The WiFi Advantage
Wi-Fi Connected devices have several advantages over devices that use other wireless technology such as Z-Wave or Zigbee. For starters, our Wi-Fi system allows you the convenience of using your existing wireless router that you may already have in your home for your laptop or other wireless devices. Both Z-Wave and Zigbee require equipment and extra expense in order for their devices to work.
Designed for Speed and Security
Speed and security are two more reasons that WiFi has the advantage. Top data transfer speeds for Zigbee and Z-Wave top out at 250 Kbps while Wi-Fi speeds reach 11 Mbps. That is over 40 times as fast! When it comes to security, big banks and institutions also turn to WiFi. WiFi has the most highly tested interoperable link layer encryption & authentication of any home automation wireless technology available (WPA2).