The smart way to control your energy consumption
Z-wave is a revolutionary communication protocol operating at low energy radio waves. It connects multiple wireless devices into a meshnet, a non-hierarchical network where individual components are directly connected to one another. You should rely on a z-wave shop to provide equipment with z-wave certification for Europe to ensure maximum compatibility and a minimum of complications. Once fitted with z-wave wireless technology, your home will turn into a smart automated system, making your living experience both modern and comfortable.
How does z-wave technology work
Z-wave wireless technology allows for communication among different home automation systems. Most common systems integrated in a z-wave meshnet are z-wave lighting, heating and security systems, but also door and shutter openers, z-wave dimmers for lights, thermostats, irrigation systems, all household appliances and more. Z-wave systems are controled wirelessly and remotley operated via your smart phone or tablet. They offer full overview and control of every system in your home, anytime, anywhere.
How reliable is z-wave technology?
Because it works at its own designated low energy radio frequencies, z-wave is less likely to suffer from disturbances which you sometimes experience with wi-fi or bluetooth. This is an additional reason to turn to designated z-wave shops for z-wave devices - with technology such as this, there is really no need to experiment. Luckily, z-wave relays, dimmers, lighting and other products are manufactured with the highest level of interoperability in mind, so you shouldn’t expect any problems connecting devices by different manufacturers into one mesh network. Products sold by z-wave shops are all equipped with valid z-wave certificates.
How strong is a z-wave network?
In this case, the saying “the more the marrier” holds true. A mesh network only gets stronger with each additional device, or node; nodes communicate with adjacent nodes which are in their range, and reach even nodes out of range by passing on information in this way. In this way, z-wave lighting can communicate from one fixture to another and all the way accross the spectrum, despite the fact that z-wave generally has a working diameter of up to 100 meters, which can additionally be lowered by walls and other building materials obscuring its signal. There are in fact no limitations when it comes to z-wave lighting systems, for instance. As long as adjacent nodes are withing communication range, the system can cover very large premises, connect indoor and outdoor lighting or even lighting throughout various buildings, which is of special interest to operators of hotel and business venues.
Z-wave spectrum, platform and safety
There are many devices compatible with z-wave technology which are certified to be sold by z-wave shops in Europe. From z-wave dimmers to z-wave relays, there is practically no end to smart home appliances which can be included in your z-wave network. Z-wave shops will also help you chose a platform to operate your meshnet with, preferably one you can use with your smart phone or tablet, and a smart hub or wall mounted panel for on-site control. Last but not least, there is the question of security. With the number of smart locks and security systems rising, there is no doubt that z-wave offers higher security than most other systems. Despite this, weaknessess are being exposed in real time and fortunately upgraded by manufacturers in a timely manner.