The Z-Wave technology is a completely new approach in the field of the automation of smart homes. At the moment, it’s the most efficient solution available on the market, used for electrical devices and household appliances: sensors, thermostats, lights, alarms, air-conditioning, coffee machines, audio-video systems, monitored doors and windows, etc. Practically everything inside the house can be automated.
The brain of any smart system is the central unit that the devices that communicate with each other are connected to. The system thus takes the form of a virtual network. The Z-Wave protocol is innovative, wireless and can be safely used by any automation system. Today, over 300 companies from around the world are researching or manufacturing products using Z-Wave technology.
Every Z-Wave device in the network receives or sends commands, can monitor or control the operation of the devices in the house, while everything is centralized by the central unit that’s safely connected to the smartphone, tablet or laptop. The devices can operate individually or in groups, offering unlimited options for controlling the devices in the house. That’s why smart automation does not require replacing the devices in the house, the sole investment being the Z-Wave Technology.
Unlike wireless technology where the radio signal is permanent, Z-Wave communicates through interrupted radio waves. It sends or receives signals only when it is necessary or when you send it a command. This is why the risks to the human body are reduced to a minimum (in one year it radiates as much as a phone held close to the body does in 24 h), the lifespan of the devices in the house is extended and the owner of the smart home saves power in the long run.
The Z-Wave central unit is installed in a few minutes, connected to your Internet connection in order to send information to the outside (smartphone, laptop, tablet), after which it’s very easy to add any device to the new network in only a few minutes, without qualified expert assistance. Unlike other technologies where it’s necessary to make significant modifications to the house, Z-Wave does not require cables, broken-down walls or dust; the system can be installed in any room even after it’s been decorated. Moreover, in case of home relocation, the owner can easily dismantle and reinstall the system in the new house.
As long as you have the central unit you can add or remove over 200 Z-Wave devices, depending on your needs. You can automate the control of light, temperature, electricity, air-conditioning, motion detection in case of break-ins or even protection against fires or floods. The security of the Z-Wave System is higher than that of bank transactions, as it has 4 levels of security in case of vulnerability exploitation.
The Z-Wave Network will learn the connected devices inside the house and understand the purpose of the controlled devices, so that you always have the confirmation that a certain device has received the manual command that you requested or the automated command according to the preset scenario. The Technology is compatible with most of the producers that have Z-Wave products on the market (and it’s just the beginning), so you’ll never be limited to only buying from one producer.
Z-Wave can improve your comfort and state of mind, because you will know that your home and family are safe. You can create waking up or coming home scenarios, personalized based on your habits or your family’s lifestyle. Imagine waking up and having your home start to make you coffee, slowly open the windows and turn on the lights, turn on your TV or radio on your favourite stations, and so on. You can create security scenarios for when you are away on holiday, the alarm, break-in, fire and flood sensors are enabled and you can spend your holiday with your family and not worry about a thing.
When you’re at work you can stop the power from the socket in your child’s room that the Playstation is connected to, if he’s exceeded the playing time that you’ve imposed. Monitor the activities of your older loved ones, to make sure that everything is ok. See who’s ringing your doorbell from your smartphone or turn off the lights that you forgot on at home, without going anywhere. Can you imagine how much time you would be saving?
Z-WAVE CAN DO IT ALL AND IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING. NOW THE ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR IMAGINATION!