Although the Z-Wave protocol has made great strides in providing wireless connectivity to commercial environments, Z-Wave targets the smart-home market. Using Z-Wave devices, consumers can connect conventional devices (such as lights, appliances, door locks, motion sensors, and more) to each other, along with smart devices (such as smart bulbs, smart door locks, smart motion sensors, and more), ultimately connecting to a central control device that may also connect to the Internet. With this device and network interconnectivity, these smart devices can be controlled and monitored from mobile devices and traditional computing devices.

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of hundreds of independent device ...

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