Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol designed for Home Automation. A Z-Wave network starts with a central Z-Wave controller and is customized with devices selected by you. The technology uses local, low power RF frequencies to build an intelligent mesh network between devices. Your Z-Wave network is strengthened by expansion and will not interfere with on-site Wi-Fi networks.
Easy to Incorporate
Z-Wave is considered an affordable Home Automation solution, as the devices do not require special wiring or complicated programming. An existing network can be expanded upon quickly and easily.
Incorporating Z-Wave devices into your home security system allows you to control these devices remotely on demand, or create automated rules and triggers.
What Devices can utilize Z-Wave?
Many home electronics are available in Z-Wave enabled models, some of the most popular being light switches, thermostats, blinds, and locks.
Avoid fumbling in the dark by programming lights to turn on when you disarm your security system.
Save energy by setting your thermostat to cool when you leave home and secure your alarm system.
Add smart locks that allow you to lock or unlock your door from anywhere in the world.
Use Existing Devices
There are accessory modules that allow for simple retrofits in virtually any device that uses electricity.
Z-Wave provides exciting new possibilities for homeowners looking for an entry-level, or a whole Z-Wave home solution. Contact a TELSCO Security Consultant, right here in Edmonton, to find out more about integrating Z-Wave into your home.
What is Z-Wave?
Z-Wave is a wireless communication protocol designed for home automation.
How does Z-Wave work?
Z-wave technology uses local, low power RF frequencies to build an intelligent mesh network between devices. The network requires a main Z-Wave controller and can be customized with several devices such as lights, locks or thermostats.
Does Z-Wave require internet?
Z-Wave does not require internet, WiFi or cellular infrastructure to function.
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The one "1 star" review here sounds like user error to me haha. I have been with Telsco for about...read moreThe one "1 star" review here sounds like user error to me haha. I have been with Telsco for about 5 years now. By far the best alarm company. The fact that everything is local and call center isnt in Kentucky or something is great. They know the city, know local law enforcement making it a very smooth service. We have had ZERO false alarms causing false dispatches. They are insanely quick to call your phone if the alarm is set off by accident by say the dog, or a loved that didnt get to the panel fast enough. I now have cameras outside and at the entrances as well so that if there is a break in they can see and can call police immediately.They offer cutting edge tech and the best camera tech ive seen in comparison to the other "door to door" companies. Telscos service is top notch. The 1 or two issues I have had have been resolved in VERY short periods and the installation of my cameras and equipment is flawless. I would strongly recommend you choose Telsco over all other systems. You will not regret it. There is a reason the rating is so high. They make you feel like you are their only client. It is incredible. Thanks for reading.read less
Telsco is a great service provider and Patrick (a technician) was quickly able to troubleshoot and resolve my issue. ...read moreTelsco is a great service provider and Patrick (a technician) was quickly able to troubleshoot and resolve my issue. I am happy that I have subscribed to the monthly service plan which has come in handy a couple of times. Great work!read less
Over the years we have always had exceptional customer service.The technicians always do an outstanding job!
Excellent service! The technicians were friendly and took the extra time to ensure the equipment was functioning correctly and provided...read moreExcellent service! The technicians were friendly and took the extra time to ensure the equipment was functioning correctly and provided training on the use of the system.read less
I have been protected by Telsco for over 25 years now. I can say that it is a great...read moreI have been protected by Telsco for over 25 years now. I can say that it is a great company with wonderful staff who have always treated me with friendliness and courtesy. From the office staff to the technicians to the service reps who have visited me in my home, I have the highest praise for them all.Plus, Telsco is an Edmonton company and that is very important to me.Telsco is like family to me. I highly recommend it!read less
Summer 2018 Testimonial for Telsco Security When we were selecting a security system for St. Albert Honda we had a number of...read moreSummer 2018 Testimonial for Telsco Security When we were selecting a security system for St. Albert Honda we had a number of factors to consider. We wanted to work with a company that was reputable, current with today’s technological advances and large enough to accommodate our needs. Partnering with Mike Gagne and the team at Telsco Security provided solutions and products that definitely matched our requirements. The system Telsco installed at St. Albert Honda is quite robust, featuring state of the art equipment. Key fob access systems, Programmable Maglock door systems, Next generation low light cameras and the Symphony Enterprises video management software. The Telsco security solution provides the team at St. Albert Honda peace of mind. The cameras and video monitoring systems allow us to see what is happening on the lot and inside our facilities during operational hours and non-operational hours. The system is also accessible remotely which has reduced false alarm calls and unnecessary visits by authorities. When called upon for service, Telsco technicians are prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. System updates and adjustments as needed are done on a timely basis. The team at St. Albert Honda highly recommends Mike Gagne and Telsco for commercial security systems. Sincerely, Ross Hodgins on behalf of St. Albert Hondaread less
8 minutes from the Alarm going off to the sound of the fire Trucks!Fortunately I had a false alarm, but...read more8 minutes from the Alarm going off to the sound of the fire Trucks!Fortunately I had a false alarm, but within 8 minutes of my alarm going off, an operator tried to reach me at least twice, then contacted my second in line, then sent out the firemen. This is the second time I had to deal with an "emergency" with Telsco, and both times the service was quick, professional, CALM, and the follow up / follow through was friendly and timely. Having the call centre in Edmonton I believe makes a huge difference to the timeliness. They just don't take your money monthly and forget about you, they provide valuable customer service. Completely recommend them - they aren't my first alarm company, but they will definitely be my last!read less
Amazing Company! Its so nice to be able to call and talk to someone right away rather than waiting on...read moreAmazing Company! Its so nice to be able to call and talk to someone right away rather than waiting on hold forever!The staff were so knowledgeable, and provided us with actual solutions for our security. Thank you to Telsco for keeping our home and family safe!read less
5 years, no issues! Thanks Telsco!!
We had a great experience with a service technician. We had a new front door installed and needed to...read moreWe had a great experience with a service technician. We had a new front door installed and needed to get a sensor re-installed. The tech went above and beyond by running a new wire to make sure we were happy. Great service.read less
We were having trouble with a touch pad for the security system and called Telsco to come and check it...read moreWe were having trouble with a touch pad for the security system and called Telsco to come and check it out. They had the information on the system and new what pad I needed for replacement, they even advised me of the need to replace the smoke alarms.They set up a service call and notified me a half hour before their arrival. The pad and smoke alarms were replaced by a great service tech, he was very careful wearing a mask for Covid.I have recommended Telsco based on my experience with them.The employees are outstanding for great personal service.read less
Have dealt with this company for year . Very pleased with their service, always able to maintain our system. Would...read moreHave dealt with this company for year . Very pleased with their service, always able to maintain our system. Would recommend to anyone personal or business.read less
We've been TELSCO customer's for 15+ years and as will happen technology ages and needs to be upgraded at times....read moreWe've been TELSCO customer's for 15+ years and as will happen technology ages and needs to be upgraded at times. This was the case earlier in the year and at their recommendation had a new system and keypad installed to insure continued coverage and monitoring. Unfortunately, after the upgrade there was an unexpected issue that while not jeopardizing the system itself did make for a persisting annoyance. Although it took a couple of attempts I can't speak highly enough of TELSCO's commitment to look after their customers and in particular Kristin. She was always very prompt to reply, took our concerns seriously and treated us with the utmost respect & consideration for our time.I can recommend TELSCO with absolutely no hesitation.read less
I have had my Telsco alarm system since February of 2020, and have only good things to say about Telsco,...read moreI have had my Telsco alarm system since February of 2020, and have only good things to say about Telsco, I have had a very positive experience from sales to installation to current service.I have a complicated house to install an alarm and I needed the sales person to come on site to do a quote. Most companies quotes over the phone only. Their sales person Gene came to my house, he was very helpful and knowledgeable, and it was easy to choose what equipment and service I needed with him. The tech did a very good job despite that it was very hard to wire my house because of how complicated it is. I was amazed how he got the wires through in some of the places in my house. When we ran into some problems because of complexity of the house the problems were resolved quickly.I would highly recommend Telsco to anyone.read less
I have been using Telsco now for about 6 years. I chose to go with them because they are a...read moreI have been using Telsco now for about 6 years. I chose to go with them because they are a local company and monitor the system locally - evenings, weekends and holidays.I have been so pleased with the service and the response times. When I've accidentally set off the alarm, they are consistently calling me within 20-30 seconds. When cooking, the steak i was doing in the oven ended up sending out more smoke than intended ... within 30 seconds of the fire alarm going off, Telsco was on the phone, checking to make sure everything was ok.When family members accidentally forgot to disarm the system and set off the alarm, they got in contact with my emergency contact people (and tracked me down), asked if i wanted police response, and was able to remotely deal with the alarm.I upgraded my system a few years ago to allow for internet-based access - the installer was professional and took so much time to ensure that i understood what i could do and that i was comfortable with all the features and the flexibility i now have.This week, the system started sending out low battery notifications - the customer service representatives were effective, efficient and scheduled a time for a technician to come out which met my schedule. The technician arrived well inside the 2 hour window provided, called in advance to let me know he was on the way. He showed me how to replace the batteries in the motion sensors myself; gave me information on what could cause false alarms and checked/tested the rest of the system.Every time I speak with someone from Telsco, I feel like the hear, understand and do their best to resolve any issues. Highly recommend them.read less
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