Remote home control with Z-Wave is a new idea. It can offer all the same benefits of a powerful, custom control system, but it can also offer any of them individually. Thanks to its modular design and its extensive interoperability, you can use Z-Wave to control any specific control task around your house, without having to invest in an elaborate, all-encompassing home control system. With Z-Wave, you can easily and inexpensively create customized control solutions for any room or situation, and add new ones to your home over time.A Modular Approach To Home Control
Z-Wave lets you build your control system as your needs grow. As just one example, let’s say you started by adding Z-Wave remote control to your home lights. You can easily program them to shut off when you’re at work, and turn back on to welcome you when you return home, saving energy and money. You could then introduce more functions to this basic setup. Just add Z-Wave to your garage door, your home entry, and your home security system. When you arrive from work, push a button and all your Z-Wave devices will work in concert — the garage door will open, your entryways will light up, your security system will recognize you, and your front door will unlock. How’s that for remote control?
Once you’re inside, your home can welcome you with just the mood you want. Z-Wave can have your favorite music playing for you on arrival, and the thermostat set to your preferred temperature. While you were away, Z-Wave made sure the lawn sprinkler watered your lawn on schedule. If it had rained, you could have bypassed the sprinkler from work, from a PC or even a cell phone. When you’re ready to call it a night, a single button could turn off your house lights, activate your security system, turn down the thermostat, lock the doors, turn on the bedroom humidifier, and set up the coffee pot to greet you with a fresh cup when you awake.
All with one button. All added easily and inexpensively to your home. All with no new wiring. And all according to your budget and timetables, to meet your needs and your lifestyle. Z-Wave gives you simple, affordable, personalized control solutions. Isn’t that what home control was supposed to be about?
I see a future where all devices in the home/office can be networked together and communicate and control with one another. All appliances can utilise this technology to build a Smart Home and you can control it anywhere you are as long as there is an Internet connection. The next biggest wave of innovations will centre around our homes and offices, and technologies will improve by leaps and bounds, bringing the global markets forward to the next millenia. Now I know why Google did not buy Nortel’s Technologies, they are sitting for the next big wave.
Contributed by Oogle.