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11 Z-Wave Home Automation Co’s at CES 2014 (Part 1)

Check out the first recessed Z-Wave door sensor, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of dubious value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.

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GreenWave Reality is one of the few vendors so far using 6LoWPAN for its connected lights, gateways and other smart home devices. 6LoWPAN is a lightweight version of Wi-Fi running on 802.15.4 radios (the same as ZigBee). The technology features IPv6 and lower power requirements. The company has had major success in Denmark, where it has teamed with SEAS-NVE, the nation’s largest consumer-owned energy company. GreenWave’s smart bulbs are part of an entire smart home ecosystem including energy management and surveillance. The hub includes radios for 6LoWPAN, Z-Wave and ZigBee for integration with a variety of subsystems.
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