What’s the difference between Z-Wave and Wi-Fi, and what’s Zigbee?

These are different communication protocols. Our three mainstay communication systems supported on our Hubs are Z-Wave, ZigBee and IP (Internet Protocol, as used in Wi-Fi and LAN connections.) Most security sensors such as motion detectors and door/window sensors use Z-Wave, because it requires very little power, can be run on small batteries for up to a year, have excellent security features and are very robust. Most cameras use Wi-Fi/LAN IP connections because they provide the bandwidth needed to send video signals.

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