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What is Z-Wave technology?

Last Updated: 11/12/2013
Z-Wave technology is a series of home automated devices, such as lights, locks, thermostats, and other electronics, that can be controlled remotely.

Z-Wave devices use low-power, 900 Mhz radio frequencies to achieve wireless communication with a host of home automation devices.  Occasionally, these devices have been known to interfere with some cordless phone signals that communicate in a similar frequency range.  However, more up-to-date technologies that communicate at higher frequencies, like Bluetooth or WiFi signals, will remain uninterrupted.

Z-Wave compatible devices work like repeaters, so despite their individual 30-foot signal ranges, they can easily cover residential spaces.  Z-Wave devices can be controlled using a Honeywell alarm panel keypad, like the Tuxedo Touch or the LYNX Touch L5100.

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