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Z-Wave Home Automation

Wed May 07, 2014 2:52 pm

Hello everyone,

I want to build a Z-Wave network for a student project. I ordered some sensors working in 866 MHz and have a Raspberry Pi B for controlling the network. I've found out a module called NRF905 which can talk around this frequency range (http://www.ebay.fr/itm/NRF905-Radio-Tra ... 1169100758) and a USB stick which is made by Aeon labs (http://store.incontrolzwave.com/aeon-la ... r-series-2)

Here is my questions :

- Is it possible to control a z-wave network by a controller program that is not supplied by companies who is producing compatible devices?

I would be glad if there is an experienced of you can suggest me anything.
Thank you so much in advance

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Re: Z-Wave Home Automation

Thu May 08, 2014 4:02 pm

If you can program in C++, you can use the OpenZWave library to write your own application. It supports the Aeon Labs Z-Stick2 controller. For more information, go to http://www.openzwave.com/

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Re: Z-Wave Home Automation

Thu May 08, 2014 6:10 pm


I recommend you to use the GPIO module called Razberry. I have a raspberry pi with this module, the Openremore controller software installed and many devices connected: fibaro plug, fibaro switch, fibaro RGBW and Aeon presence detector. All of them working perfectly.

I have installed also the gnokii software and have a gsm module connected usign the usb port and use the Aeon sensor as an alarm intrussion detection. It send me and SMS message when the alarm is armed.


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Re: Z-Wave Home Automation

Fri May 09, 2014 9:48 am

Thank you for all your answers. They're helpful

My concern is to write a software to talk with devices, and it occurs another question how to make authentification in the z-wave network? When I need to pair my hardware with sensors on the market how would they talk to each other. In the beginning is there a verification process?

It seems a bit confusing for me your answers are clarifiying

Thanks again,

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Re: Z-Wave Home Automation

Tue May 13, 2014 9:56 pm

we are developing two plugins for our domotic framework in java.

If you are interested please take a look at
razberry/zway https://github.com/freedomotic/freedomo ... vices/zway
zwave https://github.com/mcicolella/freedomot ... ices/zwave

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