What Is Z-Wave?

What Is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave helps you control your home by using a wireless technology that makes regular household products controllable from a smartphone, tablet, or internet from anywhere in the world!

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Home Automation

Home Automation

Make your life easier by automating everyday tasks. Turn the lights on when you enter a room without needing to touch a lightswitch.

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Why Z-Wave?

Why Z-Wave?

Control the lights, door locks, thermostats, and more in your house without needing to get off the couch.

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Z-Wave Locks Overview

Combining strength with function, Z-Wave door locks do more than just keep intruders out while you’re away. Z-Wave locks can alert you when strangers come knocking, but they can also enable you to provide selective – and temporary - entrance privileges to family members, employees, delivery people, and contractors. Most Z-Wave locks feature keyless entry, so you’re in and out in a touch of a button. Best of all, Z-Wave locks work with other smart devices and systems you’ve already got installed, like garage door openers, motion sensors, lighting systems, and more.

Smart locks have come under criticism in recent years; early models were deemed easy to pick, and skeptics wondered when their front door would unexpectedly “crash.” But Z-Wave door locks have withstood the test of time – corporations around the globe trust Z-Wave locks to keep their warehouses, office buildings, and storerooms secure. Z-Wave locks are renowned for their straightforward installation, as well as their sleek design. All Z-Wave devices, Z-Wave door locks notwithstanding, have undergone rigorous qualification testing for optimal performance, today and down the line.

With smart technology, Z-Wave door locks take the concept of “peace of mind” to a whole new level. Z-Wave door locks provide remote deadbolt access, and, in conjunction with a simple smart motion sensor, can offer high-level security at an affordable price. Plus, Z-Wave door locks can function in conjunction with your alarm system – ask your home security provider for details.

Streamlined, elegant, and powerful, Z-Wave door locks are the silent workhorses of any smart home. Available in a range of prices, finishes, and sizes, Z-Wave door locks are designed with a range of consumers in mind. And with heavy-hitters like Yale and Kwikset coming up with new designs every year, it’s no wonder that Z-Wave door locks boast the most effective, efficient performance around.

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Glossary of Terms

Primary Controller This is the device that controls the other devices on your Z-Wave network. Can also be referred to as "Z-Wave Controller".
Scene The control of multiple devices with one single command. The scene can be activated manually or via a sensor. A common scene is to turn lights on when you walk into a room. The motion sensor will detect the motion and turn the lights on. The opportunities with scenes are endless!
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Why Z-Wave? 

Z-Wave Empowers Innovation.
Z-Wave’s flexibility and reliability make it a natural fit for innovators looking to expand offerings in the smart home and IoT industries.With so many companies using Z-Wave the abilities to control your home are constantly changing and becoming innovative. 
Z-Wave has the greatest Energy Efficiency.
Z-Wave's power efficiency is by far the most advanced among all of today’s (and tomorrow's) wireless protocols. Battery-operated sensors and systems need very little maintenance.
Z-Wave is an Interoperable Ecosystem.
It's important that products work together with all smart devices in the home, regardless of type, version or brand. There are 300 companies with over 1200 certified products that are backwards- and forwards-compatible in the Z-Wave ecosystem.
Z-Wave is Driving a Standard.
Z-Wave has proven to be the most ubiquitous of the wireless communication standards; it is the only low-power, medium-bandwidth HAN/LAN technology with interoperability. Z-Wave is open, based on an International Standard PHY MAX ITU-T G.9959., offering a single standard and a single stack. The stack is openly licensed; all that is required is certification to ensure interoperability. 
Z-Wave is NOT Affected by Wireless Interference.
Z-Wave uses a lower frequency than common household wireless products such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and other 2.4 GHz protocols. It is not subject to their interference and traffic jams, which makes Z-Wave more reliable for automating tasks and receiving accurate status of devices.
Z-Wave is Securely Encrypted.
Z-Wave uses industry-standard AES128 encryption, the same protocol used in online banking. The Z-Wave certification process ensures that both the Z-Wave network and the Z-Wave devices in your home are secure from hacking.
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