Technology Series (part 2) - Z-Wave
Following last week’s comparison of X10 and Z-Wave home automation technologies, this week we’re going to take a closer look at what makes Z-Wave the ideal choice for adding automation to your home’s appliances and devices.Z-Wave is a modern 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.
Although Z-Wave offers sophisticated features and advanced control of your home’s appliances, it’s been designed with the home installer in mind. A Z-Wave system can be installed by anyone who can use a screwdriver and all devices can be installed and working on a network within minutes.
That’s not all!
Every budding home automation enthusiast dreams of clicking a button and watching their home’s appliances jump into life. And that’s just what Z-Wave does. By configuring ‘Groups’ numerous devices can be switched on/off by a single button-press, while creating ‘Scenes’ makes that single button do many things at once - turn off the lounge lights, roll down the blinds and turn the TV on.
Z-Wave brings sophisticated control, energy saving and security to the modern home:
- Z-Wave is Easy to Install - devices can be added in minutes with just a screwdriver.
- Z-Wave Is Modular - start your home automation system as small as you like and expand it when you like.
- Z-Wave is Economical - start saving money by automatically controlling your home’s energy usage.
- Z-Wave Is Powerful - sophisticated control and no network’ dead-spots.
- Z-Wave Is Versatile - control and monitor your home whenever and wherever you wish.
- Z-Wave Is Intelligent - all your appliances work in harmony to make your life easier and more comfortable.
- Home and Away - control your home network via your PC or Smartphone from anywhere in the world.
See you next week when we'll look at how you can use 'Groups' and 'Scenes' to really bring your home automation system to life.
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