Want to try Home Automation but not sure about whether you want to spend $100+ for a hub? The GoControl Quickstick Complete Automation Kit from Nortek Security & Control can be your solution. QuickStick (p/n HUSBZ-1) is a simple to use, Z-Wave controller that plugs into your PC computer's USB port, and gives you complete home automation control of Z-Wave devices using its free smartphone app. QuickStick has free downloadable PC software from inControl (www.incontrolzwave.com), along with a free app, allowing you to control all of the Z-Wave products from Nortek S&C including the best-selling GD00Z-4 Garage Door Controller, easy to install LBR30Z-1 standard light bulb and the new LBR30Z-1 Z-Wave LED flood light bulb. InControlHA is free for up to 10 connected devices so you can now easily turn lights on or off, open or close you garage door or even turn on your AC from your Android, iPhone or computer from anywhere. For the QuickStick to provide remote Z-Wave Control, the associated PC it's connected to must remain powered and turn on at all times. If connected PC reverts to sleep or hibernate mode, the Z-Wave remote control capabilities will not function.
The GoControl Z-Wave Battery-Powered Smart Thermostat is a battery-powered Z-Wave thermostat that connects to all Z-Wave hubs including the 2GIG GC2 panel, giving you control over your home's comfort wherever you are. This model is designed to be incredibly easy to install and includes a front-loading battery compartment to hold 4 AA batteries to power the thermostat for 2 full years. Or, it can be powered by the HVAC system's 24 VAC C-wire. The 7-character scrolling display makes programming simple.