Welcome to the Z-Wave Alliance

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 300 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.

Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave is an interoperable wireless ecosystem that lets electronic devices and systems communicate and respond via remote control.  Z-Wave technology is mature, proven, and adopted worldwide by market leaders in virtually every sector where 'smart' devices and systems are desirable.

About Z-Wave Technology

The Z-Wave protocol is an interoperable wireless RF-based communications technology designed specifically for control, monitoring and status reading applications in residential and light commercial environments. Mature, proven and broadly deployed (25 million products sold worldwide), Z-Wave is by far the world market leader in wireless control, bringing affordable, reliable and easy-to-use 'smart' products to many millions of people in every aspect of daily life.



For a more complete look at Z-Wave technology for non technologists, and to learn more about Z-Wave's role as a key enabling technology for the Internet of Things and connected objects, please visit www.z-wave.com.

Z-Wave Technology Essentials:

  • Low Powered RF communications technology that supports full mesh networks without the need for a coordinator node
  • Operates in the sub-1GHz band; impervious to interference from Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies in the 2.4-GHz range (Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.)
  • Designed specifically for control and status apps, supports data rates of up to 100kbps, with AES125 encryption, IPV6, and multi-channel operation
  • MAC and PHY are described by ITU-T G.9959 specification
  • Full interoperability through layer 5 with backwards compatibility to all versions.
  • Successfully bridged and trialed with OpenADR, SEP 1, SEP 1.1 and other  Smart Energy protocols.
  • Shares the same position in the NIST / SGIP Catalog of Standards as the IEEE 802.11 and 802.15 and 802.16 families

For more in-depth technical materials on Z-Wave, we invite you to visit our Developer section or consider membership in the Z-Wave Alliance.

Z-Wave Market Facts:

  • Over 1000 interoperable products available, 12 million Z-Wave products worldwide.
  • Extensively used in residential systems throughout numerous business spectrums, including  ADT, Alarm.com, AT&T, DSC, GE/Interlogics, Honeywell, Lowes, Verizon, Vivint, and other prominent service providers worldwide.
  • Found in thousands of hotels, cruise ships, and vacation rentals; including 65,000 devices in the flagship Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Actively supported by over 160 manufacturers and service providers throughout the world.
  • Designed specifically for control, monitoring and status operations; no interference from Wi-Fi or other 2.4GHz wireless technologies in similar band.