanting to include.
One of the advantages to a home security company is help with device integration. In addition to that, homeowners who are looking for a security company should look for:
ease of installation
24/7 professional monitoring
good customer service
fast response times
high quality equipment
With all of those things going for it, a package from Brinks Home can provide value to any homeowner who’s looking to make their home truly secure and automated. Brinks Home also provide families with smart home security equipment that can communicate with networks, like Z-Wave. This lets all your devices work together to keep your family protected around the clock.
Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.
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