The smart home market is growing rapidly, and with good reason. According to the Consumer Technology Association, 30 million smart home products are expected to be sold in 2019 – that’s a 23 percent increase from 2018. While smart home devices are best known for simplifying our daily routines, they can also provide an added measure of safety – and consumers are taking note. Teamed up with video cameras and alarms, smart lighting devices are essential components of a well-rounded home security system.

The award-winning GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer combines unique features to allow hands-free control with an integrated motion sensor and through voice control with your virtual assistant or remotely from your smart phone or at the wall with a touch of a button. The GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer is compatible with all Z-Wave certified devices and works with your home’s Z-Wave hub to wirelessly trigger scenes and send alerts to your smartphone or tablet whenever motion has turned lights on or off. Aside from streamlining your home’s lighting with ease, the GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer provides an extra safety measure for users while home or away.

Whether you’re relaxing on the couch after a long day of work or out of town for the weekend, the GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer allows you to control lighting simply and conveniently with voice commands through a virtual assistant (ex. Amazon Alexa or Google Home) or remotely from your smartphone with the touch of a button. Three different modes offer users the best lighting options for their personal schedules: occupancy, vacancy and manual. In occupancy mode, lights are turned on automatically when you enter the room and automatically turn off upon leaving. In vacancy mode, lights are turned on manually and will turn off automatically after a preset amount of time, chosen by the user. Manual mode allows the dimmer to normally function, allowing the user to turn lights on and off as they please. The GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer also effectively covers a 180-degree range up to 45-feet away.

Another quickly-growing trend is the attempt of consumers to reduce overall energy costs. It is estimated that most households could reduce the amount of energy used monthly by 50 percent or more, simply by making smarter lighting choices. Installing the GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer is a first step in the right direction when wanting to slash energy costs. By keeping home lighting use controlled with a strict on/off schedule, users are sure to save on their often-hefty electric bills.

Along with keeping lighting on a personalized and cost-efficient schedule, the GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer can also replace any existing light switches, works with all dimmable LED, CFL, halogen and incandescent bulbs and can be used in 3- and 4-way applications. While some may be intimidated by installing smart home devices, the GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer makes installation easy and fool-proof for everyone. The GE Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Motion Dimmer can also coordinate with other household décor, with the included white and light almond paddles.