Z-wave: An Introduction
Z-Wave puts the power of home control and monitoring in the palm of your hand… literally. With your smart phone, tablet or PC you can control and access your Z-Wave devices at home. This means you get
- Peace of mind knowing your home is secure — no matter where you are
- More money in your pocket by saving energy easily — with no sacrifice
- Convenience like you've never known — one button to "shut down" your home when you leave
- Security knowing you'll receive an alert if there is any trouble at home — water, fire, alarm, door/window sensors
What is Z-wave?
Z-Wave is a wireless technology that makes regular household products, like lights, door locks and thermostats "smart". Z-Wave products "talk" to each other wirelessly and securely and can be accessed and controlled on your phone, tablet or pc.
By using a Z-Wave gateway you can connect to the things inside your house whether you're at home or while you're away. LiveHouse recommends the Vera 3 as the best value Z-wave gateway currently available on the market.
There is also nearly 1000 different Z-Wave products that all work together so you can choose the products that are right for your home. At LiveHouse we stock the most popular and proven Z-wave products. Head over to our products page to view our range or contact us if you want a custom solution to your needs.
What are the benefits of Z-wave Automation?
When you power your home with Z-Wave you are able to tap into a whole ecosystem of products. This means you can build and expand your home security system as you choose and when you choose to do so. With Z-Wave powering your security system you can link different products together and set up customizable actions.
From lighting, climate, irrigation and shading controls to intelligent outlets and power strips, there are hundreds of simple, interoperable Z-Wave products that let you monitor, control and manage your home energy usage.
Ever been late to an appointment because you had to run around the house turning off lights, computers, air conditioner and all the other things that are part of your "leaving the house" routine?
Setting up scenes on your smartphone will let you, with one touch of a button, automatically lock all the doors, turn off the lights, fans, air conditioners, televisions, computers and just about anything else you may want to switch off before you go.
You can also do the reverse by letting your house know that you're coming home and it will turn on the air conditioner for you, light up the rooms and have your favourite music playing.
Aging in Place
Z-Wave can help allow loved ones to stay in their home longer and still be looked after. Z-Wave can monitor activity (and wellness) with sensors on doors, medicine chests, bathrooms and more.
You can automatically light up hallways and stairwells to reduce the possibility of a fall. You'll also be able to get text or email notifications if an activity pattern is abnormal. You can even remotely open the door for health aides and other visitors, or set timers to be sure that doors are locked.