Z-Wave and Home Automation

USING Z-WAVE IN A RASPI HA project is the intriguing subject for this chapter. I have mentioned Z-Wave in previous chapters because it is a predominant and proven technology that has been adopted by many HA device manufacturers. These companies include established brands such as GE, Black & Decker, Schlage, ADT, and Draper.

Z-Wave Fundamentals

Z-Wave is a wireless packet-based RF communications platform. It is somewhat similar to WiFi because the latter also uses RF and packets, but there are also significant differences. Z-Wave uses RF transceivers that operate at 908.42 megahertz (MHz) in the United States and at 860 MHz in Europe. These frequencies belong to the industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) ...

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