New Products: DSC Iotega, Z-Wave Plus Light Switches & ToolsPosted By Michael Goris
Hi DIYers! We are here to announce today that we have some new products available on our site. Our new offerings include the DSC Iotega Alarm System, several new Z-Wave Plus in-wall light switches, and even some hand tools that you can use to install your security system and sensors!
First we will talk about the DSC Iotega System. The Iotega is one of the newest alarm systems from DSC. This is one of the few systems on the market with Apple HomeKit support. It is the only system that can support both HomeKit and PowerG Sensors. These wireless sensors are great, as they offer an astounding range of up to 2km in open air (4km with wireless repeater) and 128-bit AES encryption for added wireless protection.
Alarm Grid already sells the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus with PowerG support, which is one of our most favorite systems. We also sell the HomeKit-ready Resideo Lyric Alarm System, an exceptional system in its own right. But if you want to use both PowerG Sensors and Apple HomeKit, then you are stuck with the DSC Iotega.
The Iotega has a major drawback in that it does not support local programming. This makes the panel a poor choice for DIY users, as they cannot complete their own programming. But if you need a HomeKit-compatible system with PowerG support, the Iotega fulfills that niche. The system is also compatible with the Alarm.com interactive platform for remote access, Z-Wave Plus control and more. Please note that cellular monitoring service is require to use Alarm.com.
In addition to the DSC Iotega With Built-In Verizon LTE Communicator, we also now sell an Iotega 3-1 System Kit (System w/ Three (3) Door and Window Contacts & One (1) Motion Sensor), an Iotega Touchscreen Keypad and a desk mount for the touchscreen keypad.
Next for our new product releases are a plethora of new in-wall Z-Wave Plus smart lighting switches from Go!Control and GE. These products are great for any homeowner who wants to take smart control over their lights for remote operation and smart scene functionality. Go!Control and GE both offer some fantastic smart lighting devices, and we are excited to add these products to our growing lineup.
Perhaps the smart lighting device we are most excited about is the Go!Control WT00Z5-1 Z-Wave 3-Way Smart Switch. This in-wall switch controls lighting loads already connected with a load-bearing switch or dimmer. The module can connect with up to five (5) load-bearing switches for 7-way operation. Fewer load-bearing devices can be used if that is all that is needed for the setup.
But what makes the Go!Control WT00Z5-1 unique is that it eliminates the need for a traveler wire. Instead, the module uses Z-Wave Plus technology to send all communication signals. All you need to do for setup is connect the 120VAC line and a neutral wire. This is great for DIY installers who may not feel comfortable running a traveler wire.
Other Z-Wave Plus devices now available from Alarm Grid include:
- Go!Control WD500Z5-1 Z-Wave Wall Dimmer Switch
- GoControl WS15Z5-1 Z-Wave Smart Light Switch
- Go!Control PS15EMZ5-1 Z-Wave Plug-in Appliance Module
- Go!Control PD300EMZ5-1 Z-Wave Plug-In, 300W Dimmer Module
- GE 28170 Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer
- GE 28172 Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Switch
- GE 14318 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Switch
- GE 14294 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Dimmer
- GE 14287 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Control
- GE 12723 Z-Wave In-Wall Add-On 3-Way Switch
Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures of the new Z-Wave Plus devices quite yet. But we hope to have them on the site in the near future.
Finally, we have a few hand tools that can help new users install their systems and sensors. These new offerings include the a wire stripper tool, a digital multimeter, a 6-in-1 screwdriver, and 13-piece screwdriver set. Not only are these tools great for setting up your system, they are also perfect for using around the house or around the shop in general. They are all high quality tools that make an excellent addition to any tool set.
- Jonard Wire Stripper Tool
- Pro'sKit Digital Multimeter
- Platinum Tools 6-in-1 Screwdriver
- Platinum Tools 13-Piece Mini Screwdriver Set
We hope that our new and existing customers can put these latest Alarm Grid products to good use. If you have any questions about these new products, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing these new products!