What You Need to Know about Z-Wave Technology

If you’re learning about smart home technology, you might have some across Z-Wave. It’s the leading smart home technology found in millions of products around the world. If you’re considering upgrading your Little Rock smart home technology, Z-Wave is likely on the top of your list. Let’s take a look at exactly what Z-Wave technology is and how it can improve your smart home experience.

What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave is a wireless technology that will not interview with your Wi-Fi signal and operates on low power. Using Z-Wave inside everyday products like locks and lights, these products become “smart” by giving them the ability to talk to each other. It also gives you the ability to control the devices from anywhere, home, or away.

Z-Wave Benefits

Z-Wave gives you peace of mind knowing your home is secure wherever you are. A home equipped with Z-Wave can save you money with energy efficiency improvements by eliminating lights and appliances being left on.  With the touch of a button, you can shut down your house when you leave. The doors will lock, lights will turn off, and the security system will activate. You’ll receive a real-time alert if your home has a break-in, water leak, fire, and more.

How Does Z-Wave Work?

Z-Wave is a wireless radio frequency that operates at 908.42 MHz allowing smart devices to talk and connect. Z-Wave operates wirelessly and securely. Z-Wave devices have 2-way communication built-in, so communication does not require a Wi-Fi network. This eliminates issues that occur when internet connections are down.

What is the Z-Wave Range?

Z-Wave has a range of roughly 330 feet in open air. Building materials will reduce the range. Z-Wave’s mesh networking allows a Z-Wave signal to “hop” through other Z-Wave products to reach the destination device that needs to be controlled. If there is a wall that’s disrupting a signal, all you need is a simple Z-Wave repeater or other line-powered devices to work around the wall.

How is Z-Wave Powered?

Z-Wave is an efficient low-energy technology. Z-Wave works on battery power, often lasting a year or more before needing replacement. Some devices will plug into a wall for power. There are even Z-Wave controllable AC outlets which can make your home’s entire electrical system “smart” and energy-efficient.,

How Can I Get Started with A Z-Wave Smart Home?

Give us a call, and we’d happy to walk you through all the options available to turn your home into a smart home. There are an endless amount of options out there, but we can help you navigate the best options that will meet your specific needs. We’ll source the equipment, install it, and show you how to use it.