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February 26, 2007

What kind of security is on the Z-Wave system? How do I prevent an external source from turning on or off lights or systems? Each Z-Wave Primary Controller ships from the factory with its own unique house code, no two are alike – unlike legacy systems that reused [Read More]

February 12, 2007

I know that devices from the United States and Europe will not work together because of the difference of wave transmission, but can I create the two different networks, without interference problems?  Yes, you should be able to create two networks. There is no problem [Read More]

January 29, 2007

I would like to know what HVAC systems incorporate Z-Wave and who manufactures them?  Right now ACT and RCS have Z-Wave thermostats, Lagotek has a complete multi-zone control solution. We expect several more to become available in the second quarter of 2007. Does [Read More]

December 26, 2006

This time around, Mark Walters, vice president of the Z-Wave Alliance and Chris Walker, President and Chief Software Architect of ControlThink take on recent reader questions. I’m looking at using Z-Wave for a basement remodel that I’m working on, but I’m [Read More]

November 27, 2006

What are the pros and cons of Z-Wave vs. UPB PLC systems? UPB uses the power wiring to transmit its signal so it cannot be used for portable and battery operated devices. UPB products are limited to a few manufacturers, and to date, only lighting products. Z-Wave products [Read More]

November 13, 2006

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Q: How does a controller know what Z-Wave devices are available in a room, in a space, and in the whole house? A: To set up a Z-Wave network, you typically walk around your home and add each device to the network by [Read More]

October 6, 2006

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. This installment, Grant Sullivan from Leviton Manufacturing, Home Control Products, takes the reins. 1. Is Z-Wave two-way?  Most Z-Wave products are two way, allowing wall-mounted controllers and software to be aware of [Read More]

September 14, 2006

Get all your home control questions answered by ZWaveWorld’s resident experts. By Chris Walker Q: If my switches are too far apart to communicate directly, is there a range extender that I can use to fill in the gaps? A: Every Z-Wave device acts as a repeater [Read More]

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