What is Z-Wave
Z-Wave is a next-generation home automation wireless technology that enables all your home electronics to work together, allowing you to control them via remote control. It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and furniture. Z-Wave control can be added to almost any electronic device, even devices that you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “intelligent,” such as lights, appliances, window shades, heating and thermostats.
Z-Wave unifies all your home electronics into an integrated wireless network, with no complicated programming and no new cables to install. Any Z-Wave enabled device can be effortlessly added to the network, and many non-Z-Wave devices can be made compatible by simply plugging them into a Z-Wave adapter socket. In seconds, your device is added to the network and can communicate wirelessly with other Z-Wave modules and controllers.
That’s not all. Z-Wave enables you to easily control any device on the network either individually or as a ‘group’ - no need to switch each device on or off - a group of devices can be controlled by the press of just one button. This concept can be extended by creating a Z-Wave ‘Scene’, which enables the controller to send different commands to different devices. For instance by pressing one button you could instruct the system to “dim all lamps to 50% and turn on the TV”.
Z-Wave is a modern home automation technology, offering significant advantages over other older technologies.
- Z-Wave is Easy to Install
Controllers, modules and switches can be installed in minutes and other appliances can be added to the network by using simple adapter sockets.
- Z-Wave Is Modular
With Z-Wave, you can add as much or as little home automation as you want and you can always expand it incrementally over time. You can add
Z-Wave control to a single device, a room, a floor or your entire home.
- Z-Wave Is Affordable
Unlike costly home automation systems that need special wiring and professional installation, Z-Wave is accessible to anyone with a little DIY
knowledge. In fact, anyone who can use a screwdriver can install a Z-Wave system.
- Z-Wave is Economical
Z-Wave brings intelligent control and automation to your home. All devices can automatically switch on and off based on preset times or triggers.
Your lights don’t stay on - wasting electricity, your heating can change individual room temperatures - ensuring your home is heated in the most
economical manner. Even the simplest Z-Wave system will help reduce your energy bills and save you money!
- Z-Wave Is Powerful
Z-Wave’s intelligent mesh networking ’understands’ the current status of all devices on the network, it can even intelligently adapt itself to ensure
signals are routed in the best possible way to avoid any ‘dead-spots’.
- Z-Wave Is Versatile
Z-Wave can be added to almost any of your home’s appliances that use electricity, allowing you to control and monitor them however, whenever
and wherever you wish.
- Z-Wave Is Intelligent
A Z-Wave network enables all devices to work together - making your life easier. Have your garage door turn on your house lights when you come
home. Have your door locks notify you when your children arrive home from school. Turn your downstairs lights off from upstairs. Create your own
intelligent control ‘scenes’ with Z-Wave!
- Z-Wave is the 'Home and Away' Automation System
Any Z-Wave device can be wirelessly controlled from anywhere in your home. But this is just the start. By using a Z-Wave gateway controller you
can access and control your entire system from anywhere in the world using your PC or Smartphone.
Z-Wave really is the modern solution to adding sophisticated control and automation to your home.
Vesternet is Europe’s leading home automation specialist, offering the widest range of Z-Wave products.
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