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Chris Muench
Chris Muench
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Unfortunately the article completely ignores security issues.
Not just because of that, I am very sure that neither Z-Wave nor ZigBee will have a long play in secure home automation. Although both protocols are mesh based inside the device, there integration with other systems is more serial than network oriented. Belkins approach not to introduce a new protocol but rather use what most of the target homes have already in their houses - wifi - is much more future proof. Companies like Philips with their HUE hub and TCP Connect at least provide a standard network access to their devices.
We at C-Labs see a flood of different protocols and standards coming - for various different scenarios. It will be up to us, the integrators, to bring all of them together in a secure and reliable way.

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