Ron Fritz



Smart Home Technology


Home Automation

Z-Wave Concept Products


  • Computer technology professional with over 15 years experience
  • Over 10 years experience with home automation systems
  • Certified Z-Wave engineer


Ron Fritz was a writer for Lifewire covering home technology products and services. Ron's experience with computer technology, along with his background in management, brought him to the home automation industry in 2001 when he went to work for Smarthome. In addition to maintaining the company's IT systems, he worked with engineering staff on new product development.

Leaving Smarthome in 2004, Ron worked as CEO for a wholesale home automation company providing home automation products to resellers nationwide. Working with companies like ACT, X10, and 3M allowed him to further broaden his experience in the field.

In 2005 he became a certified Z-Wave engineer and worked with a handful of companies designing and developing Z-Wave concept products.


 Ron has a bachelor's degree in Management.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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