Automation software

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AutoPilot
Samsung SmartThings
Smart Home Hub
aeotec z-pi 7
Z-Pi 7
zstick gen5
Z-Stick Gen5+

Software

AppsBrowser, Android, iOS, iPadOSAndroid, iOSBrowser, Android, iOS1Browser, Android, iOS1
In-built softwareYesYesNoNo
Third-party software requiredNoNoYesYes
Open-source software compatibleNoNoYesYes

Features

Popular device compatibilityYesYes
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Yes1Yes1
Private presence detectionYesNo
Notifications (Push)YesYesYes1Yes1
Notifications (Mail)YesNoYes1Yes1
Clustering
Manage multiple installations via a master installation
YesNoNoNo
Local backup & restoreYesNoYes1Yes1
OTA updates
700 series Z-Wave
YesNoYes1Yes1,2
OTA updates
500 series Z-Wave
YesNoYes1Yes1
Remote AccessYesYesYes1Yes1
Automations: Manual triggerYesYesYes1Yes1
Automations: Schedule triggerYesYesYes1Yes1
Automations: Device triggerYesYesYes1Yes1
Automations: NestedYesNoNoNo
GeofencingYes4YesNoNo
Camera supportNoYesNoNo
Voice controller supportYes
Alexa
Yes
Alexa, Google Home
Yes1Yes1
Local processingYesLimitedYesYes
Cloud processingNoYesNoNo

Z-Wave configurations

Parameter settingsYesLimited devicesYes1Yes1
Association modeYesLimited devicesYes1Yes1
Command class configurationYesYesYes1Yes1

Wireless protocols

Z-Wave PlusYesYesYesYes
Gen7 Z-WaveYesNoYesYes2
700 series Z-WaveYesNoYesYes2
S2 securityYesYesYes1Yes1
SmartStartYesYesYes1Yes1
Z-Wave long rangeYesNoYes3No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nYesNoNoNo
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acNoYesNoNo
ZigBee 3.0In-developmentYesNoNo
ZigBee HA 1.2NoYesNoNo

Hardware

TypeAll-in-one hubAll-in-one hubGPIO adapterUSB adapter
ProcessorQuad Core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex528MHz ARM Cortex-A7ARM Cortex M4Optimised TI 8051
Flash MemoryN/A4GB256 kB128 kB
RAM Memory1GB RAM256MB DDR32 kB16 kb
Ports4 USB 2
Ethernet
1 USB 2.0
1 WAN 10/100 Ethernet
N/AN/A

Size

Height40mm31mm12mm10mm
Width138mm127mm42mm28.5mm
Depth138mm127mm25mm88mm

In the box

Ships with AutoPilot Server
Quick start guide
Power adapter
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
Power cable
Mounting screws
Smart Home Hub
Quick start guide
Power adapter
Ethernet cable
Z-Pi 7
Quick start guide
Z-Stick Gen5+ or 7
Quick start guide
 

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Gen5+ vs 7

1 Such features depend upon the software used with the platform (Z-Pi 7, Z-Stick Gen5, Z-Stick Gen5+, Z-Stick 7). A list of known, available software is documented on our compatibility list.

2 Only available when using the Z-Stick 7 platform.

3 Z-Pi 7 is compatible with Z-Wave LR, however, this feature can only be enabled through the use of software which supports Z-Wave LR.

4 AutoPilot's geofencing features are presently limited to weather and holiday data; additional use of geofencing technology in development.

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