Linear WO15Z-1 - Z-Wave AC Wall Outlet Reviews
Submitted on 06/12/2020 Alarm Grid
The Linear WO15Z-1 is a Z-Wave outlet that is designed to replace an existing in-wall outlet. Installing this unit will allow you to control your connected devices remotely using an interactive platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. The WO15Z-1 has both a controlled outlet and a pass-through outlet that is always on and does not have Z-Wave functionality. The device is very versatile, and it will work nicely with almost any Z-Wave controller. However, it has since been discontinued in favor of newer and more advanced models. And since this model isn't Z-Wave Plus, we really can't recommend it for most users. It isn't bad by any means, but it only gets a 4-Star rating from us.
There are many things to like about Linear WO15Z-1. For one, it allows for remote operation through an interactive service platform. The pass-through outlet is a nice touch, as you can still have a device connected for traditional, non-Z-Wave control. The fact that the WO15Z-1 can be used with pretty much any Z-Wave controller is a nice aspect, as it really gives you great freedom and flexibility in adding it to your network.
But the downsides to the Linear WO15Z-1 should not be ignored. The sensor is discontinued, and you will be unlikely to find it new. But if you find a used model, then it should still work well. The Linear WO15Z-1 uses classic Z-Wave technology, rather than newer and better Z-Wave Plus communication. This isn't a big deal if your network already has a lot of classic Z-Wave devices or your automation hub is only standard Z-Wave, but if you are mostly using Z-Wave Plus devices with a Z-Wave Plus controller, then it's often best to just add exclusively Z-Wave Plus devices if you can. Not to mention that Z-Wave Plus offers better wireless range. With these downsides in mind, we give the Linear WO15Z-1 a 4-Star rating. It is good, but you are usually better off finding a Z-Wave Plus device.
Good: Remote Operation, Pass-Through Outlet, Versatile
Bad: Discontinued, Classic Z-Wave
Bottom Line: 4 Stars