Using ZipaBox for larger buildings
I have a
few question for you guys and I would be grateful if you could answer me as
good as you can on those.
We are a
small company in Norway working with Alarm and access systems. We are now
thinking of trying out something new instead of all the wiring we have from
previews. I then thought about Z-wave products, I have read a lot of positive
things about that protocol and want to try it out in a larger scale.
After a lot
of researching I came across ZipaBox which I liked a lot, specially all the
supported things it can do, like all the variety of IP supported cameras, rule
creator and so one.
few questions I have in mind tho before I can go further with the process.
are your opinion on using ZipaBox in bigger companies like in hotels, and
Will Z-wave be practical or is it only meant to
be used in private homes and small offices.
already use a lot of RS485 protocoll in our systems, I saw that we can use
special modules with ZipaBox to be able to connect them together. What is the
maximum limit of modules we can use?
I have a
few question regarding Z-wave in general that I also would love for you to answer
me on if you don’t mind.
Z-wave hubs including you’re ZipaBox have support for 4 jumps through repeaters
before it has to access the Hub/Controller. That is about 200 meter in open
areas. How can I extend the range further? Say I’m working in a building 5-10
times that area, or even larger than that.
I saw that I’m not able to connect any hubs to each other, they will eventually
not work together but work separately. Is it possible to link them together through
Ethernet cable instead of Z-wave wire protocol, in that case the detectors need
Ethernet support as well??
The best thing would be so to connect few z-wave products into a hub for
every few hundred meters, and connect all these hubs together through a router later
If not can
you point me out to a direction where I can find the answer I’m looking for
I really appreciate
the help guys, Thank you so much.