Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, should you care which Wireless Technology your Smart Home Device uses?
You are surrounded by smart home devices that make you live in a world which were previously seen only on Sci-Fi movies. But have you ever wondered, how these smart home devices talk to each other and send information to you? In this post we tell you the different networks these smart home devices use to communicate with each other and you.
There are FOUR main networks these smart home devices use and the usage is based on the factors such as application, power consumption requirement, coverage range, etc. They are Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi.
- Wi-Fi: It is the network for the home. The smart devices using Wi-Fi network to communicate with each other and with you generally have a power source with them as the connection activity demands more power. These devices have the widest coverage, but at the cost of strength
- Bluetooth: It is the personal space network. The smart devices using Bluetooth network to communicate with each other and with you generally have to be closer proximity of each other and to you. These devices have the strong, close network coverage
- Zigbee & Z-Waves: These networks require low energy, can cover a wider area using a network mesh without compromising on the signal strength. However, unlike Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, these networks aren’t mainstream and hence cannot connect your smartphone or tablet but would need a receiver which can connect.
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