Nowadays that the broadband connections and the use of high-speed Internet are daily routine, wireless infrastructure solutions emerge as a more affordable investment in the building market.
By effectively combining peak technologies and applications into a single environment, MobileHome focuses its commercial activities into new and emerging technology markets of home automation, communications, health telematics and entertainment. The integration of the latest technological solutions combined with the technical expertise of the company forms the basis for meeting its targets.
The Z-Wave protocol is an interoperable wireless RF-based communications technology designed specifically for control, monitoring and status reading applications in residential and light commercial environments.Mature, proven and broadly deployed (25 million products sold worldwide), Z-Wave is by far the world market leader in wireless control, bringing affordable, reliable and easy-to-use 'smart' products to many millions of people in every aspect of daily life.
The characteristics of the wireless Zwave communication are simplicity, credibility and security.
This new technology integrates all the electrical parts of the house / building a wireless network without complicated programming and without wires. Any Z-Wave device can be effortlessly added to the network. Various other devices that are incompatible with the Z-Wave technology can become compatible simply by connecting them to an auxiliary Z-Wave device. In seconds, your device is connected to the network and it can communicate wirelessly with other devices and controllers of the wireless Z-Wave network
MobileHome offers complete solutions for remote monitoring and control of all electrical appliances of the house / building using a wireless communications protocol. Implementing a wireless "ecosystem" in your house you can manage remotely your lighting or air conditioning and heating using a remote control or a mobile phone.
Home automation technology is becoming as synonymous with sustainability as it is with convenience living and working. Incorporating smart home technology into a new or existing structure makes it easier to reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint (your impact on the environment) a home or business creates
The characteristics of the communication are simplicity, credibility and security. Wireless systems have comparative advantages against cable systems as they offer easiness of installation, lower cost of implementation and simplicity in operation.
Below we'll examine briefly various categories of Zwave products in our eshop and their role in a Zwave system.
Z-Wave wireless control centers are the heart and centre of a Z-Wave network. It is possible to configure and run a Z-Wave network solely on a Z-Wave capable remote control but certain functions such as time and event triggered actions can only be accomplished with a standalone wireless control center or a PC running a home automation software.
Wireless control centers are permanently online but only take a minimum of energy for operations. They are controlled either by local push buttons or typically using a web browser via Ethernet. The web interface also enables a remote access from a mobile phone such as an iPhone.
Wireless control centers operate as static controller and are best suited to control battery-powered devices and maintain the stability of even large network configurations.
Electrical switches and dimmers control electrical loads in general, and lamps in particular. Electrical switches typically switch all kinds of loads but the application of dimmers is restricted to lamps.
Depending on the dimmer method only resistive incandescent or a broader range of inductive and reactive loads are dimmable. Wall outlet plug-in devices are installed very easily without any further electric knowledge by just plugging them into the wall outlet. Wireless wall plug-in devices receive Z-Wave signals from controllers and switch their load accordingly.
SWITCHES & DIMMERS
Electrical switches and dimmers control electric loads in general and lamps in particular. Electrical switches typically switch all kind of loads but the application of dimmers is restricted to lamps. Depending on the dimmer method only resistive incandescent or a broader range of inductive and reactive loads are dimmable.
When installing an electrical switch or dimmer the wiring system is important. There are 2-wire and 3-wire systems. In a 2-wire system the pattress box offers only the incoming and the outgoing wire. No neutral wire (blue) is available. In order to power the electronics of the switch or the dimmer a minimum load needs to be connected to the device. In the 3-wire system the neutral wire (blue) is available and connected to the device.
The device is powered from the incoming wires regardless of attached loads. Switches or dimmers are either provided as pattress box insert without any local operation or they are wall switches with local switching paddles. In case of the manufacturer Popp the box insert can be completed with a switching paddle and a mounting frame and becomes a fully functional wall switch with local operations. Wall switches and wall dimmers typically receive Z-Wave commands and perform local switching and dimming.
They are controlled by a Z-Wave controller and powered by the 230 V they are switching or dimming. The following table gives an overview on which switch and which dimmer is suited for 2- or 3-wire-systems.
Wireless sensors are Z-Wave devices, which transmit certain environmental values or certain behaviour to a wireless control centre. They also control other Z-Wave devices directly, using the association function of Z-Wave. An example of such an association is the switching of a light with a motion detector.
Sensors are typically battery-powered devices with AA or AAA or CR2 batteries which are very common. Depending on the radio transceiver utilization the units have a battery lifetime between one and three years.
Particularly of interest are multi-sensors, where multiple sensor values such as temperature or humidity are made available from one device via Z-Wave.
Window and door blinds (shutters can be controlled wirelessly via Z-Wave. To do this the conventional analogue dual paddle (Up/Down) switch for motor control is replaced by a Z-Wave enabled wall switch or insert.
Window blind controls are typically offered as flush-mounted socket with switching paddles for local operation or as pattress box insert.
Individual blinds or a group of blinds can be controlled wirelessly. Together with a wireless control centre the blind control can be made dependent on certain day times such as sunset and sunrise.
ZWave technology makes possible to anyone to connect to his home and control the electronic lock from anywhere in the world through the Internet or his mobile phone internet provider. Of course, you can always use your keys to open the door. No more keys under the doorstep or the pot with the flowers...
Associate the lock with the door sensor, the lights, the camera, the siren and start building your security system tailored to your home and actual needs.
Install a ZWave wireless bell and you can monitor all visitors while you are away (associating the camera pictures with the door bell).
Finally, be informed of all the above through mail in your mobile phone.
Heating controls allow the individual control of heating behaviour per heating device or room and as function of time. Heating systems are typically realised as wall-mounted radiators or floor heating. The wall radiators are controlled by radiator thermostats (TRV= Thermostatic Radiator Valves) on each radiator while floor heating systems typically use a thermostat on the wall of the room to be controlled. These thermostats communicate with the floor heating via electrical wires.
A time-driven regulation of heat per room helps to dramatically reduce energy, since rooms are only heated when really needed. Via Z-Wave networks the control of the heat and air condition can be centralized and even accessed by a wireless thermostat remotely. An example is a change of the heating state if a user comes home earlier than expected.
Bandwidth: 9,600 bit/s or 40 kbit/s, fully interoperable
Range: Approximately 100 feet (or 30 meters) assuming "open air" conditions, with reduced range indoors depending on building materials, etc.
Frequency band: The Z-Wave Radio uses the 868.42 MHz SRD Band (Europe); the 900 MHz ISM band: 908.42 MHz (United States); 919.82 MHz (Hong Kong); 921.42 MHz (Australian/New Zealand).