My "smart home" now consists of just over 100 devices connected to a Samsung SmartThings hub that allow me plenty of convenience, comfort, and security features. Up until this point there had been one connected siren connected to the system which works well and is rather loud, but I wanted to get a second siren in order to make sure the alert signals could be heard loud and clear throughout the whole house. The original siren is from GoControl, and it is a Z-Wave device that runs on batteries. While I would have gladly added a second unit of the same kind, I was hoping to find something that was Z-Wave Plus and that was also AC powered.
My search led me to the ZOOZ
Z-Wave Plus ZSE01, as it offered Z-Wave Plus connectivity, an AC power adapter and battery backup, and the price was currently a few dollars less than the GoControl unit I had originally bought a few years ago. The ZSE01 is shown in the promotional image above, where we can see that it is not quite like the typical siren/strobe. ZOOZ's take on a strobe seems like it might have been inspired by a Pokemon Pokeball, considering the geometry and the color scheme. Before we take a look at the siren on hand, let's take a look at some of the features and specifications taken from the official product page
on the ZOOZ website.
» Audible and visual alarm:
The siren will sound an alarm and flash red light when triggered.
» Wireless control:
Turn the Z-Wave siren on/off from your mobile device or trip it with another device in your network.
» Instant notifications:
Get notified by text or email as soon as the alarm goes off.
» Z-Wave Plus:
The improved 500 Z-Wave chip guarantees faster and more reliable communication.
» Signal repeater:
The siren will repeat wireless signal and extend your network's strength when powered by AC adapter.
» Cool and useful:
Sleek design and compact size make it a great addition to your smart home.
» Z-Wave Frequency: 908.42 MHz
» Volume: 110dB
» Power: DC 5V/1A and 4 AAA (1.2V) batteries for back-up power
» Range: Up to 100 feet line of sight
» Operating Temperature: 14°F to 122°F
» Operating Humidity: 80%
» Installation and Use: Indoor only
Compatible Z-Wave Controllers:
» ADT Pulse
» SmartThings Hub
» Zipato Z-Wave Zipabox Smart Home Controller