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Building a ZigBee network at home

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Introduction The market is flooded with many home automation products that includes environmental sensors, smart light bulbs, smart switches and others. The technologies that connect these devices include Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-wave, or Wi-Fi. The common pattern of using these products is to use a mobile app to access the sensors…. Read more »

Short Tutorial on Z-Wave

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Z-Wave is a wireless communications protocol that uses low-energy radio signals operating in the ISM band and support mesh networking topology. Z-Wave is used primarily for home automation for wireless control of home appliances e.g. lighting, security systems, thermostats, garage door openers etc. Z-wave protocol is developed by Sigma Designs,… Read more »