Smart Home refers to technical processes and systems in living spaces and houses. They increase the quality of life and stand for safety, efficient use of energy on the basis of networked and remotely controllable devices and installations, as well as automated processes.
How does Z-Wave/Smart Home work?
|All communication is encrypted and must be confirmed by the recipient. Each device can forward a message for other devices to the final recipient (mesh network). Z-Wave uses standardized frequencies. This standard is specified by the ITU-T under the number G.9959.|
|Z-Wave can be used for both line-operated and battery-operated devices. Devices such as temperature, motion, humidity and shock sensors, door contacts, remote controls and wall controllers are mostly battery-operated. Other devices for blind control, lighting control, heating and control centers (gateways) are directly line-powered.|
|Z-Wave uses the 868 MHz frequency band, which is reserved for home control applications. Other technologies such as WiFi or ZigBee use the heavily overloaded 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands instead.|
Selected Smart Home devices at a glance
Are you looking for an all-round talent? Then FIBARO’s Smart Implant is exactly the right device for you.
Whether for controlling your garage door or heating system, as an intelligent addition to your alarm system or simply to make every device in your home a device smart. FIBARO's Smart Implant can also be connected to sensors in the garden so that your Smart Home does not end at the front door.
The Z-Wave.Me UZB Smart Home Stick can be connected to a PC, notebook, barebone, Raspberry Pi or a similar platform and establishes a Z-Wave network via its integrated antenna. The PC thus becomes a Z-Wave Smart Home control center.
In order to be able to use the USB stick, a third-party controller software is required that is compatible with the Sigma Designs Serial API. With the controller software and the USB stick, the PC or other platforms can be used as static Z-Wave controllers. This way you can control Z-Wave devices from different manufacturers.
The Deco M4 is the easiest way to ensure a strong WiFi signal in every corner of your home (up to 2800 square meters with a 2-pack). Wireless connections and optional Ethernet backhaul link Deco units together for even faster network speeds and a truly seamless coverage. Would you like more coverage? Just add another deco unit.
VeraPlus is a versatile Smart Home Gateway which organizes your connected home, automates your Z-Wave devices with each other and enables controlling via remote, smartphone, tablet and desktop PC.
More than 200 devices can be integrated into one Vera network, so VeraPlus is perfect for large homes. Also thanks to a fast processor (MIPS1004Kc, single core, 880 MHz) with more memory (DDR3: 256 MB).