Z-Wave Smart home refers to technical processes and systems in living spaces and houses. They increase the quality of life and 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 processes that can be automated.
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 destination (mesh network). Z-Wave uses standardized frequencies. This standard is managed by the ITU-T under the number G.9959.
Z-Wave can be used for mains operation as well as for battery-operated devices. Devices such as temperature sensors, motion sensors, humidity sensors, 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 operated directly on the power grid.
Z-Wave uses the 868 MHz frequency band, which is reserved for home control applications. Other technologies such as WLAN or ZigBee use the heavily overloaded 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band instead.