Homey as Z-Wave Controller

Updated a week ago 5 minutes

A Z-Wave controller or Z-Wave hub is the heart of your smart home. It’s the central point for all your Z-Wave devices to talk to. The controller connects Z-Wave devices to your Wi-Fi network, your phone and to you.

Every Z-Wave network needs a controller. It manages the Z-Wave mesh network, allows devices to be added and runs the home automation schemes, or Flows.

A Z-Wave controller is the heart of your smart home. Therefore, you want to choose the right one. Choosing the right controller is arguably the most important part when automating your home: it determines what you can and cannot do.

Compared to your whole smart home, the price difference between controllers is fairly small. That’s why we recommend to choose a powerful, versatile and easy-to-use controller. Like Homey. Homey is not only a full-fledged Z-Wave Plus controller, but also contains Zigbee, 433MHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even Infrared connectivity. Paired with it’s friendly smartphone app, it’s the Z-Wave controller of choice for most people.

Homey is a very potent Z-Wave controller
Homey is a very potent yet friendly Z-Wave controller

Z-Wave controller possibilities of Homey

Homey holds a lot of powerful possibilities. With its Z-Wave Plus chipset, Homey is able to communicate directly with almost all Z-Wave products on the market. The Plus certification of Homey’s Z-Wave means that it connects to devices as securely as possible.

As Z-Wave controller, Homey is able to link with many popular Z-Wave brands like Fibaro, Qubino, Aeotec, TKB Home and Sensative, as well as lesser-known brands like Neo Coolcam or Heiman.

When pairing devices from these brands, Homey provides unique, device-specific pairing wizards as one of it’s user-friendly highlights. Z-Wave devices linked to Homey can be controlled anywhere in the world through the Homey app, and can be included in your Homey Flows for home automation.

Homey is one of the most powerful Z-Wave controllers in the world:

  • Homey can hold up to 230 Z-Wave devices in its network.
    That’s the maximum the Z-Wave standard allows.
  • Homey is a Z-Wave Plus certified controller.
  • The Homey app features device-specific pairing instructions for easier and quicker pairing.
  • Homey supports advanced Z-Wave features.
    For instance, you can set custom association groups and adjust advanced Z-Wave parameters if you want to – all from the Homey smartphone app.
  • Z-Wave devices in Homey can be controlled from anywhere in the world, can be automated with Homey Flow and can be analysed by Homey Insights and Homey Energy.
  • And last but not least – Homey can do much more than just a Z-Wave controller.

More than just Z-Wave

Homey is not just a powerful Z-Wave controller. Homey also features Zigbee, 433MHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even Infrared. With these technologies, Homey is able to bridge the gap between Z-Wave and the rest of the Smart Home world. In total, Homey can connect to over 50,000 products from more than 1000 different brands through its open app platfom.

With Homey, it’s child’s play to make your Z-Wave motion sensor trigger a Zigbee light bulb. Or to combine lighting solutions from IKEA Tradfri and Fibaro for your perfect setup. Your TV, Sonos, Philips Hue and Somfy blinds can all work in sync when you press the Fibaro Button.

The Homey smartphone app allows for easy configuration of all things Z-Wave and non-Z-Wave

Powerful, yet friendly

Homey raises the bar when it comes to the usability of Z-Wave controllers. Next to being powerful and versatile, its smartphone app is what sets Homey really apart from other controllers.

Anything in Homey can be managed from its intuitive smartphone app, from anywhere in the world. The app is designed for friendly, everyday use. You don’t need to be a programmer to understand Homey. Everyone can automate their home with Homey Flows.

At the same time, the app also packs advanced features of Homey and Z-Wave, in case you want to use them. User management, device pairing, Flow automation, Z-Wave parameter settings and energy management are just some examples of Homeys mobile capabilities.

Homey is so much more than ‘just’ a very good Z-Wave controller. With its six wireless technologies, friendly yet powerful app, open platform and unparalleled device support, it’s thé basis of a real Smart Home. Interested? Then we welcome you to discover the world of Homey

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