10 Best Z Wave Controllers 2021

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Hubitat Elevation Home Automation Hub – ⭐ Best Overall Z Wave Controller

C-7 by Hubitat

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 0.7 inches
Hubitat Elevation Home Automation Hub
  • New Z-Wave 700 radio supports S2 security and SmartStart device inclusion (Model C-7 hub)

Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5 Plus

ZW090-A by AEOTEC

  • Color: White
Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5 Plus
  • Works with Raspberry Pi, Windows, Mac, Linux to create a z wave hub for control of Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus devices
  • Easier device setup than standard Z-Stick Gen5. Now supports SmartStart device installation when used with compatible software connect Z-Wave devices simply by scanning compatible QR codes
  • More secure than standard Z-Stick Gen5. Upgraded to offer Z-Wave Security 2 (S2) encryption, this Plus edition of Z-Stick is enhanced with AES 128-bit encryption, ECDH key exchange, and pro-security grade UL 1023 compliance
  • Faster than standard Z-Stick Gen5. Plus edition offers a 50% speed performance when communicating securely vs. non Plus edition. And can be used to upgrade the firmware of compatible Z-Wave Plus devices that can accept OTA / wireless firmware upgrades
  • Compatible with Z-Wave enabled, home automation software including Home Assistant, Home Seer, Indigo 7, OpenHab, and OpenHab2. No software included. Z-Wave Plus certified. Z-Wave Plus certification number

Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 USB Stick ZST10

NA by ZOOZ

Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 USB Stick ZST10
  • S2 SECURE Z-WAVE PLUS: It's the first Z-Wave USB Stick with the new S2 security protocol. It means that you can finally take full advantage of your S2 sensors, switches, and plugs.
  • WHAT YOU NEED: This S2 Stick adds Z-Wave Plus capability to your DIY smart home set-up. You'll need a dedicated computer (PC, laptop, or Raspberry Pi) and home automation software of your choice (not included) to complete the system.
  • ADVANCED Z-WAVE: Works great with the most popular software like Home Assitant, HomeSeer, Domoticz, or OpenHAB. Supports OTA firmware updates (works with Aeotec OTA firmware tool) and and all of the latest Z-Wave library commands (SDK: 6.81.02).
  • SMART START: Supports the new quick and extra secure Z-Wave pairing method. Just scan the QR codes from any SmartStart Z-Wave Plus accessories to your home automation interface and power them on. They'll join automatically. Make sure your smart home software supports this feature.
  • EASY SET-UP: No drivers required for your Windows, Mac OS, or Linux system. The LED indicator on the S2 stick will signal wireless communication in progress for simpler troubleshooting.

Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 12/24 V DC RGBW Dimmer ZEN31

by ZOOZ

  • Color: Black
Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 12/24 V DC RGBW Dimmer ZEN31
  • SMART RGBW CONTROL: Change colors and hues, adjust brightness, and turn DC RGBW LED strips on or off from your Z-Wave hub (required, sold separately). Alexa is NOT a Z-Wave hub. Does NOT work with Wink and Z-Wave alarm panels like ADT, Ring, or Alarm.com. Custom handler required for SmartThings, contact seller for details.
  • HOW IT WORKS: You'll need a 12 or 24 V DC (not AC!) power supply depending on your LED strip requirements to power both the strip (sold separately) and the RGBW Dimmer. Do NOT exceed 120 W total for 12 V DC strips or 240 W total for 24 V DC strips! Once you connect the RGBW Dimmer to the power supply and your LED strip, add the device to your Z-Wave hub to get wireless control of your lighting. Program schedules, and create custom scenes (if this functionality is supported by your hub).
  • EXTRAS: Enjoy more smart features like energy monitoring, scene control (double tap), and SmartStart (your hub needs to support these features). Add physical control of the light by connecting an on/off or momentary wall switch to the RGBW Dimmer, the Zooz ZAC99 model will work great. You can also use the 4 input terminals to monitor analog low voltage sensors and add Z-Wave to even more devices around you!
  • RELIABLE TECH: The RGBW Dimmer is Z-Wave Plus certified and comes with the latest S2 security protocol as well as 128-bit signal encryption to keep your smart home secure. The device is UL listed and conforms with North American safety standards. Made in Europe with carefully selected components.
  • HUB COMPATIBILITY: This is an advanced Z-Wave device and it requires an open Z-Wave hub to display correctly. It was tested to work well with HomeSeer, Fibaro Home Center, and on SmartThings with a custom device handler (please contact seller for details or go to Zooz support page for details). Questions? Get in touch with Zooz support or the Amazon seller for quick and friendly help!

Aeotec NanoMote Quad

ZWA003-A by AEOTEC

  • Color: White
  • Weight: 0.13 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 0.6 inches
Aeotec NanoMote Quad
  • Four button Z-Wave remote control for 8 different scenes (long press or short press) with each scene activating up to 5 different Z-Wave devices. Inbuilt PIN lock to avoid accident activation of scenes, especially panic button and emergency scenes.
  • Includes replaceable & rechargeable LIR2450. Can be recharged via USB typically after 3 months’ use.
  • Tiny and portable, measuring only 1.96x0.57”, it’s designed as a key chain remote control and ships with keychain loop, user guide, and USB charging cable.
  • Compatible with certified Z-Wave gateways including Samsung SmartThings, Open Z-Wave, Zipabox, HomeSeer, Home Center and more to find from our official webpage.
  • Z-Wave Plus and Z-Wave S2 certified for quicker response time, optimized battery life, better wireless range, and additional wireless security encryption. Z-Wave certification number: ZC10-18036041.

Zooz 700 Series Z-Wave Plus Mesh Network Remote Control & – 💲 Best Budget Z Wave Controller

ZEN34 by ZOOZ

  • Color: White
  • Warranty: 12-month limited warranty
Zooz 700 Series Z-Wave Plus Mesh Network Remote Control &
  • REMOTE CONTROL: Use the paddles like remote control buttons to trigger scenes and turn other smart home devices on or off. Z-Wave hub required, sold separately. NOTE: your smart speaker is NOT a Z-Wave hub.
  • ANYWHERE SWITCH: Install it in a regular switch box or stick it to any flat surface for convenient and wire-free control. This is a battery-powered device with a magnetic base that allows a flexible installation anywhere you always wanted another light switch (no electrician needed!).
  • Z-WAVE HUB COMPATIBILITY: Most basic Z-Wave systems aren't advanced enough to allow scene control programming. The ZEN34 is supported by: SmartThings (with a custom handler, instructions included with the product), Hubitat, Home Assistant, and HomeSeer. Please do NOT buy this device if your hub isn't listed here, it will not be recognized correctly by your system.
  • NEW 700 SERIES: This product is built on the latest 700 series Z-Wave chip for better signal coverage than ever, faster communication, with S2 authenticated security and SmartStart for effortless pairing.

HomeSeer HS-FC200+ Z-Wave Plus Scene-Capable RGB Smart Fan Speed Controller

HS-FC200+ by HomeSeer

HomeSeer HS-FC200+ Z-Wave Plus Scene-Capable RGB Smart Fan Speed Controller
  • 4-SPEED FAN CONTROLLER: Works with 3 & 4-speed ceiling fan loads up to 2.5 amps
  • ANNUNCIATOR: RGB LED indicators may be programmed to glow or blink different colors when things happen in your home
  • SCENE CONTROLLER: Supports multi-tap and press & hold event triggers up to 5 taps (14 possible triggers)
  • WORKS WITH ALEXA: Requires compatible hub
  • OPTIONAL: Pictured screwless trim plate is sold separately

HAOZEE Z Wave Plus Mini Smart Power Plug Home Automation

43239-223461 by Haozee

  • Color: 1 Pack
  • Weight: 0.15 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.7 inches
HAOZEE Z Wave Plus Mini Smart Power Plug Home Automation
  • ➤Instant Wireless Control:Control lamps and small appliances wirelessly with your smart phone or laptop.
  • ➤Energy Efficient:Monitor energy consumption in live mode or over time. Save on bills and enjoy a more efficient home.
  • ➤APPLICABLE TO MULTIPLE HOSTS:the Sensor is compatible with following brand alarm host:Fibaro/Vera/Zipato/Wink.It can't work alone and need work with their alarm host.In the Z-wave network communitcaions,power plug can be connected to any z-wave main controller.
  • ➤Complete Customization:Build your own schedules and events designed around your needs. Use advanced configurations to allow or disable manual control of the plug. Set the timer to turn appliances off automatically.
  • ➤Simplest Set Up:Installation is virtually instant, and a compact size gives full access to the second outlet in a standard receptacle.and with z-wave repeater features

GoControl GD00Z-8-GC: Z-Wave Plus S2 Security – 👑 Premium Pick

GD00Z-8-GC by GoControl

  • Release date: 03/06/2020
  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 4.7 x 7.2 inches
  • Warranty: One year warranty against manufacturer defect
GoControl GD00Z-8-GC: Z-Wave Plus S2 Security
  • Compatible with virtually any non-smart garage door opener
  • Z-Wave Plus Cerification
  • Provides Audio and Visual warning prior to door movement
  • S2 encryption for more secure communication
  • Over-the-air firmware updates

Leviton ZW4SF-1BW Decora Smart 4 Speed Fan Controller with Z-Wave

ZW4SF-1BW by Leviton

  • Color: White
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 1.4 x 4.1 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited
Leviton ZW4SF-1BW Decora Smart 4 Speed Fan Controller with Z-Wave
  • Z-WAVE PLUS CERTIFIED: requires Z-Wave hub such as SmartThings or Wink
  • VOICE CONTROL: works with Alexa (Z-Wave hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately)
  • RATINGS: For use with one or more ceiling paddle fans with split-capacitor or shaded pole motors, not to exceed a total of 1.5A
  • 700 SERIES CHIP: Includes SmartStart and S2 Security
  • MULTI-LOCATION: facilitates multi-location (3-way) dimming with up to 4 remote units (DD00R).

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