Z-Wave® is an interoperable, lightweight wireless technology that empowers both consumers and manufacturers with an ecosystem of products that work together. The Z-Wave® ecosystem offers the largest number of interoperable home control products in the market. For consumers, this means choices. With so many leading consumer brand manufacturers in all the home control categories adopting Z-Wave®, consumers have a broad selection of solutions that enhance comfort, convenience, security, and energy management available everywhere from electronics retailers and home stores, to custom electronics installers. Consumers can purchase individual Z-Wave® devices, or bundled solutions that provide simple wireless control for common household applications, such as lighting control, security, energy management, and home entertainment control.
Z-Wave® is a broadly accepted technical standard that ensures interoperability between all Z-Wave devices, no matter what the brand. This is a dramatic leap forward from legacy home control and automation systems, which typically used proprietary protocols, and also separates Z-Wave® from other current wireless systems, which are largely brand-specific and frequently incompatible with products outside their own brand.
The interoperable Z-Wave® ecosystem allows both manufacturers and consumers the security of knowing that Z-Wave® certified products will work together in any home environment.
Manufacturing devices with Z-Wave® capabilities is simple and cost-effective, thanks to tool sets, proven designs, and tested market experience from Sigma Designs and the members of the Z-Wave Alliance. For consumers, adding devices to a Z-Wave® mesh network is simple enough for do-it-yourself home improvement, yet powerful enough to control even the largest household systems. And because Z-Wave® mesh networks are modular, Z-Wave® capabilities can be added to one device at a time, or a single room, or floor, or the entire household at once.
Only the Z-Wave® ecosystem offers all these advantages -- simplicity, affordability, scalability, and an interoperable ecosystem where incompatibilities are a thing of the past.