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NYCE ZigBee door hinges are on clearance at Lowes and store stock is hit or miss. If you can find on line for store pick-up that's the way to go, but keep in mind that if online shows zero in store there may be one or two ( at least that's been my experience).   Works with smart things, comes in 2 sizes and 2 finishes.  Most exterior doors use 4", most interior doors use 3.5"

https://www.irisbylowes.com/products/#!/?categories=4&uses=12 

 

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Middling reviews on Amazon.

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Isn't $25 the retail price? Where's the deal?

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BostonOne said:   Middling reviews on Amazon
  
I did a lot of research on these prior to buying.  the biggest issue seems to be that the two sets-screws they give you might not be long enough for your application.  when I bought mine I also bought a pack of 4-40 pan head screws ( can't remember the length, but it was shortest ones Lowes had in stock in the little drawers, I will see if i can find exact size later and update).  I put in 6 of these hinges.  I only tried the short set screw on one door, was so far off never tried another.  On the rest of doors about 50% worked fine with long set screw, but the other three needed the longer pan head.  So far I haven't has a single false reading that I'm aware of ( been spot checking them), but it's only been a week so hard to say what long term experience will be like.  I have been watching these for some time, $40 seemed like too much, but $25 was hard to resist.  At this point only time will tell, but so far so good

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rsuaver said:   Isn't $25 the retail price? Where's the deal?
$39 is Lowes regular retail, closer to $45 on Amazon  

Why don't you look to see if you can find ANYWHERE else for $25 or less before giving red!

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Wow, I found two of the 4 inch in silver for $10.68. Thanks OP.

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Not sure why this is stated as Z-Wave, according to NYCE this is zigbee and not Z-Wave. Sure smart things and Iris do support zigbee, but other popular z-wave systems by MiCasaVerde and others don't.
NYCE specs 

I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door...  just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

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jeffd said:   Not sure why this is stated as Z-Wave, according to NYCE this is zigbee and not Z-Wave. Sure smart things and Iris do support zigbee, but other popular z-wave systems by MiCasaVerde and others don't.
NYCE specs 

I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door...  just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

  
If you still end up using it, I would recommend using it on the bottom hinge. 

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jeffd said:   Not sure why this is stated as Z-Wave, according to NYCE this is zigbee and not Z-Wave. Sure smart things and Iris do support zigbee, but other popular z-wave systems by MiCasaVerde and others don't.
NYCE specs 

I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door...  just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

  
My bad, Thanks for the correction.  I corrected in Title and OP

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Why not just make it a fourth hinge?
jeffd said: I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door... just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

 

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jedipunk said:   Why not just make it a fourth hinge?
jeffd said: I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door... just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

    

You could for sure, just a little more involved than replacing one existing

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jedipunk said:   Why not just make it a fourth hinge?
jeffd said: I'm also with those worried about replacing a 4-screw hinge with a 2-screw hinge on heavy exterior door... just had 3 doors replaced and each new fiberglass door is pretty heavy!

  Interesting idea I didn't think about. Not sure if the manufacturer would say that invalidates my warranty...
​speaking of the manufacturer, they use some funky hinges with these spacer like things which makes putting a door on the hinges a real PITA if those spacers fall out. I think it's stupid, but guess there's a reason I overlooked.

​I picked up a few of these even though I'm only zwave and insteon at the moment, need to figure out if I'm adding a ST hub to get some other protocols supported.

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