Home management with Z-Wave creates the ultimate convenience for the consumer, and a world of product and service possibilities for manufacturers and developers. With Z-Wave, all the most wanted features of the smart home revolution can be easily and affordably installed, professionally or DIY, in any sized residence or light commercial application.
With Z-Wave, a single protocol can monitor and control all the most important subsystems in the home. These include:
- Climate; thermostats, humidity controls, HVAC
- Lighting; switches, dimmers, controllers
- Access; doors, windows, garage
- Water and gas; remote controllable valves
- Electricity; ranging from individual AC strips through smart metering
- Security; sensors, cameras and controllers
Because the Z-Wave ecosystem is interoperable, all the disparate devices that work within these subsystems, offered by many manufacturers, are assured of working together seamlessly.
Thanks to Z-Wave, consumers only need to use one application, from a smartphone, tablet or PC, to monitor and control their entire home, instead of needing many applications for separate smart devices.
With more than 1700 products of all types to choose from, covering all of these crucial smart home functions, no other technology offers the breadth of interoperable smart solutions that the Z-Wave ecosystem offers.
As a result of this cross-brand (and backward-compatible) approach to connected objects, Z-Wave has become the enabling technology of choice throughout the residential and light commercial markets. Smart home management systems powered by Z-Wave are available from leading security providers, home improvement retailers, office technology suppliers, e-tailers, and independent integration professionals.
Thanks to its market-proven technology, ease of integration, optimized bandwidth, low energy drain and convenient SoC options, Z-Wave offers the fastest time-to-market for your smart home products. To find out more about creating products with Z-Wave, see our advantages for OEMS and developers.