Z-Wave low-power wireless networking incorporates a time and energy saving feature that can be beneficial for service providers, installers and dealers of smart home control and lifestyle security systems. The Z-Wave Installation and Maintenance Application enables technicians to remotely survey Z-Wave signal quality at every node in the system. A technician can diagnose and repair problems in a home or office, sometimes without any need for to visit, saving time and money for the service provider or installer.
The smart home market, encompassing home automation, home control and home security is booming, expected to rise to some $51.8 billion by 2020. Among wireless protocols available for communicating between devices such as motion sensors and smart locks and the central controller for the system, Z-Wave has emerged as the most widely used, with more than 1,300 certified devices available from 300-plus brands and manufacturers. Besides compatibility with this ever-expanding smart home ecosystem, the advantages of Z-Wave include extremely low power consumption, secure communications and automatic signal routing.
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