Kwikset Home Connect App: What Is It?
The Kwikset Home Connect app is a smart home automation system that connects your home’s devices to the internet via Wi-Fi. You can control them from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. The Kwikset Home Connect app allows you to set up schedules, turn lights on/off, dim the lights, and more.
You can even use it to control other connected appliances such as washer & dryer, coffee maker, dishwasher, garage door opener, security system etc. The Kwikset Home Connect app is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
There are two versions of the Kwikset Home Connect app available: SmartCode 916 and SmartCode 917. Both apps allow you to control different types of devices including lights, locks, thermostat etc. However, only SmartCode 916 supports the Kwikset HZ-5102A thermostat.
What Are Some Of The Features Of The Kwikset Home Connect App?
You can control various devices like lights, locks, thermostat etc. You can also schedule events such as turning off lights at night time and turning on lights during certain hours. Notifications are sent to your phone such as when doors are opened or closed.
You can receive instant message notifications, such as the door was opened.
How Do I Download The Home Connect App?
You can download the Home Connect app from either the App Store or Google Play. After you have downloaded it, you will need to set up an account and connect your devices. You can then start controlling your lights, door locks, thermostats etc.
What Is The Technology Behind Home Connect?
Home Connect uses Z-wave technology to control your devices. Z-wave is the latest in wireless connectivity and can transmit information up to 150 feet. Z-wave uses a low-power wireless radio frequency to send data between the hub and devices like lights, locks, and thermostats.
It works with almost every home automation device.
What Devices Are Compatible With The Home Connect App?
The devices included in the Home Connect Starter Kit are all compatible with this app. This includes the lock, touchpad, motion sensor, door/window sensors, and the smart bulb. The starter kit also comes with the SmartBridge which acts as the main hub for the system.
Other Z-wave products such as lights, cameras, thermostats, shades, and garage door openers are also compatible with this system. Just remember to buy a SmartBridge Gen5 hub to act as the main connection between all your devices and the app.
The app is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, Nest Learning Thermostat, Samsung SmartThings, and Wink.
What Are Some Of The Features Of The SmartBridge?
The SmartBridge connects all your home automation devices together and allows you to control them using the app on your phone or tablet. The SmartBridge uses Z-wave technology to communicate between your devices and the app. It can handle hundreds of devices and uses Wi-Fi to send information to the cloud.
The SmartBridge works with many 3rd party device such as garage door openers, sensors, lights, locks, thermostats, and more.
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