Worthington University Trainings!!

Today the Worthington Distribution team had the opportunity to bring in some new and old faces from Lincoln Technical Institute to refresh their course with some new information surrounding the Leviton Omni panels as well as introducing a deeper understanding of lighting and various other protocols. We are very honored to have the opportunity to get these fine individuals up to speed on what technology is available today and exposure to the horizons of tomorrow.

If you or your company is interested in a Worthington University training please feel free to let us know! We will coordinate with you and organize a time and place that would suit your needs!

Feel free to give us a call at 800-282-8864 or send us an email to Sales@worthdist.com.

Below we have some pictures from today’s training!

Leviton Decora Digital dimmers use Bluetooth!!

Bluetooth is a growing protocol. A majority of us already use it to link our smart phones to our cars or Bluetooth audio players. Now, home automation manufacturers are using the Bluetooth protocol for different controlled devices like locks, keypads, and sensors. One manufacturer that has produced Bluetooth in-wall dimmers and switches is Leviton. Leviton has developed the ‘Decora Digital’ line of Bluetooth dimmers and switches for those installs where you are doing a smaller lighting area and have no desire for remote control.

Very shortly, Leviton will be shipping the Decora Digital Bluetooth switches and dimmers. The benefits of these Bluetooth lighting controls are vast but here are a few. The convenience level of these switches is very impressive. To add switches you just need to have a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone and download the free app. At that point, you can enable your Bluetooth and join your smart phone with the switch or dimmer. Not only is this convenient but it is also very secure. Bluetooth is virtually impossible to hack and the app will allow you to set up scenes and save them within the lighting controls so that you get the “lived in” look while you are away from your home. To top it all off, comfort is what we all look for when it comes to lighting control. With the Leviton Decora Digital, you will have the ability to set up sleep timers which are ideal for children’s bedrooms and nurseries.

If you have any questions on the Decora Digital products please give us a call at 800-282-8864 or email us at sales@worthdist.com


Worthington Distribution at ISC West!

It is trade show season again and we are in the midst of one of the biggest shows of the season, ISC West in Las Vegas! Worthington Distribution decided not to send our own trade show booth for the show but we do have a presence at the show this week! Our companies founder, Richard Scholl, and one of our senior technical representatives, Steve Hoh, has flown out to attend the show. Worthington has had the chance for a few years to organize, program, and demonstrate the interoperability wall at the Z-Wave Alliance’s Z-wave pavilion at Booth #28065. We will also have someone at the Dakota Alert booth #1065. Feel free to come on out and say hello!

If you have any questions about the show or anything you saw at the show give us a call at 800-282-8864 or email us at sales@worthdist.com

Leviton Omni Notifier Board!

What if your security and automation panel notified you without having to log into an app to look for yourself? Many companies have started doing this and it saves your customers a lot of time trying to determine if there is a serious issue with their property. While most companies charge additional fees for notifications, the Leviton Omni notifier board is a perfect add on to the Omni panels with no additional charges for notifications.

With the Leviton Omni notifier board, you will receive Email or SMS messages based on any event you choose to set up. There is an option for up to 100 User programmable messages and up to 160 characters per message. There are also some preset messages to choose from as well. Each panel can have up to 8 different customizable contacts. Mounting the notifier board is easy with the supplied standoffs. The board will mount right onto the main panel and will require an open serial port on the panel to function. The notifier board is compatible with all Omni panels including the OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Omni LTe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina.

There is a special promotion going on for the month of April!! If you buy an Omni controller(OmniPro II or Omni IIe) and an Omni Touch 7 you will receive a free Notifier board!!
For any questions on the Omni Notifier board or the special promotion going on, please give us a call at 800-282-8864 or email sales@worthdist.com

The Vera Controls Vera Plus Gateway is now shipping!!

In todays world, more and more Z-Wave controllers are coming out on the market to show their teeth to the competitors. All of these Z-wave hubs have the ability to control and monitor a large variety of Z-Wave devices. What pulls some controllers out of the line-up is their ability to adapt and to interconnect with other protocols. Manufacturers are trying really hard to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd.

One controller that does a spectacular job at setting it apart from the rest is the Vera Controls, Vera Plus. The Vera Plus controller will not only include Z-Wave and Wi-Fi but this time around they’ve also included Bluetooth and ZigBee radios. The reason for this is to corral more devices and manufacturers under one roof. This comes in handy when you already have one systems in your house and would like to expand without reservations on protocols. For those who do not know about the Vera products, another thing they do very well is their 3rd party integration with the help of their “Plugins”. These plugins make it possible to interact with a variety of different systems including ELK and many others.

All in all, the new Vera Plus from Vera Controls is a heavy hitting contender in the smart home controller market. For pricing and any technical questions you may have please feel free to reach out to us at 800-282-8864 or email sales@worthdist.com