Applications that were once exclusive to rich people are now available to the rest of us, which is kind of cool. People are realizing that home control products are not just luxury items, but useful for living and energy-savings...When I’m taking the kids to school, it’s nice to be able to push one button by the back door that closes the drapes, turns off the lights, sets the thermostat back and sets the alarm for me. So now, I don’t have to send my seven-year-old up the stairs on light patrol, which doesn’t work very well. For a normal, middle-class family, they’re saving energy and light bulbs and their sanity.
-Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance