Door Lock User Code with Schedule

Some of Z-Wave Door Locks support user codes with schedule while others support only permanent user codes.
If a lock supports those scheduling, following options will be shown.

Door Lock User Code Anytime

Door Lock User Code Anytime

Door Lock User Code Daily Schedule

Door Lock User Code Daily Schedule

Door Lock User Code Weekly Schedule

Door Lock User Code Weekly Schedule

If a lock supports only permanent user codes, only “Anytime” option is displayed and it cannot be unchecked.

And as the pages naturally imply, “Daily” schedule sets the user code valid from “from” to “to”.
“Weekly” schedule makes it valid during a time period in a day with optional days selection.

Enblink now turns just about any Android device into a smart home hub

Enblink Mobile App - Turn just about any Android device into a smart home hub in minutes

Enblink allows users to turn just about any Android-powered device into a smart home hub in a matter of minutes. And, with the Enblink mobile app for iOS or Android, users can now monitor and control hundreds of compatible devices including the Nest Learning Thermostat and Philips Hue products.

May 29, 2015 - With today’s update, Enblink now allows users to turn just about any Android-powered device into a smart home hub in a matter of minutes.

Enblink is a USB add-on that allows users to turn just about any Android device into a powerful smart home hub in a matter of minutes. It works with the growing number of Android-powered set-top boxes, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and mini-PCs coming to market.

With the Enblink mobile app, users can connect to and control light switches, security sensors, and door locks as well as other great connected home products that use Z-Wave. Enblink also works with the Nest Learning Thermostat and Philips Hue products. Users can manage their devices individually or tell them to work together in new and interesting ways, all from a single app.

“Enblink is the only smart home device that is built on Android,” said Jake Yoon, Founder and CEO of Enblink, “Building on this platform really allows our reach to grow with the Android ecosystem. In the past, we’ve worked with Google TV, but it was clearly time to expand given some of the exciting new Android products coming to market.”

For a limited time, Enblink is available for $45.99 at www.enblink.com, a significant discount on its standard retail price. It’s also available on Amazon and at Smarthome.com.

High resolution product images are available on Dropbox.

About Enblink

Enblink is a team of engineers and product people that believe in the fully connected home. Enblink plugs into any Google TV unit and lets you control lighting and other real world devices using a phone or tablet. For more information, please visit www.enblink.com or contact cs@enblink.com.

Product Spotlight: Linear Z-Wave 500W Wall-Mount Dimmer Switch (WD500Z1)

Enblink is now compatible with the Linear Z-Wave 500W Wall-Mount Dimmer Switch

The WD500Z1 is one of Linear’s best-selling Z-Wave dimmers, and it’s now fully compatible with Enblink.

According to Linear, the switch is compatible with permanently-installed incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, halogen and LED lighting, with a capacity of up to 500 watts. It also includes some fairly standard, but really convenient features, such as the mini-LED lights that help to locate the switch in the dark.

Enblink also works with the WT00Z1, Linear’s 3-way dimmer accessory switch.

Product Spotlight: Schlage Connect Door Locks

Enblink now works with Schlage Connect Z-Wave door locks.

Enblink now works with Schlage Connect locks.

The Schlage line of connected door locks includes a variety of stylish levers, handlesets, and deadbolts. Each lock is also available in an array of finishes, including the popular new Camelot finish.

Styles and finishes aside, you can now connect to any of the Schlage locks to remotely secure your home or grant temporary access to a guest. Enblink also lets you set up interactions between your Schlage locks and the other devices on your network – for example, you might want to tell your lights to turn on when you unlock the door.

Product Spotlight: Enblink now works with Philips Hue

Enblink now works with Philips Hue to create smarter homes.

For anyone who hasn’t yet heard of Hue, it’s a wireless lighting kit that allows you to set the mood for study, work, or play with a full spectrum of color options. Hue is great on its own, but it’s even better with Enblink.

Now that Hue is fully compatible with Enblink, you can monitor and control your Hue lights, select preset colors, or create your own color combinations from the Enblink mobile app. It’s also easy to set up interactions between your Hue lamps and other devices on your Enblink network – tell a Hue light to turn on when you unlock your door, for example.

Product Spotlight: Enblink now works with the Nest Learning Thermostat

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the most popular smart home devices on the market today, and we’re excited to announce that it now works with Enblink.

The integration allows you to monitor and control your Nest thermostat using the Enblink mobile app for iOS or Android. And it also allows you to set up interactions between Nest and the other devices on your network.

Of course, Enblink won’t ever interfere with Nest’s ability to learn your schedule or program itself to save energy, and you’ll still be able to take full advantage of the Nest app if you ever need to tweak your settings.

Using Enblink to turn your Nexus Player into a smart home hub

Enblink turns the Nexus Player into a smart home hub.

Enblink does work with the Nexus Player, but it’s not yet among the apps that you’ll find in the Play Store on the device itself.

Fortunately, installing Enblink on the Nexus Player is still quick and easy.

To get started, use your desktop browser to navigate to the Enblink Settings app page in the Play Store and select the option to install the app on your Nexus Player. (This app powers the Enblink USB dongle, while the mobile app allows you to monitor and control your devices.)

Use your web browser to install the Enblink Settings app on the Nexus Player.

You may notice that the Enblink Settings app isn’t shown on the Nexus Player’s home screen. This screen displays only those apps which are available in the Nexus Player’s version of the Play Store.

You can, of course, access the app using the Settings menu. But there’s an easier way.

For quick access to the Enblink Settings app, install the Sideload Launcher from the Play Store on the Nexus Player or using your browser. The Sideload Launcher tile will show on your home screen, and lets you access any of the apps that you have “sent” to the Nexus Player from your browser.

At this point, you can open the Enblink Settings app and use our Quick Start Guide to start building your smart home.

Feature update: scene triggers for humidity, luminance, and energy usage

New smart home triggers added to Enblink app.

We’ve added some new features to allow you to create even smarter home environments. In the Enblink scene menu, you’ll now find triggers for humidity, luminance, and energy usage.

These triggers are automatically made available in the scene menu when a device that offers these monitoring capabilities is paired with Enblink.

So, what can you do with these new features?

Humidity monitoring: Receive alerts when humidity levels climb to a point that might cause damage to your personal property or switch on the A/C when the air becomes uncomfortable.

Luminance detection: Turn on the overhead lighting when the natural light starts to fade.

Energy usage monitoring: Receive alerts when a connected device has used up its share of electricity for the day, week, or month.

These are just a few ideas to help you get started, and we’d love to hear about the creative solutions that you come up with on your own.

Smart home scenes: Adding a new scene trigger vs. extending an existing one

Enblink smart home scenes explained in detail

In short, scenes that include multiple triggers by way of extension will execute when all triggers are activated. Scenes that include multiple, yet independent triggers will execute when any single trigger is activated.

Enblink’s scene menu allows you to tell your devices how they should work together. A basic understanding of how the scene menu is constructed will allow you to create more powerful, more fully customized scenarios.

If you’re unfamiliar with how to create basic scenes and events, you may want to complete this quick tutorial before moving on.

If you’re already acquainted with Enblink’s scene menu, you’ve probably noticed that scenes consist of two parts: triggers and actions. (As the name suggests, triggers initiate actions.) You’ll also notice that when adding a trigger to an existing scene you have the option to either add a completely new trigger or extend an existing one. The difference between these two options might not be readily apparent, but it’s an important one.

Let’s say that we have an existing trigger: it’s a sensor on the front door that, when activated, will turn on the lights in the living room. If we add a new trigger to this scene – let’s say this one is linked to a sensor on the garage door – then either of these triggers, when activated, will turn on the light in the living room.

On the other hand, if we extend the existing trigger, then our scene will only execute when both sensors are activated. And, in this case, extending the existing trigger wouldn’t make a lot of sense since we really want to walk into a well-lit house, regardless of which door we use.

So, when does extending an existing trigger prove useful? In most cases, extending a trigger helps to limit how often a scene executes. For example, let’s say that we’d like to receive an alert before bed if the back door is unlocked. We can set up a single trigger to alert us as to when the door is unlocked, but receiving this same alert every time the door is unlocked might grow a bit tiresome. To prevent this from happening, we can extend the original trigger and add a time parameter to limit these alerts to once a day. Let’s say 10:00 p.m. Now, we’ll only receive an alert if at 10:00 p.m. the back door is unlocked.

In short, scenes that include multiple triggers by way of extension will execute when all triggers are activated. Scenes that include multiple, yet independent triggers will execute when any single trigger is activated.

Create custom scenes for powerful smart home functionality

Use your Android phone or tablet to include stationary or out-of-range devices

Use the portable inclusion feature to include stationary or out-of-range Z-Wave devices on your Enblink network.

Enblink works with a long list of wireless devices including light switches, security sensors, door locks, and thermostats. But, before you can use a device, you’ll need to include it on your home network. This is the process of pairing a specific device with the Enblink dongle so that the two can communicate securely.

At times, however, we run into some slight logistical issues when a device is out of range. A light switch you installed in an upstairs bedroom, for example, might not be able to communicate with the Enblink dongle connected to the Google TV in your living room. (This issue isn’t unique to Enblink. All connected home systems and devices utilize some type of pairing function, and wireless range is fairly consistent across the board.)

To alleviate any potential headaches associated with range issues, we’ve built a really handy feature that lets you use your Android smartphone or tablet to add devices to your home network. The only thing that you’ll need to get started is an OTG USB cable – this is used to connect Enblink to your phone or tablet.

Once your device is included, it can communicate not only with Enblink, but with the other devices on your network. This means that any device on the network can act as a relay between your newly-added device and Enblink, making range issues much less likely after you’ve completed the inclusion process.

For detailed instructions on the portable inclusion feature, download the illustrated guide.