Today everyone wants to have the latest technology in their newly built houses and apartments. Smart devices are literally everywhere around you. Technology has become such an integral part of our daily life, where newer generations can’t imagine spending more than half an hour without their smartphone. We believe that every client who deals with builders and architects is asking them two questions; What can you do to make my house smart? And, what smart technology should I have in my house?
In the past, we found that there was a time-lag between Australia and the rest of the world when talking about new technologies. We simply weren't as large of a market for those tech giants overseas. However, today we can see these new technologies come to Australia at the same pace as the rest of the world. Z-Wave technology has become a global standard in the US and European market for the last 10 years. In the US, it is approved by the FCC as the only certified Home Automation technology with high level security. It is nearly impossible to hack into, compared to devices based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other protocols. Z-Wave will give you much better wireless communication through brick walls and other materials used by the construction industry. Even with concrete structures there is a way to use Z-Wave devices with better results than WiFi due to a low frequency transmission.
With Z-Wave technology builders and architects can plan, design and offer a much more affordable solution for any segment of the market. It’s easier to install, setup and commission, rather than traditional systems like C-BUS. You can start with a basic set and always add more devices after commissioning to make it larger.
The Z-Wave protocol is a global standard in the development of Smart Home and small commercial projects. With over 50 million devices installed worldwide, Z-Wave technology is becoming increasingly popular among consumers. Further, with a budget between $5,000-$15,000 you can completely fulfil the needs of your client, which would have cost over $150,000 in the past.
The Benefits of Z-Wave Technology
The Z-Wave network operates on an uninterrupted, low-band radio frequency, with wireless devices communicating with each other on a sub-1GHz band signal, which doesn’t interfere with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals.
Z-Wave is an open-standard protocol that's constantly emerging with new solutions suited for both the Smart home and commercial environment. Smart Homes are capable of providing greater comfort, convenience and energy saving benefits, therefore making them a smart investment for new and existing homeowners.
Moreover, Z-Wave is easy to install as part of any new residential or commercial building, including home renovations and security upgrades. There’s no unecessary wiring or complex cabling involved, syncing devices is simple. The network is easily expandable, so you can include additional devices whenever you choose to.
Various brands make Home Automation devices using Z-Wave technology which can communicate with each other regardless of their make or model (with a few exceptions). The Z-Wave network can be compatible with all kinds of different solutions which offer endless possibilities for the home automation platform.
Working with Digital Home Systems
Digital Home Systems is an established distributor of Z-Wave products and services in the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific regions since 2009. We’re partnered with over 500 companies comprised of professional installers, builders, architects and retailers.
As a DHS partner, you’ll have access to these companies and you can inquire about their services for new project developments, installations and building renovations.
DHS partners also become part of a much wider global network – the Z-Wave Alliance – which is comprised of industry leaders in Smart Home technology including professional builders, designers, installers, architects and retailers.