You can use Z-Wave to control any specific control task around your house, without having to invest in an elaborate, all-encompassing home control system. With Z-Wave, you can easily and inexpensively create customized control solutions for any room or situation, and add new ones to your home over time.
Z-Wave can have your favorite music playing for you on arrival, and the thermostat set to your preferred temperature. While you were away, Z-Wave made sure the lawn sprinkler watered your lawn on schedule. If it had rained, you could have bypassed the sprinkler from work, from a PC or even a cell phone, as well as windows can be closed automatically. When you are ready to call it a night, a single button could turn off your house lights, activate your security system, turn down the thermostat, lock the doors, turn on the bedroom humidifier, and set up the coffee pot to greet you with a fresh cup when you awake.
At the present situation there are over 1000 devices available on the market that can be use to fully automate your home to your convenience. Z-Wave has won the „Wall Street Journal Technology-Innovations-Awards“ (Wireless Category) and the CNET „Best of CES-Awards“ (Enabling-Technologies Category). For more information about Z-Wave have look at: Z-Wave Alliance and www.z-wave.com.