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.

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