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Z Wave Technology Appears in Apple’s iPhone Commercial

A recent Apple commercial features some of the benefits you recieve with Z-Wave Technology

The Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system uses Z-wave technology to control your lights, thermostat, locks and even appliances from anywhere. It is a standard feature of the system.

To learn more about this unique system call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at www,burnsandmcbride.com

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Home Security 101 – What is “Z-Wave”?

Z-Wave: The New Standard in Wireless Remote Control

Z-Wave makes any home a “smart home” – quickly, easily and affordably! Z-Wave is a wireless system that lets all your home electronics “talk” to each other, and to you, via remote control. It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and cabinets – sort of like a baby monitor. Z-Wave control can be added to almost any electronic device in your house, even devices that you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “intelligent,” such as appliances, window shades, thermostats and home lighting.


Z-Wave ties all your home electronics into one integrated wireless network, with no complicated programming and no new cables to run. Any Z-Wave enabled device can be  added to this network, and many non-Z-Wave devices can be made compatible by simply plugging them into a Z-Wave accessory module. In seconds, your device gets joined to the network and can communicate wirelessly with other Z-Wave modules and controllers.

And Z-Wave lets you control these devices in ways that give you complete command even when you’re not at home yourself. You can control your Z-Wave household remotely from a PC and the Internet from anywhere in the world…even through your cell phone!

• Z-Wave Is Simple – Z-Wave control is easily added to almost any device in minutes. Simply plug the device you want to control into a Z-Wave module, and “join” it to your Z-Wave network!

• Z-Wave Is Modular – With Z-Wave, you can add as much or as little home control as you want over time.  You can add Z-Wave to a device, a room, a floor or the entire home, according to your needs and desires.

• Z-Wave Is Affordable – Unlike costly whole-home control systems that need special wiring and professional installation, Z-Wave is accessible and easy for the do-it-yourselfer.

• Z-Wave Is Powerful – Z-Wave’s intelligent mesh networking ‘understands” the present status of any enabled device, and gives you confirmation that your devices have received the automatic or manual control commands you want.

• Z-Wave Is Versatile – Z-Wave can be added to almost anything in your home that uses electricity, and gives you the power to control or monitor them from your home or away from home.

• Z-Wave Is Intelligent – Z-Wave enabled devices can work together as a team.  Have your garage door turn on your house lights when you come home. Have your door locks notify you when your children arrive home from school. Turn your downstairs lights off from upstairs.  Create your own intelligent control “scenes” with Z-Wave!

The Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system uses Z-wave technology to tie things like locks, thermostats and lights together so that you can control them whether you are home or away. To learn more about Burns & McBride’s Smart, Safe Home can help you – callus at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at www.burnsandmcbride.com

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Home Security 101 – Never Come Home to a Dark House!

No one likes to walk into a dark house.

With the Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system you don’t have to. Our system uses a technology called “Z-Wave” to control the lights in your home!

Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control is easily included in your Smart, Safe Home system. Think of it as a system that allows you to use a hand-held remote to control overhead lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps, thermostats, and small appliances in your home! It looks like a normal on/off switch but it has been “smartened-up”. It includes a small radio which lets it use Z-Wave technology to be controlled by your Burns & McBride Go!Control.

Z-Wave is an exciting new technology for wireless home automation. Z-Wave was designed to allow various devices in your home to talk to one another regardless of the manufacturer, and to be controlled from devices like your Burns & McBride Go!Control or your Smartphone. No wires are needed. You control indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, appliances and more with this easy-to-install and customizable system.

Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Controls—like all lighting controls—promote energy savings by fine-tuning usage. Turn on only what you need, when and where you need it, all at the touch of a button.

Z-Wave-certified products are compatible across all brands and are designed to work properly alongside most wireless home computer networks.

By the way, no matter how many lights you decide to control, there is no change in your monthly monitored fee.

We can design your new Smart, Safe Home system to turn on a light when you disarm the system.That way when you’re standing on the driveway and opening the back door, the lights are on and you are not walking into a dark house!

For more information on this exciting technology, call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmbride.com.

Product Details:The Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of hard-wired incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The contemporary switch includes a blue LED indicator light to easily locate the switch in a dark room. It features a gloss white finish that matches modern wall plates.Features:

  • Wirelessly control on/off functions of overhead lighting
  • Provides Z-Wave wireless and manual control
  • LED indicator light allows easy location of switch in dark room
  • Requires in-wall installation with hard-wired connections
  • Easily connects using existing wires
  • Capable of controlling compact fluorescent lighting

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