Home Theater Network
Z-Wave Home Automation

Z-Wave is a wireless standard which uses mesh networking to communicate between devices. Mesh networking allows signals to repeat through multiple devices until it gets to the desired home automated device. The result is that Z-Wave networks become more reliable as they grow in size. The distance limit a Z-Wave signal will travel is 100 feet, but that’s in open-air. Through walls, the limit is reduced to approximately 50 feet. Z-Wave uses a RF frequency in the 900MHz range so it won’t interfere with other 802.11 wireless protocols.

Z-Wave is run by the Z-Wave Alliance, which tests and makes sure Z-Wave devices work between multiple companies.

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Z-Wave Lights

GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Dimmer Switch
Leviton Z-Wave Vizia RF + 600W Incandescent Scene Capable Dimmer
Leviton Vizia RF 300W Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module
Wayne-Dalton Z-Wave Lamp Module

Z-Wave Security Sensors

HomePro Z-Wave RF Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor
 Aeon Labs Z-Wave Door / Window Sensor
 Homemanageables Z-Wave Door / Window Sensor

Z-Wave Switched Power

 GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Split-Duplex Receptacle
 GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Outdoor Module
 Leviton Vizia RF + Z-Wave Split Duplex Receptacle
 GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Fluorescent Light & Appliance Module