What is Z-Wave Plus?

Welcome to Z-Wave Plus.

Z-Wave has been around a lot longer than you may think. In fact, the first Z-Wave product was certified way back in 2004. For the most part, the basic building blocks of Z-Wave have not changed much in the last 13 years... until now.

With the introduction of the new "Next-Gen" Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Z-Wave has significantly improved and extended its capabilities - Including... increased range, extended battery life, Over The Air upgrading (OTA), additional RF channels and more...

Main advantages of Z-Wave Plus.

  • Significant increased wireless range - now up to 45m (clear air).
  • 50% improvement in battery life.
  • 250% more wireless bandwidth.
  • New Plug-n-Play Network-Wide Inclusion feature.
  • Improved self-healing and fault tolerance using the new Explorer Frame System.
  • Standardised method for Over the Air firmware updates (OTA).
  • Improved product information capture for product certification database.

Will Z-Wave Plus products work with older Z-Wave technology?

Yes. Z-Wave Plus is fully backwards compatible with existing Z-Wave products.