ZipaBox modular controller

Zipabox is a home automation modular controller that lets you take control of all your home's electrical/electronic appliances.

zipato-expansionsZipabox is a home automation modular controller that lets you take control of all your home's electrical/electronic appliances. It easily interfaces to your Z-Wave network enabling you to configure and control all your Z-Wave devices. With Zipato you can remotely control and automate lighting, heating, air-conditioning, blinds, home appliances, and home entertainment..., in fact almost anything in your home. You can easily automate your home to save energy and become more comfortable. 


• Connects to the Internet via your home router.
• Remote access using your PC, Smartphone or tablet.
• Easy 'Rule Creator' interfaces for control and scheduling. No prior knowledge of any computer codes or programming skills is required; a graphical interface eliminates the need for complex programming.
• Additional Back-up module ensures that Zipabox stays powered on in case of power outage. A plug-in modules allow the 3g access to the Internet if the DSL connection fails or doesn’t exist.
• Additional Plug-in modules enable it to work with other network technologies including ZigBee, KNX
• Additional Security expansion module allows the replacement of a hardwired security system with zones, battery and siren, sharing sensors and sirens in any conceivable combination.

It can be used for

Security and safety
• Unlimited number of virtual alarms (partitions)
• Up to 233 two-way, wireless zones
• Trigger alarms in case of:
• Intruder (motion sensors and door/window sensors),
• Fire (smoke sensors),
• Flood (water leakage sensors),
• Gas (CO sensors)
• Panic button,
• Duress (if someone force you to disarm your system)
• Health care (in case of missing actions during particular time e.g. motion, door opening, laying on bed...)
• Remote arm/disarm and status-info with any Smartphone
• Vandal proof - Zipabox is 24/7 monitored by central station which triggers alarm in case of connection loss
• Include arm/disarm commands in automation scenes and rules
• Easy integration with existing alarm systems (DSC, Honeywell...)
• Easy online setup and configuration through web based interface
• Use of same sensors for security and automation purposes

• Easy installation of wireless modules
• Z-Wave and ZigBee lighting modules preconfigured for even easier setup
• Support remote dimming and on/off switching with any Smartphone
• Automatically turn lights on at sunset and off at sunrise
• Unlimited number of scenes supported
• Turn lights on during emergencies
• Advanced event based rules configuration
• Auto-pilot lighting programs to discourage intruders while home is empty

• Multiform heating and cooling control with any Smartphone
• Advanced programming scheduler online, accessible over web browser
• Easily create unlimited number of custom zones (thermostats)
• Multizone humidity control by using standard humidifiers and dehumidifiers
• Use Internet weather feeds to program your home climate conditions
• Create advanced event based rules to automate home climate based on other environmental and home events
• Include climate control in automation scenes together with alarm, lighting, shades, etc
• Notification and automated actions in case of over-temperature events, power outages, and other incidents…

Sun shading
• Control blinds, roller-shutters, curtains and pergolas using any Smartphone
• Automate motors by using fun and easy programming tool online
• Add your sun shading commands into home scenarios together with lights, climate, alarms...
• Automate your shades to react to outside weather conditions
• Easy installation using pre-configured wireless modules

• Control unlimited number of irrigation zones
• Use advanced programming options online to setup perfect irrigation process
• Automate irrigation system based on Internet weather forecast
• Integrate your irrigation scheme together with your complete home automation scenarios

• Remotely lock/unlock your door with any smartphone
• Remotely open/close your garage door or gate over any smartphone
• Get video notification when door is open
• Use RFID tags to open doors and get detailed statistics about exits/entries
• Automate doors/locks using scenarios and event based programing tool
• Trigger automation events when door lock user codes are entered
• Automatically unlock doors in the event of an emergency

• Remotely control your audio/video equipment with any smartphone
• Automatically turn on favorite shows when they air and get alerts
• Automatically turn off A/V equipment at pre-set time or when room is unoccupied
• Automatically turn on equipment to discourage intruders

Video monitoring
• Access live and recorded video via the web and from any smartphone
• Support for most of the available IP cameras – ONVIF support
• Get email and SMS notifications with pictures and live video attached
• Remotely adjust pan-tilt cameras
• Create advanced event based recording and video notification rules

Energy Metering
• Real-time monitoring energy consumption and notification right on smartphone
• Compare energy usage and cost with others in the area
• Automatically turn on/off your appliances in accordance with electricity prices
• See detailed analysis of your energy consumption
• Save energy by automating lights, thermostats, sun shades...


ARM9 208MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash
Operating System
Linux 2.6 Kernel
Power input: 9-12VDC
Power supply input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power usage: Idle: 1.2W, Max: 2.4W
Physical Dimension
86 (L) x 86 (W) x 48 (H) millimeters
I/O & LEDs
2 programmable buttons
2 programmable green LEDs
1 programmable RGB LEDs
Power, Status, Ethernet, WLAN & Z-Wave
CAT5e UTP patch LAN Cable
Antenna Z-wave
Regulatory Compliance (pending)
Safety: UL
Temperature Range: Operating: 0°C to 40°C, Storage: -25°C to 70°C
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
1 year standard

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice