Zensys Working on Battery-Powered Z-Wave Home Control

The company's new chip will allow for wireless HA that's cheaper and burns less power.

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Gather up your remotes, gadgets and other electronic gear: You’re going to need some of their batteries. Zensys is working on a new chip that will allow for wireless home control powered by those Duracells and Energizers.

The real boon will be lower costs and reduced power consumption — and, of course, the lack of having to hardwire everything.

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Supposedly they are looking into powering motorized blinds, door locks and smoke detectors. However, expect to see the savings passed on to things like lighting, HVAC and entertainment as well.

  • Applications include smoke detectors, blinds and door locks
  • 15 to 30 percent lower in cost
  • No hardwiring needed
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