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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:56 am
by kristoffersk
Hello i would like to hear, if somebody has any experience with the Home Automation System Z-wave. I am thinking about using Z-Wave at home. And use it through my RasberryPI

Re: Z-wave

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:15 pm
by RichInTheUSA
I have not used Z-wave extensively.... but I have used an application called HomeSeer, which now supports Z-wave for home automation. I see there are a few people trying to port homeseer to the Pi.

At one time, I had nearly 70 devices managed in my home... but it was all X10. Z-wave had just started coming out and was costly. X10 didn't scale, so I dropped interest and went on to other hobbies.

Good luck... I'll watch this thread to see if anyone else replies. :)

Re: Z-wave

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:49 pm
by observing
I have written home automation applications in C++ that run on the Pi. I use the OpenZWave library (, which has an active community. My most stable application is on github (, but I don't recommend that you use it. It's tailored for my own personal use and the code has gone through too many evolutions.

Re: Z-wave

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:36 pm
by boyoh
Using 13a remote home automation controllers , on UK 13a ring main.
You must take total ring main loading in to consideration, UK 13a
Ring main was designed using a Diversity Factor, that is not all the
Switch sockets would be used at the same time, This rule is due to
You can have as many sockets you want on a domestic ring main,
Make sure you have a 32a mcb controlling the ring, Make sure
You don't exceed this