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Z-Wave technology is simple: the more Z-Wave products you have in your smart home, the stronger your smart home network ( Mesh Technology ). Z-Wave, enables smart home products like locks, lights and thermostats to talk to each other. This creates the backbone of your smart home and enables you to use your smartphone or tablet to create one-touch scenes that help with daily activities like: saving energy, keeping your home secure, looking after your loved ones and being more comfortable.

From its inception more than a decade ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, Z-Wave has remained committed to providing the inter-operability between products and across leading brands to provide consumers more choice, reliability and security than any other Smart Home technology on the market.

Your investment is sound. Z-Wave products are designed to work together even as new generations of products come to market. Whether you are away for business or on holiday, or just simply at work down the street, you have full home control and access with Z-Wave.

  • What Makes Z-Wave different from the other Smart Home Platforms on the market?
    • Z-Wave is EASY to install and does not require any rewiring.
    • Z-Wave is AFFORDABLE. You can get started with a minimal investment and easily add more smart products.
    • Z-Wave is RELIABLE. With over 10 years on the market, Z-Wave has proven to be the top smart home solution on the market.
    • Z-Wave is SECURE. Z-Wave technology uses strong encryption and security features, making it the safe choice for your smart home.
    • Z-Wave is TRUSTED. The biggest brand names on the market use Z-Wave in their smart home products. Examples include:
      • Eaton
      • Fibaro
      • GE
      • Jasco
      • Kwikset
      • Logitech
      • Nexia
      • Piper
      • Schlage
      • RCS
      • Samsung
      • Trane
      • Vera
      • Wink
      • Yale
    • Z-Wave is EXPERIENCED. There are already 50 million Z-Waveproducts in smart homes worldwide.
    • Z-Wave is THE SMART HOME LEADER. 9 out of 10 leading home security companies use Z-Wave.
    • Z-Wave PROVIDES CHOICES. With over 1700 smart home automation products on the market, Z-Wave products provide many choices to suit your needs – styles, price points, colors, functionality, etc.
  • What are the benefits to using Z-Wave?

    To start, Z-Wave provides peace of mind so you know your home is secure, no matter where you are. A Z-Wave smart home can save you money with energy savings – no more lights being left on or AC running on high when you’re not home. Z-Wave is synonymous with convenience. With the touch of one button you can shut down your house when you leave – lock the doors, turn off lights and close garage door. Z-Wave means security – knowing you’ll receive an alert if there is any trouble at home – water leak, fire alarm, potential break-in, or more.

  • How does Z-Wave work?

    Z-Wave is a wireless radio frequency technology that lets smart devices talk to and connect with one another. Household products, like lights, door locks and thermostats are made “smart” when Z-Wave connectivity is added inside the product’s design, giving them the capability to communicate and perform the desired functions that you want.

    Z-Wave operates wirelessly and securely. The devices can be easily accessed and controlled remotely on your smartphone, tablet or computer so you can control your smart home from anywhere in the world! The Z-Wave hub receives a command from you via your smartphone, tablet, or computer and routes the command to the destination device.

    For example, you want to close your garage door. You select that option on the app via your smartphone. No matter where you are in the world and as long as you have internet access, the hub will receive that command and send the command from device to device until it reaches the garage door controller. The smart garage door controller will then close. Once it has closed, it will send a notification back through the devices, to the smart hub, providing you with a notification on your smartphone that the garage door was in fact closed. Z-Wave devices have 2-way communication built in. All of this happens wirelessly without any interruption in your home and no interruption from your Wi-Fi network.