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Home Automation
is the process of
taking something that normally has
to be switched or monitored
manually and automating that
process via software, timed events
or even remote control.

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There are 3 main technologies used in Home
Automation.

Let’s quickly learn about some of the advantages
and disadvantages of each!

Choose one to learn more!

X10 is one of the oldest X10 technologies and dates back to the 60’s!

X10 operates off of your homes existing power lines so there is no
additional wiring needed. It is a very simply technology and is a great
introduction into the world of Home Automation!

Advantages of X10


X10 is the cheapest option in Home Automation


This technology is the easiest to install and set
-
up


X10 technology is proven and will be around long
-
term


Operates over the wire and has a pretty long range


Again, X10 is cheap. Sometimes as low as $12 per switch!

Disadvantages of X10


X10 is limited in its functionality. While other systems can
perform more functions and do more, x10 is real basic.


X10 does not integrate well with other systems and is
very proprietary.


The manufacturers tech support is not very
knowledgeable of the product should issues arise.

More Information for X10

For more information regarding X10 products, you can visit
http://www.X10.com

Zigbee

is a one of the newest technologies and actually operates off of
your wireless home network. All of the different components talk and
communicate wirelessly over the network and are in constant
communication.

Advantages of
Zigbee


Zigbee

boasts the most advanced network and capabilities


As all of the components are in constant communication with
each other, you always know the status of your units.


This system easily integrates with internet software as it
communicates through the network


Huge selection of many different kinds of units

Disadvantages of
Zigbee


Zigbee

units are expensive, sometimes up to $80 per switch


Heavy reliance on the wireless router means issues should the
wi
-
fi

in your home have troubles


Newer technology that is still growing, has yet to prove itself
in the consumer market


Has a limited range (as far as the wireless router can connect)

More Information for
ZigBee

For more information regarding
ZigBee

products, you can
visit
http://www.zigbee.org/Home.aspx

Z
-
Wave is one of the current most popular methods of Home
Automation. This technology is a protocol (like
ZigBee
) and is licensed
to many different manufacturers. As result, there are many different
products on the market. It operates via RF (radio frequency) and
speaks wirelessly with other Z
-
Wave units on its network.

Advantages of Z
-
Wave


Z
-
Wave is a very robust system but easy to integrate


This technology does not rely on wires or a network, instead,
it has its own network of communication (RF)


Due to the nature of how the units both send and pass along
signals, this technology can cover large areas


Huge selection of many different kinds of units

Disadvantages of Z
-
Wave


The more modules the better the network (as each unit
repeats the signal) otherwise, there is a max range of 100
ft


Expensive units. Generally costs about $60
-
$80 a unit


Other wireless RF signals can interfere and cause
interruptions in the Z
-
Wave network

More Information for Z
-
Wave

For more information regarding Z
-
Wave products, you can
visit
http://www.z
-
wave.com