Aeotec Z-Stick USB Controller
Z-Stick Gen5 by Aeotec lets you build your own gateway. It is locally hosted, hence providing cloud free storage. Z-Stick can communicate with over 230 Z-Wave devices. It is also easily upgrade-able 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 the best platform|
Z-Stick Gen5 is a Z-Wave Plus antenna that works with any platform.
It can work with a PC, HTPC or laptop, with Mac, Linux or Windows with single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi, and even select NAS systems such as the Asus’ Asustor.
Local Hosting: Take control of your smart home and build your own Z-Wave gateway and hosting it locally.
Cloud Free: Build your own cloud to avoid downtime and a broken smart home.
|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 your home’s power is out.
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