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BeOn key fob review: A convenient accessory for BeOn Smart Security Lighting

Ed Oswald | Sept. 6, 2016
While we're still waiting for BeOn's long-promised support for a connected home standard, this new product is a welcome addition to its product line.

There’s not much else the fob—or the BeOn system as a whole—can do. You can’t program the fob to turn on just one or a couple of lights, and the fob—unlike the app—doesn’t restore the bulbs to whatever level or brightness they were programmed by the app to operate at. That’s annoying.

We still want more

BeOn has promised since launch that it was looking to incorporate its BeOn bulbs into broader smart-home systems. They even had an exhibit inside the Z-Wave Alliance’s booth during CES 2016. A removable battery pack that can change the bulb’s functionality is one of the BeOn bulb's best features. BeOn could conceivably offer a version with a Z-Wave or ZigBee radio in there and offer it as an upgrade.

If you already own a BeOn system, the key fob is a very good addition. But it’s not enough for us to issue a strong buy recommendation for new buyers.

 

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