Z-Wave vs. ZigBee

Z-Wave and ZigBee are two networks that connect smart home devices to each other as well as a mobile application. Here are the key similarities and differences, as tested by our experts.

Z-Wave vs. ZigBee
By Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Winner
Best Wireless Frequency
Editors Rating:
8.8 /10
  • Over 4,000 Zigbee-certified security and smart home products
  • Open-source protocol allows home security brands to adopt Zigbee easily
  • Mesh networking-ready for better connectivity
Best Global Compatibility
Editors Rating:
8.8 /10
  • Ability to connect thousands of security and smart devices under one system
  • Over 2,100 Z-Wave-certified products to choose from
  • Smart home security through IoT devices