Z-Wave is a home automation networking standard, so homeowners can use various control interfaces to automate their homes using it. Z-Wave-compliant parts typically allow users to set lighting and other appliance to respond based on sensor inputs.
Unlike other popular home automation systems, Z-Wave has a published standard, and multiple manufacturers make components for it. Networks can be accessed using a standard interface, which allows developers to give users multiple options for automating their homes. Intelligent lighting can be set to turn off when people have left the room, and the system can also turn off certain systems during work hours. Some sensors, such as wave detection sensors, can detect basement flooding and respond appropriately.