Is the Z-Wave protocol dying?

Discussions about Z-Way software and Z-Wave technology in general
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IgoriokLT
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Re: Is the Z-Wave protocol dying?

Post by IgoriokLT » 20 Sep 2019 22:38

Each controller has its own API, as they use different software.There is no chance to write one for all of them.
However, if you are looking forward to use Z-Way controller, there is API documentation, can be found on http://developer.z-wave.me/?uri=help
But there is no need for that, there is Alexa skill already. Which work pretty well.

rafale77
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Re: Is the Z-Wave protocol dying?

Post by rafale77 » 21 Sep 2019 21:26

There is plenty of open source libraries for z-wave. Not for z-wave controllers because they are all they specific APIs. The libraries to build your own controller / talk to z-wave are alive and well.
Wifi is making a lot of progress mostly due to how ubiquitous and easy to set up they are. They are however a dead end if you are looking for serious home automation/control. Wifi is limited to "toyish" implementation with a few devices here and there due to power consumption, cloud dependance, reliability, performance and security.

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