After nearly 25 years Z-Wave has reached its 8th generation with the Z-Wave Plus, 800 series platform. Products that use it can offer best-in-class speed, performance, security, and a wireless range of up to 1.5 miles thanks to Z-Wave Long Range. At present, the leading makers of 800 series products are Atrim, and ZWaveProducts stocks their full North American range. You can learn more about the advantages of this new version of Z-Wave by comparing it to older versions: Z-Wave 800 series vs 700 series.
You can shop available and pre-order Z-Wave Plus V2, 800 series products below.
800 series is built atop of Z-Wave Plus V2 / version 2. That allows devices using it to communicate over a range as great as
1.5 miles, to offer a battery life of up to 10 years, and to offer Z-Wave's most advanced security features yet.
How is Z-Wave 800 series better than older Z-Wave versions?
An upgrade to both Z-Wave Plus and even 700 series Z-Wave, 800 series Z-Wave Plus V2 features offers up to the following improvements:
A wireless range up to 1,300 feet when operating in mesh mode
Improved wireless range of up to 1.5 miles when operating in direct, Long Range mode
Faster automation calculations thanks to an embedded 32-bit ARM® Cortex M33 processor
Nearly twice as much RAM, CPU, and flash memory for faster processing and a greater range of security and device features
Easier installation with Z-Wave's SmartStart QR code scanning and Network-Wide-Include now mandatory in all devices
Improved security with Security 2 now standard and an optional security vault available to manufacturers
Firmware update features now mandatory in all devices
When was 800 series Z-Wave first released?
Released to developers and manufacturers in May 2022, the first Z-Wave 800 series products started shipping in the USA in September 2022.
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