Wi-Fi is the best wireless network, used for internet access. Wifi is the most pervasive network, at the same time it is cheap and has good connectivity. Nowadays it is also working with home automation devices and smart homes. There is a controversy about Z Wave vs Wifi.
Whereas Zigbee and Z-Wave work within 10- 100 meters, and it has low connectivity as compared to WiFi, it is specialized for smart home systems or home automation. Zeebig and z wave are almost the same, and work as an alternative of wifi, both have low power and high reliability.
WiFi network is considered as the major network, while zeebig and z wave is commonly known as a mesh network. WiFi network is the most preferable network as compared to the other two.
In wifi, all the devices work with the central one i.e, router, if the device is out of range of the route it will not connect. Although z wave, doesn’t work with the central network, it supports up to 4 hops between the controller and destination. Zig bee is not limited to any number of hops.
Pros of WiFi
WiFi network is best among all, at the same time it has various pros and cons over zig bee and z wave.
- Increased efficiency: It has improved the communications and hence it leads to high efficiency
- Access and availability: Wireless connectivity allows users to access freely and comfortable
- Flexibility: It provides direct access and hence flexible to work
- Cost-saving: Wireless network is easy and cheap to install
- Transmission speed: WiFi generally has a high transmission speed
- Security: It is highly secured if you mark the network as invisible, visible networks are easy to hack
Power used by Z-Wave And ZigBee
One of the major benefits of the Zigbee and Z-Wave is that it uses very little power as compare to Wi-Fi, It is also known as Wi-Fi alternatives which make it the first choice of smart home devices, hence it is very cheap to use for smart home devices. The difference between the Z wave and Zigbee is very minimal.
Although the power consumed by WiFi varies upon the router manufacturer and brand, it has the maximum power usage when it comes to comparing all the three.
The major advantage of having Z wave or Z wave vs Wifi is its interoperability, it means that every Z wave certified device works with the every Z wave certified controller Z wave smart hub is the most preferable.
In terms of interoperability, it lacks and hence it cannot be connected with every Z waved controller. The reason behind Zigbee devices is that it has different certified programs and Softwares. It is highly secured when it comes to select from z wave and zigbig.
Whether one should select WiFi, Zigbee devices or Z wave, it depends upon the choice but the most important factor of making the choice is the connectivity. WiFi is best for using devices such as Google Home, Alexa and much more. When it’s about the local cloudless control ZigBee and Z wave are best to go for. Although Zigbee and Z wave are not good with some devices. Hence WiFi network is more comfortable and there are some home automation devices that work with wifi.