When you want to add some smart to your home, you need light and dimmers, door locks and thermostats — all of the various bits and pieces that go into creating a connected home experience. But how do you get all of this stuff to talk to each other and create a completely integrated smart home system? Here you need a z-wave hub.
A central router-like device that not only communicates with and controls all of your smart devices, but also acts as the point of contact between you and your smart home . A hub or gateway can also mean your smart home security panel. The hub and its corresponding app allow you to manage and monitor it even when you’re not home. These devices not only allow you to control all of your devices from one interface (be it your smart home or a dedicated touch screen in the home); they also allow all of your Z-Wave devices to communicate with one another, so you can create automated scenes that give your tech a life of its own, giving you convenience and comfort without lifting a finger.