Wednesday, May 05, 2010

On a plane headed to Costa Rica...and forgot to turn off the lights?

Yep, there’s an app for that. It is called “Schlage Link.”

Here are some thoughts about it from Melanie Stinson, director of Brand Engagements at Stinson Brand Innovation.

It is a free download, and it can control several Schlage home devices. The “free” aspect is a little misleading because, as you might guess, that would be impossible without some technology on the other side.

That technology is the Z-Wave home automation module which requires a $12.99 monthly service plan and purchasing the Schlage LiNK Starter Kit for $299.

Z-Wave is a next-generation wireless ecosystem 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. 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.

If my refrigerator had something to say to me, would I want to know what it was?

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Z-wave is an amazing technology and Schlage makes it an affordable addition to your home automation system. Especially now that Schlage LiNK changed its monthly fee fee from $12.99 to $8.99 plus 2 months free trial for new customers. It looks like Schlage is truly committed to hearing customer feedback like yours and making significantly improvements to the LiNK product, starting with the decreased monthly fee. From what I have heard there will be no change in the level of service customers have come to expect with Schlage LiNK. This means “the app that turns your lights on” and can control you temperature is more affordable than ever, this is the perfect opportunity to try the Schlage LiNK system.

I know Schlage will continue to deliver improvements and benefits based on your feedback.

You can learn more here:

Let me know if you have any question about the new subscription fee or any other Schlage product as I do work with Schlage, I just thought you might like the update.