ZigBee is a set of standards that help define how you can integrate all the devices of your home or office into a single intelligent system. ZigBee is the only standards-based wireless technology designed to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor and control networks in just about any market. Zigbee provides hundreds of manufactures a common standard to conform to and provides certification services for these standards.
What this means to the consumer is the integration of all the home systems to a common standard and huge savings resulting from reduced duplication of equipment, energy savings, and hundreds of new features that provide a safer and healthier home.
Zigbee offers standards across of the following categories:
As you start to investigate how you can save money and enhance the security in your home, you should study the Zigbee website and then ask your product sales people to explain how ZigBee standards fit into the master home automation plan. Here are just a few examples of ZigBee enabled home automation devices: Door Sensors, Occupancy Sensors, Smart Locks, Energy Monitors, Lighting Controllers, Home theater systems, heating control systems… and the list goes on and on.