Z-Wave adapters and Z-Wave PC controllers are simple plug-and-play USB devices that connect your PC, Laptop, Mac, and even embedded computer systems like Raspberry Pi to your home automation system. They enable you to create a Z-Wave system, add and configure Z-Wave devices, and to create and run 'scenes' that enable the system to do things automatically, such as turn on lights based on motion or time. The controller also allows remote access via the Internet or smartphone even when you are away from home.
A Z-Wave USB Controller, or Z-Wave adapter is the physical interface that can communicate wirelessly with the Z-Wave network, they are also know as a Z-Wave Dongle. You will also need Z-Wave compatible software that will run on your PC, Mac or embedded computer in order for it to control and run the Z-Wave system. The PC adapter will work with any computer that has a USB port, we also have ones that are specifically designed as Raspberry PI Z-Wave modules.
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