Aeotec Z-Stick USB Controller
Z-Stick Gen5 lets you build your own gateway. It locally hosted and is cloud free. It can communicate with over 230 Z-Wave devices. It is also easily upgradeable by the end-user.
Home automation needs to be done smartly. One product at a time. Start with few key devices and work your way up to the entire home. Usually the most expensive part of any smart home is its gateway; the key hub that binds all of your connected devices together to control and automate them.
Choose your software
Now that the platform is selected, next step is to pick a software. It is usually paired with Raspberry Pi, Z-Stick Gen5 can be used with these open source platforms to power your Z-wave smart home.
Z-Stick Gen5 is about dependability. With it’s 100mAh rechargeable lithium battery, Z-Stick Gen5 can continue to work for up to 15 days even when you power is out