Z-Wave Automation Explained

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 10, 2012

What if you could network any device in your home? An emerging technology called 'Z-Wave' aims to accomplish just that. Home automation is nothing new, but Z-Wave technology promises to inexpensively deliver that ability in many homes, including intrusion security systems. In this note, we give a brief overview of Z-Wave and describe its adoption in home security systems.

Overview

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