Monday December 11th 2017

Q&A with Mark Walters

Q&A with Mark Walters

Z-Wave products are hitting the market left and right. With the growing interest in home control and automation, wireless technology is gaining substantial ground. We asked Mark Walters, head of the Z-Wave Alliance – an organization that is bringing order to the [Read More]

Looking For a Few Good Stories!

Have you installed one or more Z-Wave systems in your home?  Happy with it or maybe not so happy? Did you find it easy or torture, or somewhere in between? Did you find the manufacturer documentation easy to use and accurate? Would you do it differently if you could do it [Read More]

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Z-Wave two-way? Most Z-Wave products are two-way, allowing wall-mounted controllers and software to be aware of whether lights are on/off or dimmed throughout a network. We can even report the lighting intensity level for an individual device. This means when you push a [Read More]

Z-Wave Alliance Certifies 500th Product

Z-Wave Alliance Certifies 500th Product

Z-Wave Alliance Certifies 500th Product The Z-Wave Alliance has announced its 500th Z-Wave certified product. This milestone comes on the heels of other recent announcements including: Sigma Designs’ naming Mitsumi as a licensed second source for Z-Wave wireless RF [Read More]

And Even More Questions!

And Even More Questions!

I understand that the Z-Wave thermostats that operate using hard wired power have the ability to repeat messages...do any of them also have [Read More]

May 23, 2011

What Is Basic Repeater Slave? The slave nodes are devices that do not contain routing tables. The so-called routing slave nodes and enhanced routing slave nodes can contain a number of pre-configured routes (assigned to them by a controller). Any slave node can act as a [Read More]

May 2, 2011

Is there a Z-Wave product that will automatically turn on lights according to the time of year, gradually increasing toward summer and decreasing toward winter? Yes any handheld controller with timers and an astronomical clock will allow you to accomplish your task. [Read More]

Z-Wave Rock Star Contest Winner

Z-Wave Rock Star Contest Winner

The Z-Wave Rock Star contest has come to a close. As we read through all the entries we were struck by how many DIY enthusiasts have put a home control stake in the ground using Z-Wave-enabled products. We’d like to thank all the readers who participated. Although it [Read More]

April 4, 2011

I have a Crestron Control system going into a 20,000 sq. ft. home. I would like to use Yale wireless hardware, which is compatible with Z-Wave. Can I control the Z-Wave system with the Crestron? Yes in the near future. Leviton is in the process of upgrading its VRC0P-1LW [Read More]

In The News

In The News

New Generation of Water Sensors from FortrezZ FortrezZ, LLC, a leading manufacturer in wireless water & freeze detection and prevention systems announced its new line of Z-WaveTM water sensors. The new sensors are a continuation of FortrezZ’s proven technology in [Read More]

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