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March 23, 2009

How can I extend the range of my Z-Wave network? I want to put a Z-Wave camera (Hawking HRPC2) on a garage 300 feet from my house where the main controller is located. First things first, the Hawking camera is not a Z-Wave device. It uses WiFi, IEEE802.11 for its [Read More]

March 2, 2009

I had an electrician try to install a Leviton magnetic low voltage dimmer switch, but apparently his electric supply house gave him an incandescent dimmer instead. I added the dimmer to the Vizia Z-Wave network, then the low voltage transformer fried (and I assume the [Read More]

February 9, 2009

I’ve just started looking at some Z-Wave products. Is it true that a simple wall receptacle costs $99? What in the world makes them cost so much? You can find Z-Wave receptacles for as low as $79 online and plug-in modules in the $30 range. The cost is high because demand [Read More]

January 5, 2009

I have a house full of X10 modules. I just bought some Intermatic Z-Wave controllers and modules. What is the most economical way to control both with one controller? The most economical way to do this will be to wait until someone releases a specialty X10 to Z-Wave bridge [Read More]

December 15, 2008

I’m trying to find out what I’d need to control my HVAC (hot water in floor) from my computer at the office. I have WiFi at my home but no computer there. Is this possible? First you need a gateway device that can connect your Ethernet (WiFi) network to a Z-Wave [Read More]

December 8, 2008

I’m waiting for next generation Z-Wave chip, called P400, supports 2.4GHz frequency. But, I can’t find any news and release plan recently. When will the P400 be available in Korea, China, and Japan? The next generation “P400” Z-Wave chip from Zensys is scheduled to [Read More]

November 10, 2008

I was wondering if it is possible to turn on and off — at the exact same time — seven or eight outdoor Z-Wave modules? My family puts on a big Christmas display every year and we would like everything to be synchronized going on and off. Seven or eight outdoor modules [Read More]

October 13, 2008

I would like to automate some window coverings with my 890 remote. Who offers Z-Wave compatible blinds or shades? Motorized window coverings are an interesting item in that often the shade itself comes from one company, the motor from another, the motor control from a [Read More]

September 23, 2008

I have some shades I would like to use Somfy LT 30 Radio controlled (battery powered) motors. I know about Somfy’s RTS universal Interface. I need to provide that with dry contact. What Z-Wave processor can I use that can give me dry contact? You can get off the shelf [Read More]

September 15, 2008

I am considering Z-Wave technology for a second home.  I want to run several devices from the internet including an iRobot Rommba. I’d like the system to control heat, A/C, security, and web cams. How much of this can be accomplished with Z-Wave? There are several good [Read More]

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